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A baseball lies on packed dirt after for a short batting practice during a tour of the under construction baseball field at the new Texas Rangers stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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AP News
December 11, 2019 - 4:50 pm
Baseballs weren't juiced during a record-setting 2019 regular season, according to a study commissioned by Major League Baseball. Read more here.
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Phillie Phanatic
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Paul Kurtz
October 11, 2019 - 7:18 am
While the Phillies' front office search for a new manager, the ball club's lawyers are locked in a battle over the rights to their iconic mascot, the Phillie Phanatic.
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In this Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Pedro Martinez looks at his ball after giving up a two-run home run to New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui during the second inning of Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series in New York.
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August 05, 2019 - 12:59 pm
By Dan Gelston, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pedro Martinez had signed his autograph on the sweet spot of the baseball when he grabbed it by the seams and pointed out that his middle and pointer fingers should not have been touching on the ball. The Hall of Fame pitcher used the...
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SJU product Brian O'Keefe
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Matt Leon
July 26, 2019 - 12:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been a steady climb for Brian O'Keefe since turning pro. After a stellar career as a catcher at Saint Joseph's University, O'Keefe was drafted by the Cardinals in the 7th round in 2014. Since then he's moved up through the St. Louis system steadily, and here in...
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Odubel Herrera
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Mike DeNardo
July 05, 2019 - 7:10 pm
UPDATED: 7:36 PM PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera has been suspended for the remainder of the 2019 season, according to Major League Baseball. Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. announced Friday that Herrera has accepted his suspension, which would...
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Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (10) is greeted by Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (3) after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of the spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Spectrum Field.
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Dave Uram
March 28, 2019 - 10:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time since 2012, and arguably as far back as 2011, the Phillies are legitimately expected to compete for a trip to the postseason, and maybe even further than that. It's one of the best days of the years: Phillies Opening Day. And there's going to be a...
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In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 file photo, Bryce Harper speaks during a news conference at the Philadelphia Phillies spring training baseball facility in Clearwater, Fla.
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March 07, 2019 - 12:21 pm
By Mike Fitzpatrick, AP Baseball Writer PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — For years, the NL East has been soft as a bunt single. Not anymore. Even before Bryce Harper decided to stay inside the division, four of the five teams spent this offseason swinging for the fences. In addition to defending...
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In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President Bush awards baseball legend Frank Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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February 08, 2019 - 7:54 am
By David Ginsburg and Ben Walker, AP Sports Writers 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...
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Prop bets for Super Bowl LIII are on display before the start of the game at the Westgate Superbook sports book, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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February 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year with several state...
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From left are 2018 file photos showing Robinson Cano, Welington Castillo, Roberto Osuna and Colby Rasmus.
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January 08, 2019 - 6:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spending on Major League Baseball payrolls dropped last season for the first time since 2010, an $18 million decrease attributable to drug and domestic violence suspensions and a player retiring at midseason. Still, even a year with flat payrolls is unusual for MLB. The only...
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