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Yankees’ Optimism Relies on Offense and the Law of Averages

After four straight years of being eliminated by a team that went on to the World Series, Manager Aaron Boone is looking to get...

The Mets Quietly Fired a Second Employee for Sexual Harassment

Jared Porter wasn’t the only employee the Mets fired in January over allegations of sexual harassment. The team revealed a second dismissal on Wednesday...

Billy Conigliaro, Keeper of His Brother’s Baseball Flame, Dies at 73

Billy Conigliaro, the first draft pick in Red Sox history, who started out in the Boston outfield with his star-crossed brother Tony and later...

Ready or Not, Baseball Begins Spring Training This Week

Steve Sparks is heading to spring training soon to broadcast the Houston Astros’ exhibition games on radio. But with the sport and the country...

‘You’ve Got to Do as Best as You Can to Protect the Players’

As far as Dr. Anthony S. Fauci can recall, last season was the first time his life was almost completely devoid of watching baseball....

Baseball Works to Confront Its Treatment of Women

Fury built inside Melissa Ludtke when she read about a second recent revelation of sexual harassment of female reporters in Major League Baseball. She...

Baseball Devises New Pandemic-Related Rules for 2021

One prominent element, however, will not return: the universal designated hitter, which the union had sought. It became a negotiating chip: The league had...

M.L.B. Will Change Its Baseballs After Record Home Run Rates

After years of fielding questions about record home run rates and variations in its baseballs, Major League Baseball informed its 30 teams in a...

Pedro Gomez, a Pillar of Baseball Coverage for ESPN, Dies at 58

Pedro Gomez, a mainstay of ESPN’s coverage of Major League Baseball for much of the past two decades who went from the newspaper sports...

Trevor Bauer Picks Dodgers, Dealing Mets an Off-Season Loss

The Mets have had an eventful off-season under their new owner, Steve Cohen, adding one dynamic star, several other solid players and subtracting one...

Grant Jackson, Relief Pitcher for Six Teams, Dies at 78

Grant Dwight Jackson was born on Sept. 28, 1942, in Fostoria, Ohio, near Toledo. His father, Joseph, worked in a foundry; his mother, Luella...

Wayne Terwilliger Dies at 95; Baseball Was His (Long) Life

He was a Rangers coach for five seasons in a second stint with the team in the 1980s, then was a coach for Manager...

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