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45-53, 3rd in AL Cent
Granderson, Ramirez go deep in Marlins' win (0:36)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

In a statement to ESPN Tue., U.S. Senator Dick Durbin lauded the two teams whose stadiums have newly extended safety netting. Durbin, who along with fellow Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth sent a 6/27 letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred urging all teams to expedite extensions, said, "Hats off to the White Sox and Nationals for stepping up. I think the highest priority is the safety of fans, who overwhelmingly believe extended netting makes parks safer. Let's make it safe to bring your kids and grandkids to a ballpark." Manfred's 6/28 reply to the senators, obtained by ESPN, said teams have vastly increased netting the past several years and he's "continuing to encourage" teams "to go even further, while taking into account the structural variations in the ballparks."

White Sox crank 4 homers in win vs. Marlins (0:55)
White Sox debut extended netting (1:24)
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Now and always, Cooperstown celebrates baseball at its best

On an induction weekend when the first unanimous star and one of the most unlikely selections officially entered its doors, the Hall of Fame provided a needed reminder of all that is right with the game.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Harold Baines, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martínez, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith were inducted with 53 returning Hall of Famers in Cooperstown on Sunday, bringing the total number of Hall of Famers in town to a record 58 – the most at any location in history.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With the White Sox extending safety netting to the foul poles & the O's reportedly to take similar action for 2020, a former star for both said he's all for it MLB-wide. "It's a long time coming as guys are bigger, stronger and the ball is coming off their bats quicker and you have babies in the front row," new Hall of Famer Harold Baines told ESPN in Cooperstown. "They (fans) should be protected — in Japan, it's already like that." Washington also lengthened its netting & 4 other teams say they plan to do so. But Cleveland, where a foul past 1st base on Sun. struck a toddler — who was sent to the hospital — and Tampa Bay, where a woman was injured on a foul to LF Fri. & a man was OK after a thrown bat near 3rd base hit him on Sat., have not announced any new netting plans.

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Mariano, always 'the last,' closes HOF ceremony

Mariano Rivera and fellow closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and the late Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, with Rivera the last to take the podium.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

A day after a foul ball hit a woman in the head in Tropicana Field's LF stands, a thrown bat soared over netting on the third-base side and struck a man in the back Sat. as he shielded his girlfriend, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The man - who'd come from Chicago for the White Sox-Rays series - wasn't hurt, had a pine tar stain on his shirt & gave the bat to a teenager nearby. On Mon., the White Sox are to become MLB's first team to have safety netting extending to the foul poles.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

"I'm not an emotional man, except when it comes to family," Harold Baines said, right before his voice cracked. He doesn't say much, but he means what he says.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

New HoF inductee Harold Baines said of himself as a hitter, in our Fri. Cooperstown interview, "I could hit to all fields. You really couldn't position me correctly, because I took advantage of what you left me, and I studied, so I'd pretty much know what side of the plate you were trying to get me out on." He said he takes greatest pride in his longevity and consistency, adding, "My last 12 years I was pretty much on one-year contracts, so I couldn't afford to fail."


Royals send struggling White Sox to sixth straight loss

Danny Duffy pitched strong six innings and ended a nine-start winless skid, and Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez hit back-to-back RBI singles twice as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Wednesday night.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.255
On Base Percentage.310
Slugging Percentage.407
Earned Run Average5.04
Quality Starts34