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Move Over, Ty Cobb. There's a New Batting Champ in Town

MLB incorporates player stats from the Negro Leagues, and Josh Gibson breaks some records

(Newser) - Josh Gibson became Major League Baseball's career leader on Tuesday, with a .372 batting average that surpasses Ty Cobb's .367. The change came thanks to the incorporation of Negro Leagues records for more than 2,300 players following a three-year research project. Gibson's .466 average for the...

This Weekend's Vote Is Bad News for the PED Players

Writer thinks Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds will never make the Hall of Fame now

(Newser) - Former Atlanta Braves star Fred McGriff was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame over the weekend, and Jayson Stark at the Athletic writes that the honor is well-deserved. But in this case, the bigger story might be about who the Hall of Fame committee passed over—specifically Roger Clemens...

Hot Streak Puts Homer Milestone in Reach

Albert Pujols may hit 700th home run before retiring after all

(Newser) - Conventional baseball wisdom suggested Albert Pujols would end this season, his last, just short of 700 home runs—painfully shy of joining the group that numbers only Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth. That script is being rewritten, Bob Nightengale writes in USA Today . After hitting five home runs...

For 3rd Time in 50 Years, a Rebuff From Baseball Hall of Fame

No new class this year, though Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens came closest in voting

(Newser) - The Baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits—on the field or off—for enshrinement in Cooperstown on this year's ballot. Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens were the closest in voting...

And Baseball's 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees Are...

Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas

(Newser) - Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas were all elected to the Hall of Fame today, all on their first ballots. It's the first time three first-balloters have been elected since 1999, USA Today reports, and comes just a year after the Baseball Writers of Association of America sent...

Baseball Elects Nobody to Hall of Fame This Year

Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa among those shut out

(Newser) - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Bonds received just 36.2% of the vote, Clemens 37.6, and Sosa 12.5 in...

Barry Bonds Skirts Jail
 Barry Bonds Skirts Jail 

Barry Bonds Skirts Jail

He was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, but sentence was delayed

(Newser) - Barry Bonds will remain free and unpunished while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury. A federal judge handed Bonds a sentence of 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation, and 250 hours of community service today—then delayed the sentence pending an...

Barry Bonds Convicted of Obstructing Justice

But jury deadlocks on three counts of perjury

(Newser) - Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice today, but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that the home run king lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly using steroids and human growth hormone. Following a 12-day trial and almost four full days...

Bonds' Son: The Bigger Hat Was Mine

Nikolai explains the real reason his dad's baseball cap size grew

(Newser) - Nikolai Bonds scrutinizes every nuance of dad Barry Bonds' perjury trial from afar: He winces over the ex-mistress's allegations and watches old friends turn on his dad, but for him, the trial's outcome was settled in 2003. "Did you?" he asked the Giants slugger about rumors of steroid use....

Barry Bonds Mistress Kimberly Bell Testifies That He Blamed Steroid Use for Elbow Injury
 Bonds Blamed 
 'Roids for Injury 


Ex-Mistress: Bonds Blamed 'Roids for Injury

Perjury trial continues over slugger's denial of using steroids

(Newser) - Barry Bonds' ex-mistress took the stand in his perjury trial today, testifying that the ex-slugger blamed steroids for a 1999 elbow injury, and that his head got bigger—literally—and testicles got smaller over the course of their nine-year relationship. Kimberly Bell, who maintained the relationship even after he told...

Barry Bonds' Friend: I Saw Trainer With Syringe

Perjury trial continues for home run king

(Newser) - A key government witness in the Barry Bonds perjury trial testified today that he saw the home run king's personal trainer leave Bonds' spring training bedroom with a syringe in 2000. Steve Hoskins said that when he saw Bonds and his personal trainer, Greg Anderson, coming out of the master...

Barry Bonds' Perjury Trial Begins

Home run king could get 5 years if convicted of lying to grand jury

(Newser) - Home-run king Barry Bonds goes on trial today in San Francisco on charges that he lied to a federal grand jury investigating doping in professional sports. The former San Francisco Giants star could get five years or more in federal prison if convicted of the charges, reports the Wall Street ...

Worst Sports Excesses of the Decade
 Worst Sports 
 Excesses of 
 the Decade 
Aughts in review

Worst Sports Excesses of the Decade

Pacman Jones' strip club behavior typifies the sad new culture

(Newser) - American sports culture descended into sheer decadence this decade, and no single incident sums it better than Pacman Jones' "making it rain" with cash in a Vegas strip club in 2007, writes Clay Travis for Fanhouse. The chaos that ensued after he tossed around the money—reportedly about $100,...

Bonds Done Playing: Agent
 Bonds Done Playing: Agent 

Bonds Done Playing: Agent

Controversial home run king won't find work, he finally admits

(Newser) - Barry Bonds will almost certainly never play again, his agent said today, finally admitting what had seemed a fait accompli. “If there was any chance he'd be back in a major-league uniform, it would have happened by now,” Jeff Borris tells the San Francisco Chronicle . “When 2008...

Bonds' Wife Takes Him Back
 Bonds' Wife 
 Takes Him Back 

Bonds' Wife Takes Him Back

(Newser) - Barry Bonds has one less legal problem to worry about, TMZ reports: Once-estranged wife Liz Watson has filed to dismiss the legal separation papers she filed last month. The pair has been married since 1988, with one daughter. Watson filed the documents June 5, citing irreconcilable differences.

Pujols: Test Me Every Day, and I'll Pay Team Back if Caught

All-Star rips 'guilt by association' with A-Rod

(Newser) - All-Star Albert Pujols is miffed over suggestions his latest enormously productive season comes thanks to drugs, USA Today reports, and says he’ll submit to testing every day—and pay the St. Louis Cardinals back if one comes back positive. “I can understand people being disappointed with A-Rod and...

Wife to Bonds: You're Out
 Wife to Bonds: You're Out 

Wife to Bonds: You're Out

Wife seeks spousal support, joint custody in papers filed in LA

(Newser) - Disgraced slugger Barry Bonds is facing the possible end of his marriage, the New York Post reports. Elizabeth, his wife of 11½ years, filed for separation Friday, citing irreconcilable differences. Bonds, who hasn’t played baseball since 2007, recently wrote on his website that he is enjoying “having a...

Feds Delay Start of Bonds Trial

(Newser) - The perjury trial of baseball’s home-run king won’t begin Monday as scheduled, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, with federal prosecutors today delaying—perhaps by months—the start so they can appeal a ruling that excluded what they view as key evidence against Barry Bonds. Reports of positive steroids...

Aaron: Let Bonds Keep Record
 Aaron: Let Bonds Keep Record 

Aaron: Let Bonds Keep Record

(Newser) - Maybe you think Bud Selig ought to void Barry Bonds’ chemically-bolstered home run record, but Hank Aaron does not. “I just don’t see how you really can do a thing like that,” the former, and just maybe future, home-run king told Terence Moore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution....

Witness Says She Saw Bonds Being Injected

Family friend, ex-Giant catcher to testify at slugger's perjury trial

(Newser) - Prosecutors say they have a witness who saw Barry Bonds being injected by his trainer, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kathy Hoskins, a personal assistant and friend of Bonds' since childhood, is expected to be a key witness at the slugger's perjury trial along with former Giants teammate Bobby Estalella,...

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