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Cubs manager Lou Piniella and outfielder Alfonso Soriano pose for the 2007 SI Baseball Preview issue. (Robert Beck/SI)

Cubs manager Lou Piniella and outfielder Alfonso Soriano pose for the 2007 SI Baseball Preview issue. (Robert Beck/SI)

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa came up way short on the latest Hall of Fame ballot, in which the Baseball Writers Association of America chose nobody for this year’s class. McGwire received just 16.9 percent of the vote while Sosa received 12.5. A minimum of 75 percent is required for induction. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark McGwire | Sammy Sosa
VERDUCCI: Rejection of Clemens, Bonds may be temporary

Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa came up way short on the latest Hall of Fame ballot, in which the Baseball Writers Association of America chose nobody for this year’s class. McGwire received just 16.9 percent of the vote while Sosa received 12.5. A minimum of 75 percent is required for induction. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark McGwire | Sammy SosaVERDUCCI: Rejection of Clemens, Bonds may be temporary

Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa share a laugh before a 2007 Cubs-Giants game. The two are among the most discussed Hall of Fame nominees due to their history with performance-enhancing drugs. Would you vote them in? (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

ROSENBERG: No easy answers for Hall of Fame debate

Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa share a laugh before a 2007 Cubs-Giants game. The two are among the most discussed Hall of Fame nominees due to their history with performance-enhancing drugs. Would you vote them in? (AP Photo/Paul Connors)
ROSENBERG: No easy answers for Hall of Fame debate

Kerry Wood, 20, poses with a “fireball” during a 1998 SI photo shoot. (Michael O’Neill/SI)

SI VAULT: Only 20, Wood strikes out 20 in dominant performance (5.18.98)

Kerry Wood, 20, poses with a “fireball” during a 1998 SI photo shoot. (Michael O’Neill/SI)
SI VAULT: Only 20, Wood strikes out 20 in dominant performance (5.18.98)

Today marks the nine-year anniversary of The Bartman Incident that Chicago fans believe cost the team a potential championship. The Cubs were five outs from their first trip to the World Series since 1945 before giving up eight runs to the Marlins. The team appeared to come apart after a fan named Steve Bartman, sitting along the left-field line at Wrigley Field, tried to catch a foul ball that was about to be caught by Cubs’ outfielder Moises Alou for the second out of the inning. (John Biever/SI)

TAYLOR: Bartman wasn’t interested in cashing in his 15 minutes of fame

Today marks the nine-year anniversary of The Bartman Incident that Chicago fans believe cost the team a potential championship. The Cubs were five outs from their first trip to the World Series since 1945 before giving up eight runs to the Marlins. The team appeared to come apart after a fan named Steve Bartman, sitting along the left-field line at Wrigley Field, tried to catch a foul ball that was about to be caught by Cubs’ outfielder Moises Alou for the second out of the inning. (John Biever/SI)
TAYLOR: Bartman wasn’t interested in cashing in his 15 minutes of fame

Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt holds four bats before a 1976 game against the Cubs. The day before, Schmidt knocked out homers in the 5th, 7th, 8th, and 10th innings to set a modern day National League record with four consecutive homers in one game. (Corbis)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Phillies | MLB’s 500 Home Run Club

Phillies 3B Mike Schmidt holds four bats before a 1976 game against the Cubs. The day before, Schmidt knocked out homers in the 5th, 7th, 8th, and 10th innings to set a modern day National League record with four consecutive homers in one game. (Corbis)
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Phillies | MLB’s 500 Home Run Club

Ryan Dempster, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis enjoy a snack while throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. (Warren Wimmer/CSR/Icon SMI)

GALLERY: Did You See That? 


Ryan Dempster, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis enjoy a snack while throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. (Warren Wimmer/CSR/Icon SMI)
GALLERY: Did You See That? 

Pete Rose dives into third base during a 1975 game between the Cubs and Reds. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Pete Rose dives into third base during a 1975 game between the Cubs and Reds. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Pete Rose

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)

VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams 
LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fit
CORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)
VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fitCORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week

Ryne Sandberg may have been the toast of Chicago when this 1990 photo was taken, but in the Cubs’ most recent managerial search, the team wanted nothing to do with their ex-star. SI’s Joe Lemire looks at why Sandberg can’t find a job managing in the big leagues. (William R. Smith/SI)

LEMIRE: Hall of Famer Sandberg beating bushes hoping for major league return

Ryne Sandberg may have been the toast of Chicago when this 1990 photo was taken, but in the Cubs’ most recent managerial search, the team wanted nothing to do with their ex-star. SI’s Joe Lemire looks at why Sandberg can’t find a job managing in the big leagues. (William R. Smith/SI)
LEMIRE: Hall of Famer Sandberg beating bushes hoping for major league return