MLB World Series

Fans stand for the national anthem before the opening day baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 28, 2019 - 8:37 pm
Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox began the defense of their World Series crown and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at Yankee Stadium. Then, from ballparks across the land, it was time for opening day. Lorenzo Cain made the big...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, escorts Mookie Betts off the field during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets in Boston. Betts drove in just 80 runs last year while spending almost all of his time as the Red Sox leadoff hitter. That seemed like a missed opportunity, so Cora is planning to bat Betts second this season and move Andrew Benintendi to leadoff. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 20, 2019 - 10:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — Somehow, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora looked at Mookie Betts' MVP season and saw room for improvement. Not the .346 batting average that was the highest in the major leagues. Not the career-high 32 homers, either. But Betts drove in just 80 runs last year while spending almost all...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2015, file photo, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe acknowledges fans prior to a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Seattle Mariners, in Los Angeles. Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2019, after a lengthy illness. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
February 20, 2019 - 12:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died Tuesday morning...
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FILE -This is a May 19, 1966, file photo showing Baltimore Orioles' Frank Robinson at bat. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83. Robinson had been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.(AP Photo/File)
February 08, 2019 - 12:45 am
Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented that day in 1975 when he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium — the first black manager in Major League Baseball. Robinson, the only player to earn the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich warms up before Game 1 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Milwaukee. After falling one game short of their first World Series appearance since 1982, there is plenty of pressure on the Brewers to build on that success and take another step forward in 2019. Nobody on the roster is likely to feel that pressure more than Yelich, whose record-breaking performance down the stretch fueled Milwaukee's postseason run and earned the National League's Most Valuable Player award. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
January 28, 2019 - 11:57 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich was a late arrival to the Milwaukee Brewers' annual winter fan festival. Considering the reason, his tardiness was more than understandable. Yelich spent Saturday night in New York, where he was presented with his 2018 National League Most Valuable Player Award...
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This booking photo provided by the Denton County Jail shows John Wetteland. The former major league pitcher was arrested, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Texas and charged with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show Wetteland was arrested and freed on $25,000 bond. No attorney was immediately listed to speak for the 52-year-old Wetteland, who lives in Trophy Club, 25 miles northwest of Dallas. (Denton County Jail via AP)
January 15, 2019 - 3:01 pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) — Former major league pitcher John Wetteland has been charged in Texas with continuous sex abuse of a child under age 14. Denton County jail records show the 52-year-old Wetteland was arrested Monday and freed on $25,000 bond. Authorities have not released details of the...
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Newly signed Texas Rangers pitcher, Lance Lynn, center, responds to reporters questions as team general manager Jon Daniels, left, and manager Chris Woodward, right, look on in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins)
December 18, 2018 - 5:28 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The only time Lance Lynn has pitched in the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers was as a rookie in 2011, during the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Lynn will now go into that stadium's final season in 2019 as a big part of the Texas rotation. He signed a $30 million...
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November 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is charging princely prices for its first games in Britain. Premium seats at London's Olympic Stadium will cost 385 pounds ($493) for the games between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Boston Red Sox on June 29 and 30. The top non-premium seats...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter, left, and scouting director Mike Elias stand during a spring training baseball workout in Viera, Fla. Elias has been hired to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. He comes to Baltimore after working as scouting director and assistant general manager in Houston, where he helped transform a last-place team into 2017 World Series champions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 16, 2018 - 2:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias was hired Friday to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. Elias will carry the title of executive vice president and general manager. He will...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 13, 2018 file photo,Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts celebrates after scoring on a single by Brock Holt during the second inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston. Boston’s Mookie Betts and Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich were runaway winners of the Most Valuable Player awards after the 26-year-old outfielders each led their teams to first-place finishes with dominant seasons that included batting titles. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
November 15, 2018 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he's won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston. "I enjoy being kind of a face around the game. I've kind of used this pedestal or whatever you want to say to spread knowledge that...
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