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On his 79th birthday, we celebrate Game Changer Hank Aaron. Considered one of the greatest living baseball legends, Hank Aaron is currently the record holder for RBIs, second in home runs behind Barry Bonds, and number 3 all-time in career hits. During his run for the home run record, Aaron faced racist taunts, harassment, and … Continue reading
This February for Black History Month, we at Hardwood Diva will be bringing you a month-long feature highlighting great Black athletes: our Game Changers. First up, Jackie Robinson. As the first Black baseball player in the majors, playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Robinson not only showed his amazing sporting abilities, he also displayed his unique … Continue reading
With the likes of Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Mike Piazza in the running for the 2013 class, its amazing that not one of those named were nominated yesterday into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Many know this has a lot to do with the belief that many of the players on this … Continue reading
The Dodgers reached a deal to keep the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner in Los Angeles. Pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $19 million, two-year deal that will keep Kershaw with the team which is currently up for sale.
After an offseason filled with speculation about where he would go, Prince Fielder made a deal to become a part of the Detroit Tigers. The nine-year deal is worth an estimated $214 million. DANG!!! Why didn’t I play baseball?? LOL…but seriously. This deal is no surprise in its size as Fielder was definitely the next … Continue reading
This week, Major League Baseball owners voted 29-1 to keep Bud Selig along as commissioner through the 2014 season. The two-year contract extension would keep the commish in charge a few months beyond his 80th birthday. If he were to continue through 2016, Selig would become the longest running commissioner in baseball history. He began … Continue reading
After being convicted of federal obstruction charges, Barry Bonds was sentenced today to 30 days of house arrest. Darn…he’s gonna have to sit in the million dollar mansion for 30 days…yikes…must suck!! *eyes rolling* Bonds also received 2 years of probation, 250 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine. So basically the government … Continue reading
When Magic started liquefying his assets earlier this year, many knew he was freeing his cash up for something big. Us folks in LA were hoping it was an NFL team, or the downtrodden Dodgers. Well we found out today he was going for something huge…the Los Angeles Dodgers. Magic Johnson and the group, … Continue reading
And the Boston Red Sox have their man. It was reported through sources today that ESPN baseball analyst Bobby Valentine would be taking over as the new head man in Boston’s dugout. Bobby V. is a big personality that has experience in major markets and dealing with major egos…perfect for Boston.
> This week it was announced that Clayton Kershaw(NL) and Justin Verlander(AL) were named MLB Cy Young Award winners for the 2011 season. Dodgers’ ace Kershaw had dominated the season and was a key reason the Los Angeles team pulled off looking somewhat decent in a season full of owner turmoil and fan disappointment. Justin … Continue reading