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MLB Unveils Memorial For Runners Stranded On Base

NEW YORK—Solemnly ringing a bell 30 times for each of the teams that lost potential runs this season, Major League Baseball officials unveiled Tuesday a memorial outside league headquarters to commemorate all of the runners who have ever been stranded on base.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Submits Paperwork For Gas Reimbursement

LONG POND, PA—Hunching over the steering wheel of his idling No. 88 Chevrolet SS to closely inspect the odometer, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was reportedly in the process of submitting paperwork Monday to reimburse his gas expenses for the month.

A-Rod Donates $25 Million To Be Displayed In Glass Case In Baseball Hall Of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, NY—Ensuring that a treasured piece of the game’s history will be forever preserved for future generations of fans, representatives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame confirmed Friday that retired third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently donated $25 million of his earnings to be displayed inside a glass case in their museum.
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Lesser-Known Awards In Major League Baseball

With Major League Baseball handing out its 2008 seasonal awards this week, Onion Sports runs down the more obscure offerings:

The John Kruk Award: Given to the first baseman with the highest batting average and one testicle

Hardware House Inc. Tarp of the Year Award: Goes to the year's most effective tarp

The Jim Abbott Award: Honors the player with the highest OPS in the National League

Tums Trophy: Bestowed upon the player with the most-improved digestion in the league

Player of the Inning Pen: Awarded every inning of each game to the player who best exemplifies that inning

The Wade Boggs Award: Trophy presented to any third baseman who catches at least one fly ball during the regular season

Batter of the Future Award: Recognizes each league's best guy on deck

Participant of the Year: Conferred upon the last few players not to get awards

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