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Congress sends MLB a letter condemning the plan to eliminate minor league teams

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Last month we learned that Major League Baseball is planning a radical reorganization of the minor leagues, that would involve eliminating over 40 minor league teams. Today over 100 members of Congress sent Major League Baseball and all of its clubs a letter urging them to rethink their […]

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Japanese pitcher Yamaguchi to pursue career in MLB

1 / 3 Japanese pitcher Yamaguchi to pursue career in MLB Japan starting pitcher Shun Yamaguchi delivers a pitch against South Korea in the first inning of their Premier12 baseball tournament final game at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi) TOKYO (AP) — Japanese pitcher Shun Yamaguchi, who led Japan’s […]

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Tsutsugo made available to MLB team by Yokohama

NEW YORK (AP) — Outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo has been made available to major league teams through the posting process by Yokohama of Japan’s Central League. Major league clubs have until 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 19 to negotiate with Tsutsugo, who turns 28 on Nov. 26. A corner outfielder, Tsutsugo hit .272 this year with […]

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MLB could eliminate 42 Minor League Baseball teams

Last month, we learned that Major League Baseball proposed a radical reorganization of the minor leagues, involving slashing the number of teams by 25 percent — mostly short-season and rookie ball clubs. The New York Times has reported which teams specifically are on the chopping block, 42 in total. [Update: Bill Madden of the New […]

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Mike Trout wins AL MVP for third time in storied MLB career

It’s Mike Trout‘s world. We’re just living in it. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder was named American League MVP for the third time in his career on Thursday after a vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Cody Bellinger won the National League MVP, beating out Christian Yelich. Trout received 17 of 30 first-place votes, while Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman received […]

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Former ODU star Justin Verlander wins his second AL Cy Young Award

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 08: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros delivers the pitch. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) Houston Astros pitcher and former Old Dominion star Justin Verlander won his second Cy Young Award Wednesday night, becoming the 20th pitcher to win the award more than once. He beat out his teammate, […]

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Hampton University to host inaugural ‘Hampton Engages with the Majors’ Forum

Hampton University HAMPTON, Va. (Hampton University Relations) – On Tuesday, November 12, beginning at 5 p.m., Hampton University’s Sports Management Program, within the School of Liberal Arts and Education, in collaboration with the University’s Career Center, will host an event entitled “Hampton Engages with the Majors.” The event will feature speakers who are either Hampton […]

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MLB awards week: Our picks for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and more

<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Alex Bregman and Mike Trout are two of the finalists for AL MVP. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/30_GcazExSzMemFsyygCpg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MDtoPTQyNi42NjY2NjY2NjY2NjY3/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/3iMNHwpPUW4VqGc6wzE5rw–~B/aD0yNjQwO3c9Mzk2MDtzbT0xO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-images/2019-11/756dda70-04a5-11ea-bfed-3c8819995e28″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/30_GcazExSzMemFsyygCpg–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MDtoPTQyNi42NjY2NjY2NjY2NjY3/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/3iMNHwpPUW4VqGc6wzE5rw–~B/aD0yNjQwO3c9Mzk2MDtzbT0xO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media-mbst-pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-images/2019-11/756dda70-04a5-11ea-bfed-3c8819995e28″>Alex Bregman and Mike Trout are two of the finalists for AL MVP. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) Awards week is here for Major League Baseball. By Thursday, we’ll […]

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Meanwhile, on the cold, cold Hot Stove . . .

It’s Hot Stove Season baby! You know what that means! Yep: time to watch some teams sign a few relievers to minor league deals and then wait everyone out until February while talking about the need to maintain financial flexibility! FEEL THE BURN. In more specific news: We’ve talked a lot about Betts this winter […]

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Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, wife make record donation to children’s hospital

Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) BALTIMORE, Md. (UMCH Media Relations) – Chris and Jill Davis have given a $3 million gift to help fund an expansion of the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital (UMCH) at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). Their generous gift is the largest […]

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In 15th season with Nationals, Virginia Beach’s Ryan Zimmerman wins first World Series

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HOUSTON, Texas – Mr. National has gone global. He’s a world champion. Ryan Zimmerman #11 of the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Ryan Zimmerman, the Washington Nationals’ first MLB Draft pick (2005), is a World Series champion for the first time in his career. The 35 year-old […]

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World Series: Wink goes 1-on-1 with Nationals closer, Virginia Beach product Daniel Hudson

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HOUSTON, Texas – From out of the game to on top of the world. Daniel Hudson #44 of the Washington Nationals celebrates. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) As News 3 spotlighted earlier in the World Series, Washington Nationals relief pitcher Daniel Hudson has been down a long, winding […]

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