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Joe Biagini pitches for the San Jose Giants. (CBS)

Former KPIX 5 Sports Intern Now Trying To Pitch His Way To The Show For Giants

The Channel 5 Sports Department has had interns who have gone on to become sports broadcasters, but never pro ballplayers, until now.

07/17/2014

Babe Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948) shakes hands with the 29th President of the USA, Warren Harding. After the handshake Babe Ruth hit a home run to help his team, the New York Yankees win the third game of the series with the Wash. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

7 Best Converted Pitchers Not Named Babe Ruth

Friday marks 100 years since Babe Ruth first appeared in a Major League Baseball game as a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. The Babe’s early foray into pitching is perhaps the most ubiquitous little known fact in baseball, but did you know a number of other big-name sluggers also started their baseball careers on the mound? Here are seven stars who – like Babe – were better off in the batter’s box.

07/10/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammates Yoenis Cespedes #52 and Josh Donaldson #20 after hitting a three run home run in the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field on June 25, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

A’s Lead Major League Baseball With 6 All-Star Selections, Giants Earn 2

The team with baseball’s best record also boasts the most All-Star selections for next week’s midsummer classic. The Oakland A’s will send six of their starters to the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

07/07/2014

Giant draft pick Tyler Beede (SF Giants)

Giants’ New #1 Pick Facing Stanford With College World Series On The Line

The newest addition to the San Francisco Giants organization is also the biggest obstacle currently in the way of the Stanford Men’s baseball program as they attempt to advance to the College World Series.

06/06/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 9: Jesse Chavez #60 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 9, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A’s Pitcher Jesse Chavez Keeps Head – Barely – On Line Drive

In case you missed it Tuesday night, A’s pitche Jesse Chavez needed every ounce of his athleticism and instincts to avoid serious injury on the mound.

05/07/2014

Matt Cain

Sandwich-Cutting Injury Sends Matt Cain To The Disabled List

Cain was set to take the hill for the first time in almost two weeks after being scratched Tuesday with a cut on the tip of his right index finger, which he suffered while attempting to pick up a knife.

05/05/2014

Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Five

Expectations High For Sonny Gray As He Takes The Mound For A’s Home Opener

Sure, Sonny Gray gained some nice momentum from that impressive pitcher’s duel with Detroit ace Justin Verlander last October.

03/31/2014

Jarrod Parker

A’s Jarrod Parker Needs Season-Ending Elbow Surgery

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will miss the season. Parker was examined Monday in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews, who repaired his elbow on Oct. […]

03/17/2014

Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Study Finds Tommy John Surgery Doesn’t Boost Pitcher Performance

On average, the number of innings pitched fell among the study group from 59 to 50 per season, while ERA’s swelled from 4.15 to 4.74 and WHIP ticked up from 1.40 before the operation to 1.48 after.

03/11/2014

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at AT&T Park on August 23, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Bochy Names Madison Bumgarner As Opening Day Starter For Giants

Manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement Tuesday at spring training that Bumgarner would pitch March 31 at Arizona. This marks Bumgarner’s first opening day start. He was the only member of the San Francisco rotation with a winning record last season at 13-9 with a 2.77 ERA in 31 starts and 201 1-3 innings. He made his first NL All-Star team.

02/26/2014

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