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'Field of Dreams' movie site sold

'Field of Dreams' movie site sold

DUBUQUE, Iowa, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Investors have completed the purchase of the Iowa baseball field from the movie "Field of Dreams" and say they plan to add 24 more ball fields to the facility.

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MLB: Kansas City 5, Seattle 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Gil Meche allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings Wednesday, boosting Kansas City to a 5-2 win over Seattle.

Michael Young reaches 200-hit level again

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Texas Rangers shortstop Michael Young had three hits Wednesday to reach the 200-hit plateau for the fifth consecutive season.

MLB: Sutter elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Relief specialist Bruce Sutter has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Boggs, Sandberg go into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) -- Wade Boggs and nine-time National League Gold Glove award winner Ryne Sandberg were inducted into baseball's the Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Boggs, Sandberg elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Baseball greats Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday.

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Boston 11, Tampa Bay 8

BOSTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez walked in his only plate appearance and became the latest Boston player to capture a batting title Sunday as the Red Sox concluded a solid but rel

Williams remembered as American icon

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Baseball great Ted Williams dies at 83

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla., July 5 (UPI) -- Ted Williams, the last man to hit .400 in a season and one of the great hitters in baseball history season despite a career that was twice interrupted by stints

Baseball great Ted Williams dies at 83

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla., July 5 (UPI) -- Ted Williams, whose exploits on the baseball diamond and service to his country combined to make him an American hero, died Friday at the age of 83.

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Wade Boggs
Ryne Sandberg and Wade Boggs (right) pose at the January 5, 2005 New York press conference after they where notified on 1/4/05 that they were voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The official ceremony is on 1/31/05 in Cooperstown N.Y. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman. He spent his 18-year baseball career primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but also played for the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. His hitting in the 1980s and 1990s made him a perennial contender for American League batting titles, in much the same way as his National League contemporary Tony Gwynn. Boggs was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. With 12 straight All-Star appearances, Boggs is third only to Brooks Robinson and George Brett in number of consecutive appearances as a third baseman. His finest season was 1987, when he set career highs in home runs (24), RBI (89), and slugging percentage (.588). He also batted .363 and had a .461 on-base percentage that year, leading the league in both statistics. In 1999, he ranked number 95 on the Sporting News list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

Boggs, a 1976 graduate of Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, currently resides in the Tampa Palms neighborhood of Tampa.

Boggs played in the longest game in professional baseball history as a member of the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1981 against Cal Ripken, Jr. and the Rochester Red Wings.

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