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Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Thursday – ESPN

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment As always, Thursday brings us a shortened slate. Fortunately, this is one of the better ones, with 13 games on the docket. Not only are there plenty of studs at the top of the rankings with Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber and Chris Archer all toeing the rubber, but there are plenty of worthwhile streaming options from which to choose as well. Best…

Aaron Judge: New York Yankees Rookie Is Changing Baseball … – RollingStone.com

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It’s been a long time since any rookie player in Major League Baseball has made such a huge impact for his ball club, and left such large footprint upon the game in such a short period of time. It’s a rare occurrence, but when it happens, it’s special, and usually marks a new era for the sport.  Sixteen years ago Ichiro Suzuki came to play in America just a few…

Florida baseball: Gators win College World Series, claim first national championship – SECcountry.com

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The legacies are set. The pressure is off. There are no more questions left for this Florida baseball program to answer. Only a well-earned, long-awaited celebration to be had. The Gators are College World Series champions, claiming the first national title in program history with a momentous 6-1 win over LSU on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Florida (52-19) swept the best-of-three finals series against the co-SEC…

Baseball: Horvath’s magical season makes him PB Player of the Year – Post-Bulletin

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Former MLB Player Keith Lockhart’s Teen Son on Life Support After Being Hit by a Baseball – PEOPLE.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  Former Atlanta Braves player Keith Lockhart’s teenage son is battling for his life after being hit in the face with a baseball during a tournament game last week, multiple outlets report. Lockhart’s son, 15-year-old Jason Lockhart, was playing in a South Carolina baseball tournament on June 17 when he was hit by a ball as he crossed home plate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The catcher was throwing the…

Aaron Judge: How New York Yankees Rookie Sensation Is Changing Baseball – RollingStone.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It’s been a long time since any rookie player in Major League Baseball has made such a huge impact for his ball club, and left such large footprint upon the game in such a short period of time. It’s a rare occurrence, but when it happens, it’s special, and usually marks a new era for the sport.  Sixteen years ago Ichiro Suzuki came to play in America just a few…

Baseball’s everyday players are a dwindling breed – Chicago Tribune – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Williams, whose NL record Steve Garvey later broke, understands why so few of today’s players are interested in being in the lineup 162 games. “With today’s travel and the excitement and the pressure, with so many things that are going on, managers give players rest now,” Williams said. “Once a manager sees someone struggle, not swinging the bat well, he takes him out of the lineup. It’s better for the…

Baseball’s everyday players are a dwindling breed – Chicago Tribune – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Williams, whose NL record Steve Garvey later broke, understands why so few of today’s players are interested in being in the lineup 162 games. “With today’s travel and the excitement and the pressure, with so many things that are going on, managers give players rest now,” Williams said. “Once a manager sees someone struggle, not swinging the bat well, he takes him out of the lineup. It’s better for the…

OSU baseball: Mulholland honored again – Corvallis Gazette Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Clayton Kershaw Might (Might!) Not Be The Best Pitcher In Baseball Anymore – FiveThirtyEight

Monday, June 26, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been the presumptive Best Pitcher In Baseball for so long that it might as well be printed on the front of his baseball card. Since his debut during the 2008 season, Kershaw has over 10 more wins above replacement than any other pitcher in the game — his former Dodgers teammate Zack Greinke is a distant No. 2 — and he has consistently…

Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages – Reuters

Monday, June 26, 2017

A federal appeals court on Monday said professional minor league baseball is exempt from U.S. antitrust laws, and rejected an appeal by players who complained that their wages were kept artificially low. By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said minor league baseball ruled falls “squarely” within the “business-of-baseball” antitrust exemption that the U.S. Supreme Court granted the sport in 1922. “The employment…

10 things to know as LSU, Florida play for national baseball title – The Advocate

Monday, June 26, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some things to know as Florida (50-19) and LSU (52-18) play for the national championship in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting Monday night: WHO IS THIS GUY? LSU is short on starting pitching because of a forearm injury to Eric Walker, so coach Paul Mainieri is throwing right-hander Russell Reynolds in Game 1. Reynolds has made 14 appearances this season,…

Ex-major leaguer’s son fights for life after freak baseball accident – New York Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

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Tim Tebow earned his baseball promotion – Orlando Sentinel

Monday, June 26, 2017

The New York Mets promoted the hottest player in the minor leagues on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for people to question why. The guy is hitting .222 with three home runs and 69 strikeouts in 63 games. Normally, that kind of performance would get a player a demotion. Tim Tebow is not a normal player. He really is the hottest player in the minor leagues. Not by old-fashioned…

Rabalais: 2017 LSU baseball team has already delivered its ‘big diamond moment’ – The Advocate

Sunday, June 25, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — In the convention hall rising behind TD Ameritrade Park’s center-field stands is a cross section of memorabilia from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, a movable feast of the game’s greatest feats and most memorable players. It’s making a layover here during the College World Series. In that treasure trove is a quote from the writer Loudon Wainwright Jr., blown up in big…

Players, buddies benefit from Challenger baseball game – The News Journal

Sunday, June 25, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Ryan Roper leads off in the first inning of the first Dover Blue-White Challenger All-Star Game. Jerry Smith Buy Photo White team player Gabe Summers runs to second base with Shawn Mannering, his “buddy” from the First State Hornet 13U travel baseball team during the Blue-White Challenger All-Star Game held Saturday at Dover Little League.(Photo: Jerry Smith/The News Journal)Buy Photo It’s challenging sometimes to get…

All-South Texas Baseball: The Team – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Buy Photo All-South Texas Baseball MVP Nick Loftin from Ray High School poses for a photo Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Corpus Christi.(Photo: Gabe Hernandez/Caller-Times)Buy Photo MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Nick Loftin, Ray Loftin did just about everything for the Texans this season in what was the program’s deepest playoff run in more than 60 years. As a pitcher, Loftin was 11-4 with a 1.10 earned-run average as he struck out…

Vintage game honors 171st anniversary of baseball | NJ.com – NJ.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

HOBOKEN — If you walked by Dobbelaar Field on Saturday, you might have initially thought a regular baseball game was underway, except for the underhand pitching and conspicuous lack of gloves. Look more closely, and you’d notice the lightweight bats, spongy baseballs and players’ full-length pants, like how the sport was first played in 1856.  “It’s interesting to participate in the way things were before, so you respect the way things are…

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice June 24 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

P – Robbie Ray P – Jason Vargas C – Sandy Leon 1B – Alex Avila 2B – Jed Lowrie 3B – Jedd Gyorko SS – Jean Segura OF – Trey Mancini OF – Yoenis Cespedes OF – Adam Jones

WATCH: Josh Jackson won’t be taking up baseball any time soon – CBSSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Josh Jackson is extremely good at basketball.  That is why the Phoenix Suns chose him with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night, as they hope he can join fellow youngsters Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss on their rebuilding journey.  They did not pick him because of his baseball skills, which is a good thing, because as he showed Friday night, Josh Jackson is…