Rod Carew. Joe Torre took some heat over his 2005 comment about Robinson Cano, clarifying that he "reminded" him of Rod Carew.
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Mango. Mango was portrayed on "Saturday Night Live" by Chris Kattan.
4145. In 2009 only Babe Ruth, Mark McGwire, Ralph Kiner and Harmon Killebrew had hit 300 home runs in fewer at bats than Adam Dunn.
Los Angeles Dodgers. Sandy Koufax lead the Dodgers to three championships, winning 25 games three times, and pitching no-hitters in four consecutive seasons.
Yankee Stadium. George Brett's home run was reinstated after the "Pine Tar Incident", and the Kansas City Royals wound up winning the game 5-4.
Reggie Jackson. Reggie Jackson the Yankee won the World Series MVP in 1977 and Reggie Jackson the Oakland A won the World Series MVP in 1973.
$88.5 Million. Major League Baseball's annual payroll for players tripled from the strike year of 1994 to 2009.