How Major League Locals Are Waiting Out COVID-19 Shutdown

"Take Me Out the Ballgame" has a different meaning right now for two Fresno-area native Major League Baseball players. Jordan Luplow and Marcus Walden both launched their baseball careers at local high schools and colleges. "I try to treat it like a Janu...
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Beloved Detroit Tigers Star Al Kaline Dies at 85

DETROIT — Al Kaline, who spent his entire 22-season Hall of Fame career with the Detroit Tigers and was known affectionately as “Mr. Tiger,” died Monday. He was 85. Kaline was the youngest player to win the ...
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Player Discipline Possible for Future Sign-Stealing Offenses

Major league players could be punished for future sign-stealing violations in the wake of the Houston Astros' scandal that only resulted in discipline for managers, coaches and executives. No players were punished by MLB, and opponents from other teams have...
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Study: Inconsistent Seams, Player Behavior Behind HR Uptick

SAN DIEGO — Baseballs used during the 2019 regular season had less drag on average, contributing to a power surge that resulted in a record number of home runs, according to a study commissioned by Major League Baseball and released by the league Wednesday. ...