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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... More »

Stanford Ponzi Scheme Case Entangles Baseball Stars

(Newser) - The receiver in the R. Allen Stanford case wants seven current and former baseball stars to turn over millions they once invested in Stanford’s alleged Ponzi scheme, intending to divvy up the money among Stanford’s other victims, the Washington Times reports. He’s asking for a combined $9.... More »

Maddux Will Hang 'Em Up: 'I'm Getting Too Old'

(Newser) - Four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux confirmed today that his 355th win was his last, the Las Vegas Sun reports. “I’m 42, and I have two kids and a wife,” said the eight-time all-star, who finished his 23-year career with a stint on the Los Angeles Dodgers.... More »

Dempster K's 12 to Lead Cubs Over Padres 4-0

Cubs hurler goes eight-plus innings, knocks in go-ahead run

(Newser) - Ryan Dempster struck out a career-high 12 and hit a go-ahead single against Greg Maddux during a four-run fifth inning, leading the Chicago Cubs over the punchless Padres 4-0. Jim Edmonds singled in his debut with the Cubs, who won three of four from the team with the worst record... More »

Maddux Beats Rockies For 350th Win

Gonzalez three-run homer helps Padres end 5-game skid

(Newser) - Greg Maddux became the ninth pitcher in big league history to win 350 games, reaching the plateau in his fifth try and leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies last night. With Adrian Gonzalez hitting a three-run homer and the Padres ending a five-game... More »

Maddux Still Waiting for Win No. 350

(Newser) - When Greg Maddux left in the sixth inning, he walked off the mound and headed directly for the clubhouse, bypassing the San Diego Padres' dugout. There were no slaps on the back from teammates, and no milestones for Maddux, either. He failed in his fourth bid to reach 350 victories... More »

Phillies Deny Maddux 350th Win

Four-time Cy Young winner comes up short

(Newser) - Cole Hamels pitched 7 1-3 impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 Tuesday night, denying Greg Maddux his 350th career victory. Hamels (3-3) allowed five hits, two runs and struck out six. Tom Gordon worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and the... More »

Hoffman Blows Another Save

Greg Maddux still waiting for win No. 350

(Newser) - Trevor Hoffman blew another save and the San Francisco Giants went on to beat the slumping San Diego Padres 3-2 in 13 innings last night. Rookie Emmanuel Burriss doubled leading off the 13th and scored the go-ahead run for the Giants. The rally came four innings after Hoffman couldn't hold... More »

Jackson Leads D'backs to Rout of Padres

Maddux's woes against Arizona continue in an ugly fashion

(Newser) - Conor Jackson matched a career high with four hits, including two triples and a home run, and Arizona routed the weary San Diego Padres 9-0 on Friday. After losing a 22-inning game to Colorado and arriving in Phoenix at about 4 a.m. Friday, the Padres fell behind 6-0 in... More »

Maddux Leads Padres Past Dodgers

He gets 349th career victory on scorching day in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Greg Maddux recorded his 349th career victory one day before his 42nd birthday and Paul McAnulty drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly, leading the San Diego Padres to a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday. Maddux (2-0) threw 68 pitches over five innings in 95-degree... More »

Giants Fall in Post-Bonds Home Opener

Veteran Maddux gets win for Padres, as Gonzalez homers

(Newser) - Greg Maddux earned his 348th career win, Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with a homer and four runs, and the San Diego Padres spoiled the San Francisco Giants' first home opener since cutting ties with Barry Bonds by winning 8-4 Monday. The Giants celebrated the 50th anniversary of their move from... More »

300: Glavine Raps on Hall's Door

Mets hurler defeats Cubs, adds another feat to Cooperstown resume

(Newser) - Tom Glavine finally nailed his 300th career win Sunday night, capping off a milestone-laden baseball weekend with a victory over the Cubs. Glavine allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, and the Mets bullpen was able to hang on to the lead to hand their 41-year-old ace... More »

Yer Out! Cubs Trade Barrett to Padres

Slugging catcher dealt to San Diego after brawl with staff ace

(Newser) - Fiery power-hitting catcher Michael Barrett is through in Chi-town, after he followed a genius 2006 campaign with a season marred by poor defense, erratic hitting, and a bloody feud with pitcher Carlos Zambrano. Cubs GM Jim Hendry denied that Barrett's off-field liveliness led to the trade, citing instead a need... More »

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