PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Coyne, who spent more than 80 years ushering Pittsburgh Pirates fans to their seats through varying stages of success and failure by the team, has died. He was...
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will hold its first Lou Gehrig Day on June 2, adding Gehrig to Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente on the short list of players honored throughout the big...
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and...
1903 — The Boston Pilgrims won the first World Series, five games to three, with a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1914 — The Boston Braves completed a sweep of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Larkin is gladly giving Major League Baseball a helping hand in these playoffs.
Two of them, actually.
Look closely at the bats being swung and you might notice...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The saxophone guy, the one that plays theme songs from 1970s TV shows for loose change as fans squeeze past on the Roberto Clemente Bridge on their way to and from PNC Park, is...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeimer Candelario capped off a two-homer day with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the seventh inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Thursday for...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente's iconic No. 21 has been a fixture in Pittsburgh for more than 60 years. Its presence has only grown since the Hall of Fame outfielder's death at age 38 on New...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates spent the day honoring Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. The organization participated in acts of community service. The players all wore Clemente's famous...
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
NEW YORK (AP) — All Puerto Rican players will be allowed to wear No. 21 on Wednesday during Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Day celebration.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente's legacy in Pittsburgh and his native Puerto Rico is secure. The club the Hall of Fame outfielder spent two decades playing for is trying to ensure that legacy —...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Randy Dobnak grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs making regular pilgrimages to PNC Park. When he walked over the Roberto Clemente Bridge for the first time as a professional, the...
1918 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators pitched a four-hitter in 15 innings to beat the St. Louis Browns 1-0. The only hit off him in the first 11 innings was a triple by...
1921 — The Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees combined for an AL record 16 doubles in the Indians’ 17-8 victory. Cleveland had nine doubles and New York seven.
1951 — In the wake of the college point-shaving scandal, Long Island University drops basketball and all other intercollegiate sports. LIU revives basketball in 1957.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco and Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson have won the Comeback Player of the Year awards.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vera Clemente, the widow of Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente and a goodwill ambassador for Major League Baseball, has died. She was 78.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's courage while fighting cancer and community service earned him another postseason honor.
Carrasco won the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award, given...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two teenagers accused of stealing an SUV with two children inside in Connecticut have been arrested.
New Haven police say a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old have been...
Carlos Carrasco didn't let cancer stop him from helping others. It inspired him to do more.
The Cleveland Indians' pitcher, who was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia in May, has...
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut boy who was shot in the chest while on vacation in Puerto Rico is being flown back the state for treatment.
CHICAGO (AP) — Summertime travelers may take advantage of extended U.S. Postal Service hours in June to obtain passports.
Certain Chicago Postal Service stations will open earlier or stay...
Today in History
Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2018.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 31, 1972, Major League baseball player Roberto Clemente, 38, was killed when a plane he chartered and was traveling on to bring relief supplies to earthquake-devastated Nicaragua crashed shortly after takeoff from Puerto Rico.
On this date:
In 1759, Arthur Guinness founded his famous brewery at St. James's Gate in Dublin.
BOSTON (AP) — Many around Major League Baseball rallied to help Puerto Rico after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last year.
The efforts of one native son were honored with an award named for the island's greatest player Wednesday.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was named the recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award, a fitting recognition for the star who grew up on Puerto Rico and idolized the island's late Hall of Famer.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a student was stabbed during a robbery outside a Bronx high school.
Officials say the stabbing happened around 1 p.m. at Roberto Clemente School. Police say the 18-year-old victim was leaving school when he was confronted by three other teens who demanded his cell phone. Authorities say the young man was stabbed in the stomach and the suspects fled the scene.
The victim was rushed to Lincoln Hospital where he's listed in stable condition.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The way Jameson Taillon pitched was only part of his perfect night at the ballpark Wednesday.
Taillon was announced as the Pittsburgh Pirates' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, presented annually by Major League Baseball to a player "who shows extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field."
WASHINGTON (AP) — How my dad got tickets to the 1969 All-Star Game is still a mystery to me. Great seats, too: Section 127, Row 1.
That was the last time the Midsummer Classic was in the nation's capital, at RFK Stadium. I was 11, loved baseball, grew up watching the Orioles and Senators. I'd never seen a National League player in person. I only saw them on our black-and-white TV, and had no sense of Dodger blue or Cardinal red.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Funding has been lined up for improvements to Connecticut's historic Colt Park.
NEW YORK (AP) — The 131-year-old Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. is being sold to a private equity fund for about $395 million.
The iconic sports gear maker, which has outfitted children and pros alike, from Roberto Clemente and Mickey Mantle, to Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant and Giancarlo Stanton, is being acquired by a fund managed by Seidler Equity Partners.
Major League Baseball, which relies on Rawlings for its official game ball, is a co-investor.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A three-vehicle crash in Pittsburgh has left a man dead and a woman and three children injured.
The accident on the 10th Street Bypass — between the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol bridges — occurred just before 5 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities say the driver of an SUV lost control and struck a concrete barrier, then rolled over and collided with a car driven by 61-year-old Michael Markilinski, of Crescent.
SEATTLE (AP) — Albert Pujols was going to get a toast in the clubhouse regardless. Still, he wanted to make sure his 3,000th hit came after a win.
"I was really excited, but at the same time you still have a game you need to play and you still need to focus to win that game," Pujols said. "That's what I told those guys. Let's go win that game so it can taste a little better."
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rizzo is a three-time All-Star and the 2017 winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, baseball's biggest honor for sportsmanship and community involvement. Jon Lester is a three-time World Series champion, and Jason Heyward organized the most important meeting in franchise history.
Plenty of leaders with the Chicago Cubs. No captain.
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawsuit filed by two teenage students alleges a Chicago high school received complaints about alleged inappropriate behavior by a coach long before he was arrested earlier this year.
Former Roberto Clemente High School volleyball and swimming coach Casino Cruz is expected to stand trial Dec. 27 on misdemeanor charges after a 14-year-old girl said he inappropriately touched her.
HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Rizzo is a cancer survivor and World Series champion. The Roberto Clemente Award is a trophy that will stand out for the Chicago Cubs slugger.
"This is something that is so humbling to receive," Rizzo said. "It's the greatest award you can win and I will be forever appreciative of this, and this will go front and center of anything I've ever done on the baseball field."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's museum honoring Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente is collecting supplies and money to benefit hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.
The Tribune-Review reports (http://bit.ly/2hxTjaW ) the Clemente Museum is working with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Restaurant Depot for the relief effort. The museum will host an open house on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have named Joe Mauer as the team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.
The Clemente award is given for community involvement and philanthropy.
PHOENIX (AP) — Prominent Mexican-American community leader Teresa "Terri" Cruz, a co-founder of the Arizona social-services agency Chicanos Por La Causa, has died at age 89.
The organization says Cruz died Thursday.
Max Gonzalez is the agency's executive vice president for strategy. He said Friday that Cruz was active with the organization until her physical limitations became too great about a year ago.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tumpane can't explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge on Wednesday afternoon.
The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below. The look on her face and the tone of her voice suggested otherwise to Tumpane, a major league baseball umpire in town to work the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays.
NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Walker wore a black T-shirt with No. 21 on the front — Roberto Clemente's number with the Pirates. He glanced up at a television across the Mets clubhouse and saw his beloved Penguins trailing Nashville by four goals in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
"That's not good," Walker said, and then smiled: "I'll give them one."
No matter how long he's been gone, no matter how much he torments his hometown team at the plate, Walker's proud roots remain in Pittsburgh.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Puerto Ricans from across Connecticut will be gathering in New Haven to organize a new advocacy group to support Puerto Rico during the unincorporated U.S. territory's economic crisis.
A daylong summit is planned Saturday at the Roberto Clemente Leadership Academy to create the Connecticut Puerto Rican Agenda, in alliance with efforts by the National Puerto Rican Agenda.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The family of Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente is offering hundreds of artifacts from his personal collection during All-Star Game festivities in Miami in July.
Items up for bid will include Clemente's 1960 and 1971 World Series rings, his 1971 World Series MVP Award and his No. 21 jersey home uniform from the 1960 World Series. The 1971 Limited Edition Dodge Charger that Clemente was given as part of his World Series MVP Award will also be up for auction.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen is on the move, just not out of Pittsburgh.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Sunday that McCutchen is moving from center field to right field this season. Gregory Polanco will flip from right field to left, with Starling Marte sliding over from left to center.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of punching an auxiliary bishop during a weekend Mass in New Jersey has pleaded not guilty to assault.
Charles Miller entered the plea during a brief court appearance Tuesday. He identified himself as a reverend and said the bible should be considered evidence.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An auxiliary bishop who was attacked during a weekend Mass in New Jersey has addressed the congregation to tell them he's doing fine.
The Rev. Manuel Cruz was punched in the mouth Saturday at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark during an event honoring the late baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An auxiliary bishop with the Archdiocese of Newark was attacked during a mass at a city church.
Essex County authorities say the attack occurred Saturday at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart during an event honoring baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Students shouted "Ivan! Ivan! Ivan!" as Ivan Rodriguez visited his former elementary school on Friday, part of a three-day celebration Puerto Rico planned for the newly elected Hall of Fame catcher.
The 14-time All-Star waved as he posed for pictures in his hometown of Vega Baja.
"What a joy to return to my school," he said. "I'm very happy that you're here with me on such a special day."
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bridge work has taken some of the bite out of this year's Pittsburgh Marathon.
Marathon officials on Tuesday announced new courses for the marathon and half marathon to be run May 7.
The new courses will be slightly flatter and, therefore, faster.
CHICAGO (AP) — Winning the Roberto Clemente Award meant a lot to Curtis Granderson. Accepting the honor in front of his parents in his hometown made the moment even sweeter for the New York Mets outfielder.
Granderson received baseball's biggest honor for sportsmanship and community involvement before Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night at Wrigley Field. Granderson is from the Chicago suburb of Blue Island and played college ball at the University of Illinois-Chicago.