A’s president Dave Kaval maintained Tuesday that the team will announce its location to build a new Oakland ballpark within this calendar year. “Obviously we’re working as quickly as we can to make the announcement as soon as possible,” Kaval said during a news conference Tuesday. “At that time, we’ll not only let folks know what the final location is, but also the timeline to actually develop the ballpark, all the different approval processes and also the groundbreaking and the opening date. Just how much approval is needed at the legislative level, local and statewide, depends on which of three locations the A’s ultimately decide on — a waterfront venue at Howard Terminal, near Jack London Square; a neighborhood ballpark next to Laney College; or a 21st century jewel built right on the site of their current home at the Coliseum.
George Springer has developed into a powerful tone-setter for the Houston Astros. Springer's eighth leadoff homer of the season sparked a five-run first inning and the Astros once again made themselves at home in Oakland with an 8-4 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night. ''We're wowed by him because he's setting such a great tone at the top of the order and doing it with a lot of power,'' Houston manager A.J. Hinch said.
The Cardinals pitcher died on June 22, 2002 in Chicago. Here is a look back at some of the top moments of his career.