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MLB Stars Hammer Manfred Over ‘Piece of Metal’ Trophy Crack

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Players who have won a World Series — and those who have come up short — seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred's reference to the sport's championship trophy as merely a "piece of metal," saying that comment reflected a disconnect ...
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Larsen, Who Threw Only Perfect World Series Game, Dies at 90

NEW YORK — Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory when he threw a perfect game in 1956 with the New York Yankees for the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. He was 90. He died of esophageal can...
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Astros Fire Exec Taubman After Rant at Female Reporters

WASHINGTON — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed...
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World Series: How the Nationals and Astros Match Up

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting tonight (Tuesday) at Minute Maid Park: First Base Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first...