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Baseball Capsules – Sacramento Bee

Monday, August 21, 2017

Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic on Sunday night. The teams played at renovated Bowman Field, a minor league ballpark located 5 miles from where the Little League World Series is taking place. Sitting in the front rows were admiring Little Leaguers who got to mingle with the big league stars earlier…

Catch of the year? Junior League Baseball World Series player flips wall to rob a homer – CBSSports.com

Monday, August 21, 2017

Major League Baseball is taking a more active role in this year’s Little League World Series. Hence the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates spending Sunday at the tournament before playing their own game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Consider it fitting, then, that the catch of the day was turned in by a youngster. Jack Regenye, playing center field for Kennett Square against Chinese Taipei in the Junior League Baseball World…

The push to honor a baseball pioneer from New Hampshire – Concord Monitor

Sunday, August 20, 2017

When Marjorie Adams came to Mont Vernon from Connecticut recently to give a talk in the town where her great-grandfather was born, she had a confession to make. There was a time, she admitted, “when even I thought that Abner Doubleday invented baseball.” She doesn’t make that mistake any more. For several years, Adams has been one of the leaders in the push to have Daniel “Doc” Adams –…

Thomas Yawkey, the Red Sox Owner Who Resisted Integration – New York Times

Sunday, August 20, 2017

By 1959, even the local N.H.L. team, the Bruins, had employed a black player, Willie O’Ree. But not the Red Sox. As Robinson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Elston Howard helped their teams win championships in the 1950s, the Red Sox — with Ted Williams in his later prime — never finished first during that decade. The Red Sox tried out Robinson at Fenway Park in 1945 and rejected him….

D’Amato: 26 years later, UW still without varsity baseball – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Harvey Kuenn played baseball for the Wisconsin Badgers.(Photo: Journal Sentinel files) When the University of Wisconsin dropped varsity baseball in 1991, there were valid reasons. The athletic department faced a $2.1 million budget shortfall, spending was outpacing revenue and the financial outlook was bleak. Surely, it pained then-athletic director Pat Richter, an all-Big Ten, power-hitting first baseman for the Badgers in the early 1960s, to lop baseball (along with men’s…

Mike Moustakas is about to break one of baseball’s most meager home run records – ESPN

Saturday, August 19, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment In this year of the Three True Outcomes, all sorts of long-ball records have and will be broken. Just last week, we saw Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton blow past the Marlins’ single-season home run record of 42, set 21 years ago by Gary Sheffield. Now, Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas is poised to join Stanton in setting the new mark for…

The American Greed Report: That baseball card in the attic can be worth a fortune—if you play your cards right – CNBC

Saturday, August 19, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME American Greed American Greed 8 Hours AgoCNBC.com We Americans love sports. The teams. The athletes. We just want to reach out and grab them. That is what sports memorabilia collecting is all about. And it is just the kind of passion that sports memorabilia scam artists are counting on. “When you have this great emotional connection, and…

A Baseball Manager Retires Again, Knowing It Rarely Sticks – New York Times

Saturday, August 19, 2017

It was a rough season. Salina, a so-called travel team, plays only a handful of home games. Undermanned and underfinanced, the Stockade were 10-58 when Droddy stepped down as planned. In the visiting manager’s office at CHS Field before a recent game with the Saints, Droddy remained upbeat. “Some people show their grandchildren; I’ve got to show you Milly,” said Droddy, pulling out his smartphone to flip through photos of…

Fantasy Baseball Forecaster for Week 20: Aug. 21-27 – ESPN

Saturday, August 19, 2017

3:30 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The Fantasy Baseball Forecaster has been updated as of Friday, Aug. 18, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Quickly jump to any page for specific intel Projected starting pitchers Starting pitcher rankings Hitting matchup ratings On tap: Three doubleheaders, all of them a result of making up previous postponements, grace the Week 20 schedule, leading to a busy week in which…

How Do You Like Me Now? Baseball Writers Dish On Dodgers Yasiel Puig – Forbes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Los Angeles loves Yasiel Puig. I love Yasiel Puig, and have said repeatedly that he inspires me. And hey, if Turner Ward needs a stand-in for a post-homer kiss, I’m available weeknights 7 to 10 p.m. Yasiel Puig. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) With the Dodgers’ right fielder’s recent play in mind, and especially after Wednesday night’s dramtic ninth-inning win at Chavez Ravine, I wondered how the Wild Horse’s act is playing with people in…

When Women Played Baseball – Deadspin

Friday, August 18, 2017

I went to Rockford, Ill. to watch girls play baseball 63 years after the real Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League played their last season and 25 years after A League Of Their Own introduced their story to a new generation. The Peaches were the most successful team of the short-lived AAGPBL, winning the championship four out of the 12 seasons, but I imagine it was Geena…

Seen the Hope Diamond? Check Out These Treasures from the Baseball Diamond – Smithsonian

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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About Last Night: Honoring women in baseball – Lookout Landing

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Mariners might be struggling on the field, but off the field, the team continues to Royally Own, with the most recent entry into this being last night’s Women In Baseball Night. Not to take anything away from lady fans who love their bejeweled tanks and pink logo clutches, but women-centered events at ballparks have mostly relied on this type of marketing to the female fan, a concept seemingly drawn…

Longtime Angel Jered Weaver announces retirement from baseball – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jered Weaver, who won more games than all but one pitcher in Angels history and left some $60 million on the table to play for them, announced his retirement Wednesday. Weaver, 34, a three-time All-Star for the Angels and the franchise’s most recent 20-game winner, called it a career after failing to win in any of his nine starts for the San Diego Padres. “I’ve decided to step away from…

The Subway Series is a reminder that Brooklyn deserves a Major League baseball team – New York Daily News

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It’s been 60 years since the Brooklyn Dodgers headed west. With the Subway Series underway, there’s no better time to consider making New York City a three-team town once more. Bring on the Brooklyn Robinsons. (What else would you call them?) If you don’t think the city can sustain three Major League teams the way it did for a half a century up until 1957, when the…

Area Man Will Be Judge Of Whether Woman Actually True Baseball Fan – The Onion (satire)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CHICAGO—Saying that he alone could determine the legitimacy the woman’s claim, area man Luke Haggerty will be the judge of whether coworker Delia Carroll is actually a true baseball fan, sources confirmed Wednesday. “She says she’s a huge baseball fan, but we’ll just see about that,” said Haggerty, peppering the woman with seemingly innocuous questions about the current National League standings and her thoughts on recent trades in order to…

The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving the yard than ever before, possibly thanks to a batch of baseballs that are bouncier than usual. As a result, scoring has increased to 4.65 runs per game, the highest it’s been since 2008. But despite all of that, star hurlers are…

The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving the yard than ever before, possibly thanks to a batch of baseballs that are bouncier than usual. As a result, scoring has increased to 4.65 runs per game, the highest it’s been since 2008. But despite all of that, star hurlers are…

The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving the yard than ever before, possibly thanks to a batch of baseballs that are bouncier than usual. As a result, scoring has increased to 4.65 runs per game, the highest it’s been since 2008. But despite all of that, star hurlers are…

The Unlikely Resurgence Of Baseball’s Aces – FiveThirtyEight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This baseball season seems to have the makings of an unpleasant one for pitchers. Hitters are focusing on hitting deep fly balls, and more of them are leaving the yard than ever before, possibly thanks to a batch of baseballs that are bouncier than usual. As a result, scoring has increased to 4.65 runs per game, the highest it’s been since 2008. But despite all of that, star hurlers are…