Baseball played in Mankato as early as 1864 – Mankato Free Press

Baseball games were being played in Mankato by 1864, although the sport that would one day be called the national pastime did not become popular in Minnesota until after the Civil War. After the Minnesota State Association of Baseball Players formed in 1867, the Frontier Club became the first organized team […]

The Brain Cancer That Keeps Killing Baseball Players – New York Times

They spoke Thursday as the Phillies played their first home game since Daulton died. His No. 10 jersey hung in the dugout at Citizens Bank Park. Before a moment of silence, the public address announcer told the crowd that Daulton, a three-time All-Star catcher, had “battled valiantly against the illness that took him far too […]

The Last American Baseball-Glove Maker Refuses to Die – Bloomberg

This little brick factory isn’t supposed to be here. It should be in the Philippines, or Vietnam, maybe China. Not here, in the heart of Texas. Baseball gloves, like many other things, aren’t really made in America anymore. In the 1960s, production shifted to Asia and never came back. It might be America’s favorite pastime, […]

The Cape Cod league is baseball’s most beautiful bargain – For The Win

This is the first of For The Win’s two-part series on the Cape Cod Summer Baseball League. Part II will more closely examine why top college players and MLB scouts and executives flock to the Cape every summer. ORLEANS, Mass. — Sunlight spilled over Nauset Regional Middle School late Tuesday afternoon and shimmered off one […]

Giants’ baseball marathon: 3 games in 24 hours – SFGate

Caption Close WASHINGTON — The Giants’ baseball marathon resumes with Sunday’s day game at Nationals Park, the second of three games in a 24-hour span. That counts Saturday night’s series opener that was delayed 3 hours and started at 7:05 p.m. on the West Coast. The times for Sunday’s day-night double-header are 10:05 p.m. and […]

Derek Jeter’s Group Is Said to Have Deal to Buy Marlins – New York Times

Major League Baseball owners will meet next week in Chicago but are not expected to vote on the agreement because they will not have had enough time to evaluate it. Their next opportunity to vote on it will be in October. In May, the baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, acknowledged that two groups were bidding for […]

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