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All-Stars combine for 10 HRs; AL wins 8-6 in 10 innings

All-Stars combine for 10 HRs; AL wins 8-6 in 10 innings

on July 18, 2018, 7:10 AM / in Baseball

WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American League beat the National League 8-6 Tuesday night for its sixth straight win. Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Jean Segura also […]

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Tim Tebow Is Doing Something Nobody Expected

Tim Tebow Is Doing Something Nobody Expected

on June 30, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Baseball, People

Tim Tebow continues to be a lighting rod for criticism. The most famous Christian athlete in the United States was recently dragged into the NFL’s National Anthem controversy for no reason whatsoever. But now Tebow is back in the news, and the reason why has the liberal sports media furious. After Tim Tebow’s NFL career petered out, the former Heisman […]

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Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

Joltin’ Joe’s Streak

on June 29, 2018, 8:52 AM / in Baseball, History

Good morning, it’s June 29, 2018. On this date in 1941, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., New York Yankees centerfielder Joe DiMaggio took aim at George Sisler — and the recordy books. Rarely discussed today, Sisler was an uncommonly talented “five-tool” player before that phrase was invented. Toiling mostly for second-tier clubs in a 15-year career that ended in […]

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Commodores fall in 11 innings, season ends

on June 11, 2018, 7:32 AM / in Baseball

By MAURICE PATTON  |  THE DAILY HERALD NASHVILLE — Leads were hard to come by for Vanderbilt in this weekend’s NCAA Super Regional matchup with Mississippi State, but it wasn’t from a lack of trying. After a one-run midgame cushion slipped away Sunday, the Commodores extended the decisive Game 3 with a three-run ninth-inning rally, but had no answer for […]

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Why a convicted child molester is likely to be chosen in the MLB draft

Why a convicted child molester is likely to be chosen in the MLB draft

on June 6, 2018, 5:29 AM / in Baseball

Jeff Passan MLB columnist  |  Yahoo Sports Sometime over the next 48 hours, a Major League Baseball team is almost certain to ask a convicted, admitted child molester to play in its organization. It’s likeliest to happen Tuesday, during Rounds 3 through 10 of the MLB draft, or perhaps Wednesday, over the draft’s final 30 rounds. And on the off-chance that the handful […]

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Weathers picked No. 7 by San Diego

Weathers picked No. 7 by San Diego

on June 5, 2018, 9:20 AM / in Baseball

By MAURICE PATTON  |   Columbia Daily Herald  Ryan Weathers became the highest drafted player out of the Tennessee high school ranks in more than 40 years Monday night, as the Loretto left-hander was selected with the seventh overall pick in the opening round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres. Weathers, a Vanderbilt signee, is the […]

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Small-town kid named nation’s best

Small-town kid named nation’s best

on June 1, 2018, 6:39 AM / in Baseball, State News

By MAURICE PATTON | Columbia Daily Herald LORETTO — Ryan Weathers went from perplexed to pleasantly surprised in a split-second Thursday. Lured back to school, the recent Loretto graduate was drawn outside when he was told his truck was being towed — only to be greeted with the trophy recognizing him as the Gatorade national high school baseball player of […]

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Sean Manaea throws seventh no-hitter in Oakland A’s history

Sean Manaea throws seventh no-hitter in Oakland A’s history

on April 22, 2018, 6:37 AM / in Baseball

By Susan Slusser  |  SF Gate Sean Manaea didn’t just throw a no-hitter Saturday, the seventh in Oakland history and the A’s first since Dallas Braden’s perfect game in 2010. Manaea did so against a Red Sox team that came into the Coliseum winners of 17 of their previous 18 games and averaging more than six runs a game. Better still, […]

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Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

on January 30, 2018, 8:55 AM / in Baseball, National News

The Cleveland Indians plan to stop using their controversial Chief Wahoo uniform logo next year, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday. The change came after “constructive conversations, between the league and Indians top executives. “Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” Manfred said in the statement. “The club ultimately […]

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Former star MLB pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

Former star MLB pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

on November 8, 2017, 7:55 AM / in Baseball, People

Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday when his single-engine plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay was the only person on board when the single-engine plane, registered to his father, went down in six-foot-deep water and flipped upside down. Halladay retired after the 2013 season due to constant back injuries. Halladay played Major League baseball for […]

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Astros thrash Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7 to claim franchise’s first World Series title

Astros thrash Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7 to claim franchise’s first World Series title

on November 2, 2017, 5:23 AM / in Baseball

By Dave Sheinin  |  Washington Post LOS ANGELES — As they awoke from restless sleep on the first day of November, as they stared into their morning coffee, as they held their faces under their hotel-room showers, as they gazed out bus windows at the gray haze of afternoon on their way to work, the Houston Astros couldn’t shake the magnitude of […]

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Dodgers beat Astros to force Game 7 of World Series

Dodgers beat Astros to force Game 7 of World Series

on November 1, 2017, 8:24 AM / in Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night in Game 6 of the World Series, forcing the first World Series Game 7 in Dodger Stadium history. George Springer hit a solo home run in the third inning to give the Astros an early lead, but the Dodgers came back in the sixth inning with two runs. Joc […]

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Yankees beat Indians to advance to ALCS

on October 12, 2017, 8:51 AM / in Baseball

The New York Yankees defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series to dethrone the AL champions and advance to play the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, who helped the Cubs beat the Indians by pitching in five of the seven games in last season’s […]

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Yankees retire Jeter’s No. 2

Yankees retire Jeter’s No. 2

on May 15, 2017, 8:18 AM / in Baseball

The New York Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s jersey — No. 2 — on Sunday, honoring the team’s longest-tenured captain for a 20-year career filled with records. “There isn’t a person or player I would trade places with that’s playing now or ever,” Jeter said during a ceremony before the Yankees-Astros game. “And the reason why I say that is because […]

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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in Dominican Republic crash

on January 23, 2017, 7:30 AM / in Baseball

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed Sunday in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. He was 25. Ventura pitched for the Royals in two World Series, in 2014 and 2015. The team’s general manager, Dayton Moore, said Ventura was “so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberence.” His death came on the same day that […]

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Scherzer and Porcello win Cy Young awards

Scherzer and Porcello win Cy Young awards

on November 17, 2016, 7:15 AM / in Baseball

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, far ahead of the Chicago Cubs’ Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks in balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Scherzer is the sixth pitcher in baseball history to win the award in both leagues. He was the American League winner with Detroit in 2013. […]

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Cubs slug their way past the Indians 9-3, forcing World Series Game 7

Cubs slug their way past the Indians 9-3, forcing World Series Game 7

on November 2, 2016, 6:31 AM / in Baseball

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell decided to take things into his own hands to ensure that his team will play in a winner-take-all Game 7 of the World Series. After Kris Bryant hit a solo home run to open the scoring in the bottom of the first inning of Tuesday evening’s Game 6, Russell hit a two-run double — really, a […]

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Indians Take Game 1

Indians Take Game 1

on October 26, 2016, 6:48 AM / in Baseball

NBC News The Indians lead the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in the World Series after Cleveland took a 6-0 victory in Game 1 Tuesday at Progressive Field, and Bauer just aims to hold serve in Game 2 on Wednesday. Kluber dominated into the seventh inning, Roberto Perez had four RBIs with a pair of home runs and the Indians beat the […]

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Chicago Cubs defeat L.A. Dodgers to reach World Series for first time since 1945

on October 23, 2016, 7:06 AM / in Baseball

The Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1945 after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game 6 on Saturday night. The team won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908. They will face the Cleveland Indians.

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Cleveland beats Toronto to clinch World Series spot

Cleveland beats Toronto to clinch World Series spot

on October 20, 2016, 8:01 AM / in Baseball, Sports

The Cleveland Indians advanced to the World Series on Wednesday, defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 to take the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. Toronto only managed to win one game against the dominant Cleveland team, which now has a shot at following up on the Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA championship, the city’s first major sports title in 52 years. The […]

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