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Investigators release details from Halladay plane's data recorder

A preliminary report on the former Blue Jay's fatal crash placed no blame for the wreck. The plane itself was equipped with a parachute, but it was not deployed.

Jones, Thome and Vizquel among first-time candidates on baseball Hall of Fame ballot

About 430 ballots are being sent to eligible voters from the BBWAA, and a player must receive at least 75 per cent for election.

MLB will add pace of play rules, with or without union support, Rob Manfred says

A 20-second pitch clock and higher strike zone were proposed ahead of last season, but the players' association didn't agree to the changes.

Marlins’ Stanton edges Reds’ Votto for NL MVP, Astros’ Altuve takes AL honours

Canadian Joey Votto was a very close second in the NL voting, while Altuve was well ahead of second place finisher Aaron Judge.

Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber are Cy Young winners

Washington's Scherzer has now won award three times, while Cleveland’s Kluber has two.

MLB hopes for new Japan posting deal by next month

Agreement would allow Nippon Ham Fighters star Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams.

Major League Baseball seeks shorter games

Jays president says make games faster is about “thinking about our future fans and the landscape we’re competing on.”

Torey Lovullo, Paul Molitor named managers of the year

Former Jay Molitor led Twins through huge turnaround as they improved from 59-103 to 85-77.

Boston Red Sox great Bobby Doerr, the oldest living ex-MLB player, dead at 99

Doerr, who was the Blue Jays’ batting coach in 1980, had a.288 lifetime average and helped the Red Sox to the 1946 World Series.

Anthopoulos lands on his feet in Atlanta: Arthur

Alex Anthopoulos will inherit wealth of prospects as Braves GM, and pay his respects to Roy Halladay in Clearwater.

Yankees’ Judge, Dodgers’ Bellinger unanimous rookie of the year picks

After breaking records for home runs by a rookie, the two sluggers become just the fourth pair of rookies of the year to be selected unanimously.

Halladay was teaching future Phillies 24 hours before he died

Halladay ended each session by giving the player a set of two books by Harvey Dorfman, the sports psychologist who saved his career.

Shohei Otani makes intended move to MLB official

Japanese pitcher-outfielder announces that he wants to make move to North America.

Japanese sensation Shohei Otani will jump to MLB

Nippon Ham Fighters will post reigning Pacific League MVP, a star pitcher and outfielder in Japan, for move to majors next season.

Celebration of life for Roy Halladay to be held Tuesday in Florida

“While we mourn the loss of the core of our family, we choose to celebrate him and remember the man we knew privately on and off the field,” the Halladay family said in a statement.

Rangers, Yankees and Twins have most to offer Japanese superstar Shohei Otani

Otani, a star outfielder and pitcher in the Pacific League, has a 42-15 record with a 2.52 ERA and 624 strikeouts in 543 innings over five seasons and a.286 batting average with 48 homers and 166 RBIs.

‘He’ll be remembered as a superstar’: Former Jays GM Gord Ash says of Roy Halladay

Former Blue Jays pitcher Halladay died Tuesday when his private plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.

Joey Votto among finalists for NL MVP award

Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto reached base an MLB-best 321 times, while leading the NL in walks and on-base percentage.

When the Houston Astros needed him most, Charlie Morton delivered

After years of injuries and disappointment, the 33-year-old pitcher helped the Astros win their first World Series in his first year with the team.

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