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Only 27 Players in History Did This Before Him
With This Swing, He
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With This Swing, He Joins Exclusive Club

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers hits his 500th home run

(Newser) - Somewhere around 20,000 players have appeared in a Major League Baseball game, and only 27 of them had hit 500 home runs before this weekend. On Sunday, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers became No. 28 with a 400-foot blast in the sixth inning against Toronto, reports CNN . Watch...

Star Player Injures Himself Celebrating Clutch Home Run

Dodgers' Cody Bellinger dislocates his shoulder

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the World Series thanks in no small part to Cody Bellinger's tie-breaking home run against Atlanta in the 7th inning Sunday night. As it turns out, Bellinger actually hurt himself celebrating the feat, reports USA Today . The outfielder dislocated his right shoulder when...

Home Run Lands in an Amazing Spot
Home Run
Lands in an
Amazing Spot

Home Run Lands in an Amazing Spot

Cardinals outfielder hits painting sitting in the upper deck

(Newser) - Old-timey ballparks often had advertising signs in the outfield inviting players to take a shot at them, promising a free something as a reward. "Hit sign, win suit," hanging in right-center field of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, was a famous one, Dutch Baseball Hangouts reports. There doesn't...

He Hit a Home Run, Then 'Not the Smartest Move'

Minnesota Twins' Josh Donaldson is ejected after words with umpire Dan Bellino and a lot of dust

(Newser) - With a four-game playoff series hanging in the balance between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox on Thursday, Josh Donaldson's home run should've given the Twins a big boost. And it did, until what happened as he crossed home plate. Per MLB , words were exchanged between Donaldson...

He Nabbed Ball While Holding 2 Beers, Gets Rewarded

Bud Light is sending the Washington Nationals fan back to the World Series

(Newser) - Jeff Adams made headlines when, at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, he managed to nab a home run ball while also holding a can of beer in each hand. He was walking back to his seat at Washington DC's Nationals Park after procuring the beer when...

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...

Record-Setting World Series Game: 'Pure Joy'

LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox 3-2 in longest game in World Series history: 7 hours, 20 minutes

(Newser) - Exhausted yet exhilarated, the Dodgers headed home for a catnap, while the Red Sox may toss and turn thinking about one that got away. Max Muncy's home run leading off the bottom of the 18th inning finally ended the longest World Series game in history early Saturday, giving Los...

World Series Sees Record 22nd Home Run
Fight to the Finish in Wild
World Series Game
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Fight to the Finish in Wild World Series Game

22 home runs set a new WS record; Astros win against Dodgers 13-12

(Newser) - Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros outslugged the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 Sunday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead. Silent early when ace Dallas Keuchel allowed Los Angeles to spurt ahead 4-0, the crowd...

MLB Home Run Record Likely to Be Broken Today

It's not clear why there are so many homers these days

(Newser) - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts, and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sport is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday—...

MLB Rookie Makes Dinger-Socking History

So. Many. Home runs

(Newser) - Colorado Rockies rookie Trevor Story is socking dingers and mashing taters at a historic rate through the first four games of the baseball season. ESPN reports the 23-year-old is the first major league rookie to homer in each of his first four professional games and only the fifth player since...

A-Rod Ties Willie Mays, and Yanks Won't Pay Up

Team balks at $6M bonus

(Newser) - It should have been confetti time: Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 660 last night to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. The Yankees, however, are balking at paying a $6 million bonus for the milestone that was negotiated in the more innocent A-Rod days of...

Jim Thome Hits 600th Homer... Without Steroids

Baseball's 'nicest guy' joins select club

(Newser) - With two home runs last night against the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twin Jim Thome became the eighth ballplayer ever to hit 600 out of the park. Perhaps most remarkable about this feat is that he achieved it without steroids—unlike many of the other top sluggers of his era, writes...

Yankees Fan Returns Jeter's Milestone Ball

Christian Lopez gives up potentially big payday

(Newser) - It's no great shock that Derek Jeter got his 3,000th hit today, but this part of the story is a nice surprise: The fan who got the home-run ball gave it back, no questions asked. "I'm not going to be the one to take this away...

A-Rod (Finally) Hits 600th Home Run

At 34, he's the youngest to ever do it

(Newser) - You can stop holding your breath, world. Alex Rodriguez at long last hit his 600th home run today. It's been 12 games since Rodriguez hit his 599th round-tripper, a stretch that seemed even longer because of the hype surrounding the impending milestone. But it's probably unfair to complain too much,...

Reversed HR Call for A-Rod Lifts Yankees
 Reversed HR Call for  
 A-Rod Lifts Yankees  
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Reversed HR Call for A-Rod Lifts Yankees

New York takes Game 3 over Philly, 8-5

(Newser) - The first instant replay call in World Series history did more than turn a double into a home run. It changed the whole game for Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees. Rodriguez's disputed shot started a big comeback and those powerful Yankees bats finally broke loose, backing Andy Pettitte...

Sosa Tested Positive in '03
 Sosa Tested Positive in '03 

Sosa Tested Positive in '03

(Newser) - Bad news for Sammy Sosa's Hall of Fame hopes: The Cubs slugger is among the players who tested positive for doping in 2003, the New York Times reports. The retired Sosa, sixth on the all-time homer list, has long been suspected of taking steroids but has never admitted it. The...

Yankee Stadium Too Small to Contain Long Balls

(Newser) - Home runs have been flying out of the new Yankee Stadium, and the weather isn't to blame, writes Tim Buckley of AccuWeather.com. The team says the new park has the same dimensions as the old digs, but the right field wall is actually up to 9 feet closer to...

A-Rod Homers on First Pitch Back in Majors

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez walked to the plate, and a dozen fans behind the screen swung into action. Holding up giant, foam syringes, they started with the taunts. Rodriguez answered them, all right. Back in the big leagues, the Yankees star launched the first pitch he saw deep into the left-field seats...

A Strikeout In (and For) US, Classic Is World of Thrills

Tournament shows the promise of international baseball

(Newser) - After watching Japan best Korea in extra innings to defend its World Baseball Classic championship, Tom Verducci is excited about the tournament’s future, he writes for Sports Illustrated. In its second go-round, the tournament is a phenomenon worldwide. Most exciting though, is the way Japan won: with pragmatic fundamentals,...

Rays Score First Replay Reversal

Fan interference call dropped on homer; Rays topple Twins 11-1

(Newser) - A Twins fan's near-catch caused MLB's first-ever instant replay reversal yesterday, the St Petersburg Times reports. Carlos Pena's 3-run homer was initially ruled a double for fan interference after the first-base umpire thought he saw a fan touch the ball while it was in play. The replay showed that contact...

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