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On Baseball: Ivan Rodriguez Dogged by Suspicions at Cooperstown’s Door

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:16 GMT

About Ivan Rodriguez’s chances for the Hall of Fame, Johnny Bench told The Dallas Morning News, “He should be a lock.”Rodriguez’s performance as a catcher should put him in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot — but there’s that Canseco book.


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Hello, Fans. We’re the New Yankees. Sandwich?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:56:48 GMT

From behind the plate to behind the counter, the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez made an appearance at a Bronx deli.As part of “Winter Warm-Up 2017,” several young Yankees and a few veterans will serve up sandwiches, visit senior centers and make phone calls to season ticket holders.


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President Obama, a White Sox Fan, Welcomes the Cubs to the White House

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:03:52 GMT

President Obama with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday. Among them, at right, was Theo Epstein, the team’s president for baseball operations.Mr. Obama celebrated a team that produced one of the more extraordinary sports moments in his time in office, a World Series triumph that ended a 108-year title drought.


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On Baseball: Materials From Jim Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ Days Going Once, Going Twice ...

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:11:08 GMT

Jim Bouton, the pitcher turned writer, holding a copy of “Ball Four” in August 1970.Notes, audiotapes and correspondence related to the seminal baseball book are being auctioned and expected to command over $300,000.


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Hall of Fame Welcomes Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:58:42 GMT

Tim Raines in 1990. In 2008, his first year of Hall of Fame eligibility, he appeared on just 24.3 percent of the ballots, but his support rose to 86 percent this year in his final time on the writers’ ballot.Raines was selected for Cooperstown in his final appearance on the writers’ ballot. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, still tainted by scandal, fell short again.


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Chicago Cubs Hold One More Celebration, and Gear Up for a Repeat

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:55:30 GMT

David Ross with the World Series trophy on Friday at the Chicago Cubs’ winter fan convention.At the 32nd annual Cubs Convention, the fans rejoiced but the team faced a new reality as defending champions.


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Mets Sign Six, Including Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey, to One-Year Deals

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:30:26 GMT

Jacob deGrom, one of six Mets who avoided arbitration on Friday, signed a $4.05 million deal for the 2017 season.Wilmer Flores, who made $526,000 in 2016, remained unsigned after Friday’s deadline and will head to an arbitration hearing.


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Mets May Keep Outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:54:57 GMT

Curtis Granderson got a lift from Jay Bruce after making a catch against San Francisco in the National League wild-card game.Although the team has an outfield logjam, General Manager Sandy Alderson said he had not ruled out holding on to Bruce and Granderson.


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