OCT 29: “You’re out!”

OCT 29: “You’re out!” OCTOBER 29, 1979 | ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY | Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Mays began work as a greeter for an Atlantic City Casino on this date in 1979, and Commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended him from the game. Kuhn had given the former New York and San Francisco Giant’s star an ultimatum; if he took the casino job…

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Latest On Yankees’ Rotation

Latest On Yankees’ Rotation The Yankees’ rotation looked set when the month of February started, but the back surgery left-hander James Paxton recently underwent threw a wrench in their plans. They’re now lacking an obvious answer after Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and J.A. Happ. The team will give plenty of hurlers chances to…

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Padres Claim Breyvic Valera

Padres Claim Breyvic Valera The Padres announced Wednesday that they’ve claimed infielder/outfielder Breyvic Valera off waivers from the Blue Jays. In order to open a spot on the 40-man roster, San Diego has placed right-hander Anderson Espinoza on the 60-day injured list. Espinoza underwent Tommy John surgery late last April. Valera, 28, was designated for assignment…

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MLBTR Poll: A 14-Team Postseason

MLBTR Poll: A 14-Team Postseason Major League Baseball’s playoff format last underwent seismic changes entering 2012, when it expanded the postseason to allow four wild-card teams into the tournament instead of two. Things have stayed the same since then, but further adjustments may be in the offing. Beginning in 2022, the first season after the…

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