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(Reuters) - Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year. Read more Linking Blogs | Comments
Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night. Gordon's home run off Toronto's Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove in the last...
Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts, and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sport is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday—and not...
With the NFL slowed by nagging controversies and sagging TV ratings, and Major League Baseball's storied days as America's pastime long passed, the NBA continues to step up its game and drive strongly into our collective cultural consciousness. Fittingly, the pro basketball league's latest ads, launched ahead of next month's regular season, showcase confidence and...
The Cleveland Indians roll into Anaheim this week having recently won an AL-record 22 consecutive games. There’s a strong case for calling it the longest, most dominant regular-season streak ever in Major League Baseball.
Several Latino ballplayers relish the show as a device for polishing their English. (And who can resist Joey?)
Beyond their close race for the AL East crown, the Yankees and Red Sox have also been locked in a war of competing cheating claims, with the Red Sox charging the Yankees were using a YES Network camera to steal signs from them afterShow More Summary
This paper, “The Hot-Hand Fallacy: Cognitive Mistakes or Equilibrium Adjustments? Evidence from Major League Baseball,” delivers on both the theory and the empirics: We test for a “hot hand” (i.e., short-term predictability in performance) in Major League Baseball using panel data. Show More Summary
Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the Red Sox (and Yankees) getting off easy for their technologically-advanced sign stealing. Plus, Cleveland actually lost a game! Major League Baseball meted out punishment for the scandal involving the Red Sox's use of Apple Watches to steal signs from the Yankees, among other teams. Show More Summary
Ten days after a seemingly damning report in the New York Times detailed an operation to steal signs perpetrated by the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees, Major League Baseball brought the story to a whimpering end. MLB levied an undisclosed fine on the Red Sox for “sending electronic communications from their video replay […]
Major League Baseball went way too easy on the Red Sox.
The Boston Red Sox have been fined by Major League Baseball for using electronic equipment to steal signs given by a Yankees catcher this season, and New York has been fined a lesser amount for improper use of a dugout telephone in an earlier year
What to watch in MLB Heading into the weekend in Major League Baseball — with a little over two weeks remaining in the regular season — there are still two division races in question, plus eight more teams within five games of a Wild Card spot. Show More Summary
Hailey Dawson is 7 years old and has already thrown out the first pitch before many Major League Baseball games. This fall, she’ll get to do it again — and this time before one of the biggest games of all. Dawson was born with Poland syndrome and is missing three fingers on her right hand, which...
Major League Baseball has been around for 142 seasons. It’s pretty difficult to do something that has never done before. And yet, that’s exactly what the Minnesota Twins did on Tuesday night. The Twins annihilated the San Diego Padres 16-0 at Target Field on Tuesday. But way more impressive than the total number of runs […]
Every Major League Baseball franchise invites fans to games that celebrate various groups — pet owners, Grateful Dead aficionados, the Girl Scouts, veterans, Little Leaguers and more. Donald Trump’s election raised the profile of another American “tribe.” It’s time for baseball to honor the voters...
On Tuesday, Major League Baseball released the schedule for the 2018 season, and there were plenty of small nuggets that will catch the eyes of baseball fans (aside from those looking to plan summer road trips). The three most significant...Show More Summary
The Angels will open next season in Oakland, just like this season, and end it at home against the Athletics. Major League Baseball released its 2018 schedule Tuesday. The season starts Thursday, March 29, earlier than in past years because additional off days have been mixed in to the 162-game...
A Major League Baseball season buoyed by a raft of video game numbers rolls toward the finish, with the focus now pointed directly at the city of Cleveland. It’s there that the Indians won their 17th consecutive game on Saturday, a 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, making them just the second team since 1961 […]