Oct 11: AL conceived

Oct 11: AL conceived OCTOBER 11, 1899 | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS • In the late 1800’s the National League was the only “major league.” It began play in 1876, hence the description “senior circuit.” Two executives of the Western League, a minor league, Ban Johnson and Charles Comiskey, thought there was room for one more major league. So on this date in 1899…

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Pirates Announce 11 Non-Roster Invitations

Pirates Announce 11 Non-Roster Invitations The Pirates have announced a slew of non-roster invitations to Spring Training, including some new signings. Former big leaguers Tom Koehler and Nik Turley have evidently inked new deals with the Pittsburgh organization after qualifying for minor-league free agency at the end of the 2019 season. Koehler spent last year with the…

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Astros To Interview Jeff Banister

Astros To Interview Jeff Banister Former Rangers manager Jeff Banister could be returning to a dugout in Texas. The Astros will interview Banister for their managerial vacancy this week, Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports. Houston represents familiar stomping grounds for the 56-year-old Banister, who attended the University of Houston. More recently, he managed the…

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