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May. 9, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

May 10 1909 - Pitching for Winchester in the Blue Grass League, Fred Toney worked 17 no-hit innings before winning 1-0 over Lexington. 1934 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played five innings before removing himself from the game because of illness. By that time, he had two homers, two doubles and seven RBIs...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2020, file photo, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is closed on what would've been Opening Day in Baltimore, Md. Whenever baseball returns because of the coronavirus pandemic, there's an element that might come into play like never before: the sound of silence.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Sound of silence: Baseball thinking ahead to silent stadiums

May. 8, 2020 2:34 AM EDT

Tom Murphy has become somewhat of an online sensation during baseball’s shutdown for the array of workouts the Seattle Mariners' catcher posts on Instagram from his home in upstate New York. While staying in shape is a priority, Murphy also is thinking ahead. As in, how the game’s strategy might...

In this 2019 photo provided by Army West Point Athletics, Army NCAA college baseball player Jacob Hurtubise is seen on the field during a baseball game at Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field in West Point, N.Y. Drafted last year on a late round by the Seattle Mariners, Hurtubise is hopeful of taking advantage of a new regulation that allows cadet-athletes at Army, Navy and Air Force to delay their military obligation upon graduation to pursue professional sports careers. (Mady Salvani/Army West Point Athletics via AP)

Army outfielder at a crossroads _ baseball or artillery

May. 7, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

Army outfielder Jacob Hurtubise chose West Point primarily for its academics, and playing professional baseball wasn't on his radar after struggling through an injury-plagued freshman season. It is now, even though the coronavirus pandemic has cut short a chance to improve his chances. Hurtubise is hopeful of...

Reds longtime scout , Mariners exec George Zuraw dies at 89

Apr. 27, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Longtime Cincinnati Reds scout and former Seattle Mariners executive George Zurow has died in Florida. He was 89. The Reds confirmed that he died Friday. No further details were available. Zurow started his scouting career with the Pirates and worked for Cincinnati from 1968-88 during the...

Former Seattle Mariners baseball player Dan Wilson, right, and his wife Annie Wilson wear masks as they wait with others in line to donate blood at a pop-up blood donor event at the Mariners' ballpark Monday, April 13, 2020, in Seattle. The Mariners teamed with Bloodworks Northwest for the appointment-only donor event to help ensure the region's blood supply is maintained during the coronavirus outbreak. Originally schedule for three weeks, because appointments filled so quickly the collection effort has been extended to the end of May. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Pop-up blood drives extended due to demand

Apr. 13, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

Bloodworks Northwest and the Seattle Mariners have extended the three-week pop-up blood drives at T-Mobile Park through the month of May. The drives began Monday and were to end May 2, but all the appointments were quickly filled. Health officials say blood donations are urgently needed during the coronavirus...