| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Rare championships, rising stardom and strong team and individual efforts highligted a banner 2014 sports season locally.
Although many of the stories deserve recognition, a select few stood out among the others.
Chosen by the News-Press, here is a list...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Major League Baseball pitcher Brandon McCarthy has a new home – about 10 miles from his first-ever home.
The Los Angeles Dodgers officially announced the signing of the Glendale-born pitcher Tuesday morning to a four-year contract valued at $48...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:55 PM
A two-story house that was once owned by legendary pro baseball manager Casey Stengel took a big step toward securing its place in history this week after being added to the Glendale Register of Historic Resources.
The Glendale City Council voted 3-0 on...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:31 AM
Following a 2014 season in which he was moved from the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation to the bullpen, Marco Estrada incurred an even greater transition in his Major League Baseball career Saturday when he was dealt from the Brewers to the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:00 PM
During a conversation in regards to his first season in Major League Baseball, Christian Bergman interrupts himself.
“It seems like I’m saying ‘learning’ a whole lot,” he joked.
Indeed, from his days at St. Francis High...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:56 PM
A return trip to the Palomino World Series was a chief goal for the Arroyo Seco Saints. They have appeared in the event the previous two seasons, advancing to the semifinals each time.
While the Saints, featuring a handful of St. Francis High products...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:52 PM
COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints might only have two players on their roster with experience in a Palomino World Series tournament, but to coach Aaron Milam and his players, the 40-odd games they’ve played together this summer are experience...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:24 PM
From high school to the minor leagues, it’s been quite a journey the last 13 years for Brandon Higelin.
Higelin starred at Crescenta Valley High before attending Cal State Los Angeles and being drafted by the San Diego Padres. At each level,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Looking to shore up their severely depleted starting pitching staff, the New York Yankees acquired Glendale native Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in exchange for pitcher Vidal Nuno.
McCarthy, who turned 31 on Monday, could make...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.
The St. Francis High pitching product was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday after sustaining an injury in his last...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES — Amid the hustle and hubbub, chaos and circumstance that has defined Christian Bergman’s introduction into Major League Baseball, the St. Francis High graduate seems to have found calm within the storm of opportunity.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Evaluations have just about been wrapped up by numerous scouts employed by all 30 Major League Baseball franchises.
Looking to find the next wave of talent and further stockpile the farm system takes precedent with the 2014 Major League Baseball First-...