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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...
A 21-year-old minor league pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization died Monday from injuries sustained over the weekend in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic, becoming the third baseball player to die this year in a wreck in that country. Miguel Gonzalez, who is not related to the former Orioles pitcher of the same […]
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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.
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Hello, Angels fans. Well, this is almost it. Your favorite baseball team is 76-73 and off today for the last time this season. With 13 games remaining in the regular season, they trail Minnesota by two games for the American League’s second wild-card spot. So, the Angels’ playoff destiny may not...
Several Latino ballplayers relish the show as a device for polishing their English. (And who can resist Joey?)
I played a lot of sports as a kid growing up in southern Manitoba. Hockey in the winter, baseball in the spring, golf in the summer and football in the fall. In all cases, I played in leagues but I also played them without adult supervision or organization. In Canada, outdoor neigbourhood rinks are as prevalent as sandlots and baseball fields. Show More Summary
23 wins for Cleveland in their last 24 games The Cleveland Indians have been baseball’s hottest team for the better part of a month, and on Saturday clinched their second straight American League Central division title. Cleveland made headlines by winning an American League-record 22 consecutive games, a streak that was snapped on Friday night. Show More Summary
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
The proposed sales of the Miami Marlins and Houston Rockets harken me back to the 1980s LBO boom, and we know how that ended. League debt limits for both baseball and basketball are technically being adhered to, but the incoming owners would be taking on a lot of debt to close the deals.