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Commissioner reiterates desire to make deal

@feinsand
December 2, 2021

On the first day of Major League Baseball’s lockout, Commissioner Rob Manfred reiterated his belief that there is a deal to be made with the MLB Players Association. Manfred addressed the media on Thursday morning to discuss the league’s decision to implement a lockout following three days of negotiations between

A letter to baseball fans

December 2, 2021

 

Baseball enters 1st work stoppage in 26 yrs.

@feinsand
December 2, 2021

Major League Baseball commenced a lockout of its players early Thursday morning after a pair of Wednesday meetings left the league and the MLB Players Association at a bargaining impasse. The Collective Bargaining Agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, sending the sport into its first work stoppage since 1994-95,

FAQ on the CBA negotiations 

December 2, 2021

Q: Why did MLB lock out the players? A: Simply put, we believe that an offseason lockout is the best mechanism to protect the 2022 Championship Season. We hope that the lockout will jump-start the negotiations and get us to an agreement that will allow the season to start on

A note about our website content

December 2, 2021

You may notice that the content on this site looks a little different than usual. The reason for this is because the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the players and the league expired just before midnight on Dec. 1 and a new CBA is currently being negotiated between the owners and

Yanks make coaching staff changes (report)

@BryanHoch
December 3, 2021

Though Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Friday that he could not comment on Major League operations, the club appears primed to promote two player development staffers to fill out the big league coaching staff, according to a report by The Athletic. Dillon Lawson is set to be promoted

Timeless Miñoso has strong HOF case

@michaelsclair
December 3, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

Who could be the next Mets manager?

@AnthonyDiComo
December 3, 2021

NEW YORK -- Under different circumstances, hiring a manager would be the Mets’ top priority. And while it’s true that the Mets are eager to name Luis Rojas’ replacement, their hiring of general manager Billy Eppler came so relatively late in the offseason that they pivoted aggressively to player acquisitions.

Kaat was the picture of durability

@ladsonbill24
December 3, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

Each team's longest hitting streak

December 3, 2021

Joe DiMaggio made baseball history and added to his legend when he put together a record 56-game hitting streak for the Yankees in 1941. It remains one of the most famous numbers in sports, and nobody has seriously challenged the Yankee Clipper’s mark since then. Still, each of the 30

O'Neil's contributions worthy of Hall of Fame

@SarahWexler32
December 1, 2021

On Sunday, the Hall of Fame's Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who are up

Oliva has another chance at Hall of Fame

@HarriganMLB
December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

HOF-level stars who were derailed by injury

December 2, 2021

Talent and hard work aren't the only elements of a Hall of Fame career. Longevity is important, too, and it is a factor that unfortunately has eluded many players who were otherwise on track to be enshrined in Cooperstown. Here is a look at some star players whose Hall of

The HOF pitching career that began at age 39

George Brunet pitched in 33 consecutive seasons
@mike_petriello
December 3, 2021

A version of this story originally ran in May 2020.

Every player making HOF ballot debut in '22

@MannyOnMLB
December 1, 2021

Each year, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America reveals its Hall of Fame ballot, it’s always interesting to see which new names appear for the first time -- there’s usually a mix of all-time greats, All-Stars and names you’d place under the category of, “Let’s remember some guys.” This

O'Doul did it all; Cooperstown next?

@Spokes_Murphy
December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

We found them: They're the worst team ever

@castrovince
December 1, 2021

The ballpark has no dugouts. It has no locker rooms. It has no restrooms, no concession stands and no scoreboard. No warning track lines its chain-link outfield fence. No plumbing routes run beneath its all-dirt infield or its spartan slab seats. Set foot in the facility known as Fleming Field

Wills mastered the art of the steal

Not since Ty Cobb did somebody change the game more with his speed
@MattMonagan
December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

Ichiro shows up at high school, blasts dingers

The 48-year-old answered the team's request to visit
@MattMonagan
November 30, 2021

Ichiro has been retired for a couple years, spending his time with the Mariners as special assistant to the chairman. But unlike most retirees who give up their craft, the world's greatest hitter has continued to make frequent appearances on the field -- throwing batting practice or catching bullpens. He

Quotable Murtaugh up for HOF for 3rd time

December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

Storylines to watch on '22 Hall of Fame ballot

November 22, 2021

An unprecedented streak of additions to the Baseball Hall of Fame ended in 2021, but will it be more than a one-year blip? That's the question as we head into the 2022 voting cycle, which kicked off with Monday's reveal of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) ballot. The

Maris up for Hall of Fame consideration

@HarriganMLB
December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

Vin Scully: My thoughts on Gil Hodges ...

November 29, 2021

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully penned the following essay on Gil Hodges, who is a candidate on the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Days Era Ballot. The 10-name Golden Days Era Committee ballot features candidates whose primary contribution to the game came from 1950-69. A 16-member committee is scheduled

Before Joe D., Wee Willie, there was Dahlen

@paul_casellaMLB
December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who