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It could be a while before the Baseball Writers’ Association of America votes anyone new into the Hall of Fame. BBWAA members delivered an empty class in this year’s election, which was announced Tuesday night. Curt Schilling received the most support, but the former pitcher was selected on 71.1% of the ballots, falling 16 votes short of …

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NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits — on the field or off — for enshrinement in Cooperstown. Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were the closest in voting by members of the Baseball …

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After falling 16 votes shy of Cooperstown in his ninth year on the ballot, controversial pitcher Curt Schilling is requesting his name be removed from Hall of Fame consideration and lashing out at various people involved in the process. Shortly after this year’s Hall of Fame tallies were announced Tuesday and Schilling finished at 71.1 …

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NEW YORK — The Baseball Hall of Fame won’t have any new players in the class of 2021 after voters decided no one had the merits — on-the-field or off — for enshrinement in Cooperstown on this year’s ballot. Former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Scott Rolen had the biggest year-to-year gain of any player …

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There were just over 70,000 new coronavirus cases in the United States on July 23, 2020, when the New York Yankees played the Washington Nationals in an empty D.C. stadium to kick off the delayed, shortened season. That number was up from where it had been when spring training and everything else was put on …

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The Cactus League and Arizona community leaders have asked Major League Baseball to delay the start of spring training because of coronavirus concerns in the state just over three weeks before pitchers and catchers are supposed to report. The Cactus League made the request in a letter to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred obtained by The Associated …

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The Cactus League and Arizona community leaders have asked Major League Baseball to delay the start of spring training because of coronavirus concerns in the state just over three weeks before pitchers and catchers are supposed to report. The Cactus League made the request in a letter to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred obtained by The Associated …

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The Associated Press Yankees get Jameson Taillon from Pirates for 4 prospects The Yankees made another high-risk offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects. Pittsburgh received right-handers Roansy Contreras and Miguel Yajure, infielder Maikol Escotto and outfielder Canaan Smith. Taillon, 29, has not …

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Bear down. Bow down to no one. Pay it forward. These are the lessons that Jackie Robinson taught Henry Louis Aaron as Aaron embarked on his remarkable career in Major League Baseball, and Aaron took the words to heart. Aaron, “Hammerin’ Hank” to generations of baseball fans, died on Friday at age 86. The term …

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Hank Aaron surely would have remembered a day when he was just a ballplayer or, better still, just playing ball. Before the burdens were set upon him, because he was a ballplayer and he was him, here. He died Friday, two weeks short of his 87th birthday. What came then was a national eulogy for …

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