All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Major League Baseball’

Los Angeles Dodgers Win Two Game Sweep in Season Opener Versus Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia

The Los Angeles Dodgers victoriously completed their second game season opener today in Australia, defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks seven to five. The Sports X-Change reported 38,079 people gathered in the Sydney Cricket Ground. Players Dee Gordon and Yasiel Puig together scored six hits the Dodgers, three runs and three RBIs. Yesterday, the Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks in the opening game, …

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Michael Young Retires After 14 Years

Michael Young announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Friday afternoon at the Rangers Ball Park in Arlington. Young played for the Texas Rangers from 2000 to 2012. His struggles in the 2012 season led the Rangers to trade him to the Philadelphia Phillies in December of that year. In August 2013, Young was traded to the Los Angeles …

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Alex Rodriguez Files Lawsuit Over Lengthy Suspension

Following an extended suspension, Alex Rodriguez has decided to fight back and has filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and its players’ union. He has been attacked throughout his career, and hated by a number of people for a variety of reasons, but was that type of suspension necessary? Alex Rodriguez’s most recent suspension was discussed recently after appearing …

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Mazeroski Memorabilia Sold for More Than $1.7 M

77-year old William Mazeroski played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1956 to 1972, as one of the greatest second-basemen to play the game, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. Therefore, it isn’t difficult to believe that his memorabilia was sold for more than $1.7 million at the 10th Annual Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory Live …

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Jose Lobaton Walks Off A Winner

There was Joe Carter, Carlton Fisk, Derek Jeter, Aaron “Bleeping” Boone and of course there was Kirk Gibson. Those are just a few of the men who hit some of the most memorable homeruns during Major League Baseball’s postseason. Now, we can add Tampa Bay backup catcher Jose Lobaton to that esteemed list. It was Game 3 of the American …

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Alex Rodriguez Files Another Lawsuit

Sometimes the best offense is a good defense. Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees are not even in the post season and yet the third baseman remains a news headline. Out of the 13 players that were suspended this past season due to the Biogenesis scandal, A. Rod is the only player who appealed his suspension. The explanation is easy to …

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Lenny Dykstra to Leave Prison on Sunday

Former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra is set to be released from prison on Sunday, just 15 months into his three-year prison sentence. The Philadelphia Inquirer, which first reported the news, quotes a Dykstra biographer as saying he is “surprised” that the ballplayer was released so soon, since he had “blatantly disobeyed the court.” Dykstra was sentenced to three …

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Lewis Yocum Dies; MLB Orthopedist Was 65

Sports surgeon Dr. Lewis Yocum has died at the age of 65. According to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Yocum died in hospice care Saturday after a battle with liver cancer. “The Angels family and Major League Baseball have lost one of baseball’s finest gentlemen and truly outstanding professionals with the passing of Dr. Lewis Yocum earlier this weekend,” …

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MLV TV Worker Dies of Heart Attack in Atlanta

The Washington Nationals, who are finishing a four-game series with the Atlanta Braves today, are reporting that MLB TV cameraman Reuben Porras has died. The 61-year-old Porras suffered a heart attack at Turner Field in Atlanta on Wednesday while setting up his equipment. Nationals Head Trainer Lee Kuntz and Nationals Assistant Coach John Hsu were reportedly able to revive the …

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Grady Hatton Dies; MLB Player Was 90

Grady Hatton, a Major League Baseball player and a manager for the Houston Astros, has died at the age of 90. According to the Associated Press, Hatton died on Thursday, April 11 at his home in Warren, Texas. Hatton made his major league debut for the Cincinnati Reds in 1946. He went on to play third and second base for …

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Virgil Trucks Dies; MLB Pitcher Was 95

MLB all-star pitcher Virgil Trucks has died at the age of 95. The Detroit News is reporting that Trucks was admitted to a hospital near his home in Calera, Alabama on March 21 for pneumonia. He died on March 23. Trucks was born in Alabama and began playing in the minor leagues in 1938. By 1941 he made his debut …

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Chipper Jones Yankees Rumors Shot Down

Earlier this week, the New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman stated that Larry “Chipper” Jones would be “perfect” for the Yankees. Now, Chipper Jones himself has shot the rumors down, much to the delight of Atlanta Braves fans. The rumors fueled rampant speculation that the Yankees, who are plagued with injuries, could be getting desperate, and are looking for …

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