Steven Cohen crafted an image as a secretive, and ruthless, billionaire. On social media he’s showing an approachable side that couldn’t feel less like his predecessors with the team.
The Mets’ second baseman will miss the entire 2021 season after a positive test for a synthetic steroid — his second doping violation.
The pioneering baseball executive proved herself — over and over — for three decades. Several of her peers say they can’t think of a more qualified first-time general manager.
Mark Buehrle, Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito headline this year’s list of first-time finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ng has twice been an assistant general manager, but after 30 years in the game she will be the first woman to lead a front office.
Playing football in high school helped the president-elect overcome a stutter. And while he is known to be a sports fan, he has not displayed a taste for inserting politics in sports.
Bieber, a right-hander for Cleveland, led all major league pitchers in several statistical categories, and Bauer, a right-hander for Cincinnati, wasn’t far behind.
While saying the team won’t spend like “drunken sailors,” Cohen spoke boldly of the team’s future. “I’m not in this to be mediocre.”
In a $22 million lawsuit, Houston’s former general manager claims that the actual culprit of the team’s cheating scandal is still employed by the club.
The era of outrage took a timeout as Steven Cohen took over the Mets, Alex Cora was rehired by the Red Sox and Justin Turner escaped punishment for a controversial on-field celebration.
The popular manager led Boston to a World Series title in 2018, but he was suspended as part of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal.
A much longer season, pandemic uncertainty and an expiring collective bargaining agreement are just a few of the hurdles M.L.B. and its players’ union are facing in 2021.
The coronavirus disrupted lives around the world and sent the gymnast Sunisa Lee, the swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis on unexpected journeys.
Turner could not have been unaware of the pandemic’s severity when he insisted on celebrating his World Series win in close quarters with his Dodgers teammates. And Rob Manfred, baseball’s commissioner, can’t just blame one player.
Thirty minutes after Hinch’s season-long punishment officially ended on Tuesday, Detroit contacted him. Three days later, he was officially introduced as manager.
Baseball strategy has changed rapidly since La Russa last managed, in 2011. After being hired by the White Sox on Thursday, he said he would use both his own baseball experience and advanced analytics.
“Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk,” the league said in a statement.
For years, Los Angeles’s players have borne the burden of a title drought. The unusual circumstances of their World Series win won’t dim the joy and relief that come with the long-awaited championship.
Blake Snell was dominating the Dodgers in a must-win World Series game. Kevin Cash still pulled him, raising painful questions of what might have been.
Empty stadiums, player protests and Covid-19 outbreaks shook up the sport. Maybe that’s a good thing.
The positive test was announced on the broadcast after the end of the game, which the Dodgers won to clinch the World Series title.
Mookie Betts delivered two runs in a Game 6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays that sealed the franchise’s first title in 32 years and compensated for several postseason disappointments.
Los Angeles has a wealth of pitching options for two more potential World Series games. If the club can get the combination right, it could mean the end of a long title drought.
Tampa Bay Manager Kevin Cash said he felt like his pitchers had been too conservative so far in the World Series. Fortunately for the Rays, it will be Blake Snell, their ace, on the mound on Tuesday.
No, it wasn’t 1955 in Yankee Stadium, but yes, Manuel Margot tried to match Jackie Robinson in the World Series.
Los Angeles rebounded after a wild loss on Saturday to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 and move to within one win of a championship.
Phillips may have been the last hitter the Rays wanted in a do-or-die situation in the World Series. But he delivered one of the most memorable hits in team history to win Game 4.
The Dodgers needed one more out to take a 3-1 lead in the Series, but they made two mistakes on a wild final play that gave the Rays a memorable Game 4 victory.
With the season’s finish line in sight, M.L.B.’s medical director said the outbreaks among the Cardinals and the Marlins this summer were a “wake-up call” that ultimately helped the sport.
Barnes, a backup catcher, has been a mainstay in the World Series for the Dodgers because of his defense, but he delivered a home run and a timely bunt in Game 3.
When Roberts was an information-hungry 26-year-old in the minor leagues, he soaked up valuable advice from a veteran third baseman named Jeff Manto that still serves him.
When this year’s minor league season was canceled, several veteran African-American M.L.B. players got on Instagram and set up Zoom calls to pay forward the guidance they received.
Walker Buehler delivered an outstanding performance on the mound, allowing one run and three hits while collecting 10 strikeouts.
He owned a sporting goods store, but his passion was American Legion ball: He coached the same squad for 50 years. He died of Covid-19 complications.
A relatively unheralded group of relievers has been crucial to Tampa Bay’s success this year, bucking the trend among recent contenders.
Brandon Lowe burst out of his slump with two home runs, and Blake Snell was dominant on the mound as Tampa Bay rebounded from a lopsided Game 1 loss.
The Dodgers overwhelmed the Rays in Game 1, with Betts showing off the consistent excellence that convinced Los Angeles to sign him to a 12-year contract.
Scott Boras, the sport’s most powerful agent, thinks M.L.B.’s marquee event deserves more pageantry, which isn’t easy to produce quickly in a two-city Series.
The battle for the 2020 World Series title starts tonight at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Los Angeles vs. Tampa Bay. Big spenders vs. penny-pinchers. Stars vs. relative unknowns. The Dodgers and the Rays both dominated to get to this point, but did so in different ways.
In 2019, Jen Wolf felt a lack of support for women like her trying to find work in professional baseball. The group chat she started has become a rare place for mentoring and understanding.
Los Angeles, once down by three games to one in the series, fell behind in Game 7 but came back to earn a return trip to the World Series.
With a victory over Houston in Game 7 of the A.L.C.S., Tampa Bay avoided becoming the second team to lose a seven-game series after taking a 3-0 lead.
The National League Championship Series gave fans their first chance to watch M.L.B. action in person, but it wasn’t a typical stadium outing.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Tampa Bay will start Charlie Morton, a former Astro, in a do-or-die game Saturday night, hoping to avoid joining the 2004 Yankees as the only teams to lose a series after taking a 3-0 lead.
Houston became the first team to hit leadoff and walk-off homers in the same postseason game.
“I’m Cuban, but it’d be an honor for me to represent Mexico,” said Randy Arozarena, the rookie who has taken the postseason by storm.
A White Sox fan had a balcony overlooking the stadium where the Astros were playing. He couldn’t pass up the opportunity to shame them for their cheating scandal.
Five home runs, 13 hits, and 15 runs scored — and that was all in just the first three innings.