Giancarlo Stanton of Yankees Wins All-Star MVP Award in Hometown

It was a homecoming at Dodger Stadium for Giancarlo Stanton. The Yankees slugger, and Los Angeles native, hopes his team can return to Chavez Ravine in October.

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At Pride Night, Dodgers Embrace Glenn Burke, Who They Once Shunned

At Pride Night, Los Angeles will celebrate the life of Glenn Burke, M.L.B.’s first openly gay player. His family will be there hoping the honor makes Burke “partially whole.”

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Smell Good, Play Good? MLB Players Douse Themselves in Cologne

Baseball is full of traditions and superstitions. For numerous players, a heavy dose of cologne or women’s perfume is the unlikeliest of performance enhancers.

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Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon Return for Angels

Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon are back on the field for the Angels, and Justin Verlander is expected back for the Astros. All are hoping their health issues are behind them.

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Dusty Baker’s Wine Business Keeps Him Busy

Baseball’s players may be locked out, but Dusty Baker, at 72, is hard at work in his vineyards, trusting advice from Willie Stargell and paying tribute to Henry Aaron.

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Astros Beat Braves to Send World Series Back to Houston

A first-inning grand slam had Atlanta thinking championship, but the Astros kept fighting and sent the Series back to Houston for Game 6.

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World Series: Bregman, Altuve and Correa Are Struggling for Astros

Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa have been to the World Series before, and they know what to expect. So far, Atlanta’s stellar pitching has contained them.

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Hank Aaron Tribute Kicks off World Series Games in Atlanta

A video tribute, a standing ovation to his widow and a first pitch thrown by his son highlighted a pregame ceremony.

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A Tale of Two Infields Pits Strength Against Strength

Houston and Atlanta have continuity to spare. The connections between this year’s World Series teams are numerous, especially with their homegrown cores.

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World Series Recalls Dusty Baker’s Relationship With Hank Aaron

“If Henry is watching down, he will enjoy this World Series because of Dusty, above all,” Bud Selig said of Dusty Baker, who bonded with Aaron in their time together in Atlanta.

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In Dusty Baker, the Astros Have a Manager Worth Rooting For

Brought in to clean up someone else’s mess, Dusty Baker is back in the World Series with a chance to redefine his legacy as well as the legacy of the team he inherited.

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ALCS: Red Sox Take 2-1 Lead Over Astros With Schwarber Grand Slam

The Red Sox have won consecutive blowouts against the Astros, showing some swagger while setting a record for bases-loaded homers in a postseason series.

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Houston Astros Will Face Boston Red Sox in ALCS

Suspicion follows them, but Houston’s buzz saw of an offense cut straight through the Chicago White Sox. Next up: Boston.

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Tony La Russa and Dusty Baker Have a History. Now They Meet Again.

From teammates, to manager and player, to division rivals, Tony La Russa and Dusty Baker’s careers have consistently intersected for decades. They face off again, this time in the postseason.

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M.L.B. Applauded for All-Star Game Move by Former Players

M.L.B. is not known for activism, but former stars say pulling the All-Star Game from Georgia honors the legacies of Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente and others.

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Hank Aaron Honored by Teammates, Hall of Famers and Former Presidents

Teammates, Hall of Famers and former presidents mourned the loss of Hank Aaron, a player so terrific he could be taken for granted.

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For the Astros, One Final Hurdle to a Defiant World Series Return

Despite a losing record in the regular season, Houston has blitzed through the postseason and reached the A.L.C.S., where a crafty Rays squad awaits.

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Dusty Baker: The Beloved Manager Leading a Hated Team

Even those who despise the Houston Astros for their cheating scandal have trouble disparaging Baker, who has earned unrivaled good will over five decades in the majors.

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Baseball’s September Madness: 8 Postseason Games in One ‘Crazy’ Day

“It’s going to be mad,” Astros Manager Dusty Baker said of an unprecedented playoff marathon on Wednesday.

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As Sports Begin Reopening, Athletes Weigh the Health Risks

Some must consider their own underlying health conditions that make them particularly susceptible to the coronavirus.

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