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Minus Griffey, Others On Hot Seat

Six years ago, Harold Reynolds accused Ken Griffey Jr. of stealing the spotlight from his teammates. Today, a half-dozen Seattle Mariners are finding life without Junior means there’s no place …

M’S Win Big, Take A Break Hot-Hitting Trio Helps Seattle End First Half On A High Note

The final game before the All-Star break provided the Seattle Mariners with a gentle reminder - thinking too much about baseball will make you lose your mind. Some thought is …

Hero To His Country Nomo’s Success Gives Japan A Shot In The Arm

1. (Color) Tornado Nomo. Hideo Nomo, the 26-year old Los Angeles Dodgers pitching sensation from Osaka, Japan, is the first Japanese-born player to join a major league team after playing …

They’re Expecting A Hot Time Out At The Ballpark

There’s going to be real Texas heat for the All-Star game, and not just because Nolan Ryan is throwing out the first pitch Tuesday night. Temperatures this week in the …

Mcgwire Beaned, Hurt In Loss To Jays

American League Mike Aldrete’s infield single drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 for a split of an ejection-filled …

Pinoni Finds A Home With Spokane

The Kansas City Royals made it Scott Pinoni’s choice: stay in Visalia of the California League or return to the Northwest League. Pinoni said no to Spokane of the NWL …

Mariners Probably In Trouble

Is it Gene Autry’s fate that when the California Angels seem surprisingly good enough to reach the World Series for the first time, the Cleveland Indians have put together an …

Pumped Fans Rarely Bypass The Offering Hat

Never let it be said that Boise fans are heartless. Hawks fans have a tradition of passing around a hat whenever a Boise pitcher strikes out the side. During a …

Some Fan Favorites Don’t Rate As High With Bosses


After A Quick Start, Mariners Fizzle First-Inning Lead Short-Lived As Indians Rebound For 7-3 Win

Cleveland’s Omar Vizquel scores after colliding with Seattle catcher Chad Kreuter and forcing the ball loose. The Indians won 7-3. Photo by Associated Press

Biggio Big Winner In Astros’ Sweep

National League Craig Biggio drove in the winning run in the 17th inning of the opener and hit a three-run homer in the second game as the Houston Astros swept …

Kansas City Schedules Tryout Camp On July 28

The Kansas City Royals, parent team of the Spokane Indians, will conduct a tryout camp July 28 at 10 a.m. at Seafirst Stadium. Participants should supply their own equipment and …

Hallmark Sends His Best To Giants Despite Going Hitless, Indians’ Catcher Still Manages To Lend Big Hand In Victory

A diving Ricardo Calderon of Bellingham can’t find the handle on a Spokane fly in the second inning. The indians won the Northwest League baseball game 6-3 at Seafirst Stadium. …

Johnson Strikes Out 13 Without A Walk In 5-3 Win

Randy Johnson silences Cleveland. Photo by Associated Press

Farewell To Arms: Erickson Off To O’S

American League Scott Erickson wanted out of Minnesota for two years. He got his wish Friday when he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles.

Rockies Roll On Historic Homers

National League The Colorado Rockies became the 58th team in National League history to hit three consecutive home runs when they did it Friday night against visiting Montreal, which led …

Coeur D’Alene Pulls Reversal Against Prairie

Entering Friday’s doubleheader, Coeur d’Alene was sputtering following a disastrous 1-5 tournament and Prairie was humming along after playing well at a Spokane tourney. Can you say flip-flop?

Pierce Strikes Out 15 In Sfcu Legion Win

Gil Pierce struck out 15 and walked just two to lead Spokane Federal Credit Union to a 4-1 American Legion baseball victory over Olympic Sports. Brian Miller drove in two …

M’S A Dud As Indians Ignite Belcher In 8-1 Win

Manny Ramirez hits the second of two homers Thursday night. Photo by Associated Press

Spokane Finally Wins One After Six Straight Nwl Defeats, Indians Outlast Bellingham, 4-3

The pitch that Patrick Hallmark couldn’t hit made the biggest impression on him. Spokane’s frustrations finally ended on Thursday, courtesy of Hallmark’s runscoring single with two out in the bottom …

Jones Homers Braves Past Dodgers In 9th

National League Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday, giving the Atlanta Braves a 4-1 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in …

M’S Now Sub-.500 Ballclub

The Mariners celebrate - briefly - when helmet-less Tino Martinez homered in the fifth. Photo by Associated Press

Martinez’s Bloomin’ June Brings Third A.L. Award

During the 18-1/2-year history of the franchise, Seattle Mariners have won five American League player of the month awards. On Wednesday, Edgar Martinez won his third.

Key’s Arm Surgery Deemed Successful

American League Jimmy Key underwent successful surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff Wednesday, and the New York Yankees team doctor said it was too early to tell how long …

Atlanta Reliever Comes Through

National League Brad Clontz’s parents and 50 of his friends picked a good night to fill a bus and travel from Virginia to Atlanta to see the Braves’ rookie relief …

Tigers Dump Mariners To .500 Seattle’s Pitching Doesn’t Hold Up As Detroit Comes Back For 9-8 Win

Detroit’s Bobby Higginson sends Felix Fermin out with a bruised knee. Photo by Associated Press

Indians Fall Again

Break up the AquaSox. Or better yet, as far as the Spokane Indians are concerned, break up Jose Amado. Amado, Everett’s 20-year-old third baseman, continued to wreck havoc on the …

Cheap Seats


Rare Day At The Jake: Indians Lose

American League Everything pointed to another Cleveland win - the location (Jacobs Field), the circumstance (a late-inning comeback), even the final score (7-6). That made it all the sweeter for …

Relaxed Ripken Zeroes In Orioles Iron Man Says He’s Just A Ballplayer Doing A Job

It’s just another typical day at the ballpark for Cal Ripken Jr. Photo by Associated Press