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Rod Dedeaux Statue Unveiling Ceremony

On Sunday morning, the USC baseball program and the University of Southern California unveiled a new statue of all-time great head coach Rod Dedeaux.

Quick hits: 'Shrooms, Pens, Lakers, Big Unit

Pittsburgh Penguins even the Stanley Cup Finals, winning 4-2. L.A. Lakers dominate the Magic in Game 1. What was that about the Magic giving the Lakers 'fits'? Pro skateboarder Jereme Rogers...

600 and the Road Not Taken

Mariano Rivera's 600th save didn't get away, but long ago, he almost did. (AP) The most famous unconsummated trade in baseball history is...

Fun With Numbers: Vernon Wells On Pace To Shatter Home Run Record

↵Sure it's only three games into the season, but Vernon Wells is already on pace to shatter the single-season home run record. Wells has four homers in just three games, putting him on pace,...

Randy Johnson: A First-Ballot Nickname Hall-of-Famer

↵Randy Johnson has announced he is retiring from the game of baseball. With the Hall of Fame on everybody's mind today, there is no debate that Johnson will be a first-ballot selection into...

Today in Sports History: May 8th

On this day in sports history, Allen Iverson talks about practice, Randy Johnson strikes out 20, and Willis Reed performs an act so legendary that his very name has since become a metaphor.

Today in Sports History: January 10th

(The Chargers and Bengals line up in the game known as the "Freezer Bowl") 1/10/1982 - The Freezer Bowl In one of the finest moments in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ohio football...

Today in Sports History: June 4th

On this day in sports history, "Ten Cent Beer Night" goes horribly wrong, the Suns and Celtics go 3OT, Lasting Milledge high-fives some fans, Randy Johnson wins his 300th game, and the Portland Trail Blazers choke in Game 7.

5/06/1998 - Kerry Wood K's 20 Astros

(Wood celebrates. Photo courtesy of Associated Press) No pitcher had ever made a quicker, more incredible first impression than Kerry Wood did in 1998. The Cubs' 20-year old phenom was lifted from...

SI: Talkin' Randy Johnson ... with Bill James

"The big topic lately is the big lefty, Randy Johnson, who at some point soon will win his 300th game. He is two victories short now. And when he does it, he will become the fourth guy this decade to win his 300th. And each time someone has done it in recent years, there has seemed to be a barrage of stories proclaiming that we would never again hear a band as good as The Beatles, watch a basketball player as good as Michael Jordan or see another 300-game winner. For the record, this has been a banner decade for 300-game winners. 1940s (1): Lefty Grove 1950s (0) 1960s (2): Warren Spahn and Early Wynn 1970s (0) 1980s (5): Tom Seaver, Gaylord Perry, Don Sutton, Phil Niekro and Steve Carlton 1990s (1): Nolan Ryan 2000s (4): Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and, presumably, Randy Johnson" - Joe Posnanski, CNNSI

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