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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Here Are Some Fun Places to Get the Vaccine

A beach. A ski resort. Dracula’s house. Some Covid-19 vaccine sites are more interesting than others.

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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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What These Athletes Learned From Their Pandemic Pauses

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.

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The Best 60-Game Stretch in a Century Belongs to Ichiro Suzuki

No one managed to hit .400 this year despite excited speculation about the possibility in a truncated season, underscoring how impressive Suzuki’s late-season stretch in 2004 was.

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Pandemic, Unrest, Fires? An M.L.B. Rookie Still Smashes Home Runs

Kyle Lewis of the Seattle Mariners is a top contender for the American League Rookie of the Year Award in a shortened season upended by postponements and delays.

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Even as Covid-19 Looms, an M.L.B. Rookie Is Ready to Play

Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis never wavered in his decision to play in baseball’s truncated season. Now he’s just got to get used to wearing a mask and not spitting.

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An M.L.B. Rookie Works on His Timing

Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis was poised to break out this season. “Now I think the greatest things happen after periods of waiting, when things have a chance to brew.”

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