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.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 5, Chi. Cubs 1

CHICAGO, June 29 (UPI) -- Brian Anderson drove in the winning run with a two-run homer Sunday and the Chicago White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 to sweep their inter-league series.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 14 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano's pinch-hit home run broke a tie in the eighth Monday and the New York Yankees posted an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 6, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 11 (UPI) -- Home runs by Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada and Melky Cabrera Thursday paced the New York Yankees to a 6-1 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Cincinnati 9, Colorado 4

CINCINNATI, July 17 (UPI) -- Javier Valentin hit two home runs Sunday, including a grand slam, and drove in seven runs as Cincinnati beat Colorado, 9-4.

MLB: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Manny Ramirez hit his first two home runs of the season, including a grand slam, Saturday as the Boston Red Sox posted a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Chi. Cubs 9, San Francisco 4

CHICAGO, July 31 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa hit a three-run homer and had four RBI Thursday as the Chicago Cubs defeated San Francisco, 9-4.

San Francisco 3, Arizona 2

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 (UPI) -- On his 39th birthday, Barry Bonds led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run Thursday to rally San Francisco past Arizona, 3-2.

San Francisco 7, Arizona 1

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 (UPI) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks got drilled again by San Francisco Wednesday night, 7-1, and fell 10 games back of the Giants in the National League West.

San Francisco 10; Arizona 2

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 (UPI) -- Benito Santiago homered twice and drove in four runs Wednesday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-2 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Texas 17, Cleveland 10

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 11 (UPI) -- Rafael Palmeiro belted his 500th career home run Sunday and Hank Blalock went four for five with four RBI as the Texas Rangers avoided being swept with a 17-10

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National League MVP winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- National League Most Valuable Player Award winners.
Willie McCovey
Baseball Hall of Fame member Willie Mayes (upper) sits near friend Willie McCovey during induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, NY on July 25, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed "Big Mac" and "Stretch", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. He played nineteen seasons for the San Francisco Giants, and three more for the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics, between 1959 and 1980. He batted and threw left-handed and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.

Prior to playing for the San Francisco Giants, McCovey played for a Giants' farm club in Dallas, Texas that was part of the Class AA Southern League. In that league, he did not participate when his team played in Shreveport, Louisiana due to segregation in that city. He later played for the Pacific Coast League Phoenix Giants just prior to joining the San Francisco Giants.

In his Major League debut on July 30, 1959, McCovey went four-for-four against, hitting two triples and two singles against Hall-of-Famer Robin Roberts en route to a .354 batting average that year, in which he won National League Rookie of the Year honors while playing in just 52 games.

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