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White Sox Win 'Breathtaking' Field of Dreams Game

Kevin Costner says setting for MLB's first Iowa game was 'perfect'

(Newser) - Tim Anderson recently admitted he has never watched Field of Dreams. Well, he just submitted a pretty good script for a sequel. Anderson hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning into the cornfield to end the Field of Dreams game in cinematic fashion, as the Chicago...

Yankees Report 2nd Outbreak Among Vaccinated Players

Thursday game against Red Sox was called off

(Newser) - The New York Yankees' Thursday night game against the Red Sox was canceled after another coronavirus outbreak among fully vaccinated players. The team says pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr., and Wandy Peralta have confirmed positive tests, CNN reports. Two of them received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the...

60 Years After She Was Denied, She's the Yankees' Bat Girl

Gwen Goldman was turned down at age 10 due to her gender

(Newser) - Gwen Goldman exchanged fist bumps with the New York Yankees she had been admiring for decades from afar, walked onto the field, and waved to the crowd. She got to be a Yankees' bat girl on Monday night at age 70—a full 60 years after she was turned down...

Vaccinated Athletes Test Positive, Giving Events Headaches

Olympics, playoffs, tourneys have to assess risks from 'breakthrough infections'

(Newser) - Despite being vaccinated, top athletes are still testing positive for the coronavirus, putting major sporting events—including the Olympics—in a tough spot. Athletes and staff members in sports are being administered tests regularly, and though there are far fewer cases being reported than early in the pandemic, some are...

Yankees Hit With COVID Outbreak Among Fully Vaccinated

8 so far have the virus despite vaccination status

(Newser) - Eight members of the New York Yankees organization have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Three coaches, four members of the traveling staff, and one player—Gleyber Torres—are affected, CBS News reports. Of those, seven are asymptomatic, CNN reports, and the one coach who did experience symptoms...

In Mantle's View, He Was Best Pitcher in the Game

Yankee great Whitey Ford has died at age 91

(Newser) - Whitey Ford, the street-smart New Yorker who had the best winning percentage of any pitcher in the 20th century and helped the Yankees become baseball's perennial champions in the 1950s and '60s, has died at age 91, per the AP . A family member said Ford died at his...

This Play Has Never Happened Before in Big League Baseball

Yankees get a walk-off win by doing something that could only happen in 2020

(Newser) - The first leadoff, walk-off sacrifice fly in major league history put the New York Yankees back in commanding position for a playoff berth with just over two weeks left in the regular season. Yes, that's right, Luke Voit LED OFF the 10th inning with a game-ending sacrifice fly. "...

Trump: I'm Just Too Busy to Throw a First Pitch

The president says he has to focus on the coronavirus, the economy, 'and much else'

(Newser) - President Trump says he's not throwing out the opening pitch at a New York Yankees game after all, Politico reports. After agreeing to do it Thursday, the president tweeted Sunday about other priorities: "Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our...

Trump Will Throw First Pitch at Yankees Game

He will throw ceremonial pitch at empty Yankee Stadium next month

(Newser) - President Trump is going to throw the opening pitch at a Major League Baseball game for the first time in his presidency—with no fans present. The New York Yankees confirmed Thursday that the president will throw the first pitch at their Aug. 15 game against the Boston Red Sox...

Watch Anthony Fauci's First Pitch
Watch Fauci's
Wild First Pitch

Watch Fauci's Wild First Pitch

It was a little outside

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci had his moment on the mound Thursday. The nation's top infectious disease expert threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed Opening Day, as the Washington Nationals hosted the New York Yankees. Sports Illustrated calls the wild pitch "an instant classic,...

Baseball to Resume With Fauci on the Mound

Nationals announce pandemic-fighter will be honored on Opening Day

(Newser) - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the first game of Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed regular season. The Washington Nationals announced Monday that Fauci accepted the reigning World Series champions' invitation to have the pregame honor Thursday night,...

Yankees' First Team Workout Is a Disaster

A line drive hit a star pitcher in the head, and 2 players missed practice after testing positive

(Newser) - The Yankees made their official return to the field Saturday for the first team workout since the pandemic ended spring training. New York got off to a painful start. Pitching in a simulated game, Masahiro Tanaka was struck in the head by a line drive hit by slugger Giancarlo Stanton....

Somehow, He Did No What No Other Pitcher Has Done
Somehow, He Did What
No Other Pitcher Has Done

Somehow, He Did What No Other Pitcher Has Done

Journeyman Don Larsen, who threw a perfect game in the World Series, is dead at 90

(Newser) - Former Yankees pitcher Don Larsen has died at age 90, and the news brings a reminder of a name and accomplishment that might be familiar even to those who don't follow baseball: He threw the only perfect game in World Series history, notes NPR . Larsen managed the feat in...

Walk-Off Sets Up World Series That Could Buck a Trend

Astros and Nationals are rich in dominant pitching

(Newser) - A ninth inning with dueling home runs sent the Astros to the World Series and a matchup with the Nationals. The Yankees came back Saturday night in Houston to tie the Astros with a homer by D.J. LeMahieu in a 10-pitch at-bat, Deadspin reports. Jose Altuve launched a walk-off...

Minnesota Sets Record for Baseball Futility

They've lost 16 straight playoff games, are eliminated again

(Newser) - For Minnesota Twins fans, it's a sad, familiar story: The team got eliminated from the playoffs Monday night by the New York Yankees. But the 5-1 loss for Minnesota has an added sting—the Twins have now lost a remarkable 16 straight playoff games, which is a Major League...

Iowa Will Host Its First MLB Game, in the Most Perfect Spot

8K-seat stadium will be built before next August at the site where 'Field of Dreams' was shot

(Newser) - There won't be Angels in the outfield, but there will be Yankees. The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next August at the site in Iowa where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed, reports the AP . Major League Baseball announced Thursday that...

Meghan Markle, Harry Step Out for a Ball Game

The royals welcome the Yankees, Red Sox in British debut; Meghan meets a relative

(Newser) - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made one of their first joint outings since introducing baby Archie , and it was to mark the arrival of American royalty of sorts—the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees making Major League Baseball's debut across the pond. The Boston Globe reports...

Yankees Homer in Record-Breaking 28th Straight Game
A Yankees Home Run
Breaks MLB Record

A Yankees Home Run Breaks MLB Record

They homered in 28th straight game

(Newser) - The New York Yankees have homered for the 28th straight game, breaking a major league record. And they wasted no time setting the mark Tuesday night. DJ LeMahieu hit a leadoff shot into the second deck down the left field line against Toronto lefty Clayton Richard, giving the Bronx Bombers...

Ballplayer Gets Death Threats for Bunting

'It is what it is,' says the opposing pitcher

(Newser) - Sure, bunting to break up a no-hitter in the ninth violates baseball's unwritten rules—but death threats? It all began at a double-A game Tuesday night in Connecticut when Matt Lipka, an outfielder for Trenton Thunder, bunted with one out in the ninth inning against the Hartford Yard Goats,...

Yankees Drop 'God Bless America' Version Over Racism Claims

Kate Smith sang 'That's Why Darkies Were Born'

(Newser) - The New York Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. There are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "That's Why Darkies Were Born," the...

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