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MLB highlights: Aaron Judge unloads monster home run into Yankee Stadium bleachers

2019-06-14    
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The biggest of the Baby Bombers hit one of the biggest Joaquin Benoit Jersey home runs of the young major league season Wednesday night.Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, who’s listed at 6-7, 282,destroyed a hanging breaking ball by the White Sox’s Dylan Covey. The official distance into the left field bleachers was 448 feet. That seems a little . . . light. It sure lookedas though the ball would have gone out in the old, old Yankee Stadium, back when Death Valley basically extended to Yonkers.MORE: White Sox-Yankees Game Center Kevin Long Jersey Judge’s blast, which completed a back-to-back with Starlin Castro, gave New York an 8-1 lead. It was his fifth homer in 14 games this year. None of them have been cheap.The Yanks willimproveimproved to 10-5 with a 9-1 win.

MLB playoffs: Yankees name Masahiro Tanaka ALCS Game 1 starter

2019-06-14    
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The Yankees announced Thursday Masahiro Tanaka will start Game 1 of the AL Championship Series Friday against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros.New York will send Luis Severino https://www.padresedges.com/san-diego-padres/allen-craig-jersey to the mound in Game 2 to face off against Justin Verlander. The Yankees also named CC Sabathia their Game 3 starter, and pegged Sonny Gray forGame 4. The Astros have so far only named two starters.The Yankees earned their way into the ALCS after erasing a two-game deficit against the Indians, thanks in parttoTanaka’s seven shutout innings Sunday.Houston is in a Championship Series for the first time since reaching the World Series in 2005 as a National League team.While Keuchel will duel against Tanaka in Game 1, he Cory Spangenberg Jersey shared someadmiration Thursday for Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge.”Judge, I mean, he’s an MVP candidate for a reason. And he’s got such a bright future ahead of him that it’s kind of crazy to think about how young he is,” Keuchel said in a pre s conference.”His stature is obviously one of the biggest in the game, https://www.padresedges.com/san-diego-padres/dave-winfield-jersey and it fits kind of the New York mold. But he’s going to be I’ve only pitched against him once, but he’s going to be a mystery to me as well. And I think as long as I make my pitches, I’m going to fare well, but there’s always that mistake pitch that he hits out.”So it will be a good matchup for not only myself but for our pitching staff as well and just it will be a fun series.”

Yankees prospect recovering after being shot in Venezuela

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday that prospectThairo Estrada is doing well after being shot in the right hip late last monthin a robbery attempt in Venezuela.Boone said Estrada is in camp, andhe expects the middle infielderwill be able to https://www.oriolesedge.com/baltimore-orioles/zach-britton-jersey play the “bulk of the season.”Estrada, who turns 22 on Feb. 22, was signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent in 2012. According to MLB.com, the shortstop/second baseman is considered the Yankees No. 16 overall prospect and third-best middle-infield prospect.The Venezuelan nativeslashed.301/ Brooks Robinson Jersey .353/.392 in his first season last year with Double-A Trenton.Estrada is the second Venezuelanbaseball player in recent weeksto be affectedby the unstable conditions in that country. Pirates catcher https://www.oriolesedge.com/baltimore-orioles/manny-machado-jersey Elias Diaz’s mother was kidnapped from her home by armed men on Feb. 8. Authorities rescued Ana Isabel Soto three days later, and have arrested five police officers in connection with the case.

World Series 2016: 10 things that have happened since the Cubs won it all in 1908

2019-06-12    
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It hasbeen 71 years since the https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/travis-wood-jersey last World Series trip for theCubs. Back in 1945,World War II was coming to an end, the cost of a gallon of gas was 15 cents,and hurricanes didn’t have names. That was then, and this is now the Cubs are back in the Fall Cla sic, looking to put anend to the Curse of the Billy Goat.No team in the four major pro sports hasever gone longer without an appearance in their sports’ championship game than the Cubs’ drought. The wait for the Cubs’ next world championship is three decades longer: 108 years, to be exact.SPECTOR: Lots has changed since ’45, tooTo give you some perspective on how long that has been,Orval Overall was the https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/al-kaline-jersey winning pitcher the last time the Cubs won the World Series in 1908. The losing pitcher in Game 5 against the Tigers? Wild Bill Donovan.Chicago Cubs 1908 mascot was horrifying; po sibly a giant squirrel. pic.twitter.com/kr8HcxOOvY Historical Images (@Historicalmages) June 29, 2015Here are some other interesting historical milestones since the Cubs last won it all.1.Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson conducted the first telephone conversation.2.Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahomaand New Mexico were added to the Union.3.Both radio and televisionwere invented.4.Halley’s Comet pa sed Earth,twice.5.The NHL (1917), NFL (1920) and NBA (1946) were all formed.MORE: Last living member of ’48 Indians not happy with franchise6.Insulin was invented.7.Eleven MLB teams moved to different cities.8. TheYankees have won 27 World Series.9.Harry Caray was Jordan Zimmermann Jersey born, and died.10.The Cubs have had 52 managers.But that was then, and this is now the 2016 preseason favorites are four wins away from throwing this history le son out the window.Game 1 of the World Series begins Tuesday in Cleveland.

Jackie Robinson statue to be built at Dodger Stadium

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A 10-foot tall statue of Jackie Robinson will stand outside Dodger Stadium in 2016, the club announced Tuesday. It will be the first statue at the stadium. The exact location has not been determined.The Ian Kennedy Jersey Dodgers have a rich history of breaking barriers, and it all began with Jackie Robinson in 1947, Dodger president and CEOStan Kasten said. Therefore, it is altogether fitting that our first statue at Dodger Stadium be of Jackie.MORE: 42 Robinson photos fromSN’s archives| Robinson’s first spring trainingRobinson, the first modern African-American to play major league baseball, played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-56and went to six All-Star games. He was baseball’s first Rookie of the Year, in 1947, and was votedNLMost Valuable Player in 1949.California sculptor Branly Cadet will create Alcides Escobar Jersey the Robinson statue around the themeLeveling the Playing Field.Cadet said he’s excited to create a design that pays homage to (Robinson’s) legacy as a sports hero and civic leader.We’re thrilled that the Dodgers will honor Jack with the inaugural statue at Dodger Stadium, said Rachel Robinson, Robinson’s widowand founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Branly Cadet’s excitement for the project is heartening, and I Ryan Goins Jersey look forward to the unveiling with great enthusiasm.

Salvador Perez gets massive Royals World Series tattoo on biceps

2019-06-12    
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The 2015 season would have been difficult forSalvador Perez to forget no matter what, but thanks to a new tattoo, he never will.The Gold Glove https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/greg-holland-jersey catcher now has the Royals’ World Series championship logo inked on his body to match the series MVP tattoo he got after the Royals beat the Mets in the Fall Cla sic last season.MORE: Tattooed players at 2015 photo dayPerez, who agreed to a five-year, $52.2 million contract extension Tuesday, showed off his new ink to reporters at Carlos Gonzalez Jersey the Royals’ spring training facility inSurprise, Ariz.#Royals Salvador Perez sporting his new 2015 World Series tattoo after practice. @KCStar @Royals @SalvadorPerez15 pic.twitter.com/QKcXb7r1yv John Sleezer (@jsleezer) March 1, 2016The real champs y acepto crticas pero soy campen viva Venezuela y #kansascity algo q nunca voy a olvidar y me siento orgulloso de m mismo https://www.rockiesedges.com/colorado-rockies/charlie-blackmon-jersey @platinuminktattoo gracias Bro nice job #elnioteam #neverstopA photo posted by Salvador Perez (@salvadorp13) on Feb 29, 2016 at 7:30pm PST