Professional baseball

Pittsburgh Pirates players and coaches lift their caps at the end of the national anthem on Roberto Clemente Day before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
September 10, 2020 - 12:17 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente's iconic No. 21 has been a fixture in Pittsburgh for more than 60 years. Its presence has only grown since the Hall of Fame outfielder's death at age 38 on New Year's Eve 1972 in a plane crash off the coast of his native Puerto Rico. His jersey remains one of the...
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Smoke from California wildfires obscures the sky over Oracle Park as the Seattle Mariners take batting practice before their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. People from San Francisco to Seattle woke Wednesday to hazy clouds of smoke lingering in the air, darkening the sky to an eerie orange glow that kept street lights illuminated into midday, all thanks to dozens of wildfires throughout the West. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 09, 2020 - 10:46 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Coliseum lights shone brightly for miles through a sunless, smoky sky in the middle of the afternoon — hours before they usually would be on for a night baseball game. By mid-morning across San Francisco Bay, the Giants’ Oracle Park resembled a black-and-orange...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Deivi Garcia throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
September 09, 2020 - 9:48 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Deivi García earned his first major league win, Gleyber Torres drove in four runs and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Yankees had lost 15 of 20 and fallen to the edge of the expanded playoff field...
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FILE - In this March 27, 1993, file photo, Kansas coach Roy Williams raises his arms in victory after cutting a piece of the net after the NCAA Midwest Regional final in St. Louis. Williams' Jayhawks defeated Indiana 83-77 to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. Williams paid tribute Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, to Gene Budig, a day after the former American League president and head of three major universities died at 81. “He was the guy that gave Roy Williams a chance,” Williams told The Associated Press. “He made it OK for the athletic director to hire this no-name assistant coach from North Carolina as the head basketball coach at the University of Kansas.” (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
September 09, 2020 - 6:23 pm
A Hall of Famer with three national championships and a familiar face at the Final Four, it would seem Roy Williams was destined for big things in basketball. The way the North Carolina coach tells it, a lot of credit goes to a future baseball leader who really went to bat for him. Williams paid...
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File-Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente. The Pittsburgh Pirates will honor Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente when they wear No. 21 against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. The team believes this is an important step into having Clemente's number retired by Major League Baseball(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP, File)/
September 09, 2020 - 2:01 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ REMEMBERING ROBERTO All Pirates players and coaches will wear No. 21 against the White Sox as part of Roberto Clemente Day. Major League Baseball has also given permission for players of Puerto Rican descent on other teams to wear the number...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1999, file photo, American League President Gene Budig waits for the start of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, in Boston. Former American League president Gene Budig has died at age 81. The Charleston RiverDogs, which Budig co-owned, announced Budig's death on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
September 09, 2020 - 12:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday. He was 81. His death was announced by the commissioner’s office and the Charleston RiverDogs...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Harrison Bader celebrates after scoring during the third inning in the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 08, 2020 - 9:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backup catcher Matt Wieters acknowledges he might have to get in better shape for the St. Louis Cardinals. He nearly did, all in one trip to the plate. Wieters hit 14 foul balls during a grueling 19-pitch at-bat that finished with a deep flyout with the bases loaded during a wild...
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New York Yankees pitcher Adam Ottavino walks to the dugout after being pulled during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
September 07, 2020 - 11:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Chad Green and Adam Ottavino were routed during a 10-run sixth inning that included Danny Jansen’s grand slam, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Yankees 12-7 Monday night and send skidding New York to its sixth loss in seven games. New York has lost four straight...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo talks with members of the media during the team's "Winterfest" baseball fan festival in Washington. The Nationals and Rizzo finalized a multiyear contract extension Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The 59-year-old Rizzo, who also holds the title of president of baseball operations, built the team that won the 2019 World Series championship. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)
September 07, 2020 - 1:16 am
A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: BOXED OUT Major League Baseball is looking into the circumstances that led to Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo being ejected from a luxury box in Atlanta for yelling at umpires. Rizzo was tossed in the seventh inning Sunday...
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FILE - In this April 9, 1965, file photo, Lou Brock, of the St. Louis Cardinals, poses in Missouri. Hall of Famer Brock, one of baseball’s signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s, has died. He was 81. (AP Photo, File)
September 06, 2020 - 10:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball’s signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series in the 1960s, has died. He was 81. Dick Zitzmann, Brock's longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock's death Sunday, but...
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