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

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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.
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September 28
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.
Twins
August 25
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.
Mudonna and T.C. Bear joined St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter for the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Paul Saints home opener.
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August 11
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
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

MLB All-Star Game starters, voting

The Twins' Byron Buxton just missed, finishing fourth in the AL outfielder voting
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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June 8
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.
Twins
May 18
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
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
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.
Twins
January 20
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.
Twins
July 17, 2018
Chaska High School product Brad Hand is again the subject of trade rumors after another strong season in the Padres bullpen.

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

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.
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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.
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October 31, 2016
Fans show support for the Chicago Cubs during Game 5 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Oct. 30, 2016. On

Cubs stay alive in Series, force Game 6

Former MLB GM & MLB Network Radio host Jim Duquette joins Justin Horowitz to discuss how the Cubs were able to force a Game 6 and if they can comeback to win the World Series.
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October 23, 2016
Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of baseball's National League Champion

Cubs defeat Dodgers, head for World Series

Cubs 5, Dodgers 0: Kyle Hendricks tossed 7.1 scoreless innings as Chicago eliminated Los Angeles in Game 6 of the NLCS. Hendricks and Kris Bryant spoke following the Cubs' first pennant since 1945.
Twins
October 21, 2016
Chicago Cubs fans celebrate in Dodger Stadium after Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursda

Cubs one win away from World Series

The Cubs are one win away from their first World Series appearance since 1945 after an 8-4 victory over the Dodgers on Thursday night. Manager Joe Maddon spoke after the game.
Twins
October 18, 2016
Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller (24) and Roberto Perez (55) celebrate their victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in game three American League Champion

Cleveland bullpen shines in Game 3 win

Taking over in the first after Trevor Bauer was forced to exit with a bloody finger, the Cleveland bullpen held off the Blue Jays in a 4-2 win that moved them within one win of the World Series.
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October 11, 2016
Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz salutes the crowd as he leaves the field at Fenway Park for the last time of the season following Game 3 of baseball's Am

Indians sweep Red Sox in Big Papi's finale

David Ortiz's career came to an anticlimactic end on Monday as the Red Sox were swept by the Indians in the ALDS. Former MLB GM and MLB Network Radio's Jim Duquette and Michelle Gringas recap Game 3.
Twins
October 10, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays players celebrate their walk-off win to eliminate the Texas Rangers during the tenth inning to win the American League Division Seri

Blue Jays sweep Rangers, advance to ALCS

Josh Donaldson scored from second on a throwing error to give the Blue Jays the walk-off win in the 10th inning. The Nationals evened their series with the Dodgers at a game a piece.
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October 5, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion celebrates while he rounds the bases after hitting a walk-off three-run home run during the 11th inning of an Ame

Encarnacion's homer sends Blue Jays to ALDS

Edwin Encarnacion's walk-off home run in the 11th gave the Blue Jays a 5-2 victory over the Orioles in the AL wild-card game Tuesday night. Toronto manager John Gibbons spoke about the win.