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  • Major League Baseball Jan 17

    Giants Make Alyssa Nakken 1st Female Major League Coach

    Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

  • Don Larsen Jan 2

    Don Larsen, Yankees Pitcher Who Threw Only Perfect World Series Game, Dies at 90

    Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. He was 90.

  • marijuana Dec 12, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Testing for Opioids After Skaggs’ Death

    Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine. But only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline. Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes to the joint drug agreement between MLB and the players’ association....

  • Major League Baseball Dec 12, 2019

    All MLB Teams to Expand Protective Netting for 2020 Season: Commissioner

    All 30 Major League Baseball teams will expand the protective netting in stadiums starting with the 2020 season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told CNBC in an interview Wednesday. The protective netting will extend “substantially beyond the end of the dugout,” Manfred told CNBC at the league’s winter meetings in San Diego. The change comes after a 2-year-old girl who was…

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Washington Nationals’ Obsession With Baby Shark Drives MLB Store Sales During World Series

    Major League Baseball’s online sales from the postseason and the World Series featuring the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals have been strong — and the “Baby Shark” craze is adding to that, according to data from the league. In the last 10 days, the MLBShop.com has sold more than 4,500 various adult and children’s “Baby Shark” products, totaling more...

  • Oct 24, 2019

    MLB Looking Into Umpire Tweet Referencing Gun, Trump Critics

    Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball will look into a politicized tweet by umpire Rob Drake that referenced a rifle and critics of President Donald Trump. Drake posted this message to Twitter on Tuesday: “I will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020”

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Astros Executive Apologizes, MLB to Conduct Interviews

    The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using “inappropriate language” after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration. Brandon Taubman released a statement through the Astros hours before they played Game 1 of the World Series against Washington. Major League Baseball...

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Under Armour Founder Kevin Plank Relinquishes CEO Post

    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank will step down as CEO in the new year to become the company’s executive chairman and brand chief. Patrik Frisk, who became president and chief operating officer two years ago, will be the athletic gear company’s second CEO since it was founded in 1996. The 56-year-old Frisk will report to Plank and will take a...

  • Oct 21, 2019

    San Diego Padres Names Jayce Tingler as New Manager

    Friars go with youth over experience for second straight hire.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Mets Win Emotional 9/11 Tribute Game With 9 Runs on 11 Hits

    Pete Alonso has been full of surprises during a memorable rookie season with the Mets. For fans in his new home city, his gesture Wednesday night might be the biggest home run yet.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    ‘Robot Umpires’ Debut in Independent Atlantic League

    “Robot umpires” have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket and relayed the call upon receiving it from a TrackMan computer system that uses Doppler radar. He...

  • Jul 7, 2019

    Lo mejor del primer tiempo

    Aquí el resumen de las mejores jugadas del primer tiempo

  • Jul 6, 2019

    Phillies’ Odubel Herrera Suspended 85 Games by Major League Baseball

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The commissioner’s office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He had been charged with simple assault and knowingly causing bodily injury stemming from an incident on...

  • Jul 1, 2019

    Angels Say Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Has Died at Age 27

    Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday in Texas, according to a statement from the team. Details about a cause of death were not immediately available. Monday night’s game between the Angels and Texas Ranger in Arlington, Texas was postponed, the Rangers said in a statement.

  • Jun 29, 2019

    Prince Harry, Meghan Give London Baseball a Royal Launch

    Major league baseball’s first game in Europe received a royal launch. Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, took part in the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees played the Boston Red Sox. The couple left month-old son Archie home as Meghan made one of her few public appearances since giving birth. They strolled to the...

  • Jun 19, 2019

    MLB: Umpire Union Tweet About Machado Was ‘Inappropriate’

    MLB says it was inappropriate for the umpire’s union to comment on the suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his ejection Saturday at Colorado.

  • Jun 15, 2019

    Dodgers Teach Science to Kids Through Baseball

    In the past few years, Major League Baseball has gone through a scientific and mathematical revolution. The concepts of “Moneyball” have changed the way players prepare, the strategies used on the field and how fans talk about the game. The Dodgers are passing those concepts down by teaching hundreds of little baseball fans to find joy in learning about science...

  • May 28, 2019

    Phillies Outfielder Herrera Placed on Leave After Arrest

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball after he was arrested on Monday for domestic assault.

  • May 27, 2019

    Former Red Sox Player Bill Buckner Dies at Age 69

    Bill Buckner was an All-Star and batting champion, a gritty gamer who was welcome on any team. “I’ve got a lot of respect for the guy,” Red Sox fan Christopher Lee said. “Twenty-two years in the league is pretty amazing. Who has that kind of lonevity in any sport these days?”

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Man or Cyborg? ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Passes $1 Million Mark

    There’s no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect “Jeopardy!” contestant. But given how he’s made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane, it sometimes seems that way. Holzhauer eclipsed the $1 million mark in winnings Tuesday on his 14th appearance. Not only has he...

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