Minnie Miñoso Gets Another Shot at the Hall of Fame

Minnie Miñoso was a pioneering Black Latino star in the 1950s whose greatness and impact have been overlooked by Hall of Famer voters. That may finally change.

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Cleveland Guardians Roller Derby Team Sues Over M.L.B. Team’s Name Change

“To be blunt, Plaintiff was here first,” the Cleveland Guardians roller derby team said in filing a suit claiming trademark infringement.

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Former Outfielder Anthony Gose Wows in Cleveland Pitching Debut

A former outfielder follows a path few others have taken, and does it throwing 100 miles per hour.

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Yankees and Gerrit Cole Get Roughed Up by Cleveland

Fighting for their postseason life, the Yankees got embarrassed at home, again, despite having Gerrit Cole on the mound.

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With Guardians, Cleveland Steps Away From an Offensive Name

After years of pressure, and amid a growing trend away from names that reference Indigenous people, the team will drop its “Indians” mascot, which it used for more than 100 years.

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Mudcat Grant, American League’s First Black 20-Game Winner, Dies at 85

After 14 major league seasons, he wrote a book about Black pitchers and sang in nightclubs. “I made way more money in music than I did in baseball,” he said.

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Why Have There Been So Many No-Hitters in 2021?

Pitchers are better than ever. Hitters seem worse than ever. With six no-hitters by May 19, baseball is two away from tying the full-season record, which was set in 1884.

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2021 MLB Season Preview: Team-by-Team Capsules

Reasons for optimism and pessimism abound. Catch up with where each team stands ahead of opening day.

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Cleveland Spiders? A Fan in Washington Seeks a Trademark.

Arlen Love applied for the Cleveland Spiders trademark. The Cleveland sports fan insists it is about love, not profit potential.

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No Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles. Remove Indigenous Names Now.

The Chiefs, Braves, Blackhawks and Seminoles need to follow the Cleveland baseball team in dropping their offensive names.

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Spiders? Cleveland Baseball Team Is In Search of a New Name

As fans speculate what name Cleveland will choose to replace “Indians,” the team’s past presents some fairly odd options.

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Cleveland’s Baseball Team Will Drop Its Indians Team Name

The decision comes amid a wider push for sports teams to stop using Native American names and imagery as team names and mascots.

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Shane Bieber and Trevor Bauer Win Cy Young Awards

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.

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It Took a While, but the Yankees Win a Doozy

When Aroldis Chapman struck out Austin Hedges at 1:14 a.m., the Yankees had defeated the Indians to cap the longest nine-inning game in major league history.

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M.L.B.’s 60-Game Leaderboard, Annotated and Adjusted

A pitching triple crown, a potentially cursed batting feat and a 59*-homer season were among the highlights of a season that will stand out like a sore thumb in record books.

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Yankees’ Regular Season Ends With a Loss and Two Individual Titles

Luke Voit claimed the American League home run title, D.J. LeMahieu won the batting title, and the Yankees learned they were headed to Cleveland for their first-round postseason series.

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How a Baseball Outsider Became the Yankees’ Pitching Guru

Matt Blake never pitched professionally, and spent his first years out of college as a salesman. “It’s for the better,” one Yankees reliever said of Blake’s background.

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In a Short Season, Shane Bieber Is a Head Above the Rest

Cleveland’s ace is the runaway favorite for the American League Cy Young Award, racking up strikeouts at a record rate with a baffling mix of pitches.

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Cardinals Return With a New Appreciation for a Fragile Season

“My hope is people realize it can happen to anybody,” John Mozeliak, the team’s president of baseball operations, said of the virus outbreak that halted the team’s schedule for two weeks.

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Why One Team Named the Indians Won’t Be Changing Its Name

A minor league team in Spokane, Wash., has steadfastly stood by its nickname with the support of the local Native American community.

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In Campaign Against Racism, Team Names Get New Scrutiny

It is not just the N.F.L.’s Washington team that could get a name change. A number of schools are also reconsidering nicknames, though some are resisting any switch.

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Cleveland Indians Say They Will ‘Determine Best Path Forward’ on Name

The announcement came hours after the Washington Redskins of the N.F.L. made a similar statement. Both teams have been the subject of protests and criticism from Native Americans and others.

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Aunt Jemima Is Gone, Time to End Other Racist Branding

Companies and sports teams are trying to correct America’s painful history of overtly hurtful advertising. But not all.

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