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He Was a Spitball Master, Only Got Caught Once
He Was a Spitball Master,
Only Got Caught Once
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He Was a Spitball Master, Only Got Caught Once

Hall of Fame pitcher Gaylord Perry dies at 84

(Newser) - Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a master of the spitball who wrote a book about using the pitch, died Thursday at age 84. Perry died at his home in Gaffney, South Carolina, of natural causes, said Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler, per the...

Houston Astros Win First World Series Since Cheating Scandal

They beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in game 6

(Newser) - Yordan Alvarez hit a towering go-ahead homer and the Houston Astros clinched their second World Series title in six seasons, snagging Dusty Baker his first crown as a manager with a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 on Saturday night, the AP reports. As Alvarez's 450-foot...

If the Astros Win It All, He'll Win a Staggering Amount

Jim McIngvale could walk away with the largest payout on a single legal sports bet

(Newser) - The Phillies are up 2-1 in the World Series, and there's probably one American who's hoping more than most that the tides change: a prolific Texas gambler with a knack for attention-getting bets, who stands to win nearly $75 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series....

It's a Phillies-Astros World Series
We Have a New
World Series Matchup

We Have a New World Series Matchup

Houston and Philly will meet in baseball's big game

(Newser) - Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber breaking the Bank in Philly. Yordan Alvarez launching moonshots in H-Town. Dusty Baker trying for a most elusive win. Justin Verlander, too. A fired-up Harper and All-Stars JT Realmuto and Zack Wheeler, stepping onto baseball's biggest platform for the first time. Yo! The Philadelphia...

'Bizarre' Moment in MLB Playoff Game Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'
'Bizarre' Moment in
MLB Playoff Game
Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

'Bizarre' Moment in MLB Playoff Game Leads to Cries of 'Cheater!'

San Diego Padres pitcher gets his ears checked at Mets manager's request

(Newser) - With a magnificent performance on a memorable night in Padres history, Joe Musgrove brought this one home for San Diego and really stuck it to the New York Mets. The big right-hander brushed off chants of “Cheater!” after a bizarre spot check by umpires on the mound, pitching...

Fan Who Caught Judge's HR Ball Gets a Huge Offer

Calif. auction house owner says he's willing to pay Cory Youmans $2M for the record-setting ball

(Newser) - The fan who caught the ball from Aaron Judge's 62nd home run of the season—a slam that propelled the 30-year-old slugger for the New York Yankees into the record books, breaking Roger Maris' number for most home runs in a season for the American League—has a big...

Family Sues Little League Over Son's Fall: 'He's Not Doing Well'

Easton Oliverson of Utah suffered a serious head injury

(Newser) - A Utah boy who suffered a serious head injury after falling from a bunk bed during last month's Little League World Series in Pennsylvania has returned home from the hospital, and his family is suing the league and the company that made the bed. Easton Oliverson, 12, of St....

Reporter's Big Slide Does Not End Well
Reporter's Big Slide
Does Not End Well
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Reporter's Big Slide Does Not End Well

Dodgers' reporter David Vassegh breaks 2 bones and cracks 6 ribs in Milwaukee

(Newser) - A reporter for Los Angeles Dodgers' telecasts is getting more attention than he anticipated after going down the famous big slide at the Milwaukee Brewers' home field. David Vassegh's trip down mascot Bernie Brewer's slide went a little haywire at the end, resulting in two broken bones in...

In Era of 'Adult Incivility,' Look to Little Leaguers

Jason Gay of 'WSJ' reflects on viral moment

(Newser) - The moment went viral earlier this month, so there's a decent chance you've seen video of the Little League batter comforting the distraught pitcher who inadvertently hit him in the head with a pitch. If you haven't, or even if you have, Jason Gay of the Wall ...

Batter Takes Ball to the Head, Hugs Pitcher Responsible

Tears shed during touching moment of sportsmanship in Little League championship

(Newser) - A Little League batter took a pitch to the helmet, which went flying, before dropping to the ground on Tuesday. Thankfully, Oklahoma's Isaiah Jarvis, 12, was soon back on his feet and embracing the pitcher who'd hit him. It was a touching moment, "helping to remind us...

Key to Every MLB Game: Mud Sourced From a Secret Spot

Inside the fascinating story of Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud

(Newser) - Every single major league baseball you've ever seen pitched, hit, or caught has had "mystical mud" rubbed into it. An MLB memo sent to teams last month specifies the precise way in which each brand-new ball should be mudded to make it grippable. And for decades, just a...

This Year's All-Star Game Features a Rare Pairing

2 brothers, the Contrerases, will start for the National League

(Newser) - When Major League Baseball plays its annual All-Star Game on July 19, the National League's starting roster will feature a rare thing: two brothers. Willson Contreras of the Chicago Cubs is the catcher, while younger brother William Contreras of the Atlanta Braves is the team's designated hitter, reports...

'Something So Simple' Earns Cheers for High School Athlete

After a heartbreaking loss, this Va. baseball catcher's handshake with ump went viral

(Newser) - Ask catcher Eric Fila and he'll shrug off his post-loss handshake with the umpire as no big deal. But a video of his gesture now has nearly a million views and is earning the high school baseball player from Virginia pats on the back for his sportsmanship in the...

He Was Holding a Toddler, Still Made 'Catch of the Year'
Mets Fan Makes Truly Wild
One-Handed Catch
VIDEO

Mets Fan Makes Truly Wild One-Handed Catch

Alan Alcantara had his toddler in his other hand

(Newser) - To catch a home-run ball barehanded is impressive enough, but try holding a small child at the same time. A New York Mets fan managed that feat, leading Fox Sports to dub it the "catch of the year, no question about it." Queens resident Alan Alcantara was in...

SF Giants Manager Takes a Stand After Uvalde

Gabe Kapler: I won't come out for national anthem till 'I feel ... better about the direction of our country'

(Newser) - In the wake of the Uvalde mass shooting , the sports world is weighing in. Now joining Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr , the Miami Heat , and the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays in speaking out is San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, who says he's not going...

During MLB Matchup, a Most Unusual Twitter Stream

During Thursday's game between Yankees, Rays, teams live-tweeted stats on gun violence

(Newser) - MLB fans looking to keep up with the game Thursday night between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays got quite the surprise when they logged on to Twitter. Instead of stats and play-by-plays, the two teams instead used their accounts to tweet out facts on gun violence. In...

After Home Run, College Pitcher Attacks
After Viral On-Field
Confrontation, 2 Suspensions
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After Viral On-Field Confrontation, 2 Suspensions

Owen Woodward of Texas' Weatherford College tackled Josh Phillips after home run

(Newser) - Update: A college pitcher has been suspended four games for acting more like a football player than a baseball player during a game. Owen Woodward of Weatherford College in Texas tackled an opposing player on the base path after the player hit a home run off him, reports Yahoo Sports...

Pro Baseball Has Never Seen Another Like Alexis Hopkins

Team picks a female catcher in the Atlantic League draft

(Newser) - In what the Atlantic League is promoting as "the best story in sports," the Kentucky Wild Health Genomes made history Wednesday by drafting catcher Alexis "Scrappy" Hopkins with the eighth overall pick in the league's annual draft. CNN notes that the Atlantic is a partner league...

MLB Expands Playoffs, DH
MLB Deal
Expands
Playoffs, DH

MLB Deal Expands Playoffs, DH

More rule changes could be implemented next season under agreement

(Newser) - "I want to start by apologizing to our fans," Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in announcing that owners and players have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement , allowing the 2022 season to begin April 7. After 99 days, the owners canceled their lockout at 7pm Thursday; they'...

Baseball Will Have a Full Season After All

MLB owners, players' union reach tentative deal

(Newser) - Players have voted to accept Major League Baseball's latest offer for a new labor deal, paving the way to end a 99-day lockout and salvage a 162-game regular season. The union’s executive board approved the agreement in a 26-12 vote, pending ratification by all players, a person familiar...

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