Major League Baseball

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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March 10, 2019 - 5:50 pm
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced. Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in...
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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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San Francisco Giants president and CEO Larry Baer
Jeff Chiu/AP Photo, File
March 01, 2019 - 7:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A video posted by TMZ on Friday shows Giants President and CEO Larry Baer in a physical altercation with his wife at a San Francisco park. Baer's wife, Pam, was seated in a chair when the video shows he reached over her to grab for a cellphone in her right hand and she toppled...
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February 17, 2019 - 10:08 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is unilaterally starting the use of pitch clocks for spring training games, while brushing off complaints from players about the slow free agent market. With the sport looking for ways to speed the pace of play, pitchers generally will have 20...
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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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