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A Major Change in the Minors: Baseball Moving the Mound Back

A Major Change in the Minors: Baseball Moving the Mound Back

A Major Change in the Minors: Baseball Moving the Mound Back A Major Change in the Minors: Baseball Moving the Mound Back Strikeouts were out of control. Changes in pitching techniques had resulted in batters swinging and missing like never before. To fix the problem, leading minds focused on the center of the diamond. The pitcher would have to move …

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Topps, the Baseball Card Company, is Going Public via SPAC

Topps, the Baseball Card Company, is Going Public via SPAC

Topps, the Baseball Card Company, is Going Public via SPAC Topps, the Baseball Card Company, is Going Public via SPAC Topps, known for its trading cards and Bazooka gum, is going public by merging with a blank-check firm in a deal that values the company at $1.3 billion, the DealBook newsletter was the first to report. The transaction includes an …

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Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles

Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles

Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles Activism’s arrival in sports is not new, of course. From baseball’s Robinson to boxing’s Muhammad Ali to football’s Colin Kaepernick to soccer’s Megan Rapinoe, athletes have long pressed social-justice causes important to them and their communities. But the breadth and the public …

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MLB Opening Day 2021: Baseball Is Almost Way, Way Back

MLB Opening Day 2021: Baseball Is Almost Way, Way Back

MLB Opening Day 2021: Baseball Is Almost Way, Way Back MLB Opening Day 2021: Baseball Is Almost Way, Way Back Most sobering, clearly, was the postponement of the Nationals’ opener, against the Mets in Washington, after a Nationals player tested positive for the coronavirus. Because several teammates and a staff member were found to have been in close contact with …

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Elie Kligman Won’t Play Baseball on the Sabbath

Elie Kligman Won't Play Baseball on the Sabbath

Elie Kligman Won’t Play Baseball on the Sabbath Elie Kligman Won’t Play Baseball on the Sabbath Elie Kligman is a switch-hitter with power. He has pitched no-hitters, immaculate innings and can snatch the ball with cool precision from any spot in the infield. He is a star in every way at Cimarron-Memorial High School in Las Vegas, with dreams of …

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California Man Admits He Threatened Baseball Players

California Man Admits He Threatened Baseball Players

California Man Admits He Threatened Baseball Players California Man Admits He Threatened Baseball Players A California man with a history of sports gambling has pleaded guilty to sending threatening messages on Instagram to several athletes, including one in which he told a baseball player, “I will kill your entire family,” federal officials announced on Wednesday. The man, Benjamin Tucker Patz, …

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Baseball Works to Confront Its Treatment of Women

Baseball Works to Confront Its Treatment of Women

Baseball Works to Confront Its Treatment of Women Baseball Works to Confront Its Treatment of Women Fury built inside Melissa Ludtke when she read about a second recent revelation of sexual harassment of female reporters in Major League Baseball. She had fought against sexist treatment when she was in the same role earlier in her career, so the topic is …

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Wayne Terwilliger Dies at 95; Baseball Was His (Long) Life

Wayne Terwilliger Dies at 95; Baseball Was His (Long) Life

Wayne Terwilliger Dies at 95; Baseball Was His (Long) Life Wayne Terwilliger Dies at 95; Baseball Was His (Long) Life He was a Rangers coach for five seasons in a second stint with the team in the 1980s, then was a coach for Manager Tom Kelly of the Twins, receiving championship rings when they won the World Series in 1987 …

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Baseball Hall of Fame: The Nine Years in Which No Players Were Elected

Baseball Hall of Fame: The Nine Years in Which No Players Were Elected

Baseball Hall of Fame: The Nine Years in Which No Players Were Elected Baseball Hall of Fame: The Nine Years in Which No Players Were Elected There are few things more perfect than a Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., as the newest class of the Baseball Hall of Fame takes turns speaking in front of their fellow Hall of Famers …

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Costco is selling a baseball signed by Babe Ruth. Just don’t expect it in bulk.

Costco is selling a baseball signed by Babe Ruth. Just don’t expect it in bulk.

Costco is selling a baseball signed by Babe Ruth. Just don’t expect it in bulk. Costco is selling a baseball signed by Babe Ruth. Just don’t expect it in bulk. If you’re in the market for sports memorabilia, you might want to head to Costco. Yes, Costco. The membership-only wholesale retailer, known for its bargains on bulk food and cleaning …

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