The pipeline of baseball talent from Mexico to the majors is steady. But no one captured the attention of the baseball world like Fernando Valenzuela.
Catcher Loidel Rodriguez becomes the third player from the Cuban National Baseball Team to defect while in Mexico, joining two Cuban pitchers who escape perpetual slavery under the communist Castro dictatorship. Via Periodico Cubano (my translation):. Third player defects from Cuba’s under-23 baseball team. Cuba’s under-23 baseball team made its...
In this, our fourth article about North Dakota baseball players who established, broke or tied major league records, we will continue to look at the players, their records and when and for whom they played baseball in North Dakota. Mudcat Grant, in 1965, became the first African American pitcher to...
Thanks to our reader, Brian Talley, who alerted me to the passing of Cloyd Boyer, 94, earlier this week in Webb City, Missouri. He was one of the three Boyer brothers (Cloyd, Ken, and Clete) to play in the major leagues. At the time of his passing, he was the 18th older living former major league player. Cloyd Boyer was the eldest of 14 children in a baseball family that included seven brothers who.
A year after Tommy Harrison was married on the Stafford High School baseball field, he directed the Indians to the first state title in the sport in county history. Those two events were the peak for Harrison during his memorable run with the Indians. Harrison, who has lived in Richmond...
ST. PETERSBURG — Foreheads and bottles of ranch dressing — those are just a couple of the things Rays outfielder Brett Phillips has signed before home games this season. Every game, fans line up about 40 minutes before first pitch between sections 112 and 114 at Tropicana Field, just past the Rays’ dugout, for a chance to meet their hometown hero.
Xander Bogaerts shouts out Red Sox prospect Ceddanne Rafaela for being named organization’s Defensive Player of the Year
Earlier this week, the Red Sox recognized several of their minor-leaguers for the seasons they had this year by handing out eight different organizational awards. Highlighted by Nick Yorke being named Boston’s Offensive Player of the Year and Brayan Bello being named Boston’s Starting Pitcher of the Year, infielder/outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela was also recognized as the organization’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Baseball might be called America’s pastime, but how much do you know about the sport’s history? A vintage baseball game in Mont Vernon is highlighting the contributions of New Hampshire’s “Doc” Adams to baseball history. Adams is considered by some to be the father of modern baseball, but his name is not very well-known, even among baseball enthusiasts.