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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2006, file photo,a Joe DiMaggio 1947 MVP Award Plaque is displayed at a news conference in New York. The plaque features the name and image of Kenesaw Mountain Landis. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek, File)
Associated Press
June 30, 2020 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Something still bothers Barry Larkin about his Most Valuable Player award. The other name engraved on the trophy: Kenesaw Mountain Landis. “Why is it on there?” said Larkin, the Black shortstop voted National League MVP in 1995 with the Cincinnati Reds. “I was always aware of his...
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Paul Ihander
June 30, 2020 - 4:09 pm
There will be no action at Las Vegas Ballpark this summer, as the Minor League Baseball season has been cancelled.
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FILE - In a Monday, March 2, 2020 file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Joe Ross throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out of playing the 2020 season as Major League Baseball tries to get back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Mike Rizzo says the team is 100% supportive of Zimmerman and Ross deciding not to play.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
Associated Press
June 29, 2020 - 8:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, have announced they plan to sit out this season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. As the sport lurches...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman waits for a pitch from Miami Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, in Jupiter, Fla. Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross are opting out of playing the 2020 season as Major League Baseball tries to get back amid the COVID-19 pandemic. General manager Mike Rizzo says the team is 100% supportive of Zimmerman and Ross deciding not to play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Associated Press
June 29, 2020 - 2:48 pm
The Washington Nationals will try to defend their World Series title without at least two holdovers from last year's team, including one of the faces of the franchise. Longtime infielder Ryan Zimmerman and pitcher Joe Ross elected not to play this season, the team announced Monday. Amid the COVID-...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Mike Matheny pauses in the dugout prior to a spring training baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, Ariz. Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right golf course is often more challenging than the work on the field. When major leaguers report next week for spring training 2.0 — or perhaps more accurately, baseball's first summer camp — time will be one precious commodity with about three weeks before opening day. “We're going to have some live batting practices the first day they show up. Day 1 and Day 2. ... Multiple ups for the starters," Matheny said Friday, June 26, 2020, on a video conference call. “These guys are prepared for that. They've been hungry for it.” (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Associated Press
June 26, 2020 - 8:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Forget about those halcyon first few days of spring training, when arranging for the right tee time on the right golf course is often more challenging than the work on the field. When major leaguers report next week for spring training 2.0 — or perhaps more accurately, baseball's...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Baseball’s bubble-free environment is an anomaly as the sports world tries to come back amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Hazen says he'll be constantly reminding everyone in his organization about the delicacy of the current situation. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Associated Press
June 25, 2020 - 4:46 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Baseball's bubble-free environment is an anomaly as the sports world tries to come back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of bringing a group of teams to Disney World (like the NBA and MLS) or concentrating on a few hub cities (like the current NHL plan), Major League Baseball...
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A fan holds a sign during a spring training baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Associated Press
June 25, 2020 - 12:40 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The first round of spring training was dominated by fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam. Players were plunked in exhibition games and heckled at every turn. Fans held signs mocking Houston players, and one man even banged on a trash can at an early workout in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell kneels during the national anthem before the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Oakland, Calif. Maxwell is the only major leaguer to take a knee during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a game. Major leaguers have not, in general, been the first set of players in pro sports to speak out on issues of social injustice. We'll see what stances they take on and off the field when games return. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Associated Press
June 24, 2020 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — So, where were we? Mid-March, a spring training exhibition between the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. Even before the final out, both sides had gotten the official word: Major League Baseball was shutting down immediately because of...
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The main gate of Coors Field, home of the Major League Baseball team the Colorado Rockies, is locked early Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Denver. The league is waiting for the players' union to respond Tuesday to whether it will agree to health protocols for a 60-game regular-season slate and if players will report for training camp by July 1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Associated Press
June 24, 2020 - 8:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic following months of acrimony. A dramatically altered season with games full of new rules was the final result...
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Paul Ihander
June 23, 2020 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball gives players' association 60-game schedule, games to start July 23 or 24.
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