Houston Astros beat Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in Game 5, advance to AL Championship Series against New York Yankees
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros beat Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 in Game 5, advance to AL Championship Series against New York Yankees.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say they have fired manager Mickey Callaway.
Pittsburgh Pirates announce they have fired manager Clint Hurdle
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates announce they have fired manager Clint Hurdle.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will not return next season
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will not return next season.
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost to retire after season
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost to retire after season .
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres fire manager Andy Green.
Atlanta Braves clinch second straight NL East title
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves clinch second straight NL East title.
Las Vegas replaces Charlotte as top draw in minors
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators have displaced the Charlotte Knights as the minor leagues' attendance leader.
Kansas City T-Bones team evicted from Kansas stadium
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The struggling Kansas City T-Bones baseball team is being evicted from its stadium in Kansas because of unpaid debts.
In Venezuela, young baseball players still have big dreams
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than 100 boys train daily on a baseball field next to the biggest slum in Caracas, using old bats, balls and gloves in hopes of achieving the ultimate goal: a...
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Loek van Mil, a 7-foot-1 right-hander who was one of the tallest professional baseball players in history, has died. He was 34.
‘Robot umpires’ debut in independent Atlantic League
YORK, Pa. (AP) — "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...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Officials in the Illinois city home to the women's baseball team that inspired the 1992 film "A League of Their Own" want to help fund a $7 million museum honoring the role...
Detwiler gets 1st win in 3 years, White Sox power past Twins
CHICAGO (AP) — Ross Detwiler surfaced from the depths of professional baseball to give the Chicago White Sox a boost in their thinned-out rotation.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A survivor of a campus shooting in North Carolina has gotten to meet Tim Tebow, an athlete he has looked up to since the fourth grade.
DETROIT (AP) — A new exhibit celebrates the centennial anniversary of a Negro Leagues professional baseball team and Detroit's black baseball history.
SEC dominates CWS field with 4 teams heading to Omaha
The College World Series has an even stronger Southeastern Conference flavor than usual.
SEC members Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt comprise half the eight-team College...
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- Post-BulletinLocal Notebook: Brown looks to return to pro ballJuly 11, 2019
- Dixon TelegraphDecorated Rock Falls hall of fame athlete diesJuly 7, 2019
- The Daily JournalQ&A with Brent HeadrickJune 21, 2019
- Idaho State JournalOpening day: Minor league baseball gets underway in Idaho FallsJune 19, 2019
Campbell turns himself into an ace for Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Isaiah Campbell looked hard at the financial package he was offered last spring as a mid-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels. The immediate impulse was to sign and...
Son of ‘Crash’ McCray taken on Day 2 of MLB draft
NEW YORK (AP) — Grant McCray will get a chance to leave his mark on professional baseball — but he'll have a tough time making one as dramatic as his famous father.
Angels sit Ohtani ruining possible matchup with Kikuchi
SEATTLE (AP) — Brad Ausmus disappointed countless Japanese baseball fans Thursday with one decision.
"Japanese baseball fans don't like me right now. Tell them I'm sorry," Ausmus...
Uncommon route: Stewart excited about pitching in Japan
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Carter Stewart will begin his professional baseball career by taking an uncommon route.
The 19-year old pitcher from Florida has signed a six-year contract with...
Triple-A batters smashing it since MLB ball is put into play
Balls are flying out of Triple-A ballparks like never before, coinciding with a switch in baseballs to the major league model.
The El Paso Chihuahuas have hit 89 home runs in their first 37...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hitting has taken something of a backseat for Isiah Kiner-Falefa as he works at being a full-time catcher for the first time in his professional baseball career. So a night...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Historians, authors and a Reds player who made history will highlight a lecture series marking the 150th anniversary of professional baseball's pioneers, the Cincinnati Red...
Minor leaguers seek investors, donations to make ends meet
PHOENIX (AP) — Jeremy Wolf loved being a professional baseball player. The New York Mets were his favorite team as a child, and it was a dream fulfilled when they selected him in the 31st round in...
Red Stockings, parade anniversaries add to opening day
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds fans have milestones to celebrate during their annual opening day festivities.
Major League Baseball and the Reds this season are commemorating the 150th...
- Business WireBrightView to Help MLB Bring Field of Dreams to LifeAugust 16, 2019
- Business WireHenry Schein Joins Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society to Encourage Healthy and Active Lifestyles for ChildrenJune 6, 2019
- Globe NewswireMinor League Baseball’s New Post-Graduate Associates Program to Provide League Office Experience in Professional BaseballOctober 25, 2018
- BusinessWireBluegreen Vacations and the Miami Marlins Team up for the 2018 and 2019 SeasonsAugust 9, 2018
- BusinessWireBluegreen Vacations and the Miami Marlins Team up for the 2018 and 2019 SeasonsAugust 9, 2018
Baby Cakes owner pitches minor league baseball in Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With a New England accent and penchant for colorful detail delivered without taking a breath — at least when he's in sales-pitch mode — Baby Cakes owner Lou Schwechheimer is...
Talented young arms make Marlins optimistic about future
MIAMI (AP) — The path to progress for the Miami Marlins starts on the mound.
The Marlins believe their reboot will gain momentum in Season 2 under CEO Derek Jeter, and any improvement likely...
Yusei Kikuchi’s dream of playing in majors now a reality
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Yusei Kikuchi's journey started in northern Japan, in the prefecture of Iwate, about 300 miles from the Tokyo Dome.
This is where Kikuchi became a star. Where he was a...
Crowdfunding campaign launched for Hamtramck Stadium
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Plans are underway to restore a Detroit-area ballpark that once was home to Negro Leagues professional baseball teams.
Schmidt: I’ve been in Harper’s shoes, he can walk the walk
Bryce Harper has been a celebrity since he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a high school player. No player ever entered professional baseball with more fanfare.
Longtime Rutgers baseball coach Fred Hill dies at 84
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Fred Hill, who coached Rutgers baseball for 30 years and sent a dozen players to the major leagues, died Saturday. He was 84.
Game changer: Tebow enters Mets camp ‘all in’ on baseball
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — By now, Tim Tebow has shown he belongs in professional baseball. He's fully committed to the game and much more comfortable on the field.
Sometimes, though, he still sounds like a football player.
On his first day at spring training with the New York Mets, the former NFL quarterback was reflecting on last year, when he injured his ankle stepping on a sprinkler head at the beginning of camp.
Longtime baseball scout Tommy Giordano dies at 93
Tommy Giordano, a longtime scout who played only 11 games in the major leagues but spent more than seven decades in a variety of baseball roles, died Thursday. He was 93.
Known affectionately as "T-bone," Giordano was stricken in December with a blood infection, said his daughter, Gail Przeclawski. He died at her home in Orlando, Florida, after the family decided against further treatment.
MLB’s 150th anniversary logo features silhouetted batter
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's 150th anniversary logo features the silhouetted batter created for the 1969 celebration of the first professional baseball team.
MLB commissioner will be grand marshal for Cincinnati parade
CINCINNATI (AP) — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will serve as grand marshal for Cincinnati's annual opening day parade as he helps celebrate the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings.
Season-long tribute planned to pioneering 1869 Red Stockings
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are fashionably celebrating the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings team.
Caribbean Series moving from Venezuela to Panama
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Caribbean Series starting next week has been moved from Venezuela to Panama for security reasons.
Caribbean Professional Baseball Leagues commissioner Juan Francisco Puello announced the decision on Monday. The series will begin on Feb. 4 at Rod Carew National Stadium in Panama City.
Violent street protests have erupted in Venezuela since opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro.
Sea Dogs extend relationship with Red Sox through 2022
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are keeping their popular minor league affiliate in Maine's largest city through at least 2022.
The Portland Sea Dogs announced the extension of their player development contract with the Red Sox on Tuesday. The club says the Red Sox will continue to keep their Double A-class affiliate in Portland for the longest permitted term under the existing Professional Baseball Agreement.
New Rangers manager Woodward already shares bond in Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chris Woodward grew up wanting to be an architect or an engineer. He also had what he thought was a far-fetched dream of playing professional baseball.
Japanese pitcher Kikuchi free to negotiate with MLB teams
TOKYO (AP) — The Seibu Lions have agreed to post pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, clearing the way for the 27-year-old left-hander to negotiate with teams in Major League Baseball.
Since Kikuchi cannot file for international free agency until 2020, he needed Seibu's approval in order to use the posting system to move to the majors.
Kikuchi has a 73-46 career record with a 2.77 ERA in Nippon Professional Baseball. He went 14-4 this year and struck out 153 batters in 163-2/3 innings.
Former big league pitcher Bill Fischer dies at 88
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former big league pitcher Bill Fischer, who spent more than seven decades as a player and coach in professional baseball, died Tuesday. He was 88.
The Royals announced Fischer's death in a statement Wednesday. No cause was given.
Yankees get jeered in Boston for crossing union picket line
BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees are drawing boos in some corners of Boston, but not for their bitter rivalry to the Red Sox.
Yankees players were seen crossing a labor union picket line in front of the downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Thursday. The team faces the Red Sox in a playoff series starting Friday night.
New Orleans AAA club applies to relocate to Wichita
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The agency which oversees state-owned sports facilities says New Orleans' minor league baseball franchise has filed an application to relocate to Wichita, Kansas, after the 2021 season.
Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District chairman Kyle France calls the decision by the New Orleans Baby Cakes "sad." But France asserts that the LSED remains committed to keeping the suburban New Orleans baseball stadium occupied by a professional baseball franchise long-term.
Mexican player Amador suspended in Japan for doping
TOKYO (AP) — Mexican infielder Japhet Amador has been suspended for six months by Nippon Professional Baseball for a doping violation.
The 31-year-old slugger, who has been out since Aug. 3 with abdominal pain, tested positive for the banned substances chlorthalidone and furosemide, NPB said on Thursday.
Both are diuretic drugs used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Diuretics are banned because they can be used to mask the presence of performance-enhancing substances in the bloodstream.
Moustakas goes coast to coast, joins Brewers’ lineup
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was quite a trip for Mike Moustakas — from coast to coast, from last place to a pennant race.
The power-hitting Royals third baseman was having dinner with his wife in New York on Friday night after a rainout at Yankee Stadium when told the Royals had traded him to Milwaukee. Moustakas quickly boarded a late flight to join the Brewers in San Francisco.
A time limit in baseball? Michigan league takes unusual step
Limiting mound visits is one thing. But if you really want to control the length of a baseball game, there are other, more direct ways of doing it.
One small league in Michigan is taking an unusual step.
The United Shore Professional Baseball League says starting Thursday, its public games will not begin an inning after the 2-hour, 25-minute mark. Director of baseball operations Justin Orenduff says the idea is to give fans some certainty on when a game will be over if the pace of play is lagging.
Local son becomes ‘winningest left-hander’ for Cardinals
MCSHERRYSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — John Sherdel remembers catching pop flies from his grandfather at their home in McSherrystown.
Bound to a wheelchair and decades removed from his professional baseball heyday, Bill Sherdel had quite the story to tell. Before tossing baseballs to his grandchildren, he did it on the nation's biggest stages against players like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
But Sherdel would not talk about those days unless he was prompted, according to his grandson. He was far too humble.