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Unlike other sports fields, baseball diamonds take on shapes all their own

Unlike other sports fields, baseball diamonds take on shapes all their own

When Highland High School started building its baseball stadium nearly 30 years ago, then-coach Dan Miller had a chance to put his mark on the field.

April 19, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: RailCats GM takes 'interim' off, for now

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats GM takes 'interim' off, for now

Pete Laven's new office in Gary is bigger than the old one.

December 22, 2013 9:00 pm
RailCats 'ring' in championship in time for holidays

RailCats 'ring' in championship in time for holidays

GARY | The American Association championship trophy was still on the bus to Gary when RailCats owner Pat Salvi received an email with a recommendation.

December 19, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Konerko farewell? Cheering fans, Ventura hedge their bets

Konerko farewell? Cheering fans, Ventura hedge their bets

CHICAGO | Officially, Paul Konerko’s one at-bat and five batter-stint at first base Sunday was limited by a tweaked back incurred the previous night.

September 29, 2013 6:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Rebuilding the RailCats begins

The RailCats celebrated their American Association Championship for six days before the 2014 season began.

September 22, 2013 5:00 pm
Danks plans shorter offseason to shed 2013 woes

Danks plans shorter offseason to shed 2013 woes

CHICAGO | It was a tale of two games rolled into one for the White Sox’s John Danks on Wednesday.

September 18, 2013 6:00 pm
RailCats find strength in combination of rookie, vet numbers

RailCats find strength in combination of rookie, vet numbers

WICHITA, Kan. | The 2013 RailCats American Association championship team was 14 months in the making and six years in discovery.

September 15, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Elder statesman in the pen vital in championship push

Elder statesman in the pen vital in championship push

WICHITA, Kan. | When Marco Gonzalez got the call from the pen to close Friday's Game 3 against Wichita, it was his first full inning since Aug. 4 against St. Paul.

September 14, 2013 8:00 pm
RailCats fans make trek for American Association Championship Series

RailCats fans make trek for American Association Championship Series

WICHITA, Kan. | Garry Sknerski made a flight plan out of Wichita for today.

September 13, 2013 9:15 pm
Santiago tries too hard, and walks keep coming

Santiago tries too hard, and walks keep coming

CHICAGO | Issuing walks, and lots of them, is the worst sin a pitcher can commit.

September 13, 2013 6:00 pm
RailCats manager Greg Tagert is exactly where he wants to be

RailCats manager Greg Tagert is exactly where he wants to be

GARY | After his championship seasons and at many points during his 17 seasons of success in independent baseball, RailCats manager Greg Tagert has been asked to join one affiliated team or another.

September 11, 2013 9:07 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Krout welcomed back where they need him

HILLARY SMITH: Krout welcomed back where they need him

GARY | Releasing Will Krout on July 21 was one of the hardest decisions RailCats manager Greg Tagert made this season.

September 01, 2013 7:00 pm
Postseason blown call pushes MLB toward replay

Postseason blown call pushes MLB toward replay

In the glare of the postseason, Major League Baseball finally experienced the tipping point to push it toward the widespread replay system planned for 2014.

August 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Viciedo, De Aza homer as Sox beat Twins

Viciedo, De Aza homer as Sox beat Twins

MINNEAPOLIS | For the third time in as many starts, a White Sox lineup that has struggled to support Chris Sale much of this season fought back to pick up its All-Star lefty.

August 17, 2013 11:00 pm
Avisail Garcia's single in the sixth helps Sox defeat Twins

Avisail Garcia's single in the sixth helps Sox defeat Twins

CHICAGO | The kids need more polish and precision, but they belong in the big leagues with the White Sox.

August 10, 2013 7:23 pm Photos

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Rios goes, Garcia arrives in Sox shuffle

CHICAGO | Some $16.5 million in salary relief through 2014 and the immediate start of the Avisail Garcia era were the immediate benefits to the White Sox Friday after their trade of right fielder Alex Rios to the Texas Rangers.

August 09, 2013 10:00 pm
Reed blows save, White Sox fall to Indians

Reed blows save, White Sox fall to Indians

CLEVELAND | The White Sox looked ready to break their skid when they fell hard — again.

July 31, 2013 9:30 pm
Indians rally to beat White Sox

Indians rally to beat White Sox

CLEVELAND  | Pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn's two-run single in the eighth inning rallied the Cleveland Indians to their sixth straight win, 7-4 over the freefalling White Sox on Tuesday night.

July 30, 2013 9:30 pm
Dialing it both up, down Sale’s dual challenges

Dialing it both up, down Sale’s dual challenges

CHICAGO | One of the most talented lefties in baseball can dial it up to 95 miles per hour or better when he really needs the hitter to swing and miss.

July 27, 2013 9:00 pm
Quintana gets little support in loss to Royals

Quintana gets little support in loss to Royals

CHICAGO | Add Jose Quintana to the list of White Sox starters who are getting very little run support.

July 26, 2013 11:45 pm
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