Associated Press PITTSBURGH -- The family of Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Stargell said it is hurt and angry that his widow is auctioning his memorabilia, including his World Series ring and his National League MVP award. The auction, being conducted by SCP Auctions Inc., began Wednesday, the Post-Gazette reported. The items were selected by his second wife, Margaret Weller-Stargell. Dolores Stargell, who was married to the late Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman from 1962 to 1983, said she, her children and her grandchildren weren't told about the auction. She said they were "completely blindsided" by the auction and that her anger was "released" upon hearing of it. Her daughter is handicapped
The Wednesday start may be the most important of the season for the Pittsburgh Pirates' Trevor Williams. With the injured player he replaced in the rotation on the verge of returning, the right-hander will be under the microscope when he takes the mound against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. Williams (2-3, 6.04 ERA) will make his 10th appearance and fourth start when he faces Atlanta ace Julio Teheran (3-4, 5.47 ERA) in the third game of the four-game series.
This happened Tuesday. J.J. Hoover defeated fellow relievers Archie Bradley and Andrew Chafin in Tuesday's pregame cow "milk-off" at Chase Field. The Shamrock Farms competition kicked off this season's Grand Slam Milk Drive program. "It was great, but I think the purpose behind the competition is more important -- remembering those less fortunate that are struggling to feed themselves," Hoover said. "It's something that I've taken seriously. It's something that I'm actively pursuing back on my farm in Cincinnati, so it was really cool." All three pitchers had fun with the competition. Bradley wore a cowboy hat, while Chafin wore cowboy boots. Each had one minute to milk Pokie, a 1,500-pound