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The active secondary markets at the MLB winter meetings is progress for baseball  Yahoo Sports

When the Reds perk up, when the White Sox are an exuberant and meaningful option for Harper, that's progress, if not a cure. You'll take progress. Something ...

Yahoo Sports
COMMENTARY: It's time for baseball's shift to go  Lewiston Morning Tribune

LAS VEGAS — Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer. It's not a problem if the hitters don't ...

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Troy Baseball Got Rid Of Treasurer Nicole Edgar  Joliet, IL Patch

JOLIET, IL - A 40-year-old Shorewood woman was arrested on Monday by the Will County Sheriff's Office in connection with a seven-month-long embezzlement ...

Joliet, IL Patch
All Talk, Not Much Action, At Baseball Winter Meetings  Forbes

For the second straight year, the Baseball Winter Meetings are more talk than action – not counting the clanging of slot machine mayhem at the mammoth ...

Ward listed among top 100 players by College Baseball Daily  Bryant University Bulldogs

College Baseball Daily Release. SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University baseball redshirt sophomore Ryan Ward (Millbury, Mass.) has been named one of top ...

Bryant University Bulldogs
Astros prospect Forrest Whitley throws baseball 110 mph  MLB.com

One of the coolest parts about being a professional baseball player must be having the ability to throw a baseball outlandishly hard. Whether it's across the ...

2019 Fantasy Baseball prospects: Second base rankings, dynasty targets from MLB insider  CBS Sports

Second base is sometimes a throwaway position in Fantasy Baseball, so when you can nab a prospect with true value, it can be a huge score. There's no better ...

CBS Sports
Scott Boras acknowledges Kyler Murray may have decision to make: Football or baseball  USA TODAY

Scott Boras expects Kyler Murray to show up for spring training as an ex-football player, but he realizes his client may have a decision to make.

Now That Harold Baines Is A Hall Of Famer, Which '80s Baseball Greats Might Join Him In Cooperstown?  Forbes

Could Harold Baines' surprising election to the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Today's Game committee open the door for peers such as Dwight Evans, Bobby ...

Local professional baseball players excited about performing at home  EyeWitness News

NASSAU, BAHAMAS - With the second edition of the 'Don't Blink 242 Home Run Derby' set to take place at the Montagu Foreshore in less than a month, some ...

EyeWitness News
Best Bromances in All of Baseball  MLB.com

There's nothing quite like being a big leaguer. You spend March through September (maybe even October) eating, working and hanging with the same few ...

Is Bryce Harper a winner? Baseball execs can't agree, and it could be affecting his free agent market  CBS Sports

It's possible the market for Bryce Harper is being depressed by this silly notion.

CBS Sports
Youth Cancer Baseball Tour  KLAS-TV

Youth Cancer Baseball Tour is a charity that helps kids who are battling cancer get away from the rigors of their recovery, and head out to the ballpark to attend ...

Start saying your goodbyes to Tampa Bay baseball now  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — No baseball in Tampa Bay. We need to begin to wrap our minds around it. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think Major League Baseball ...

Tampa Bay Times
Former Baseball Star Jose Canseco Wants To Be Trump's Chief of Staff and 'Buff' Him Up With Daily Workouts  WLTX.com

One of the most controversial baseball players of all time wants to be President Trump's new chief of staff. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.

UF baseball stadium breaking ground  Gainesville Sun

The University of Florida Athletic Department announced an updated timeline and budget Wednesday for UF's new baseball park, in addition to detailing Phase ...

Gainesville Sun
Judge orders College of Charleston athletic director, baseball coach to turn over phones  Charleston Post Courier

A federal judge has ordered College of Charleston athletic director Matt Roberts and head baseball coach Chad Holbrook to hand over cell phones, computers ...

Charleston Post Courier
Baseball America releases Marlins Top 10 prospects list for 2019 season  Fish Stripes

Arguably the most distinguished outlet when it comes to baseball talent evaluation, Baseball America released its Marlins Top 10 prospects list on Wednesday.

Fish Stripes
Dominant 20: Why Mike Trout was still the toughest out in baseball in 2018  ESPN

MLB's best player had his best season yet in 2018. Mike Trout -- No. 20 on ESPN the Magazine's list of the year's top athletes -- is still the toughest out in the ...

New York Mets: Jeff McNeil’s hitting style is what baseball needs  FanSided

New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil is a contact hitter in an age when everyone else is swinging for the fences. Baseball needs more guys like him.

New London Police Seek Group Who Attacked Juvenile With Baseball Bat  NBC Connecticut

New London police are searching for multiple suspects accused of attacking a juvenile with a baseball bat.

NBC Connecticut
Baseball Legend Dusty Baker Reinvents Himself With Solar Venture  Bloomberg

It's a familiar sight for baseball fans: a grinning Dusty Baker leaning back in his office chair, a box of toothpicks within arm's reach, chewing over lineups and ...

Florida's new baseball stadium, football facility delayed a year  247Sports

Florida has announced that planned construction on a new baseball stadium and a stand-alone football facility have been delayed for year from the original ...

When does college baseball season start?  NCAA.com

Opening weekend of the college baseball season is quickly approaching. Here are the matchups we are excited for.

Moreno not guilty in baseball bat slaying  mySA

A jury found Mexican Mafia associate Gabriel Moreno not guilty of murder Wednesday in the death of a heroin-dealing rival, surprising many in the courtroom ...

Jayhawks reveal 2019 baseball schedule  Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Twenty-four games against 2018 NCAA Tournament participants highlight the 2019 Kansas baseball schedule announced by the team ...

Kansas Jayhawks
Rogues Join Golden State Collegiate Baseball League For 2019 Season  KDRV

The Medford Rogues will be playing in a new league and will be under new ownership for the 2019 season.

BNL Stars Baseball Winter Clinic - Dec. 29  WBIW.com

(BEDFORD) - The BNL Stars Baseball Winter Clinic will be Saturday, Dec. 29th. The event will be held at BNL High School in the main gym. Registration will ...

Jayson Stark on the Art of Baseball Writing  FanGraphs

Jayson Stark received a standing ovation from his BBWAA colleagues when it was announced that he is being honored with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award.

With the most young talent in baseball, the Padres are the biggest mystery of the hot stove season  CBS Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, your biggest mystery team of the 2018-2019 hot stove season! At first glance, the Padres appear to be a typical rebuilding team.

CBS Sports
Goold: Read the complete Q-&-A from his chat at baseball's winter meetings  STLtoday.com

Bring your Cards and Hot Stove League questions and comments to a live chat with Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold in Las Vegas.

Conn. Police Seek Group Who Attacked Victim With Baseball Bat  NECN

New London police are searching for multiple suspects accused of attacking a juvenile with a baseball bat.

Prominent Wichita baseball manager reflects on time at Lawrence Dumont  KSN-TV

"This is my first time actually seeing it in the daytime and literally amazing," said Kevin Hooper, who saw the stadium for the first time on Tuesday since ...

With Harold Baines Selection, Baseball Hall Of Fame's Prestige Takes Another Hit  Forbes

The selection of Harold Baines to the Baseball Hall of Fame lowers the bar substantially for future inductees and makes the exclusion of all-time greats such as ...

Area Briefs: Millbrook's Churchill to play baseball at Lackawanna College  The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — Millbrook pitcher/outfielder Luke Churchill signed to play baseball for Lackawanna College on Wednesday, a National Junior College Athletic ...

The Winchester Star
'Sunday Night Baseball' time change could be good test for World Series  Yahoo Finance

The start time for 'Sunday Night Baseball' on ESPN is moving up one hour in 2019. How MLB can use this change to measure potential postseason scheduling ...

Yahoo Finance
These are the 25 best baseball movies  MLB.com

Baseball is older than the movies themselves, and the first baseball movies featured well-recognized baseball players as the stars themselves; in many ways, ...

Baseball Winter Meetings 2018: Mets, Yankees make moves overnight  SILive.com

LAS VEGAS -- As darkness fell in this city that never sleep, the New York Mets and Yankees were completing deals at the 2018 Winter Baseball Meetings.

LSU baseball notebook: Pitching staff on the mend after an injury-filled fall camp  The Advocate

What does LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri want most for Christmas?

The Advocate
How Las Vegas Became a Hot Spot for Baseball  The Wall Street Journal

Once a barren wasteland for baseball, players such as Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant have turned Las Vegas into an unexpected hotbed of premier baseball ...

The Wall Street Journal
Stafford MSD baseball field named after young coach who died in 2016  Chron

A young Stafford baseball coach who died unexpectedly will have the school district's baseball field named after him, the Stafford Municipal School District said ...

Horse delays Australian Baseball game  MLB.com

Throughout baseball history, there have been a number of animals that rose to prominence by altering the action on the field in one way or another. There was ...

Best social media baseball workout videos  MLB.com

When asked about his offseason plans, Hall of Fame second baseman Rogers Hornsby once famously responded with, "People ask me what I do in winter when ...

Kansas baseball reveals 2019 schedule | News, Sports, Jobs  Lawrence Journal-World

The University of Kansas baseball team is set to compete in 24 games against 2018 NCAA tournament participants this upcoming spring, as the program ...

Lawrence Journal-World
Who is Rui? How an uncatchable fastball turned Gonzaga's Hachimura from baseball prodigy to potential NBA lottery pick  The Spokesman-Review

Looking back, Rui Hachimura is grateful he stayed at Gonzaga through a stressful first year in Spokane.

The Spokesman-Review
Monitoring the Mariners: Major League Baseball winter meetings updates, day 2  The Seattle Times

Updated news and notes on the Mariners and all things baseball from the MLB winter meetings at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The Seattle Times
Baseball, at last: RMA's Thomas commits to UNC Pembroke  Rocky Mount Telegram

Telegram Reports. Wednesday, December 12, 2018. For Isaiah Thomas, baseball is back on his mind. The Rocky Mount Academy senior finalized his ...

Rocky Mount Telegram
ASO: Gainesville man accused of beating girlfriend with baseball bat  WCJB

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday after a domestic violence incident involving the man's mother and girlfriend.

Police: Woman drunkenly crashes into baseball dugout and runs  kwwl.com

NORTH LIBERTY, Ia (KWWL) -- A North Liberty woman was arrested after police said she drove under the influence and then crashed her car before running ...

Complete guide to baseball's winter meetings  ESPN

Who's ready to bet big on Bryce Harper or Manny Machado? Which teams are looking to wheel and deal? We tell you what might go down in the desert.

High school softball, baseball: Rylie Boone, Olivia Rains among Warren Spahn honorees  Tulsa World

Softball standouts Rylie Boone of Owasso and Olivia Rains of Pryor will receive outstanding student athlete awards during the Warren Spahn Award Gala, Jan.

Tulsa World
BASEBALL: Former Wilmington Wildcat Tanner Roark traded closer to home  Kankakee Daily Journal

Former Wilmington High School baseball star Tanner Roark will be pitching closer to home next season.

Kankakee Daily Journal
Former Phillies RHP Jake Thompson Headed to Korean Baseball Organization  Sports Talk Philly

Read "Former Phillies RHP Jake Thompson Headed to Korean Baseball Organization" and more Philadelphia Phillies news and rumors on ...

Sports Talk Philly
Scovil Takes Plea Deal In Baseball Bat Beating Case  WWNY TV 7

A South Colton man, who was accused beating three men with a baseball bat, has taken a plea deal. Justin Scovil pleaded guilty Monday in St. Lawrence ...

Free agent Joe Kelly is drawing interest from literally half of baseball  98.5 The Sports Hub

Joe Kelly is generating significant interest around Major League Baseball as a free agent. In fact, a new report suggests that 15 teams are interested.

98.5 The Sports Hub
Trial begins for man accused of beating father to death with baseball bat  69News WFMZ-TV

Michael Marchalk is accused of beating his father with a baseball bat inside his dad's Ryan Township home on Fathers Day 2017.

69News WFMZ-TV
Fantasy Baseball 2019 Offseason Moves Impact, Part 2  Fantasy CPR

The MLB Hot Stove is heating up as there were a couple of trades and signings that took place. How do those moves impact fantasy baseball?

Fantasy CPR
Two men jailed for Greenwich baseball bat killing  BBC News

Jozef Boci was chased by a group of men after a dispute at a nightclub before he was attacked.

BBC News
Baseball baby names worth considering  MLB.com

Congratulations, you're having a baby! While we can't help you figure out how to pay for that baby, or if it's time to pack up and move to the suburbs, we can at ...

Jose Trevino's annual toy drive expands to involve high school baseball teams  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Jose Trevino is the first to tell anyone that his home is South Texas and it was here that his love of baseball was fostered. Saturday, Trevino, the former John ...

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Sonoma police search for teen struck with baseball bat near high school  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma police officers are investigating an attack involving a teen who was hit in the leg with a baseball bat Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses reported the assault ...

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
South Colton man takes plea in baseball bat assault, faces 12-plus years in prison  WatertownDailyTimes.com

CANTON — The South Colton man charged in a baseball-bat beating of three Massena men will face over a dozen years in prison after taking a plea deal ...

It’s time for baseball’s shift to go  West Hawaii Today

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost speaks during a news conference at the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Las Vegas.

West Hawaii Today
Phillies top ten 2019 prospects ranked by Baseball America  FanSided

Baseball America ranked the Phillies top ten prospects for the 2019 season, featuring both new and returning players to the list.

College of Charleston ordered to hand over athletic director, baseball coach devices  Live 5 News WCSC

A federal judge has ordered the College of Charleston to hand over computers and cell phones of the athletic director and baseball coach.

Live 5 News WCSC
Baseball America's List Of Top Rule 5 Players Available  metsmerizedonline.com

In preparation for this afternoon's Rule 5 Draft, Baseball America has compiled a list of some of the top prospects available. Looking over the list, there are a ...

Another major baseball tournament is coming to Bangor  Bangor Daily News

The move of the Senior League World Series to Easley, South Carolina, in 2017 jolted Maine District 3 baseball officials who had hosted that event at Mansfield ...

Bangor Daily News
Why Kyler Murray is picking baseball over football, and what to expect from the Heisman winner on the diamond  CBS Sports

Oklahoma's two-sport star Kyler Murray is having himself quite a year. On Saturday night in New York, Murray was awarded the 2018 Heisman Trophy, ...

CBS Sports
Legendary Mariners manager Lou Piniella falls one vote short of Baseball Hall of Fame  The Seattle Times

Former manager Lou Piniella waves to the crowd as he is inducted to the Mariners Hall of Fame in 2014. Piniella, with the team from 1993-2002, led Seattle to its ...

The Seattle Times
Parent concerns have CHS baseball hire on hold  The Banner-Graphic

CLOVERDALE -- A rarity at regular meetings, the Cloverdale School Board saw a packed room Monday evening as parents attended to voice concerns ...

The Banner-Graphic
Winter meetings: Nobody seems to be in a hurry at the baseball rodeo  Yahoo Sports

LAS VEGAS – Baseball and Las Vegas share an ethos in that neither has use for a clock, and in fact find the clock detrimental to the spirit of the activity, and ...

Yahoo Sports
Adding Two Teams Could Simplify Baseball Structure  Forbes

On the eve of the Baseball Winter Meetings, Major League Baseball may be considering expansion for the first time since 1998. Where to go and how to do it are ...

Brewers acquire lefty reliever Alex Claudio from Rangers  Madison.com

The Milwaukee Brewers announced Thursday that have acquired left-handed pitcher Alex Claudio from the Texas Rangers in exchange for Competitive Round ...

Here Is An Extremely Weird Baseball Hall Of Fame Ballot  Deadspin

The way baseball's Hall of Fame and the veteran sportswriters who vote in its elections have responded to the presence of drug users on the ballot over the last ...

Melvin, Bochy ranked on 'Baseball's Handsome Managers' list  NBCSports.com

The MLB Winter Meetings are here, which means only one thing. That's right. "Baseball's Most Handsome Managers" list is live and ready for your viewing ...

Baseball bat beating death, dismemberment of man 'pure evil,' prosecutors say  KSAT 12

During closing arguments in the murder trial of Gabriel Moreno on Tuesday, prosecutors said just two words describe the slaying of 35-year-old Jose Luis ...

Lee Smith elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame  NBCSports.com

Former Cubs' closer Lee Smith was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Verdict in baseball-bat-in-the-face case thrown out due to judge’s error  The Fresno Bee

A Fresno man who was hit in the face by a baseball bat at a backyard party in entitled to a new trial in his lawsuit for damages because the judge erred in the jury ...

The Fresno Bee
Dodgers News: Kluber, LeMahieu, Sunday Night baseball schedule  True Blue LA

With the annual winter meetings underway, a lot of rumors have been circulating in regards to the Dodgers.

True Blue LA
Baseball’s Most Handsome Managers  NBC Sports

LAS VEGAS — Brad Ausmus is back. And yep, I'm putting him back on top of these rankings. This is the sixth year I've done this and it's Ausmus' fourth time in ...

NBC Sports
Charlie Manuel to learn Baseball Hall of Fame fate on Sunday  Yahoo Sports

Former Phillies manager and all-time baseball good guy Charlie Manuel is about to learn his Cooperstown fate. By Jim Salisbury.

Yahoo Sports
The Mets are having the best offseason in baseball  Beyond the Box Score

There are few things more delightful than a desperate professional sports team. They make rash moves, they blow up the news cycle, and they make you ...

Beyond the Box Score
Chicago Cubs: Former Cub Miguel Montero officially retires from baseball  FanSided

Over the weekend, former Chicago Cubs backstop Miguel Montero decided to hang up his cleats, announcing his retirement from Major League Baseball.

Allegation of a Doping Cover-Up by Agents Exposes a Hole in Baseball’s Authority  The New York Times

A dispute involving two prominent agents has been a source of deep frustration for Major League Baseball, which sees the players' union as unwilling to police ...

The New York Times
Baseball Positional Preview: Corner Infield  247Sports

After both had breakout seasons in Ole Miss' run to a national seed in 2018, the programs first since 2005, Cole Zabowski and Tyler Keenan return for the ...

Killing the Shift Would Kill An Important Part of Baseball  The Big Lead

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred believes his sport has a shift problem and that it must be addressed with a heavy hand. Jayson Stark of The Athletic reports ...

The Big Lead
Neustifter to transfer from Cowboy baseball team | Sports  Daily O'Collegian

Michael Neustifter, a junior infielder, is transferring from the Oklahoma State baseball team, an OSU media relations coordinator confirmed Monday.

Daily O'Collegian
Baseball, basketball experience show up on back-to-back plays for Patrick Mahomes  Yahoo Sports

On consecutive plays during Sunday's win over the Ravens, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes drew on experiences from other sports in making a couple of ...

Yahoo Sports
MLB Winter Meetings 2018: 10 bold predictions for baseball's big week in Las Vegas  CBS Sports

What signings, trades and Scott Boras quotes will we see in the desert?

CBS Sports
When it comes to Baseball Hall of Fame voting, great numbers matter -- and so does context  CBS Sports

Take this into consideration during the annual Hall of Fame debate.

CBS Sports
Is third base passing first base as baseball's power position?  ESPN

For the first time in decades, third basemen hit nearly as well as first basemen. Is that a blip, or does it say something about the state of the game?

Here’s what could happen at baseball’s Winter Meetings  The Boston Globe

There's plenty to come, such as the destinations of Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, the top free agents on the market.

The Boston Globe
Two ex-Major League Baseball players die in car crash in Venezuela  Reuters

Two former Major League Baseball players died on Friday in a car accident in Venezuela, where they had been playing for a local team in the Venezuelan ...

George H.W. Bush had a special connection with baseball throughout his life  CBS Sports

Friday night, President George H.W. Bush passed away after batting health issues for years. He was 94. Bush served as the 41st President of the United States ...

CBS Sports
Las Vegas Aviators the new name for Triple-A baseball team  Las Vegas Review-Journal

New ballpark, new nickname. New logo, colors and souvenir ball caps, too. The Las Vegas 51s are no more, as the Pacific Coast League franchise that began ...

Las Vegas Review-Journal
‘Follow Farhan’s advice’: Giants boss Zaidi highly regarded by baseball GMs  San Francisco Chronicle

Twins general manager Thad Levine was asked about Farhan Zaidi's qualifications to be president of baseball operations for the Giants. “Well, I think he's a very ...

San Francisco Chronicle
Baseball notebook: Napoli announces retirement  STLtoday.com

Napoli announces retirement. Mike Napoli has announced his retirement after 12 years in the majors that included three trips to the World Series.

Young players have officially taken over major league baseball  ESPN

Hitters 25 and under weren't just good in 2018. They were historic.

Pro Baseball Central: The Mets Get A Familia Face  NY Sports Day

Joe McDonald is joined by NYSD's managing editor Rich Mancuso from Las Vegas as the two discuss Jeurys Familia returning to the Mets, J.A. Happ returning ...

NY Sports Day
The Next Frontier of Baseball and the Law  FanGraphs

Perhaps the subject most frequently discussed in the chats and pieces that appear at FanGraphs is what the next great baseball innovation will be. Most teams ...


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Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team (batting team) are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team (fielding team) is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate (the place where the player started as a batter). The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.The first objective of the batting team is to have a player reach first base safely. A player on the batting team who reaches first base without being called "out" can attempt to advance to subsequent bases as a runner, either immediately or during teammates' turns batting. The fielding team tries to prevent runs by getting batters or runners "out", which forces them out of the field of play. Both the pitcher and fielders have methods of getting the batting team's players out. The opposing teams switch back and forth between batting and fielding; the batting team's turn to bat is over once the fielding team records three outs. One turn batting for each team constitutes an inning. A game is usually composed of nine innings, and the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins. If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are usually played. Baseball has no game clock, although most games end in the ninth inning.Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and East Asia, particularly in Japan and South Korea.In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are divided into the National League (NL) and American League (AL), each with three divisions: East, West, and Central. The MLB champion is determined by playoffs that culminate in the World Series. The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League. The World Baseball Classic, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world.