Theo Epstein steps down after 9 seasons leading Cubs

Listening in on fans' conversations during his walks home from Wrigley Field, Theo Epstein could sense their excitement as the Chicago Cubs set themselves up to capture that long-awaited World Series championship.

All-Star Game, inning-by-inning

July 16, 2014
Derek Jeter got the American League off and running in his final All-Star Game with a leadoff double, which was followed by a triple and a home run.
The AL jumped ahead right away, then reclaimed the lead after the NL tied it up.

Buckner, forever known for October error, dies at 69

May 27, 2019
Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for making one of the most infamous plays in major league history, died Monday. He was 69. (1986 file pho
Bill Buckner was an All-Star and batting champion, a gritty gamer who was welcome on any team. A reliable fielder, too. But a little grounder forever changed his legacy.

Chaska's Brad Hand doesn't mind missing sleep to be All-Star

July 17, 2018
The Padres lefthander is getting to appear at his second consecutive All-Star Game, and has a group of friends and family along for the trip.

August 9, 1987: Twins beat Oakland for third time in a row; Carlton pitches a gem

August 9, 1987
Here's the Star Tribune game report from the night Steve Carlton won his final game in the majors and his only game with the Minnesota Twins -- and talked about it afterward.
May 7
“Bud” Fowler, seen here at center, stood with his teammates in Keokuk, Iowa, where he played baseball in 1884 after leaving Stillwater.

Black baseball pioneer who once played in Stillwater will get Cooperstown honors

Bud Fowler played for more than a dozen minor league teams, ranging from Vermont to the New Mexico Territory.
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April 27
A letter revealed that the Yankees used electronic devices to decode and relay opposing teams’ signs during the 2015 season and the first half of th

Yankees sign-stealing scheme detailed by MLB in just-released letter

A 2017 letter from Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed the Yankees' illicit use of electronic devices in 2015 and parts of 2016, which cost the team a $100,000 fine.
Mudonna and T.C. Bear joined St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter for the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Paul Saints home opener last season.
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April 4
Lefthander Julio Urias led the talented Dodgers pitching staff with a 20-3 record and a 2.96 ERA last season.

National League power rankings: Dodgers on top, Braves looming

The Dodgers won 106 games but not the World Series. They're gearing up for another shot at it.
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April 4
Teoscar Hernandez celebrated with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, and Bo Bichette after homering last season.

American League power rankings: Toronto added pitching to its hitting

The Chicago White Sox won the AL Central by 13 games last season, withstanding several key injuries. They're poised to do it again.
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March 12
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoked during a news conference Thursday in New York.

Reusse: Baseball owners played the waiting game, and it worked

Good vs. evil? This wasn't that. It was a negotiation. It's over. Now let's get this imperfect game started.
Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, right, point to each other as they acknowledge fans during a
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January 23
Major League Baseball spring training is supposed to start within a month, but the owners and players remain at an impasse as a lockout drags on.

Souhan: How about a robot arbitrator to settle MLB's dispute?

The MLB owners and players union are too entrenched to reach a labor agreement. A neutral voice, real or hard-wired, could impose a solution that doesn't allow the sport to do any further damage to itself.
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January 15
Will Barry Bonds make the Baseball Hall of Fame? We should all have to wait until announcement day to find out.

Neal: Announcement of MLB Hall of Fame voting carries less drama than it should

Writers who choose to disclose their ballots on websites and social media do injustices to the candidates, shoo-ins or not.
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January 11
Rachel Balkovec worked as a strength and conditioning coach before coming to the Yankees’ system to work with hitters.

Yankees hire Rachel Balkovec as first woman to manage in minor leagues

Balkovec faced resistance when she first applied for strength and conditioning jobs in baseball. When she changed her first name on her résumé and applications to "Rae" from "Rachel," she started getting calls.
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September 28, 2021
Kevin Gausman, rear, celebrated with Brandon Belt (9) after hitting a sacrifice fly that scored Brandon Crawford (35) during a Giants victory in Septe

Reusse: Thrilling baseball season is out there, if you look beyond Twins

In San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Tampa and so many other cities across the country, major league baseball teams have been a joy to follow this summer.
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August 25, 2021
Tyler Rogers leads the National League in appearances with 60.

Reusse: Twin's twin Tyler Rogers helping to fuel Giants' remarkable success

The righthanded submariner, who is Taylor Rogers' identical twin, and his teammates are leading the powerful Dodgers in the NL West.
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August 11, 2021
Seven years after being voted into the Hall of Fame, Tony La Russa was hired to manage the White Sox in 2020.

Reusse: No excuses required for the return of La Russa

Tony La Russa, hired to manage the White Sox nine years after retirement, shows he's still an "all-time great leader"
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July 7, 2021
How did this 1960 photo of Billy Jurges end up in a Star Tribune sports column? Rabbit hole, that’s how.

Reusse: How a sportswriter can waste a July day 'doing research'

Dog days and rabbit holes: You start by looking up a baseball manager and, before you know it, you're recalling scenes from "The Natural" and "True Detective 2."
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July 1, 2021

MLB All-Star Game starters, voting

The Twins' Byron Buxton just missed, finishing fourth in the AL outfielder voting
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June 8, 2021
Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod blasts Yankees over team's one-dimensional lineup

Alex Rodriguez has feuded in the past with General Manager Brian Cashman, and this is not the first time he has criticized him or his strategy.
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May 18, 2021
Jake Petricka spent 2020 with the Blue Jays organization but did not appear in a major league game.

Reusse: Minnesotan's path back to MLB will take following very un-MLB rules

Veteran reliever Jake Petricka of Faribault is joining the independent Atlantic League, which is experimenting with some significant changes to baseball's rules.
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May 14, 2021
Ryne Sandberg in 2019

Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg new spokesman for marijuana retailer

Ryne Sandberg, 61, whose All-American image and on-field heroics cemented his place in Cubs lore, is arguably one of the greatest second basemen in baseball history.
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April 19, 2021
The Yankees have a 5-10 record, the worst in the American League.

Worst record in the American League? That would be the Yankees

As a team, they've played about the equivalent of a full season for a position player: 553 plate appearances. Their collective average is .210. The pitching is bad, too.
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January 20, 2021
Jared Porter

'A minefield.' Women in baseball media on working amid harassment

The firing of the New York Mets general manager Jared Porter after one month on the job brought strong responses about issues women face while trying to do their jobs.
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January 31, 2017

Cardinals surrender top two picks, cash to Astros for cybercrime case

The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year's draft Monday and ordered to give them to the Houston Astros, along with $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros' e-mail system and scouting database, the final and unprecedented step in an unusual case of cybercrime involving two Major League Baseball teams.
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November 14, 2016
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager hits an RBI single during the third inning of Game 3 of the National Leagu

Seager, Fulmer named Rookies of the Year

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was a unanimous selection for NL rookie of the year while Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer beat out Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez for AL honors.