Minor league baseball

Home plate umpire Brian deBrauwere, left, huddles behind Freedom Division catcher James Skelton, of the York Revolution, as the official wears an earpiece during the first inning of the Atlantic League All-Star minor league baseball game, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in York, Pa. deBrauwere wore the earpiece connected to an iPhone in his ball bag which relayed ball and strike calls upon receiving it from a TrackMan computer system that uses Doppler radar. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let the computer call balls and strikes during the all star game. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
July 11, 2019 - 9:05 am
YORK, Pa. (AP) — "Robot umpires" have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso hits a home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, July 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
July 08, 2019 - 2:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — We've seen Reggie hit the light tower, Pete Rose crush a catcher to score the winning run and a tribute to Ted Williams that sent shivers through Fenway Park. But come the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, baseball fans might witness something they've never seen before. Automatic...
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Milwaukee Brewers Mauricio Dubon walks through the dugout before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, July 7, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
July 07, 2019 - 11:03 am
In so many ways, Mauricio Dubon's ascent to the big leagues has been unusual. Point No. 1 is simple: No major league player has ever been born-and-raised in Honduras. On Sunday, the Milwaukee Brewers prospect became the first. The rest is more complicated. It's a matter of perspectives, and Dubon...
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This undated product image obtained by the Associated Press shows Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July shoes that have a U.S. flag with 13 white stars in a circle on it, known as the Betsy Ross flag, on them. Nike is pulling the flag-themed tennis shoe after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker, according to the Wall Street Journal. (Nike via AP Photo)
July 03, 2019 - 7:11 pm
A Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate has apologized and deleted a tweet mocking former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. A day after Nike recalled a sneaker that featured an early American flag at Kaepernick's urging, the Double-A Tennessee Smokies drew the 13-star symbol on their infield...
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Mourners stand at a memorial to give their condolences for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 1, 2019. Skaggs died at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team's game against the Texas Rangers on Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
July 01, 2019 - 11:48 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Skaggs had persevered through injuries to become a valuable pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. The left-hander had posted a photo of himself and teammates in cowboy hats for their weeklong trip to Texas, where he was set to start on the Fourth of July holiday. Skaggs...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, senior curator Tom Shieber poses with uniforms worn by a cricket wicket-keeper, left, and a baseball catcher at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Baseball has never been as big as soccer or cricket in Britain, but it has deep roots _ by some measure, in fact, deeper than its storied history in the United States. The arrival of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in London for Major League Baseball’s first games in Europe this weekend is being treated as a festival of Americana, but it may be that what has come to be regarded as America’s game in fact started in England, before the revolution _ or insurrection, depending on the teller _ separated the colonies from the mother country. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
June 28, 2019 - 10:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Baseball has never been as big as soccer or cricket in Britain, but it has deep roots — by some measure, in fact, deeper than its storied history in the United States. The arrival of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in London for Major League Baseball's first games in Europe...
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June 21, 2019 - 5:49 pm
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Roger Clemens only pitched in seven games for the Pawtucket Red Sox during a six-week stopover on his way from the Texas Longhorns to the major leagues. It made quite an impression. The Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox inducted Clemens into its hall of fame on Friday...
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The St. Louis Blues celebrate with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 12, 2019 - 11:42 pm
Jordan Binnington's storybook ride from fourth stringer to Stanley Cup-winning goaltender was fueled by a few free meals. The best came last weekend at Brio Tuscan Grille, one of his favorite spots as St. Louis began to feel like home. "They were good to me," Binnington said. Binnington has been so...
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June 10, 2019 - 6:26 pm
ROME, Ga. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel dominated in his first minor league game since signing with the Atlanta Braves, pitching one-hit ball for seven scoreless innings for Class A Rome on Monday night. Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, struck out nine against Charleston in the South Atlantic...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres (25) celebrates his two-run homer with Luke Voit, second from right, during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Yankee Stadium, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 09, 2019 - 11:32 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: START IT UP This year's Subway Series begins at Yankee Stadium, though rain is in the forecast for the opener of the two-game set. Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA) pitches for the Mets. The 36-year-old lefty is coming off a shutout against the Giants...
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