Latest Rob Manfred News

Judge falls just short of 61, Yanks clinch playoff berth

Sep. 23, 2022 00:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge turned around a fastball in the ninth inning, and the already-standing crowd of 43,123 at Yankee Stadium erupted in noise, wondering, hoping he had hit a record-tying 61st home run and clinched a playoff berth with one mighty swing. Seconds later, groans...

Trout's HR streak ends at 7 games; Guardians win 5th in row

Sep. 13, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Angels star Mike Trout's streak of consecutive games hitting a home run ended at seven, one shy of the major league record, and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat Los Angeles 3-1 on Tuesday night. Trout went 0 for 3 with three routine flyballs and a...

As Judge approaches milestone, what counts more: 61 or 73?

Sep. 12, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To some, Aaron Judge’s season has a special sheen because he appears to be Mr. Clean. They would consider Judge the record-holder if he surpasses Roger Maris’ 61 homers, absent the steroids stain sticking to the tainted trio of Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and...

AP source: MLB, players reach minor league union deal

Sep. 10, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The players' association will submit union authorization cards to an arbitrator on Wednesday under an agreement with Major League Baseball that will lead to collective bargaining for approximately 5,500 farmhands. MLB and the union reached a card-check agreement...

MLB prepared to voluntarily recognize minor league union

Sep. 09, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is ready to voluntarily accept the formation of a minor league union, a key step that will lead to collective bargaining and possibly a strike threat at the start of next season. The Major League Baseball Players Association launched the...

MLB adopts pitch clock, shift limits, bigger bases for 2023

Sep. 09, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is introducing some of its most radical rules next season, adopting a pitch clock and limiting defensive shifts after concluding modern analytics created a slower, less entertaining sport. The decisions were made Friday by the sport’s 11-man...

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...