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LEADING OFF

March 07, 2011
March 07, 2011

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March 7, 2011

LEADING OFF
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LEADING OFF

PHOTOPhotograph by Morry Gash/APSTARS IN HIS EYES At a Brewers workout in Phoenix on Feb. 22, the reflection in the golden glasses of first baseman Prince Fielder yielded the talented heart of the Brewers' order: the triumvirate of (from left) leftfielder Ryan Braun, rightfielder Corey Hart and second baseman Rickie Weeks.PHOTOPhotograph by Bill Wippert/ NHLI/Getty ImagesBUFFALO WINGING Sabres right wing Drew Stafford flew through the crease as Red Wings goalie Joey MacDonald tried to protect himself during a game in Buffalo last Saturday. The Central Division--leading Red Wings defeated the Sabres, who are in third place in the Northeast Division, 3--2.PHOTOPhotograph by Richard MeekDUKE SNIDER 1926--2011 As Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella (leaning on bat) watched from the dugout steps, the Duke broke from the plate after connecting with a Jim Hearn pitch against the Giants at New York City's Polo Grounds on May 26, 1956. Snider, who died of natural causes at a convalescent hospital in Escondido, Calif., on Sunday, hit .295 with 407 home runs during his 18-year Hall of Fame career and helped bring Brooklyn its only World Series title, in 1955.