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Clemens Pitches at 50 ... and Does Pretty Well

Pitches 3 1/3 inning for minor league team, but scouts come out

(Newser) - Roger Clemens was back on the mound at age 50, striking out hitters again. Pitching for the first time in five years, Clemens tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings last night for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. Clemens faced the Bridgeport Bluefish and struck out two, including... More »

Johnson's Secret: Hitting People

(Newser) - Randy Johnson could become the 24th pitcher to hit 300 wins tonight, but few in that elusive club can challenge Johnson’s most impressive stat, Darren Everson writes in the Wall Street Journal: The Big Unit has hit a whopping 188 batters, a total topped only by Walter Johnson and... More »

Pirates' India Experiment 'Endearingly Ridiculous'

Signing pair of reality-show winners brings baseball to India, adds to mutual ties

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Pirates, baseball’s perennial losers, scored a huge win for US-India relations last week when they signed as pitchers two young reality-show winners, Bruce Reed notes in Slate. “With one grand, unlikely gesture, Pennsylvania has introduced America’s national pastime to the second-most-populous nation on earth,”... More »

Kids Should Ease Into Baseball Season

Playing catch now can limit rotator cuff injuries

(Newser) - Tossing a baseball around in the off-season might help young pitchers stave off rotator cuff injuries, reports HealthDay. "Most high school athletes go from football to basketball and then start throwing a baseball at full speed," says the Houston Astros' team doc, adding that their arms aren't yet... More »

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