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Tributes to Willie Mays pour in as mural is set to be unveiled in Alabama

Jun. 19, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Hours before crowds were expected to gather for the unveiling of a mural honoring baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays in downtown Birmingham, a handful of cars drove by, slowing to a halt as passersby thrust cameras out of their windows to take pictures of the display. ...

Bryan Reynolds hits late HR after Mitch Keller, Hunter Greene duel to lift the Pirates past Reds 1-0

Jun. 19, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 on Wednesday. Reynolds pounced on an 80 mph changeup from Nick Martinez (2-5) and sent it just over the wall in center field for his...

Cubs sign veteran catcher Tomás Nido, designate Yan Gomes for assignment

Jun. 19, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs signed veteran catcher Tomás Nido and designated Yan Gomes for assignment on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Nido was designated for assignment by the New York Mets last week. He was hitting .229 with three home runs and eight RBIs. Nido...

Rickwood Field, Willie Mays' first pro park and monument of opportunity and oppression, welcomes MLB

Jun. 19, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Gerald Watkins watched Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and other New York Yankees wade through stalks of corn onto an Iowa field in 2021, near the filming site for the 1989 baseball movie “Field of Dreams.” Watkins thought about Rickwood Field, the...

A Missouri mayor says a fight over jobs is back on. Things to know about Kansas wooing the Chiefs

Jun. 19, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A plan in Kansas for luring the Kansas City's two major league sports franchises from Missouri has prompted their hometown's mayor to declare that the move ends a 5-year-old agreement by the states not to poach each other's jobs. The Kansas Legislature has...

Cardinals' Kyle Gibson scratched with back tightness just ahead of start vs. Marlins

Jun. 19, 2024 13:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Kyle Gibson was scratched from his scheduled start just before Wednesday's game with the Miami Marlins because of back tightness. Gibson (5-2, 3.44 ERA) had been away from the team this week on bereavement leave after a death in his...

Willie Mays Appreciation: The 'Say Hey Kid' inspired generations with talent and exuberance

Jun. 19, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Long after “The Catch” and his 660 home runs, and the daring sprints around the bases with his hat falling off, Willie Mays could still command a room like no other. Mays was a frequent visitor to the downtown ballpark in San Francisco at 24 Willie Mays...

Willie Mays, the Giants’ electrifying ‘Say Hey Kid,’ dies at 93

Jun. 19, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

Willie Mays, the electrifying “Say Hey Kid” whose singular combination of talent, drive and exuberance made him one of baseball’s greatest and most beloved players, has died. He was 93. Mays' family and the San Francisco Giants jointly announced Tuesday night he had died...

Phillies rally late for 4-3 win over Padres

Jun. 19, 2024 01:40 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a bloop ground-rule double down the right field line to cap four consecutive ninth-inning hits and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a two-run deficit for a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. “When we have the heart...

Sal Frelick robs Taylor Ward of a tying home run to end the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Angels

Jun. 19, 2024 01:25 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Sal Frelick robbed Taylor Ward of a tying home run with a leaping catch in center field for the final out of the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. The Angels staged a three-run rally in the ninth inning and then got...