3rd Jun | Story

A Chicago original

For more than 40 years, Nancy Faust serenaded Chicago White Sox crowds. Now, more or less retired, she plays Sunday afternoons 45 miles to the west for the Kane County Cougars and their fans.

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15th Apr | Story

The men in the middle

The Pittsburgh Pirates are building a rotation that could carry them to the kind of success they last enjoyed decades ago. For now, though, their young pitchers are in Bradenton, still three steps from the big leagues.

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8th Jun | Story

First Person: Michael Gartner

He hired Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel, called the shots on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and has a Pulitzer Prize in his office. But when the Iowa owner shows up to the park, he just wants to talk with fans and keep score.

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22nd Apr | Story

Forgotten no-hitters

Every year, minor leaguers throw a couple no-hitters — five or seven innings solo, nine innings combined, rarely nine innings solo — and all of them ultimately footnotes. There is no single list of minor league no-nos. They just fade away.

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14th Apr | Story

Teachers and students

Nineteen years ago, Threshers manager Chris Truby, third from left, was a kid in his first spring training. Then he found a mentor who helped him reach the Majors.

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07 Jul | Videos

Jonny Gomes

Before he played in the majors, Jonny Gomes hit 63 homers in the minors, suffered a heart attack and, on a lighter note, became a certified personal trainer.

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21 Jul | Photos

Dayton Dragons

The Dragons faltered on their way to a 9-1 loss to the Kane County Cougars, but fans were still entertained between innings ... by the ZOOperstars.

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Who's on Deck? Here's Who We Are Visiting Next

Our 2013 schedule still is in development.