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The celebrity faces who have graced previous London Series

May 22, 2024

As one of the biggest sports leagues in the world, Major League Baseball is no stranger to welcoming the highest profile stars to ballparks across the U.S. That star pull transitioned across the pond to London Series in 2019 and 2023, with famous faces from the world of music, TV,

LA Sparks' Cameron Brink, Rickea Jackson throw first pitches -- and meet Shohei

May 21, 2024

LOS ANGELES -- Over the last couple of weeks, the lives of Cameron Brink and Rickea Jackson have changed forever. The two WNBA stars were both drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in the first round of the 2024 Draft. Brink was the No. 2 overall pick, while Jackson went

Young diabetics finding a champion in A's star closer

May 20, 2024

Though Mason Miller grew up a loyal Pirates fan in Pittsburgh, Albert Pujols took precedence as his favorite player. Yes, Pujols will be immortalized in Cooperstown for a legendary career that includes more than 700 home runs, 3,000-plus hits and a few MVP Awards. His legacy, though, goes beyond the

Nuñez, music star share mutual admiration

May 19, 2024

This story was excerpted from Jessica Camerato’s Nationals Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. Nasim Nuñez was throwing long toss with Trey Lipscomb during pregame warmups at Fenway Park last Saturday when a small crowd walked by the

The ongoing search through history to give Negro Leaguers their due

With 3 who played in Negro Leagues surviving, MLB works to incorporate stats into record
May 17, 2024

Ron Teasley never dreamed of being a so-called “big leaguer” in the American or National Leagues. He wanted to be a Negro Leaguer. Growing up in Detroit in the 1930s, Teasley would listen to Tigers games on the radio and was a big fan of star second baseman Charlie Gehringer.

They homered off each other in Little League. It's time for an MLB showdown

May 15, 2024

A version of this story originally ran in August 2023, before Jordan Westburg and Bryce Miller faced off in an Orioles-Mariners matchup at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Last Aug. 13, Westburg went 0-for-2 vs. Miller. They're set to go head-to-head again Friday night at Camden Yards. The family members, friends

Meet the cap collectors who turned their passion into a career

May 8, 2024

I used to think I had a large cap collection. Walk into my apartment, and you're bound to find caps hung on hangers, on the backs of doors, and spilling out of organizing bins, threatening to tumble to the floor with the slightest provocation or a particularly strong gust of

Haggerty preaches new outlook on life with clothing line

May 7, 2024

This story was excerpted from Daniel Kramer’s Mariners Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. SEATTLE -- The T-shirts surfaced in Spring Training and they quickly became a hit for on-field workouts and batting practice. By the end of

Tigers' City Connect unis celebrate the Motor City

May 6, 2024

DETROIT -- The Tigers shied away from baseball’s trend of myriad alternate jerseys for years, sticking with their traditional home whites and road grays with the Olde English D. Fittingly, their jump into baseball’s City Connect series is both a tribute to Detroit’s rich history and a nod to the

From DIII to throwing 103, Mason Miller's journey a wild ride

May 1, 2024

NEW YORK -- Given how this season has gone, you'd have thought that Mason Miller was always destined to be a closer, a fireballer striking fear into his opponents' hearts from the moment he begins warming up in the bullpen. Nothing could be further from the truth. Converted to relief

Butler's latest hit: A freestyle recorded in an historic NYC studio

April 30, 2024

This story was excerpted from Martín Gallegos’ A’s Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Skateboarding culture inspires Rays' City Connect uniforms

April 29, 2024

ST. PETERSBURG -- On and off the field, the Rays dare to be different. They have become the modern example of small-market success by creatively defying conventional thinking, boldly going against the grain and unapologetically embracing what makes them unique. That attitude inspired the theme and design of their City

Inside the Diablos' remarkable art museum at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú 

April 26, 2024

Walk in to Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú, home of the Diablos Rojos del México of the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol and host to this weekend's Mexico City Series, and you'll immediately notice a few touches that make this ballpark stand out from the rest. Opened in March of 2019 --

Ballpark food favorites coming to a delivery-app near you

April 26, 2024

While there’s nothing quite like experiencing your favorite MLB ballpark in person, you can now bring a literal taste of that experience into your home with Ballpark Bites presented by Mastercard. Major League Baseball, in collaboration with Virtual Dining Concepts, has launched this new, ballpark-inspired menu that’s available on food

IYKYK: Mets' City Connect jerseys are for all of NYC

April 19, 2024

NEW YORK -- For more than six decades, the Mets have been defined by two colors: blue from the Dodgers, orange from the Giants. Nearly every uniform they’ve worn since their inception has featured some combination of those hues. They’re about to add two more colors into the regular rotation:

Buxton honors Jackie Robinson Day with custom kicks

April 15, 2024

BALTIMORE -- Byron Buxton was able to man center field at Camden Yards on Monday night because of the barrier broken by Jackie Robinson 77 years ago today, so in honor of MLB’s annual celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, Buxton took Jackie out to center with him. The Twins’ center

Kerry Carpenter can't believe his big league life

April 10, 2024

Kerry Carpenter may now find himself regularly penciled into the heart of the Tigers lineup, but that was far from a guarantee when he was coming out of college. Back then, Carpenter was a 19th round selection by Detroit in the 2019 Draft -- a round that rarely leads to

Mr. Do It All: Betts nominated for 2024 Sports Emmy

April 9, 2024

We're still on the hunt for something Mookie Betts can't do. In the past year, the two-time World Series champion has finished second in 2023 National League MVP voting, made a "semi-permanent" move to the infield and taken over as the starting shortstop for the most star-studded team in baseball.

Softball and baseball on same day! Woman makes NCAA history

Trailblazer Series alum Albayati becomes first woman in Division II to play both in one day
April 8, 2024

Jillian Albayati continues to be a pioneer for women in the game of baseball. On Sunday, she became the second player in collegiate history -- and the first in Division II -- to play baseball and softball on the same day when she accomplished the feat for Cal State San

Fernando Tatis Jr.'s custom cleats

Sneakerheads, take note!
April 6, 2024

Loyal Cubs fan rewarded with one-in-a-million card

April 5, 2024

Who wants to be a millionaire? Die-hard Cubs fan Beau Thompson has finally done it -- just not in the way you might think. Thompson is a Madison, Wis., resident, who set out in 2017 to attempt to collect one million Cubs baseball cards. And just like many aspiring millionaires,

Phillies unveil 'Unapologetically Philly' City Connect uniforms

April 5, 2024

PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper examined everything on the table in front of him. The cap, the jersey, the combination of midnight blue, light blue and yellow. The “PHILLY” font on the front of the jersey; the Liberty Bell; the skyline and the yellow stars on the cap; the Easter eggs

The 7-foot-4 college hoops star who could have been a pitcher

Zach Edey's first love was baseball -- and he was a force on and off the mound
April 4, 2024

Zach Edey is a star for Purdue's men's basketball team. If you don't know who he is or what he looks like, it's hard to miss him. He's 7-foot-4, 300 pounds -- the tallest player in college basketball and likely one of the tallest people you'll ever see in real

I watched baseball with the Apple Vision Pro and saw the future

April 2, 2024

I have seen the future. I have glimpsed it and held it in my hands and worn it upon my face. At least, that's what I felt when I strapped on the Apple Vision Pro and got to play around with it in inside the MLB App. Feeling one part

How Elly joined the 'Jumpman' ranks

March 31, 2024

This story was excerpted from Mark Sheldon’s Reds Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.