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OSU baseball: Mulholland honored again – Corvallis Gazette Times

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Minor league baseball players lose appeal over wages – Reuters

Monday, June 26, 2017

A federal appeals court on Monday said professional minor league baseball is exempt from U.S. antitrust laws, and rejected an appeal by players who complained that their wages were kept artificially low. By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said minor league baseball falls “squarely” within the “business-of-baseball” antitrust exemption that the U.S. Supreme Court granted the sport in 1922. “The employment contracts…

10 things to know as LSU, Florida play for national baseball title – The Advocate

Monday, June 26, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some things to know as Florida (50-19) and LSU (52-18) play for the national championship in the best-of-three College World Series finals starting Monday night: WHO IS THIS GUY? LSU is short on starting pitching because of a forearm injury to Eric Walker, so coach Paul Mainieri is throwing right-hander Russell Reynolds in Game 1. Reynolds has made 14 appearances this season,…

Former pro baseball player’s son hospitalized after being hit in face with baseball – Palm Beach Post

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jason Lockhart, 15, was hit Saturday, June 17, during a baseball tournament in South Carolina as he touched home plate. The catcher was throwing the ball back to the pitcher when it hit Jason in the face and broke his nose.

Clayton Kershaw Might (Might!) Not Be The Best Pitcher In Baseball Anymore – FiveThirtyEight

Monday, June 26, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has been the presumptive Best Pitcher In Baseball for so long that it might as well be printed on the front of his baseball card. Since his debut during the 2008 season, Kershaw has over 10 more wins above replacement than any other pitcher in the game — his former Dodgers teammate Zack Greinke is a distant No. 2 — and he has consistently…

Baseball fan’s obituary throws shade at the Washington Nationals’ bullpen – Los Angeles Times

Monday, June 26, 2017

Patrick Killebrew was a former U.S. Navy navigator, a longtime attorney and an avid baseball fan. And he appears to have had a great sense of humor as well. According to his obituary in the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, Killebrew “passed away peacefully at home, June 20, 2017, after watching the Washington Nationals relief pitchers blow yet another lead.” On the night before Killebrew’s death, the Nationals led the Miami Marlins…

Baseball notes: Mets move Tebow up a notch – STLtoday.com

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tebow promoted Tim Tebow is moving up. The ex-NFL quarterback is being promoted to Class A St. Lucie and will join the team Tuesday, according to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson. The 29-year-old entered Sunday hitting .222 with a .311 on-base percentage and a .651 OPS. He had struck out 69 times in 212 at-bats. “His recent past two, three weeks actually trending pretty well and…

Ex-Atlanta Braves player’s teen son on life support after being hit by baseball – CBS News

Monday, June 26, 2017

ATLANTA — The son of a former Atlanta Braves infielder has been placed on life support after recently being hit in the face by a baseball.  WXIA-TV reports that Keith Lockhart’s son, 15-year-old Jason, was hit in the face June 17 during a baseball tournament in South Carolina. He was scheduled on Monday to remove the tubes and packing in his nose.  The teenager was running to home place, stepped…

Tim Tebow earned his baseball promotion – Orlando Sentinel

Monday, June 26, 2017

The New York Mets promoted the hottest player in the minor leagues on Sunday, and it didn’t take long for people to question why. The guy is hitting .222 with three home runs and 69 strikeouts in 63 games. Normally, that kind of performance would get a player a demotion. Tim Tebow is not a normal player. He really is the hottest player in the minor leagues. Not by old-fashioned…

Rabalais: 2017 LSU baseball team has already delivered its ‘big diamond moment’ – The Advocate

Sunday, June 25, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — In the convention hall rising behind TD Ameritrade Park’s center-field stands is a cross section of memorabilia from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, a movable feast of the game’s greatest feats and most memorable players. It’s making a layover here during the College World Series. In that treasure trove is a quote from the writer Loudon Wainwright Jr., blown up in big…

Baseball Capsules – Charlotte Observer

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the Oakland Athletics routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 on Saturday. Barreto homered in his big league debut. He joined Olson and Brugman in becoming the second trio of teammates to hit their first homers in the same game, the Elias Sports Bureau said. It also happened in…

Hooks honor 1967 King state baseball champs – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Corpus Christi Hooks celebrated and hosted members of the 1967 King baseball team — the first city team to win a University Interscholastic League state title — on Saturday. Quinton Martinez

Players, buddies benefit from Challenger baseball game – The News Journal

Sunday, June 25, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Ryan Roper leads off in the first inning of the first Dover Blue-White Challenger All-Star Game. Jerry Smith Buy Photo White team player Gabe Summers runs to second base with Shawn Mannering, his “buddy” from the First State Hornet 13U travel baseball team during the Blue-White Challenger All-Star Game held Saturday at Dover Little League.(Photo: Jerry Smith/The News Journal)Buy Photo It’s challenging sometimes to get…

All-South Texas Baseball: The Team – Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Buy Photo All-South Texas Baseball MVP Nick Loftin from Ray High School poses for a photo Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Corpus Christi.(Photo: Gabe Hernandez/Caller-Times)Buy Photo MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Nick Loftin, Ray Loftin did just about everything for the Texans this season in what was the program’s deepest playoff run in more than 60 years. As a pitcher, Loftin was 11-4 with a 1.10 earned-run average as he struck out…

Rabalais: 2017 LSU baseball already deserves a hallowed place in Tigers lore – The Advocate

Sunday, June 25, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — It’s not a national championship. Not yet. But no matter what happens from here on out, they should make some room on The Intimidator for these 2017 LSU Tigers. If they don’t win it all, perhaps at least a little gold star in a corner of the big sign reserved for national champions looming behind Alex Box Stadium’s right field bleachers. Something permanent. College…

Vintage game honors 171st anniversary of baseball | NJ.com – NJ.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

HOBOKEN — If you walked by Dobbelaar Field on Saturday, you might have initially thought a regular baseball game was underway, except for the underhand pitching and conspicuous lack of gloves. Look more closely, and you’d notice the lightweight bats, spongy baseballs and players’ full-length pants, like how the sport was first played in 1856.  “It’s interesting to participate in the way things were before, so you respect the way things are…

How the invention of smartphones changed baseball’s clubhouse camaraderie – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

A former major-leaguer who spent the bulk of his career in the 1990s recently was invited back by his old team to participate in a marketing event. As part of the weekend’s activities, he and some of his former teammates got to visit their old clubhouse a couple of hours before a game. It was nice to see the place, he admitted later, but he couldn’t get one thing out…

Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz weighs in on the transition to MLB – ESPN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment This interview was conducted in Spanish and has been translated. Nelson Cruz’ career spans two decades and four teams. He’s earned four All-Star appearances, an ALCS MVP award, a Silver Slugger award and the 2014 home run title. But his journey wasn’t always smooth. He spoke with Marly Rivera about moving to the U.S. two decades ago, and how…

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice June 24 – FOXSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

P – Robbie Ray P – Jason Vargas C – Sandy Leon 1B – Alex Avila 2B – Jed Lowrie 3B – Jedd Gyorko SS – Jean Segura OF – Trey Mancini OF – Yoenis Cespedes OF – Adam Jones

WATCH: Josh Jackson won’t be taking up baseball any time soon – CBSSports.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Josh Jackson is extremely good at basketball.  That is why the Phoenix Suns chose him with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night, as they hope he can join fellow youngsters Devin Booker and Marquese Chriss on their rebuilding journey.  They did not pick him because of his baseball skills, which is a good thing, because as he showed Friday night, Josh Jackson is…