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Red Sox set roster for 2018 World Series

The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
 
The roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Nathan Eovaldi, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale
 
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez
 
INFIELDERS (7): Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, Steve Pearce
 
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez
 
The Red Sox will play the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series tonight at Fenway Park beginning at 8:09 p.m. ET. 
 

The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
 
The roster is as follows:
 
PITCHERS (11): Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Nathan Eovaldi, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, Craig Kimbrel, Drew Pomeranz, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale
 
CATCHERS (3): Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart, Christian Vázquez
 
INFIELDERS (7): Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, Steve Pearce
 
OUTFIELDERS (4): Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., J.D. Martinez
 
The Red Sox will play the Dodgers in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series tonight at Fenway Park beginning at 8:09 p.m. ET. 
 

Boston Red Sox

Snow Patrol to open for Ed Sheeran

Newly released seats available for the Wednesday, October 24 show

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that Snow Patrol will be able to perform on the rescheduled Ed Sheeran date at Miller Park this Wednesday, October 24. Snow Patrol will be the sole supporting act.

Doors to Miller Park will open at 5:30 p.m. CT with show beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.   

The Milwaukee Brewers today announced that Snow Patrol will be able to perform on the rescheduled Ed Sheeran date at Miller Park this Wednesday, October 24. Snow Patrol will be the sole supporting act.

Doors to Miller Park will open at 5:30 p.m. CT with show beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT.   

Additional seats have been recently released and are available for purchase at Brewers.com/EdSheeran.

Milwaukee Brewers

D-backs agree to terms with Eduardo Escobar on a 3-year contract

The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with INF Eduardo Escobar (@escobarmaracay) on a 3-year contract through the 2021 season.
  
Escobar, 29, established career highs in home runs (23), doubles (48), walks (52), runs scored (75), RBI (84), games (151), hits (154), total bases (277) and at-bats (566) while hitting .272 in 151 combined games with the D-backs and Minnesota Twins in 2018. He led all switch-hitters in doubles, ranked third in average and slugging pct. (.489), fourth in OPS (.824), fifth in RBI and hits and tied for eighth in home runs. Overall, his 48 doubles ranked second in the Majors behind Alex Bregman/HOU (51) and were tied for ninth most all-time in a season by a switch hitter.
 
Escobar, who was acquired from the Twins on July 27 RHP Jhoan Durán, OF Ernie De La Trinidad and OF Gabriel Maciel, appeared in 131 games at third base (124 starts), 21 games at shortstop (20 starts) and 1 at second (1 start). He led all third basemen with a .983 fielding pct. (5 E in 299 TC), the best fielding mark at that position since Placido Polanco/MIA in 2013 (.990).
 
Since 2014, Escobar ranks among the Major League switch-hitting leaders in doubles (6th, 144) and extra-base hits (7th, 228). He has recorded 30 or more doubles 3 times in the last 5 seasons, 1 of 6 Major League switch-hitters to accomplish that feat, joining Melky Cabrera (4), Asdrúbal Cabrera (4), José Ramírez (3), Francisco Lindor (3) and Ben Zobrist (3). Escobar was named the Twins' 2018 nominee for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's Heart and Hustle Award, and was 1 of 6 finalists for the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, given annually to the player whose on-field performance and contributions to his community inspire others to higher levels of achievement.
 
Escobar is a career .257 (648-for-2520)/.308 OBP/.417 SLG hitter with 153 doubles, 19 triples, 71 home runs, 308 RBI, 180 walks and 310 runs scored in 770 games over parts of 8 Major League seasons with the Chicago White Sox (2011-12), Twins (2012-18) and D-backs (2018). He has made an appearance at every defensive position except first base, including 328 at shortstop, 311 at third base, 59 at second base, 43 in left field and 1 in right field, center field, catcher and pitcher. He was originally signed by the White Sox as a non-drafted free agent on January 28, 2006 and was traded to Minnesota on July 28, 2012 for LHP Francisco Liriano.

The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with INF Eduardo Escobar (@escobarmaracay) on a 3-year contract through the 2021 season.
  
Escobar, 29, established career highs in home runs (23), doubles (48), walks (52), runs scored (75), RBI (84), games (151), hits (154), total bases (277) and at-bats (566) while hitting .272 in 151 combined games with the D-backs and Minnesota Twins in 2018. He led all switch-hitters in doubles, ranked third in average and slugging pct. (.489), fourth in OPS (.824), fifth in RBI and hits and tied for eighth in home runs. Overall, his 48 doubles ranked second in the Majors behind Alex Bregman/HOU (51) and were tied for ninth most all-time in a season by a switch hitter.
 
Escobar, who was acquired from the Twins on July 27 RHP Jhoan Durán, OF Ernie De La Trinidad and OF Gabriel Maciel, appeared in 131 games at third base (124 starts), 21 games at shortstop (20 starts) and 1 at second (1 start). He led all third basemen with a .983 fielding pct. (5 E in 299 TC), the best fielding mark at that position since Placido Polanco/MIA in 2013 (.990).
 
Since 2014, Escobar ranks among the Major League switch-hitting leaders in doubles (6th, 144) and extra-base hits (7th, 228). He has recorded 30 or more doubles 3 times in the last 5 seasons, 1 of 6 Major League switch-hitters to accomplish that feat, joining Melky Cabrera (4), Asdrúbal Cabrera (4), José Ramírez (3), Francisco Lindor (3) and Ben Zobrist (3). Escobar was named the Twins' 2018 nominee for the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association's Heart and Hustle Award, and was 1 of 6 finalists for the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award, given annually to the player whose on-field performance and contributions to his community inspire others to higher levels of achievement.
 
Escobar is a career .257 (648-for-2520)/.308 OBP/.417 SLG hitter with 153 doubles, 19 triples, 71 home runs, 308 RBI, 180 walks and 310 runs scored in 770 games over parts of 8 Major League seasons with the Chicago White Sox (2011-12), Twins (2012-18) and D-backs (2018). He has made an appearance at every defensive position except first base, including 328 at shortstop, 311 at third base, 59 at second base, 43 in left field and 1 in right field, center field, catcher and pitcher. He was originally signed by the White Sox as a non-drafted free agent on January 28, 2006 and was traded to Minnesota on July 28, 2012 for LHP Francisco Liriano.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Umpires for the 2018 World Series announced

Ted Barrett to serve as crew chief for baseball's 114th Fall Classic

Major League Baseball today announced the umpires who have been assigned to the 2018 World Series, which is presented by YouTube TV. Ted Barrett, who is in his 21st season as a Major League Umpire, will work the Fall Classic for the fourth time, including his first as crew chief.

Barrett, who was the crew chief for this Postseason's National League Division Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies, previously worked the Fall Classic in 2007, 2011 and 2014. Barrett, who holds a doctorate in theology, is the only umpire in history to have been behind home plate for multiple perfect games (David Cone in 1999 and Matt Cain in 2012). He will lead a crew that includes regular season crew chiefs Fieldin Culbreth and Jeff Nelson as well as Kerwin Danley, Chad Fairchild, Jim Reynolds and Tim Timmons. Like Barrett, it is the fourth career Fall Classic for Nelson; the third for Culbreth; the second for Danley and Reynolds; and the first for Fairchild and Timmons. All seven umpires who will be on the field in the World Series were assigned to this year's Division Series.

Major League Baseball today announced the umpires who have been assigned to the 2018 World Series, which is presented by YouTube TV. Ted Barrett, who is in his 21st season as a Major League Umpire, will work the Fall Classic for the fourth time, including his first as crew chief.

Barrett, who was the crew chief for this Postseason's National League Division Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Colorado Rockies, previously worked the Fall Classic in 2007, 2011 and 2014. Barrett, who holds a doctorate in theology, is the only umpire in history to have been behind home plate for multiple perfect games (David Cone in 1999 and Matt Cain in 2012). He will lead a crew that includes regular season crew chiefs Fieldin Culbreth and Jeff Nelson as well as Kerwin Danley, Chad Fairchild, Jim Reynolds and Tim Timmons. Like Barrett, it is the fourth career Fall Classic for Nelson; the third for Culbreth; the second for Danley and Reynolds; and the first for Fairchild and Timmons. All seven umpires who will be on the field in the World Series were assigned to this year's Division Series.

Culbreth will serve as the Replay Official for Games One and Two of the World Series, after which he will join the on-field crew as the left field umpire for Game Three. Timmons, the home plate umpire for Game One, will be the Replay Official from Game Three through the conclusion of the World Series. The Replay Assistant throughout the Fall Classic will be Major League Umpire Chris Conroy, who was on the field for the American League Division Series (HOU-CLE). A complete listing of the rotation assigned to the 2018 World Series accompanies this press release. 

The 2018 Postseason schedule can be viewed at MLB.com/postseason. All games on FOX will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider. ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2018 MLB Postseason games.  

Target Field to host NDSU vs. Butler football game presented by Pioneer

Tickets to go on sale November 8th

The Minnesota Twins and North Dakota State University today announced that the NDSU football team will host Butler on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Target Field presented by Pioneer. The NCAA Division I matchup, which will be a NDSU home game, will be the second-collegiate and first Division I football game played at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. The game will mark the first meeting between the two schools and will be the season-opener for both teams.

"The Minnesota Twins organization is honored and excited to host one of America's greatest college football success stories - the NDSU Bison - at Target Field," Twins President & CEO Dave St. Peter said. "The NDSU-Butler game is certain to be a tremendous college football showcase, as Bison Nation takes over downtown Minneapolis."

The Minnesota Twins and North Dakota State University today announced that the NDSU football team will host Butler on August 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Target Field presented by Pioneer. The NCAA Division I matchup, which will be a NDSU home game, will be the second-collegiate and first Division I football game played at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. The game will mark the first meeting between the two schools and will be the season-opener for both teams.

"The Minnesota Twins organization is honored and excited to host one of America's greatest college football success stories - the NDSU Bison - at Target Field," Twins President & CEO Dave St. Peter said. "The NDSU-Butler game is certain to be a tremendous college football showcase, as Bison Nation takes over downtown Minneapolis."

"There has been great buzz and excitement from our fan base since the game at Target Field was announced. The opportunity to partner with the Twins organization and showcase Bison football in Minneapolis is something our players and coaches are excited about," said NDSU Director of Athletics Matt Larsen. "We look forward to seeing 40,000 members of Bison Nation, clad in green and gold, packing Target Field next year."

"We're delighted to partner with Pioneer and North Dakota State Athletics in bringing DI football to Target Field next fall," said Senior Director, Corporate Partnerships Jeff Jurgella. "The Agriculture Industry is a vital economic force throughout all of Twins Territory, and we're hoping many Ag producers will take the opportunity to travel to Minneapolis to enjoy Bison Football in such a unique venue before the harvest season is upon them." 

Minnesota Twins

Marlins sign top-ranked international prospect Víctor Víctor Mesa and brother Víctor Mesa Jr.

The Miami Marlins today announced that the club has signed outfielders Víctor Víctor Mesa and Víctor Mesa Jr. to Minor League contracts.  
 
Mesa, 22, is the top-ranked International prospect in the 2018-19 class, according to MLB Pipeline, Baseball America, and FanGraphs. He debuted for Matanzas in Cuba's top domestic league, Serie Nacional, as a 16-year-old in 2012 and had his best season in 2016-17, batting .354 with a .399 on-base percentage, a .539 slugging percentage, seven home runs, and 40 stolen bases in 70 games. He also played for Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, going 3x7 (.429) with two doubles and three RBI in six games.  
 
Mesa Jr., 17, a left-handed hitter who starred for Cuba's U18 national team, batting .320 (8x25) with a double and an RBI at the U18 World Cup last year. He was part of Cuba's U15 World Series winning team in 2014 and claimed the batting title in his most recent domestic amateur tournament. 

The Miami Marlins today announced that the club has signed outfielders Víctor Víctor Mesa and Víctor Mesa Jr. to Minor League contracts.  
 
Mesa, 22, is the top-ranked International prospect in the 2018-19 class, according to MLB Pipeline, Baseball America, and FanGraphs. He debuted for Matanzas in Cuba's top domestic league, Serie Nacional, as a 16-year-old in 2012 and had his best season in 2016-17, batting .354 with a .399 on-base percentage, a .539 slugging percentage, seven home runs, and 40 stolen bases in 70 games. He also played for Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, going 3x7 (.429) with two doubles and three RBI in six games.  
 
Mesa Jr., 17, a left-handed hitter who starred for Cuba's U18 national team, batting .320 (8x25) with a double and an RBI at the U18 World Cup last year. He was part of Cuba's U15 World Series winning team in 2014 and claimed the batting title in his most recent domestic amateur tournament. 

Miami Marlins

StadiumLinks coming to Globe Life Park this weekend

Globe Life Park will be transformed into a one-of-a kind golf experience

 Tickets are still available for StadiumLinks, a one-of-a-kind, nine-hole golf experience taking place at Globe Life Park this weekend. 
 
Tee times are available this Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Tee time bookings are available in two-person and four-person registrations. Tickets start at $75 per person and are available by visiting texasrangers.com/stadiumlinks. 
 
There is also limited availability for the newly enhanced VIP Package. VIP guests will have exclusive access to the VIP Lounge with complimentary food and beverage opportunities, VIP tee boxes along the course, and the newly offered practice range, among other premium upgrades. Stadiumlinks will also reward a cash purse of $2,000 to players with top scores.
 
"The upcoming event gives fans of this iconic sports venue and golfers of all skill levels the rare opportunity of hitting incredible golf shots from nine new locations throughout the ballpark. These new tee box locations, combined with target greens that will be newly designed into the playing field, will create an incredibly unique and memorable experience," Jon Stephens, founder of Stadiumlinks said. "Whether you're a highly competitive golfer, casual golf or sports fan, or have an interest in experiencing Globe Life Park in a one-of-a-kind and intimate setting, we're excited to offer an amazing experience that appeals to everyone from all walks of life."
 
Globe Life Park is one of five MLB ballparks to host StadiumLinks this fall, joining Guaranteed Rate Field, Citi Field, Minute Maid Park and Angel Stadium. 
 
Stadiumlinks returns to Arlington for the second time, the first since 2016. The Globe Life Park field surface will not be impacted by the Stadiumlinks event, as it is scheduled to be completely re-soded following the conclusion of the Stadiumlinks and previously announced Enchant Christmas Event.
 
ABOUT STADIUMLINKS: Stadiumlinks is a consumer event company re-imagining the way golf and stadium venues are experienced. It partners with prominent sports venues around the country, producing events that attract participants of all ages, skill types, and competition levels. Find out more about the event and register at texasrangers.com/stadiumlinks.

 Tickets are still available for StadiumLinks, a one-of-a-kind, nine-hole golf experience taking place at Globe Life Park this weekend. 
 
Tee times are available this Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Tee time bookings are available in two-person and four-person registrations. Tickets start at $75 per person and are available by visiting texasrangers.com/stadiumlinks. 
 
There is also limited availability for the newly enhanced VIP Package. VIP guests will have exclusive access to the VIP Lounge with complimentary food and beverage opportunities, VIP tee boxes along the course, and the newly offered practice range, among other premium upgrades. Stadiumlinks will also reward a cash purse of $2,000 to players with top scores.
 
"The upcoming event gives fans of this iconic sports venue and golfers of all skill levels the rare opportunity of hitting incredible golf shots from nine new locations throughout the ballpark. These new tee box locations, combined with target greens that will be newly designed into the playing field, will create an incredibly unique and memorable experience," Jon Stephens, founder of Stadiumlinks said. "Whether you're a highly competitive golfer, casual golf or sports fan, or have an interest in experiencing Globe Life Park in a one-of-a-kind and intimate setting, we're excited to offer an amazing experience that appeals to everyone from all walks of life."
 
Globe Life Park is one of five MLB ballparks to host StadiumLinks this fall, joining Guaranteed Rate Field, Citi Field, Minute Maid Park and Angel Stadium. 
 
Stadiumlinks returns to Arlington for the second time, the first since 2016. The Globe Life Park field surface will not be impacted by the Stadiumlinks event, as it is scheduled to be completely re-soded following the conclusion of the Stadiumlinks and previously announced Enchant Christmas Event.
 
ABOUT STADIUMLINKS: Stadiumlinks is a consumer event company re-imagining the way golf and stadium venues are experienced. It partners with prominent sports venues around the country, producing events that attract participants of all ages, skill types, and competition levels. Find out more about the event and register at texasrangers.com/stadiumlinks.

Texas Rangers

Ed Sheeran concert at Miller Park rescheduled

Multi-Grammy Award Winner to Now Play Miller Park on Wednesday, October 24

MILWAUKEE - Today, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that the Ed Sheeran concert at Miller Park has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 24 from the originally scheduled date of Tuesday, October 23. The change has been made by the Brewers and Messina Touring Group to accommodate tour load-in and setup following Game 7 of the NLCS. All tickets issued for the original date of October 23 will be honored for admission to the show on October 24.

The Ed Sheeran concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. with all doors to Miller Park opening at 5:30 p.m.

MILWAUKEE - Today, the Milwaukee Brewers announced that the Ed Sheeran concert at Miller Park has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 24 from the originally scheduled date of Tuesday, October 23. The change has been made by the Brewers and Messina Touring Group to accommodate tour load-in and setup following Game 7 of the NLCS. All tickets issued for the original date of October 23 will be honored for admission to the show on October 24.

The Ed Sheeran concert is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. with all doors to Miller Park opening at 5:30 p.m.

Thus far, every date on the North American leg of Sheeran's worldwide stadium tour has sold out, including Saturday's show in Minneapolis. The tour supports the British superstar's blockbuster GRAMMY award-winning, third album "÷" (pronounced "divide"), which was crowned the biggest album of 2017 by Nielsen Music, and has since been certified 4x Platinum in the U.S. alone. Sheeran's most recent single "Perfect" - a staggering 9x-Platinum certified - is one of the biggest songs of the year, holding at No. 1 on the Hot AC radio chart for the eleven weeks, as well as topping the Top 40 radio chart for two weeks. "Perfect" also held the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for six consecutive weeks. The song earned Sheeran his second chart-topper on the Hot 100, joining "Shape Of You" which was No. 1 for a remarkable 12 weeks, and made "÷" the only album of 2017 to have two of its singles top the Hot 100.  

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Ed Sheeran has established himself as one of the world's biggest musical artists with over 40 million albums sold and more than 17 billion streams. Having released his history-making third studio album '÷' (Divide) in March last year, Ed has continued to dominate charts across the globe and solidified his status as one of the world's most talented, and loved, modern day troubadours. With over 15 million copies sold worldwide to date, '÷' has spawned Ed's global hit singles "Shape of You", "Castle on the Hill", "Galway Girl", "Perfect" and "Happier".

A songwriter of a generation, he has won an array of awards over his career to date including 4 Grammy Awards, 5 BRIT Awards, 4 Ivor Novello's, 6 Billboard Music Awards and many more. Additionally, he was awarded a MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to music and charity at the end of 2017, as well as being announced as the IFPI's Best-Selling Global Recording Artist of the Year.

Heralded over his career for his exceptional live show, in July 2015 Sheeran became the first-ever artist to headline Wembley Stadium, solo, without a band - with just his loop pedal and guitar - over three, consecutive sold out nights. Move forward to June 2017, Ed closed Glastonbury Festival with a triumphant headline slot on the prestigious Pyramid Stage. Currently on the North American leg of his world stadium tour, Ed recently finished his UK stint which included four nights at London's Wembley Stadium. He officially entered record books again with his Divide tour after it became the biggest solo tour [without a band] in the UK, ever!

Milwaukee Brewers

Angels Name Brad Ausmus as Field Manager

Becomes 17th Different Manager in Club History

The Los Angeles Angels today formally named Brad Ausmus the club's new Field Manager in an announcement by General Manager Billy Eppler. He becomes the 17th different field manager in club history, replacing Mike Scioscia, who held the position since 2000. As per club policy, no terms of the contract will be released. 

The club will host an introductory press conference with Ausmus, Angels owner Arte Moreno and General Manager Billy Eppler in the Lexus Diamond Club at Angel Stadium on Monday, October 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. Media interested in covering the event can enter through the Media Entrance located at Gate 3. All attending media are asked to RSVP to the Angels Communications department prior to Monday's event.

The Los Angeles Angels today formally named Brad Ausmus the club's new Field Manager in an announcement by General Manager Billy Eppler. He becomes the 17th different field manager in club history, replacing Mike Scioscia, who held the position since 2000. As per club policy, no terms of the contract will be released. 

The club will host an introductory press conference with Ausmus, Angels owner Arte Moreno and General Manager Billy Eppler in the Lexus Diamond Club at Angel Stadium on Monday, October 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. Media interested in covering the event can enter through the Media Entrance located at Gate 3. All attending media are asked to RSVP to the Angels Communications department prior to Monday's event.

"Over the past few weeks, our baseball operations personnel sat down with numerous highly-qualified and impressive candidates for our managerial role. We are thankful to all of them for their time and effort throughout the process," Angels General Manager Billy Eppler said. "Ultimately, Brad's balance of connectivity, communication and leadership skills as well as his understanding of evolving strategies and probabilistic approach to decision making led us to him. We believe his knowledge, drive and growth-mindset will allow him to integrate seamlessly with our players and staff and will be pivotal in advancing our culture and moving us toward our goals as an organization."

Ausmus, 49, served as an Assistant to the General Manager for the Angels in 2018. The native of New Haven, CT takes over the managerial role following 23 seasons of professional baseball as a player and four as manager of the Detroit Tigers (2014-2017).  

Ausmus was named the 38th manager in the history of the Tigers on November 3, 2013. He became the 14th manager in Tigers history to have also played at the Major League level for Detroit, joining among others Alan Trammell, Billy Martin, Fred Hutchinson, Mickey Cochrane and Ty Cobb. In his first year at the helm, he guided the Tigers to a 90-72 record and a Central division title in 2014. Two years later Detroit would finish 2.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot. He finished with a 314-332 record during his tenure with the Tigers.  

A standout prep performer at Cheshire High School (CT), Ausmus played shortstop and batted .327 as a sophomore before converting to a catcher as a junior and hitting .436. During his senior season recorded a .411 average and was named the Cheshire Area High School Player of the Year. In addition, he was named to the All-State team both his junior and senior years. During his high school career, he was also a solid performer as a guard on the basketball team.

Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 47th round of the 1987 First Year Draft, he chose to alternate between attending Dartmouth College and playing minor league baseball. He served as a volunteer coach and bullpen catcher at Dartmouth. During his collegiate career he graduated with an A.B. in Government. In 2005 he became the first Ivy League catcher to play in a World Series since Dartmouth's Chief Meyers in 1916. He would eventually play in more games than any of the 1,150 players drafted ahead of him.

Ausmus played five seasons in the Yankees minor league system prior to being selected by the Colorado Rockies organization in the 1992 expansion draft. He spent less than a year in the organization prior to being traded to the San Diego Padres in July, 1993. Two days following the transaction, he made his Major League debut on July 28.

His Major League career included time with San Diego (1993-96), Detroit (1996, 1999-2000), Houston (1997-1998, 2001-2007) and Los Angeles (2009-2010). A five-time leader as a catcher in fielding percentage, Ausmus ranks third all-time among catchers with 12,839 putouts, is 10th with 15,840.2 innings played and 11th with 1,766 games started. He was selected as a Gold Glove recipient with Houston in 2001, 2002 and 2006. He remains the Astros all-time leader among catchers in nearly every offensive category, including games played (1,259), hits (970), runs scored (415) and RBI (386).

Ausmus made five post-season appearances as a player, including two trips to the National League Championship Series (2004, 2005) and one to the World Series (2005). In Game 4 of the '05 NLDS, he homered with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game at six and send it into extra innings. Houston went on to win in the 18th during a game in which Ausmus caught 17 innings and played one at first. It remains the longest game in post-season history. He was also a member of the 1999 American League All-Star team as a member of the Detroit Tigers.

Following his playing career and prior to taking over in Detroit, Ausmus also served as a special assistant in the Padres front office from 2010-2013.

Ausmus and his wife Elizabeth have two daughters, Sophie and Abigail and reside in Del Mar, CA.

Los Angeles Angels

Reds Name David Bell Manager

Cincinnati Native To Be Introduced Monday

At a press conference at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the field level interview room at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams will introduce Cincinnati native David Bell as the club's new field manager.

 

At a press conference at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the field level interview room at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Reds Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams will introduce Cincinnati native David Bell as the club's new field manager.

 

Bell, 46, has agreed to a 3-year contract through the 2021 season, with a club option for 2022, to become the 63rd field manager in club history and the 53rd since 1900.

 

Bell and his father, former infielder and current Reds front office executive Buddy, will become the fourth father-son duo to serve as Major League managers, joining George & Dick Sisler, Bob & Joel Skinner and Bob & Aaron Boone. Buddy Bell managed the Detroit Tigers (1996-1998), Colorado Rockies (2000-2002) and Kansas City Royals (2005-2007).

           

David Bell spent last season as Vice President of Player Development for the San Francisco Giants following 4 years on the Major League coaching staff of the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent the 2014 season as Cardinals assistant hitting coach and his last 3 years there as manager Mike Matheny's bench coach.

 

Bell also has experience as a third base coach, with the Chicago Cubs in 2013. He went to Chicago after 4 years managing in the Reds' player development system, from 2009-2011 at Class AA Carolina and in 2012 at Class AAA Louisville. Following the 2009 campaign, he managed the Peoria Saguaros of the prestigious Arizona Fall League.

 

The former infielder was selected by the Indians in the seventh round of the June 1990 free agent draft and made his Major League debut in 1995. He played parts of 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Cleveland Indians, Cardinals, Seattle Mariners, Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers.

 

Bell played in 35 Postseason games, reaching the American League Championship Series with Seattle in both 2000 and 2001 before playing in the World Series with the Giants in 2002, when he received the Willie McCovey Award as the Giants' most inspirational player.

 

The Bells are one of Major League Baseball's five 3-generation families, along with the Boones, Colemans, Hairstons and Schofield/Werths. Reds Hall of Famer Gus Bell is Buddy's father and David's grandfather. David's brothers, Mike and Rick, also played professional baseball. Mike made 19 appearances for the Reds in 2000.

 

Bell was born in and grew up in Cincinnati. He helped lead Moeller High School to the 1989 state baseball championship.

Cincinnati Reds

Dodgers clinch National League title

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers tonight clinched the 2018 National League pennant and are heading to the World Series for the 11th time since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. This is the Dodgers 23rd National League pennant and the first time winning consecutive NL pennants since 1977 and 1978.

Official NL Champion merchandise is now available on Dodgers.com and will be at the Top of the Park store at Dodger Stadium tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Fans are encouraged to visit Dodgers.com for the best selection of tickets from the team and secondary market partners. 

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers tonight clinched the 2018 National League pennant and are heading to the World Series for the 11th time since moving to Los Angeles in 1958. This is the Dodgers 23rd National League pennant and the first time winning consecutive NL pennants since 1977 and 1978.

Official NL Champion merchandise is now available on Dodgers.com and will be at the Top of the Park store at Dodger Stadium tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. Fans are encouraged to visit Dodgers.com for the best selection of tickets from the team and secondary market partners. 

Games 1 and 2 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox will take place on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:09 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 at 5:09 p.m. PT at Fenway Park. The Dodgers will host games 3-5 October 26 at 5:09, October 27 at 5:09 and October 28 at 5:15 PT.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Update on Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove

After recent reexaminations determined there was less than the desired amount of clinical healing, the decision was made that surgery was the most prudent path to optimal health for the 2019 season. 
 
Surgery to repair the abdominal wall and to help the stress reaction heal was performed today by Dr. Craig Smith in Los Angeles, CA.  
 
A typical recovery timeframe from this type of surgery that would allow an athlete to participate in full off-season training activities is approximately six weeks. We anticipate Joe will be on or close to a regular schedule for 2019 Major League Spring Training.
 

After recent reexaminations determined there was less than the desired amount of clinical healing, the decision was made that surgery was the most prudent path to optimal health for the 2019 season. 
 
Surgery to repair the abdominal wall and to help the stress reaction heal was performed today by Dr. Craig Smith in Los Angeles, CA.  
 
A typical recovery timeframe from this type of surgery that would allow an athlete to participate in full off-season training activities is approximately six weeks. We anticipate Joe will be on or close to a regular schedule for 2019 Major League Spring Training.
 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Academy notebook

Academy staff surprises Miguel Perez Torres with Youth of the Year Honor, trip to World Series

As far as Miguel Perez Torres knew, Wednesday, October 2, was going to be a normal night at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota. 
 
Torres was on hand early for the Youth Academy Fall Training Program activities, so the 16-year-old assumed he was being asked to help when a member of the Academy staff asked him to head out to Oates Field.
 
Instead, Texas Rangers Director of Youth Academy & Youth Baseball/Softball Programs Juan Leonel Garciga and other members of the Academy coaching staff were on hand to tell Torres he'd been named the Academy's Youth of the Year. Click here to watch video on the Academy website of Torres being surprised with the honor. 
 
"I'm very excited that I was chosen. I didn't actually know there was an award for that," Torres said.
 
A Youth of the Year was selected from each of the eight MLB Youth Academies across the country. The award comes with a trip to Game 4 of the World Series, courtesy of Major League Baseball.
 
"Miguel is a very coachable player who is always looking for ways to improve his game. He's the player who will go out of his way to help pick up equipment and also ask for additional ground balls at third base. Since the beginning of the year, you would have been hard pressed to come out to the Academy and not see Miguel," Garciga said. "His attitude is what you look for when putting together a winning team." 
 
While Torres was surprised by the award, he was especially excited about the opportunity to attend the World Series and take his sister.
 
"It's crazy. I've never gone to a postseason game, but I've gone to a few Rangers games, thanks to them as well. They've also invited to some of those. I'm very excited to go," Torres said of the opportunity to attend Game 4.
 
Pinkston High School is the home school for Torres, who attends JBS Law Magnet School as part of the Townview High School System, so Torres also practices and plays his home games at the Academy as part of the Vikings baseball team. 
 
"I've been coming out since January and played all my high school games here. It's been very fun and a very good experience for me. My teammates, my coaches, and the front office here, they've helped a lot," Torres said. 
 
The Academy's Youth of the Year was quick to thank the coaches and staff for their impact, saying the support of the staff has been a highlight of his experience at the facility. 
 
"They're always here giving us water, anything we need. They help me out. One time I didn't have turf shoes and they gave me some turf shoes, it was very special. I want to thank them," Torres said. 
 
***Photos of Torres being told about the Award are attached, and video is available at https://www.mlb.com/video/rangers-youth-academy-surprise/c-2516635283.***
 
Still Camping 
 
Through the first four weeks of the Youth Academy Fall Training program, over 700 baseball and softball players have taken part in the free activities.
 
Programming occurs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. through November 15. Registration is available for baseball and softball players ages seven through 18 at www.rangers.com/academy. 
 
Fall RBI
 
The fall season of RBI baseball and softball is underway at the Academy, with games being played on Saturdays through November 17. 
 
An updated schedule for the eight baseball and four softball teams playing at the Academy is below. 
 
Scheduling is subject to change, and updates will be posted via the @RangersYA twitter account. 
 
ACADEMY RBI FALL SCHEDULE
DATE   TIME   HOME TEAM   AWAY TEAM   FIELD     
20-Oct   9:00 AM   Mercy Street   Leopards   Oates Field   baseball
20-Oct   9:00 AM   Mustangs   Rangers   Field of Dreams   baseball
20-Oct   11:30 AM   Vikings   Hard Hitters   Oates Field   baseball
20-Oct   11:30 AM   Lancaster   Jaguars   Field of Dreams   baseball
20-Oct   9:00 AM   Tigers   Rangers   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
20-Oct   11:00 AM   A's   Mercy Street   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
27-Oct   9:00 AM   Jaguars   Rangers   Oates Field   baseball
27-Oct   9:00 AM   Leopards   Vikings   Field of Dreams   baseball
27-Oct   11:30 AM   Hard Hitters   Mustangs   Oates Field   baseball
27-Oct   11:30 AM   Lancaster   Mercy Street   Field of Dreams   baseball
27-Oct   9:00 AM   Rangers   A's   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
27-Oct   11:00 AM   Mercy Street   Tigers   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
3-Nov   9:00 AM   Hard Hitters   Leopards   Oates Field   baseball
3-Nov   9:00 AM   Vikings   Jaguars   Field of Dreams   baseball
3-Nov   11:30 AM   Mustangs   Mercy Street   Field of Dreams   baseball
3-Nov   11:30 AM   Rangers   Lancaster   Oates Field   baseball
3-Nov   9:00 AM   Rangers   Mercy Street   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
3-Nov   11:00 AM   A's   Tigers   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
9-Nov   7:00 PM   Mercy Street   A's   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
9-Nov   7:00 PM   Rangers   Tigers   Kershaw's Challenge Field   softball
10-Nov   2:00 PM   Mercy Street   Rangers   Oates Field   baseball
10-Nov   4:00 PM   Jaguars   Leopards   Oates Field   baseball
10-Nov   6:00 PM   Vikings   Mustangs   Oates Field   baseball
10-Nov   8:00 PM   Lancaster   Hard Hitters   Oates Field   baseball
17-Nov   9:00 AM   Jaguars   Mustangs   Oates Field   baseball
17-Nov   9:00 AM   Vikings   Rangers   Field of Dreams   baseball
17-Nov   11:30 AM   Lancaster   Leopards   Oates Field   baseball
17-Nov   11:30 AM   Mercy Street   Hard Hitters   Field of Dreams   baseball
17-Nov   9:00 AM   Tigers   Mercy Street   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
17-Nov   11:00 AM   A's   Rangers   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
 
Also Taking the Field
 
The Academy is also home field for Mercy Street Little League. The fall season began Friday, September 28. 
 
West Dallas Little League partners with the Little League Urban initiative to facilitate baseball and softball for participants ages four through 12.
 
Registration is available at https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/baseball/
 
Coming Soon

 
The Buck O'Neil Scouts Association Clinic: Saturday, November 10
 
The clinic aims to promote baseball in inner-cities by educating coaches and mentoring players.
 
Founded in honor of the late legendary player and scout Buck O'Neil, the Buck O'Neil Professional Baseball Scouts & Coaches Association was created to provide a forum for scouts and coaches to share their passion for the game. O'Neil was the first African American to coach in the Major Leagues and one of the first to scout fulltime.
 
Registration is available at rangers.com/academy for players ages 14 through 18.
 
Kershaw's Challenge Baseball Camp: Saturday, November 10  
 
This will mark the seventh annual Kershaw's Challenge Baseball Camp, hosted by Mercy Street. 
 
Dallas native Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen founded Kershaw's Challenge in 2011 and have since given over six millions dollars to support at-risk children and families around the globe. The foundation contributed generously to the building of the Academy facility, which includes Kershaw's Challenge Field named in his honor. 

As far as Miguel Perez Torres knew, Wednesday, October 2, was going to be a normal night at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota. 
 
Torres was on hand early for the Youth Academy Fall Training Program activities, so the 16-year-old assumed he was being asked to help when a member of the Academy staff asked him to head out to Oates Field.
 
Instead, Texas Rangers Director of Youth Academy & Youth Baseball/Softball Programs Juan Leonel Garciga and other members of the Academy coaching staff were on hand to tell Torres he'd been named the Academy's Youth of the Year. Click here to watch video on the Academy website of Torres being surprised with the honor. 
 
"I'm very excited that I was chosen. I didn't actually know there was an award for that," Torres said.
 
A Youth of the Year was selected from each of the eight MLB Youth Academies across the country. The award comes with a trip to Game 4 of the World Series, courtesy of Major League Baseball.
 
"Miguel is a very coachable player who is always looking for ways to improve his game. He's the player who will go out of his way to help pick up equipment and also ask for additional ground balls at third base. Since the beginning of the year, you would have been hard pressed to come out to the Academy and not see Miguel," Garciga said. "His attitude is what you look for when putting together a winning team." 
 
While Torres was surprised by the award, he was especially excited about the opportunity to attend the World Series and take his sister.
 
"It's crazy. I've never gone to a postseason game, but I've gone to a few Rangers games, thanks to them as well. They've also invited to some of those. I'm very excited to go," Torres said of the opportunity to attend Game 4.
 
Pinkston High School is the home school for Torres, who attends JBS Law Magnet School as part of the Townview High School System, so Torres also practices and plays his home games at the Academy as part of the Vikings baseball team. 
 
"I've been coming out since January and played all my high school games here. It's been very fun and a very good experience for me. My teammates, my coaches, and the front office here, they've helped a lot," Torres said. 
 
The Academy's Youth of the Year was quick to thank the coaches and staff for their impact, saying the support of the staff has been a highlight of his experience at the facility. 
 
"They're always here giving us water, anything we need. They help me out. One time I didn't have turf shoes and they gave me some turf shoes, it was very special. I want to thank them," Torres said. 
 
***Photos of Torres being told about the Award are attached, and video is available at https://www.mlb.com/video/rangers-youth-academy-surprise/c-2516635283.***
 
Still Camping 
 
Through the first four weeks of the Youth Academy Fall Training program, over 700 baseball and softball players have taken part in the free activities.
 
Programming occurs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. through November 15. Registration is available for baseball and softball players ages seven through 18 at www.rangers.com/academy. 
 
Fall RBI
 
The fall season of RBI baseball and softball is underway at the Academy, with games being played on Saturdays through November 17. 
 
An updated schedule for the eight baseball and four softball teams playing at the Academy is below. 
 
Scheduling is subject to change, and updates will be posted via the @RangersYA twitter account. 
 
ACADEMY RBI FALL SCHEDULE
DATE   TIME   HOME TEAM   AWAY TEAM   FIELD     
20-Oct   9:00 AM   Mercy Street   Leopards   Oates Field   baseball
20-Oct   9:00 AM   Mustangs   Rangers   Field of Dreams   baseball
20-Oct   11:30 AM   Vikings   Hard Hitters   Oates Field   baseball
20-Oct   11:30 AM   Lancaster   Jaguars   Field of Dreams   baseball
20-Oct   9:00 AM   Tigers   Rangers   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
20-Oct   11:00 AM   A's   Mercy Street   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
27-Oct   9:00 AM   Jaguars   Rangers   Oates Field   baseball
27-Oct   9:00 AM   Leopards   Vikings   Field of Dreams   baseball
27-Oct   11:30 AM   Hard Hitters   Mustangs   Oates Field   baseball
27-Oct   11:30 AM   Lancaster   Mercy Street   Field of Dreams   baseball
27-Oct   9:00 AM   Rangers   A's   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
27-Oct   11:00 AM   Mercy Street   Tigers   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
3-Nov   9:00 AM   Hard Hitters   Leopards   Oates Field   baseball
3-Nov   9:00 AM   Vikings   Jaguars   Field of Dreams   baseball
3-Nov   11:30 AM   Mustangs   Mercy Street   Field of Dreams   baseball
3-Nov   11:30 AM   Rangers   Lancaster   Oates Field   baseball
3-Nov   9:00 AM   Rangers   Mercy Street   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
3-Nov   11:00 AM   A's   Tigers   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
9-Nov   7:00 PM   Mercy Street   A's   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
9-Nov   7:00 PM   Rangers   Tigers   Kershaw's Challenge Field   softball
10-Nov   2:00 PM   Mercy Street   Rangers   Oates Field   baseball
10-Nov   4:00 PM   Jaguars   Leopards   Oates Field   baseball
10-Nov   6:00 PM   Vikings   Mustangs   Oates Field   baseball
10-Nov   8:00 PM   Lancaster   Hard Hitters   Oates Field   baseball
17-Nov   9:00 AM   Jaguars   Mustangs   Oates Field   baseball
17-Nov   9:00 AM   Vikings   Rangers   Field of Dreams   baseball
17-Nov   11:30 AM   Lancaster   Leopards   Oates Field   baseball
17-Nov   11:30 AM   Mercy Street   Hard Hitters   Field of Dreams   baseball
17-Nov   9:00 AM   Tigers   Mercy Street   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
17-Nov   11:00 AM   A's   Rangers   Josh Hamilton Field   softball
 
Also Taking the Field
 
The Academy is also home field for Mercy Street Little League. The fall season began Friday, September 28. 
 
West Dallas Little League partners with the Little League Urban initiative to facilitate baseball and softball for participants ages four through 12.
 
Registration is available at https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/baseball/
 
Coming Soon

 
The Buck O'Neil Scouts Association Clinic: Saturday, November 10
 
The clinic aims to promote baseball in inner-cities by educating coaches and mentoring players.
 
Founded in honor of the late legendary player and scout Buck O'Neil, the Buck O'Neil Professional Baseball Scouts & Coaches Association was created to provide a forum for scouts and coaches to share their passion for the game. O'Neil was the first African American to coach in the Major Leagues and one of the first to scout fulltime.
 
Registration is available at rangers.com/academy for players ages 14 through 18.
 
Kershaw's Challenge Baseball Camp: Saturday, November 10  
 
This will mark the seventh annual Kershaw's Challenge Baseball Camp, hosted by Mercy Street. 
 
Dallas native Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen founded Kershaw's Challenge in 2011 and have since given over six millions dollars to support at-risk children and families around the globe. The foundation contributed generously to the building of the Academy facility, which includes Kershaw's Challenge Field named in his honor. 

Texas Rangers

Academy Notebook

Academy Staff Surprises Miguel Perez Torres with Youth of the Year Honor, Trip to World Series

Arlington, Texas - As far as Miguel Perez Torres knew, Wednesday, October 2, was going to be a normal night at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota.

Torres was on hand early for the Youth Academy Fall Training Program activities, so the 16-year-old assumed he was being asked to help when a member of the Academy staff asked him to head out to Oates Field.

Arlington, Texas - As far as Miguel Perez Torres knew, Wednesday, October 2, was going to be a normal night at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota.

Torres was on hand early for the Youth Academy Fall Training Program activities, so the 16-year-old assumed he was being asked to help when a member of the Academy staff asked him to head out to Oates Field.

Instead, Texas Rangers Director of Youth Academy & Youth Baseball/Softball Programs Juan Leonel Garciga and other members of the Academy coaching staff were on hand to tell Torres he'd been named the Academy's Youth of the Year. Click here to watch video on the Academy website of Torres being surprised with the honor.

"I'm very excited that I was chosen. I didn't actually know there was an award for that," Torres said.

A Youth of the Year was selected from each of the eight MLB Youth Academies across the country. The award comes with a trip to Game 4 of the World Series, courtesy of Major League Baseball.

"Miguel is a very coachable player who is always looking for ways to improve his game. He's the player who will go out of his way to help pick up equipment and also ask for additional ground balls at third base. Since the beginning of the year, you would have been hard pressed to come out to the Academy and not see Miguel," Garciga said. "His attitude is what you look for when putting together a winning team."

While Torres was surprised by the award, he was especially excited about the opportunity to attend the World Series and take his sister.

"It's crazy. I've never gone to a postseason game, but I've gone to a few Rangers games, thanks to them as well. They've also invited to some of those. I'm very excited to go," Torres said of the opportunity to attend Game 4.

Pinkston High School is the home school for Torres, who attends JBS Law Magnet School as part of the Townview High School System, so Torres also practices and plays his home games at the Academy as part of the Vikings baseball team.

"I've been coming out since January and played all my high school games here. It's been very fun and a very good experience for me. My teammates, my coaches, and the front office here, they've helped a lot," Torres said.

The Academy's Youth of the Year was quick to thank the coaches and staff for their impact, saying the support of the staff has been a highlight of his experience at the facility.

"They're always here giving us water, anything we need. They help me out. One time I didn't have turf shoes and they gave me some turf shoes, it was very special. I want to thank them," Torres said.

***Photos of Torres being told about the Award are attached, and video is available at https://www.mlb.com/video/rangers-youth-academy-surprise/c-2516635283.***

Still Camping

Through the first four weeks of the Youth Academy Fall Training program, over 700 baseball and softball players have taken part in the free activities.

Programming occurs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. through November 15. Registration is available for baseball and softball players ages seven through 18 at www.rangers.com/academy.

Fall RBI

The fall season of RBI baseball and softball is underway at the Academy, with games being played on Saturdays through November 17.

An updated schedule for the eight baseball and four softball teams playing at the Academy is below.

Scheduling is subject to change, and updates will be posted via the @RangersYA twitter account.

ACADEMY RBI FALL SCHEDULE

DATE

TIME

HOME TEAM

AWAY TEAM

FIELD

 

20-Oct

9:00 AM

Mercy Street

Leopards

Oates Field

baseball

20-Oct

9:00 AM

Mustangs

Rangers

Field of Dreams

baseball

20-Oct

11:30 AM

Vikings

Hard Hitters

Oates Field

baseball

20-Oct

11:30 AM

Lancaster

Jaguars

Field of Dreams

baseball

20-Oct

9:00 AM

Tigers

Rangers

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

20-Oct

11:00 AM

A's

Mercy Street

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

27-Oct

9:00 AM

Jaguars

Rangers

Oates Field

baseball

27-Oct

9:00 AM

Leopards

Vikings

Field of Dreams

baseball

27-Oct

11:30 AM

Hard Hitters

Mustangs

Oates Field

baseball

27-Oct

11:30 AM

Lancaster

Mercy Street

Field of Dreams

baseball

27-Oct

9:00 AM

Rangers

A's

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

27-Oct

11:00 AM

Mercy Street

Tigers

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

3-Nov

9:00 AM

Hard Hitters

Leopards

Oates Field

baseball

3-Nov

9:00 AM

Vikings

Jaguars

Field of Dreams

baseball

3-Nov

11:30 AM

Mustangs

Mercy Street

Field of Dreams

baseball

3-Nov

11:30 AM

Rangers

Lancaster

Oates Field

baseball

3-Nov

9:00 AM

Rangers

Mercy Street

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

3-Nov

11:00 AM

A's

Tigers

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

9-Nov

7:00 PM

Mercy Street

A's

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

9-Nov

7:00 PM

Rangers

Tigers

Kershaw's Challenge Field

softball

10-Nov

2:00 PM

Mercy Street

Rangers

Oates Field

baseball

10-Nov

4:00 PM

Jaguars

Leopards

Oates Field

baseball

10-Nov

6:00 PM

Vikings

Mustangs

Oates Field

baseball

10-Nov

8:00 PM

Lancaster

Hard Hitters

Oates Field

baseball

17-Nov

9:00 AM

Jaguars

Mustangs

Oates Field

baseball

17-Nov

9:00 AM

Vikings

Rangers

Field of Dreams

baseball

17-Nov

11:30 AM

Lancaster

Leopards

Oates Field

baseball

17-Nov

11:30 AM

Mercy Street

Hard Hitters

Field of Dreams

baseball

17-Nov

9:00 AM

Tigers

Mercy Street

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

17-Nov

11:00 AM

A's

Rangers

Josh Hamilton Field

softball

 

Also Taking the Field

The Academy is also home field for Mercy Street Little League. The fall season began Friday, September 28.

West Dallas Little League partners with the Little League Urban initiative to facilitate baseball and softball for participants ages four through 12.

Registration is available at https://www.mercystreetdallas.org/baseball/

Coming Soon

The Buck O'Neil Scouts Association Clinic: Saturday, November 10

The clinic aims to promote baseball in inner-cities by educating coaches and mentoring players.

Founded in honor of the late legendary player and scout Buck O'Neil, the Buck O'Neil Professional Baseball Scouts & Coaches Association was created to provide a forum for scouts and coaches to share their passion for the game. O'Neil was the first African American to coach in the Major Leagues and one of the first to scout fulltime.

Registration is available at rangers.com/academy for players ages 14 through 18.

Kershaw's Challenge Baseball Camp: Saturday, November 10 

This will mark the seventh annual Kershaw's Challenge Baseball Camp, hosted by Mercy Street.

Dallas native Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen founded Kershaw's Challenge in 2011 and have since given over six millions dollars to support at-risk children and families around the globe. The foundation contributed generously to the building of the Academy facility, which includes Kershaw's Challenge Field named in his honor.

Texas Rangers

Broadcast schedule for the 2018 World Series announced

AL Champion Red Sox will face Dodgers or Brewers in Baseball's 114th Fall Classic; FOX Sports will cover the World Series for the 21st time, Opening Tuesday at Fenway Park

Major League Baseball today announced FOX's broadcast schedule for the 2018 World Series, which is set to begin on Tuesday, October 23rd at Fenway Park and is presented by YouTube TV. Baseball's 114th Fall Classic will feature the American League Champion Boston Red Sox, hosting Games One and Two, facing the National League Champions -- either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Milwaukee Brewers.  

The Dodgers currently lead the Brewers by a 3-2 margin heading into tonight's Game Six at Milwaukee's Miller Park (8:39 p.m. ET/7:39 p.m. CT on FS1). If the NLCS goes to a decisive Game Seven, then Saturday's first pitch will be at 8:09 p.m. (ET)/7:09 p.m. (CT) on FS1.  

Major League Baseball today announced FOX's broadcast schedule for the 2018 World Series, which is set to begin on Tuesday, October 23rd at Fenway Park and is presented by YouTube TV. Baseball's 114th Fall Classic will feature the American League Champion Boston Red Sox, hosting Games One and Two, facing the National League Champions -- either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Milwaukee Brewers.  

The Dodgers currently lead the Brewers by a 3-2 margin heading into tonight's Game Six at Milwaukee's Miller Park (8:39 p.m. ET/7:39 p.m. CT on FS1). If the NLCS goes to a decisive Game Seven, then Saturday's first pitch will be at 8:09 p.m. (ET)/7:09 p.m. (CT) on FS1.  

The 2018 Postseason schedule can be viewed at MLB.com/postseason or via the MLB At Bat mobile app. All games on FOX and FS1 will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers through a participating pay TV provider. ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all games of the 2018 World Series. The broadcast schedule for the 2018 World Series, subject to change, follows:

Game | Match-Up | Date | Air Time | First Pitch | Network
NLCS Game 6 | LAD @ MIL | Fri., Oct. 19th | 7:30 p.m. (ET)/6:30 p.m. (CT) | 8:39 p.m. (ET)/7:39 p.m. (CT) | FS1
NLCS Game 7^ | LAD @ MIL | Sat., Oct. 20th | 7:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (CT) | 8:09 p.m. (ET)/7:09 p.m. (CT) | FS1
World Series Media Day in Boston | Mon., Oct. 22nd | *Times of Media Day @ Fenway TBD*
WS Game 1 | LAD/MIL @ BOS | Tues., Oct. 23rd | 7:30 p.m. (ET) | 8:09 p.m. (ET) | FOX
WS Game 2 | LAD/MIL @ BOS | Wed., Oct. 24th | 7:30 p.m. (ET) | 8:09 p.m. (ET) | FOX
Travel Day to NL Champion | Thurs., Oct. 25th    
WS Game 3 | BOS @ LAD/MIL | Fri., Oct. 26th | 7:30 p.m. (ET) | 8:09 p.m. (ET) | FOX
WS Game 4 | BOS @ LAD/MIL | Sat., Oct. 27th | 7:30 p.m. (ET) | 8:09 p.m. (ET) | FOX
WS Game 5^ | BOS @ LAD/MIL | Sun., Oct.28th | 8:00 p.m. (ET) | 8:15 p.m. (ET) | FOX
Travel Day to AL Champion | Mon., Oct. 29th    
WS Game 6^ | LAD/MIL @ BOS | Tues., Oct. 30th | 7:30 p.m. (ET) | 8:09 p.m. (ET) | FOX
WS Game 7^ | LAD/MIL @ BOS | Wed., Oct. 31st | 7:30 p.m. (ET) | 8:09 p.m. (ET) | FOX
^ indicates If Necessary