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Fan Who Caught Judge's HR Ball Gets a Huge Offer

Calif. auction house owner says he's willing to pay Cory Youmans $2M for the record-setting ball

(Newser) - The fan who caught the ball from Aaron Judge's 62nd home run of the season—a slam that propelled the 30-year-old slugger for the New York Yankees into the record books, breaking Roger Maris' number for most home runs in a season for the American League—has a big...

A Yankee Makes Historic Swing
A 61-Year-Old Baseball
Record Has Been Broken

A 61-Year-Old Baseball Record Has Been Broken

Aaron Judge breaks Roger Maris' record with 62nd home run of the season

(Newser) - Update: Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night, breaking Roger Maris’ American League record and setting what some fans consider baseball’s “clean” standard, the AP reports. The 30-year-old Yankees slugger drove a 1-1 slider from Texas right-hander Jesús Tinoco into the first...

Baseball Is Captivated by This Run
Baseball Is
by This Run

Baseball Is Captivated by This Run

Aaron Judge of the Yankees has 54 home runs and counting, on track for a coveted record

(Newser) - Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hit his 54th home run of the season Monday night, and the New York Times explains the context: Judge is now on track to surpass the coveted American League record of 61 homers set by the legendary Roger Maris in 1961. It's...

During MLB Matchup, a Most Unusual Twitter Stream

During Thursday's game between Yankees, Rays, teams live-tweeted stats on gun violence

(Newser) - MLB fans looking to keep up with the game Thursday night between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays got quite the surprise when they logged on to Twitter. Instead of stats and play-by-plays, the two teams instead used their accounts to tweet out facts on gun violence. In...

Player Gets Fine, 1 Game for Calling Opponent 'Jackie'
Yankees Player
Broadens His

Yankees Player Broadens His Apology

Josh Donaldson tells Rachel Robinson he holds her Hall of Famer husband 'in the highest regard'

(Newser) - Update: Josh Donaldson, the Yankees player suspended by Major League Baseball after addressing an opponent as "Jackie," has apologized to Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's family. In a statement issued Thursday, CBS Sports reports, Donaldson reiterated that he had meant no disrespect and had already apologized to...

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...

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