Author Archives: Derek Stykalo


Ghazelah Sailors: Breaking the gender barrier in North American baseball

Fresh out of high school, 18-year-old Ghazelah Sailors (pronounced oz-a-lay) is not thinking about her cap, gown and graduation party. Instead, focusing on helping the Yorkton Cardinals of Canada’s Western Major Baseball League win games from the mound. A native of Santa Barbara, California, Sailors was a senior at San Marcos High School where she …

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The Chicago Cubs and their history of misery

It’s the longest championship drought in professional sports – 102 years and counting – and it belongs to the Chicago Cubs. It was 1908 was the last time the Cubs won the World Series. The President of the United States was Theodore Roosevelt and the Chicago Canal that connects the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan was …

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48-year-old Jamie Moyer vies to pitch again

Jamie Moyer has spent half of his life pitching in the Major Leagues. Like an ageless wonder with a rubber arm as he’s made a living defying the critics and earning spots on seven different Major League rosters. His most recent tenure came with the Philadelphia Phillies where Moyer spent the past four seasons in the …

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Francisco Liriano’s unconventional no-hitter

Francisco Liriano put himself in the baseball history books last week when he threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field. He joins an elite list of pitchers who have tossed a coveted no-no, after stringing together just the 265th such performance since 1875. It was the first no-hitter for a Twins pitcher since …

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