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Vin Scully, Dodgers broadcaster for 67 years, dies at 94

Aug. 03, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night. He was 94. Scully died at his home in the Hidden Hills...

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully

Aug. 03, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, who entertained and informed Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years. Scully, the longest tenured broadcaster with a single team in pro sports history, died Tuesday night at 94. ___ ...

Manfred to senators: antitrust exemption stops city switches

Jul. 29, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball told a Senate committee planning a hearing on the sport’s antitrust exemption that it prevents teams from moving without approval and allows the sport to maintain the minor leagues at a wide level. In addition, baseball Commissioner Rob...

Senators give Manfred until Friday to respond on minors

Jul. 25, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of U.S. senators has given baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred a three-day extension until Friday to respond to questions about the sport's antitrust exemption and minor leaguers. The senators had made the request to Manfred on July 18, and MLB asked for the...

MLB, union have Monday deadline for international draft deal

Jul. 24, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball made what was termed a “final offer” for an international draft, increasing proposed money for the first year in 2024 by $10 million on Sunday to $191 million. The move came one day after the players' association made a proposal that...

Pete Rose to appear on field in Philadelphia next month

Jul. 24, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose will make an appearance on the field in Philadelphia next month for the first time since receiving a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball. Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 after an investigation for MLB by lawyer John Dowd found Rose...

All-Stars showcase modern MLB: HRs, strikeouts, shifts

Jul. 20, 2022 01:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The All-Star Game showcased what baseball has become — home runs, strikeouts and offense-killing shifts. The National League didn’t have a hit between the first and eighth innings of Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss, its ninth in a row. In a sport...

Manfred defends treatment of minor leaguers, presses Oakland

Jul. 19, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred defended the sport’s treatment of minor leaguers, prompting immediate criticism from a players’ advocacy group. “I kind of reject the premise of the question that minor league players are not paid a living wage,” Manfred...

Nats sale exploration remains in early stage, Manfred says

Jul. 19, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The exploration of the sale of the Washington Nationals by the Lerner family remains in the early stages. The family, which has owned the team since 2006, said in April it is exploring a possible sale. “They are in the process,” baseball...

MLB moving ahead with uniform ads for 2023

Jul. 19, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving ahead with plans for advertising on uniforms next season. The new labor contract agreed to in March allows teams to add uniform and helmet advertising patches. The San Diego Padres in April became the first team to announce a deal...