MLB

Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

For Wrigley, it’s party of a century

CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century. Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at Wrigley, the famed ballpark […]

04/23/2014

FILE - In this April 25, 2013 file photo, Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, poses for a photo during his 102nd birthday bash at his home in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)

Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. […]

04/23/2014

Dodgers

Ethier’s HR propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday. Dan Haren (3-0) was charged with […]

04/19/2014

A giant American flag is unfurled before a baseball game between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals on opening day at Citi Field, Monday, March 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MLB ticket price average $27.94 after 2 pct rise

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball’s average ticket price rose 2 percent this season to $27.93, the steepest rise since a 5 percent hike in 2009, according to the Team Marketing Report’s annual survey. The […]

03/31/2014

Two technicians work in a booth during a preview of Major League Baseball's Replay Operations Center, in New York, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Less than a week before most teams open, MLB is working on the unveiling of its new instant replay system, which it hopes will vastly reduce incorrect calls by umpires. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

MLB’s high-tech replay room opens Sunday with Dodgers, Padres

NEW YORK (AP) — After deciding close calls on the field since 1876, baseball opens a high-tech control room this weekend where the fates of batters, pitchers, runners and fielders will be decided by umpires […]

03/27/2014

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York, for his grievance hearing, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

5 things to know about Alex Rodriguez’s lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in an effort to overturn the season-long drug suspension imposed last weekend by arbitrator Fredric […]

01/14/2014

Aug. 25, 2013: New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

A-Rod sues MLB, union to overturn drug ban

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” he used […]

01/13/2014

Alex Rodriguez arrives at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A-Rod banned for 2014 season, arbitrator rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball’s drug agreement when an arbitrator ruled the New York Yankees third baseman is suspended for the entire 2014 […]

01/12/2014

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/David Karp)

Rodriguez sues MLB and Selig, citing ‘witch hunt’

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig, accusing them of pursuing “vigilante justice” as part of a “witch hunt” designed to smear the character of the Yankees star […]

10/04/2013

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Weaver leads Angels to sweep of Seattle in 7-1 win

SEATTLE (AP) – Jered Weaver believed he had enough left to finish off his first complete game in more than a year. Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia didn’t see the point in pushing Weaver beyond […]

08/25/2013

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez gets a hit in his first at bat against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning at US Cellular Field in Chicago on Monday, Aug., 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

Electronic trail helped MLB gain Biogenesis bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook friends. Transcripts of BlackBerry instant messages. Records of texts. Major League Baseball’s investigators used an arsenal of high-tech tools to collect the evidence that persuaded a dozen players to accept […]

08/07/2013

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees

MLB tells union which players it plans to suspend

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case. […]

07/31/2013

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