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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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Former Cleveland Indians manager and player Frank Robinson
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February 07, 2019 - 3:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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, died Thursday. He was 83. Robinson had recently been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death. An MVP with Cincinnati...
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J.T. Realmuto
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February 07, 2019 - 3:04 pm
By Andrew Porter PHILADELPHIA ( WIP Sportsradio ) — The Phillies have acquired all-star catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins for catcher Jorge Alfaro, their top prospect in RHP Sixto Sanchez, and Will Stewart, according to MLB analyst Jim Bowden. #Phillies #Marlins deal agreed upon. 4 players...
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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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Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) reacts as he rounds the bases on a three-run home run by left fielder Matt Kemp (not pictured) during the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.
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Paul Kurtz
December 20, 2018 - 4:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Manny Machado's whirlwind free agent tour moved to Philadelphia on Thursday. A construction worker on lunch break had some advice for Machado, as he stepped out of a silver Chevy Suburban. "Do the right thing and sign,” he said. “Get the money!" Manny Machado‘s car...
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Former Oakland Athletics player Jose Canseco
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December 13, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Canseco is ready to take a swing at politics. The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: "u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff." Canseco told his "little buddy" he has "a secret...
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New York Yankees center fielder Andrew McCutchen (26) reacts at bat in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium.
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December 11, 2018 - 4:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, which...
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 William Hill Sports Book at Ocean Resort Casino in AC
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David Madden
November 24, 2018 - 6:00 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- Sports betting has taken off in New Jersey since its inception in June. All but the Hard Rock have opened physical and online sports betting sites. Resorts added its casino parlor this week, although their pairing with Draft Kings leads the internet field in...
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In this April 1964 file photo, San Francisco Giants' Willie McCovey poses for a photo, date and location not known. McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, has died.
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November 01, 2018 - 10:16 am
By Janie McCauley, AP Baseball Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80. The San Francisco Giants announced McCovey's death, saying the fearsome hitter passed "peacefully"...
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