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Vin Scully, Dodgers Announcer, Misses Two Home Games

Vin Scully’s broadcasting career began with the Dodgers in 1950, a whopping 64 years ago. Over that time, Scully has called perhaps more famous moments in sports than any other announcer in history – three perfect games, 19 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games. Unfortunately, Scully will be out of commission for two Dodgers games due to a …

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Detroit Tigers Show Up Late and Lose

The Detroit Tigers just had one of those days. Not only did they show up late to work, but they ended up losing in extra innings. The team was forced to spend an extra night in Boston Sunday after their plane experienced mechanical problems. The team played the Red Sox and were set to leave immediately after their win. After …

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Tara the Hero Cat to Throw First Pitch at Minor League Baseball Game

Normally, I’d say there is no way that a cat could chuck a baseball 60 feet 6 inches–but this is not your normal, everyday cat we’re talking about here. This is Tara, the hero cat. Viral sensation Tara, the cat that saved that little boy from a vicious dog attack, will be throwing out the first pitch next Tuesday, May …

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Braves Stadium Concept Drawings Released

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves released 6 concept drawings and renderings of the new stadium in Cobb County that is said to seat more than 41,000. Based on the designs that were released, the new stadium will be much more than just a baseball park. It will also serve as a showpiece for the Atlanta Braves’ own city located northwest …

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Albert Pujols Joins 500 Homerun Club

Put it in the books. Last night, first base slugger Albert Pujols became just the 26th player in Major League Baseball history to smash 500 homeruns. The 34-year-old is the the third-youngest to join the 500 Homerun Club behind Alex Rodriguez and Jimmie Foxx who were both 32. The only problem with the accomplishment was that his wife was not …

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You Can Now Watch Live Major League Baseball Games On Chromecast

MLB.TV has added Chromecast support so paying customers of its Premium service can now stream live out-of-market major league baseball games using Google’s $35 device. Users can download the MLB.com At Bat app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Google opened up developer support for Chromecast in February, paving the way for a plethora of apps to …

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Masahiro Tanaka Dominating MLB Hitters

In the 2013-14 Major League Baseball offseason, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, a Japanese major league baseball team, listed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka as an available player to the MLB postings at a fee of $20 million. Shortly following the listing, MLB teams came clamoring to Tanaka, longing to sign the Japanese ace to their team. The early frontrunners were the …

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Jackie Robinson Day Tribute Postponed

Baseball is honoring legendary player Jackie Robinson with Jackie Robinson Day. The baseball pioneer was to be honored at Yankee Stadium before the city’s match against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, but rain forced the committee to move the game and ceremony to Wednesday. Robinson is Major League Baseball’s (MLB) first African-American player, successfully breaking the game’s color line when Dodgers …

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Matt Moore Placed On Disabled List

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed left-handed pitcher Matt Moore on a 15-day disabled list, due to a recent elbow injury. Moore injured his elbow during Monday’s game against the Royals, and then underwent an MRI on Tuesday. The Ray’s general manager Andrew Friedman said that the MRI results were inconclusive and that Moore would be undergoing a more thorough …

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Cole Hamels Could Return To MLB Action In Two Weeks

If the Philadelphia Phillies are going to have any chance of competing in the National League East this season, they are going to need a healthy Cole Hamels back in the rotation. The 30-year-old lefty started the season on the disabled list due to biceps tendinitis, but things could be looking up for the ace in terms of recovery time. …

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San Francisco Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Game

Miles Scott, better known as the famous Batkid, made a grand appearance Tuesday at the Giants stadium in California. The 5-year-old boy, whose leukemia is on remission, became San Francisco’s superhero in 2013 through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Greater Bay Area made a rendition of Gotham City and designed a stage of crimes where Batkid had to save the day, …

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Madison Bumgarner Earns 50th Career Win

If you’re a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Madison Bumgarner is probably one of your least favorite people right now. On Saturday the San Francisco Giants handed the Dodgers another loss in the series, while Bumgarner garnered (see what I did there) his 50th career win. Working into the seventh inning, Bumgarner had 10 strike outs. Only two runs …

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