2014 Class To Be Inducted Into Cooperstown Sunday

The 2014 class is set to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, first baseman Frank Thomas, and managers Tony la Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre make up this year's class. Sunday's ceremony is at 12:30. Maddux was a four-time NL Cy Young winner with 355 wins for the Cubs, Braves, Dodgers and Padres. Glavine won two NL Cy Young Awards and had 305 career wins with the Braves and Mets. Thomas was a two-time AL MVP with 495 career home runs. La Russa won three World Series titles with the Cardinals, A's and White Sox and ranks third in all-time managerial wins with 2,728. Cox was a four-time Manager of the Year with the Braves and Blue Jays and ranks fourth on the all-time wins list. Torre won four World Series titles as manager of the Yankees and was also skipper of the Mets, Braves, Cardinals and Dodgers. He ranks fifth on the all-time wins list.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 11 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Union Post 297 Senior American Legion Baseball Player Trey Fink. Earlier this season in a game against St. Peters, Trey pitched a complete game with 11 strike outs and no walks in an 8-1 win. He also went the distance in a tough luck 6-1 loss to Washington. He only gave up four hits with 13 strike outs and one walk. Time and again, Trey has proven his ability to go deep into games.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 4 days ago

Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.

The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.

It involved race, and it was done it a church.

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SPORTS CORNER

12 hours 2 min ago

Local Senior Legion teams are getting ready for the trip to the 2015 Blue Springs Woodbat Tournament. Washington, Union and St. Charles will compete in the event which will run Wednesday through Sunday at the Hidden Valley Athletic Complex.