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'Shoeless Joe' bat fetched nearly $1 million at auction

NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An antique bat swung by baseball pioneer "Shoeless" Joe Jackson hit a home run with buyers in New York Saturday, the auctioneers said.
Former NBA star Tracy McGrady is hoping to play baseball

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady is hoping to play baseball

HOUSTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady has been working out with Roger Clemens in the hopes of pitching professionally for the Sugar Land Skeeters.
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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted to Hall of Fame

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Long-time Atlanta Braves pitching teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
By United Press International

MLB: Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 0

DETROIT, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Max Scherzer improved to 16-1 with 7 2/3 scoreless innings Saturday and the Detroit Tigers won a seventh straight game, 3-0 over the Chicago White Sox.

No living names among Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 29 (UPI) -- The Baseball Hall of Fame in New York state said the latest induction marked the first time since 1965 that all inductees were deceased.

Baseball's All-Star Game set for Tuesday

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Baseball's All-Star Game will be played for the 84th time Tuesday with players from the National League seeking their fourth consecutive victory.

MLB: Detroit 6, Toronto 2

TORONTO, July 3 (UPI) -- Max Scherzer continued the best start to a season for a major league pitcher in 23 years Wednesday, carrying Detroit to a 6-2 victory over Toronto.

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No players voted to baseball hall in 2013

No players voted to baseball hall in 2013

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- No players will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013 following the first vote of the so-called Steroid Era, hall officials said Wednesday.
Lance Armstrong doping allegations headline series of disciplinary actions

Lance Armstrong doping allegations headline series of disciplinary actions

The Tour de France crowned one champion in 2012 but lost its most decorated winner in seven-time champion Lance Armstrong, to doping violations.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

Bonds, Clemens top Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Outfielder Barry Bonds and pitcher Roger Clemens are among 24 first-time names on the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Wednesday.

Clemens, 50, goes 3 1/3 scoreless frames

SUGARLAND, Texas, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Fifty-year-old Roger Clemens retired 10 of the 11 batters he faced for the Sugar Land Skeeters Saturday night.

Clemens to pitch for independent team

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Controversial seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens will pitch for the first time in five years, an independent team said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
By United Press International
Clemens cleared on perjury counts

Clemens cleared on perjury counts

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Former major league all-star pitcher Roger Clemens was found innocent Monday of charges he lied to Congress about taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Clemens jury recesses until Monday

Clemens jury recesses until Monday

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- A jury in Washington recessed after a half-day of deliberations Wednesday in the perjury trial of former baseball great Roger Clemens.
Jury gets Clemens case

Jury gets Clemens case

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A jury in Washington began deliberation Tuesday but did not reach a verdict in the perjury trial of former baseball great Roger Clemens.
Clemens trial enters home stretch

Clemens trial enters home stretch

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The defense rested Monday in the Washington perjury trial of former baseball star Roger Clemens.
Cubs' Wood retires in Wrigley ceremony

Cubs' Wood retires in Wrigley ceremony

CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood formally announced his retirement Saturday at Wrigley Field, surrounded by his former teammates.
Trainer says he injected Clemens with steroids

Trainer says he injected Clemens with steroids

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) -- Personal trainer Brian McNamee testified in Washington Monday he injected former major league pitcher Roger Clemens with the banned steroid Winstrol in 1998.
Pettitte testimony rocks Clemens trial

Pettitte testimony rocks Clemens trial

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Yankee pitcher Andy Pettitte testified Wednesday he may have misunderstood when he thought Roger Clemens told him he had used human growth hormone.
Pettitte: Clemens said he used HGH

Pettitte: Clemens said he used HGH

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Roger Clemens admitted he used human growth hormone, former New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte testified in Clemens' perjury trial Tuesday.
Clemens lawyer: U.S. case is 'garbage'

Clemens lawyer: U.S. case is 'garbage'

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- The attorney defending Roger Clemens Tuesday ripped the U.S. government's case against the former major league ace as "garbage."
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