MLB World Series

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, left, congratulates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole after the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
October 02, 2019 - 10:54 pm
There will be a new World Series champion this year, because the Boston Red Sox didn’t make the postseason. In fact, only one champ from the past seven years _ Houston _ is in the remaining playoff field. Teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Nationals have certainly fielded good teams in recent...
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FILE - In this July 25, 1996 file photo, Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale listens during a press conference at the the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce building in Atlanta. Jim McIngvale, a mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to bet at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Richard Carson/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 3:45 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here’s one Houston Astros fan who’s putting his considerable money where his mouth is. Jim McIngvale, a 68-year-old mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to put down at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday. That’s...
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Groundskeepers remove rainwater from a tarp covering home plate during a baseball workout session, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Washington. The Washington Nationals are scheduled to host the Milwaukee Brewers in a National League wild card game Tuesday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 30, 2019 - 11:42 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: START 'EM UP Max Scherzer throws the first pitch of this year's playoffs when Washington takes on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game at Nationals Park (8:08 p.m. EDT). Since a 2013 AL Division Series victory for Detroit, Scherzer has...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2015, file photo, Boston Red Sox owners John Henry, left, and Tom Werner look on before a baseball game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. Henry and Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, since parting with Dombrowski, the president of baseball operations, on Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
September 27, 2019 - 6:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner intend to slash payroll to get under the luxury tax threshold next season, saying they fired Dave Dombrowski because of differing opinions on how to build for the future. The pair made their first public comments Friday since parting with...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2019, file photo, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tips his cap to the crowd during introductions before the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in San Francisco. Just as important to Bochy as capturing those three World Series titles in five years managing the Giants is his fairness and genuine way in dealing with the players who have helped him win during a decorated career on the dugout's top step. Everybody wants to do their best for the 64-year-old Bochy as he wraps up an accomplished 25-year managerial career that featured his first 12 seasons in San Diego and the last 13 with San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
September 27, 2019 - 12:23 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy once took a bat to a flat-screen TV during a San Francisco Giants team meeting to make a point to his players. It just took a few more swings than he expected because it didn't break on the first attempt as he had figured. "It's not like a regular TV where it...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost, left, appeals to umpire crew chief Bill Miller, center, after home plate umpire Mark Carlson ejected starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman (57) for hitting Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson with a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game, in Chicago. Royals manager Ned Yost will be retiring at the end of the season, a year in which his team lost 100 games. His decision was announced by the team Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 23, 2019 - 10:35 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades. Now, he's leaving the next...
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FILE - This March 30, 2018, file photo shows Dave Dombrowski, President of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox, before a baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Red Sox have parted ways with Dombrowski. Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg made the announcement Sunday night, Sept. 8, 2019, shortly after the New York Yankees beat Boston 10-5. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
September 09, 2019 - 3:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Dave Dombrowski built World Series champions in Florida and Boston in a 40-year career in baseball and helped the Detroit Tigers win two AL pennants. He's also pretty experienced at what happens after that. The Red Sox parted ways with Dombrowski shortly after midnight Monday, less...
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The New York Mets apologize for a gaffe in including the names and photos of Jim Gosger and Jessie Hudson, two members of the 1969 Mets who were memorialized in a Saturday ceremony honoring the World Series-winning team, before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in New York. Both Gosger and Hudson are still alive. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 01, 2019 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest embarrassment for the New York Mets, the team has publicly apologized to two living members of its 1969 World Series championship team who were included in a video montage of dead players during the 50th anniversary celebration. With a message that filled up one Citi...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) is greeted by a standing ovation before his first at-bat during the first inning a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, June 21, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
June 21, 2019 - 6:12 pm
ST. Louis (AP) — The cheers for Albert Pujols lasted much longer than his at-bat. It had been almost eight years in the making, but Albert Pujols returned to the Busch Stadium on Friday night and was greeted by a raucous standing ovation that carried on for over a minute. Pujols spent the first 11...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies Chairman David Montgomery speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies say the team's chairman has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. David Montgomery was 72. The MLB team announced his death Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Montgomery's Phillies career began in 1971, working in the ticket office during the day and helping operate the scoreboard at night. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 08, 2019 - 6:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies chairman David Montgomery, who was team president during Philadelphia's 2008 World Series championship season, has died. He was 72. The team issued a statement Wednesday saying Montgomery died after a five-year fight with cancer. Montgomery spent nearly 50 years working...
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