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Giants' World Series Memorabilia to Hall of Fame

Giants' World Series Memorabilia to Hall of Fame

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COOPERSTOWN, NY As the San Francisco Giants celebrate their first World Series championship, treasures from the baseballs most memorable moments from the 2010 postseason are now on display in the Autumn Glory exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.

Following the Giants World Series-clinching win on Nov. 1, the Museum acquired nearly a dozen artifacts from the both the Giants and the Texas Rangers. Artifacts donated by the Giants from the 106th World Series include:

- Road jersey worn by Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum in Game 5; Lincecum won two games in the Fall Classic.

- Bat used by World Series Most Valuable Player Edgar Renteria to hit his game-winning home run in Game 5.

- World Series batting helmet worn by Cody Ross, who scored five runs in the World Series.

- Cap worn by Madison Bumgarner in Game 4 when the rookie pitched eight shutout innings.

- Cap worn by Matt Cain in Game 2; Cain allowed no earned runs in 21.1 postseason innings this year.

- Left spike worn by Aubrey Huff in the Series; Huff drove in eight runs in the 2010 postseason.

- Catchers mask and spikes worn by Buster Posey throughout the Series; Posey hit .300 in the Fall Classic.

- Press pin from the World Series.

Additional items from the Giants World Series title may be added to the exhibit in the coming weeks. In addition to these treasures, the exhibit also features artifacts from the American League champions Rangers from the 2010 World Series postseason, including:

- Bat used by the Rangers Mitch Moreland to hit his Game 3 home run, the first World Series round-tripper in Rangers history.

- Ceremonial first pitch ball from Game 4, delivered by former President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush, signed by both men.

- Dirt taken from around the pitching mound following Game 3 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to mark the first World Series game in North Texas history.

The 2010 World Series exhibit in Autumn Glory will be on display through the 2011 Major League Baseball postseason. Entrance to the Autumn Glory exhibit is included with Museum admission.

The Museum collections contain many artifacts documenting the entire history of World Series and postseason play, including Don Larsens cap and Yogi Berras mitt from Larsens 1956 perfect game; Bill Mazeroskis (1960) and Joe Carters (1993) bats from their Series-ending blasts; and World Series rings from the last century of Fall Classic competition.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day through the day before Labor Day, the Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Ticket prices are 16.50 for adults (13 and over), 11 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and 6 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger. For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.

Courtesy National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum media services.

Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

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Report: Stubblefield taken into custody, booked into jail in no-bail case

Former 49ers defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield is behind bars. 

According to the Mercury News, Stubblefield was led away from court to jail in handcuffs Friday after a judge found there was probable cause to hold him over for trial on charges of rape stemming from May 2016. 

Stubblefield is charged with raping an intellectually disabled woman on April 9, 2015 at his Morgan Hill home when she had gone to interview for a babysitting job. 

According to the same report, Stubblefield had been free on $250,000 bail for more than a year. But the judge ordered him taken into custody Friday after prosecutors formally added the allegation that Stubblefield used a gun during the assault, which made it a no-bail case.

Stubblefield has pleaded not guilty and publicly denied the five felony charges and gun enhancement that prosecutors say could lead to at least 15 years to life in prison if he is convicted.

Stubblefield played 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first five with the 49ers. He later returned to the 49ers in 2001 and ’02, before finishing his career with the Raiders.

Stubblefield, a first-round pick of the 49ers in 1993, was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after recording 10.5 sacks. He was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year with a career-high 15 sacks in 1997. He signed a lucrative contract with Washington in 1998.
 

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

Quakes choose young FIU defender with their first pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

The San Jose Earthquakes are hoping they've caught lighting in a bottle twice. 

Last season, Nick Lima emerged as one of the game's best young defenders. And on Day 1 of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, San Jose went to the fullback well with the selection of Paul Marie from Florida International University with the 12th pick in the first round. 

"Paul has the profile we were looking for from the very beginning heading into the combine and the draft," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli via press release. "We were looking for a fullback. We see in him an offensive-minded outside back that has technical qualities and the ability to read the game."

Experts pegged Marie, 22, as a late-first, early-second-round selection. But a pair of solid days during the MLS Combine boosted the Frenchman's stock -- especially on San Jose's board. According to Fioranelli, Marie was No. 4 on their draft board -- having him there at No. 12 must have felt like a steal for Fioranelli and staff. 

"We especially liked that he has character and in the interview that we had with him, he convinced us," Fioranelli said. "The entire coaching staff are really excited about having him part of the club."

San Jose not only lucked out that their fourth-best footballer was there at 12, but with American parents, he does not take up an international slot for San Jose -- the team is still three players over their allotment.

In an interview after his selection with Jason Davis of Sirius XM radio, Marie told San Jose fans what they can expect from the defender. 

"They can expect Paul Marie to give it all for San Jose," he said. 

The Quakes were in need of defensive depth going in to Day 1 of the SuperDraft. In Marie, they have a fullback who can stretch the pitch from the right side and be a backup to Lima.