Juan Uribe’s two-run homer in the eighth inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the National League Championship Series with a 4-3 victory that eliminated the Atlanta Braves from the Major League Baseball playoffs.
Gil Hodges, who helped the Dodgers to seven National League pennants and managed the New York Mets to their first World Series title in 1969, gets another chance to reach the baseball Hall of Fame today.
Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees has Major League Baseball’s best-selling jersey over the second half of the season, the final chance for fans to snatch up his No. 42 before the sport’s all-time saves leader retires.
As a teenager stacking barrels after school at his family’s brewery in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Richard L. “Dick” Yuengling, Jr. was encouraged by plant workers to avoid a career in the family business. America’s taste for national brands such as Budweiser, Coors and Miller, they said, was going to put them all out of a job.