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Ballplayer-Turned-Broadcaster Joe Garagiola Dies at 90

8 Years as a professional baseball player were prelude to 57 in Broadcasting

(Newser) - Former big league catcher and popular broadcaster Joe Garagiola has died at the age of 90, the AP reports. The Arizona Diamondbacks say Garagiola died Wednesday after recent years years spent in ill health. Garagiola thrived in his post-retirement career as a glib baseball broadcaster and fixture on the Today... More »

Mocked Over Selfies, Sorority Students Bite Back

Arizona Diamondbacks announcers made fun of them

(Newser) - Baseball announcers mocked a group of sorority students in the crowd this week and got a slice of humble pie for their effort, Jezebel reports. As described by SB Nation and Sporting News , Arizona Diamondbacks announcers Bob Brenly and Steve Berthiaume mocked a group of female students from Alpha Chi... More »

Immigration Protesters Storm D'Backs Game

Baseball team attracts New York ire in game vs Mets

(Newser) - Two men carrying Mexican flags ran into the outfield during the seventh inning of the New York Mets' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks last night at Citi Field. The men were apprehended by security fairly quickly without much incident. But that wasn't the only attention the D'Backs attracted last night:... More »

Arizona's Jackson Tosses Year's 4th No-Hitter

Year of the Pitcher continues in MLB...

(Newser) - Edwin Jackson was so wild early there was no reason to think he would even finish the game, forget throw the fourth no-hitter of the season. This being the Year of the Pitcher, though, anything was possible. Jackson made it happen, all right, throwing a whopping 149 pitches—the most... More »

Arizona Boycott Targets Baseball, Tourism

Gov. 'disappointed' by call to action

(Newser) - People opposed to Arizona's tough new immigration law should stay away from Diamondbacks games and the Grand Canyon, say organizers of a national boycott of the controversial state. Tourists are being urged to avoid Arizona, and business groups are being told they should hold their conventions elsewhere, Reuters reports. The... More »

Best Ballpark Hot Dogs

Forget apple pie—nothing goes with baseball like these

(Newser) - Baseball season’s in full, ahem, swing, and in that spirit, Delish runs down the best ballpark hotdogs. Some highlights:
  • Georgia Dog, Turner Field, Atlanta. A blanket of cole slaw and some sautéed Vidalia onions make this a winner.
  • Arizona Dog, Chase Field, Phoenix. Southwest rules this foot-long—chorizo,
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Randy Johnson Retires

Lefty pitcher calls it a day after reaching 300 wins

(Newser) - After 22 major league seasons, The Big Unit is walking away from baseball, ending one of the greatest pitching careers in baseball history. The 6-foot-10 Johnson announced his retirement on a conference call late yesterday, a decision that had been expected from the overpowering left-hander who reached 300 wins last... More »

Wife of D'Backs Pitcher Found Dead at Home

Tests pending to see why Gabrielle Schoeneweis died

(Newser) - The wife of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Scott Schoeneweis was found dead in the couple's home yesterday, the Arizona Republic reports. Investigators have yet to determine how Gabrielle Schoeneweis died, but they said there are no signs of foul play. Schoeneweis learned of his wife's death just before last night's double-header... More »

Pitcher Schilling Retires at 42

(Newser) - Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says he's retiring from baseball. The 42-year-old right-hander who won World Series championships with Arizona and Boston announced on his blog today that he's leaving after 23 years with "zero regrets." Schilling missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. For his... More »

Giants' Lincecum Wins NL Cy Young

Right-hander who led majors in strikeout easily fends off Arizona's Webb

(Newser) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum won the National League’s Cy Young Award today, the Chronicle reports. The 24-year-old, in his first full season in the big leagues, led the majors in strikeouts with 265, and posted an 18-5 record with a 2.62 ERA. Lincecum got 23 of... More »

Dodgers Clinch NL West

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the NL West today before they even got on the field. Because the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to St. Louis, the Dodgers are assured of their first division title in 4 years, the LA Times reports. "The main goal is to get to the World... More »

Curt Schilling: A Very Human Superman

Love him or hate him, departing ace was a compelling figure

(Newser) - Plenty of fans adore Curt Schilling, plenty more harbor less admiring thoughts about him, and Kevin van Valkenburg, writing in the Baltimore Sun, feels a little bit of both. As the Red Sox pitcher faces a season-ending surgery, a look back at his career shows a gifted athlete with a... More »

Byrnes Breaks Slump, D-Backs TopTigers

Arizona capitalizes on Guillen throwing error in seventh inning

(Newser) - Eric Byrnes lined out to left field in his first at-bat Friday night and finally felt good about his swing. Byrnes broke out of a monthlong slump with a homer and two RBIs, Dan Haren pitched seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Detroit 4-3 to hand the slumping Tigers... More »

D'backs Beat Rockies, Webb Improves to 9-0

(Newser) - Backed by Stephen Drew's career-high four hits, Brandon Webb became the major leagues' first nine-game winner when the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-5 last night. Webb (9-0) – who has won his first nine starts - allowed three runs on six hits, walked one and struck out eight.... More »

D'backs Bite Rockies 8-4

(Newser) - Backed by Stephen Drew's three-run homer, Randy Johnson went five shaky innings for his 287th career victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 8-4 on Tuesday night. The Big Unit (3-1) gave up four runs and nine hits, striking out four and walking none. Chris Young had three hits as... More »

Ward Double Clinches Cubbies' Sweep

Chicago avenges series loss to Arizona in last year's playoffs

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Daryle Ward delivered a two-run double in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied again to beat Arizona 6-4 Sunday after the anticipated showdown between Carlos Zambrano and Randy Johnson got wiped out. Carlos Marmol (1-0) struck out two in a perfect eighth and Kerry Wood pitched the... More »

Soriano Sparks Cubbies' Rally

Six run seventh ruins strong outing by Arizona rookie

(Newser) - Alfonso Soriano had four hits, including a go-ahead double in a six-run seventh inning, and showed some flair on the bases to help the Cubs beat Arizona 7-2. Kosuke Fukudome's first homer since opening day capped the seventh-inning rally as the Cubs won their second straight against the team that... More »

Cubs Cruise Past Diamondbacks

Lily strikes out 10 and drives in tying run

(Newser) - Ted Lilly kept his glove on his hand this time. Lilly gave up another homer to Chris Young, but instead of throwing a tantrum the left-hander led the Chicago Cubs over Arizona 3-1 today in the first meeting between the teams since the Diamondbacks' sweep in last year's playoffs. Young... More »

Webb Goes Distance, Improves to 8-0

Arizona tops Philly 8-3 behind ace's 13th career complete game

(Newser) - Brandon Webb became the first pitcher to win his first eight starts in three years, tossing his 13th career complete game to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Thursday. The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner struck out four and didn't walk a batter in his... More »

Phillies Top D-backs 5-4

(Newser) - Chase Utley singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Arizona twice blew late-inning leads Wednesday night when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 5-4. Conor Jackson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double that put Arizona up 4-3 in the seventh. More »

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