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Since riding American Pharoah to the Triple Crown, it has been a whirlwind for the jockey who couldn’t speak English when he came to the U. S. from Mexico two decades ago.
The FIFA senior vice president, who is also head of the African soccer federation, was the man who presented the championship trophy at the Women’s World Cup.
Usually, it’s the FIFA president who dispenses World Cup trophies, but Sepp Blatter is in the midst of a U.
During the long days and longer nights in the hospital, when he closed his eyes, Jeff Banister saw diamonds and baseballs.
For the moment, Banister is indoors, in the visiting manager’s office at Dodger Stadium.
Banister was hired in October after 29 years in the Pirates’ organization, during which time he did nearly everything but rip tickets at the box office.
“He had held every position in the minor leagues that there is to offer,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said.
Eventually, he rose to bench coach, and Hurdle groomed him to become a manager.
With the Rangers, Banister has married a new-school statistical approach with the touch of a baseball lifer.
First baseman Prince Fielder says Banister trusts his players — a mix of older players with a gaggle of rookies — to be themselves.
Fielder got up and pointed at the imaginary sniper he claimed took him down.
Few know better than Banister of baseball’s joy, and the fissure it leaves when it is wrenched away.
Doctors found cancer, and cysts led to an infection that ate at the bone marrow.
The night before surgery was scheduled, he told his father he’d rather die than lose the leg.
“You’re not going to take my leg,” Banister said to the surgeon.
A stream of visitors and friends kept Banister positive, and after he’d recovered fully, his game was still sharp enough to make the team at Lee Junior College in Baytown, Texas.
The fifth inning rolled around with a runner on third and less than two outs.
There was a shallow flyball to right field, and the outfielder caught it flat-footed.
Banister stationed himself in the baseline and anchored himself with his knee, thinking the runner would curl around him.
When he came to, a coach was cradling his head, and blood was streaming down his face.
In the hospital, his mother cut off his bloody uniform, and doctors put him in traction.
After the initial worry that a wrong movement or a sneeze could lead to full paralysis or death, they removed bone from his hip to graft onto his spine.
Apparently, the Pirates did not have much use for a light-hitting, defensive-minded catcher, but in his sixth season in the organization, the big-league club needed a temporary backup.
Posey wins All-Star catching vote by a landslide
Posey ran away with the starting catcher spot in National League All-Star voting, gaining nearly 10 million votes and beating the Cardinals' Yadier Molina by nearly 2.4 million.
Players vote for most pitchers and reserves.
The players not picked in fan balloting will be announced Monday.
 he did note that he must pick players from three teams that were not represented in the fan or player voting.
The Giants designated Ishikawa for assignment Tuesday when they needed a spot for outfielder Ryan Lollis.
Had he cleared waivers, there's a chance the Giants could have kept him at Triple-A.
With the league's approval, the Giants made an interesting decision to fly back to San Francisco on Monday morning instead of Sunday night after the game.
When the Giants flew home from New York immediately after a night game on the last trip, they looked dead for three games against the Diamondbacks and were swept by scores of 1-0, 4-2 and 4-0.
Hunter Pence, recovering from wrist tendinitis, took batting practice on the field for the first time since his return to the disabled list.
Bochy said he expects Jeremy Affeldt (shoulder injury) to be ready to return for the start of the second half.