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The most powerful home runs in baseball history

The most powerful home runs in baseball history

CNNSI.com Updated Mar 8, 2013
Who hit the most powerful home run of all-time? Was it Reggie Jackson's off of the Tiger Stadium light tower? Albert Pujols's 2005 NLCS blast? Ted Keith ranks the top 10.
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  • Brandon Barnes remains hot at the plate

    Brandon Barnes remains hot at the plate

    chron.com Mar 8, 2013
    Brandon Barnes continues to make a strong push for a roster spot. The outfielder went 2-for-2 with a third-inning solo home run and was one of the few Astros’ standouts during a game that saw Atlanta rack up 17 hits and hold a 14-1 lead heading into the
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  • OKC Redhawks GM says relationship with Astros is strong but Cra…

    OKC Redhawks GM says relationship with Astros is strong but Crane’s team exploring options

    chron.com Mar 8, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The day after Astros owner Jim Crane said the club could relocate its Class AAA franchise to The Woodlands, Oklahoma City Redhawks president/general manager Michael Byrnes characterized the relationship between sides as strong but ackn
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  • Astros’ Harrell to miss Sunday start against Phillies

    Astros’ Harrell to miss Sunday start against Phillies

    chron.com Mar 8, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell will miss his scheduled start Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies due to a minor right groin injury. Harrell said Friday he feels fine and the setback is expected to be brief. The 27-year-old is v
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  • Dennis Martinez trying to make Astros believe in themselves

    Dennis Martinez trying to make Astros believe in themselves

    chron.com Mar 8, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Dennis Martinez doesn’t need the Astros. He doesn’t even need Major League Baseball. Martinez won 245 games as a smart, fearless righthander. He appeared in four All-Star contests, twice finished in the top five of Cy Young Award v
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Top 50 free agents of 2013

    Mar 8
    The deadline has passed for teams to assign franchise tags to the impending free agents they want to keep. Those who weren't tagged and don't re-sign with their teams before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12 will officially enter the free agent market.
  • Clayton: Mike Wallace is the gem of this FA class

    Mar 8
    Mike Wallace is the gem of this free-agent period, which features a new provision for preliminary talks.
  • The Sports Guy breaks down the worst contracts in basketball

    Mar 8
    After uncovering Patient Zero for insane spending, the Sports Guy brings us up to date on basketball's truly atrocious deals.