Latest Willie Mays News

Yelich homer streak snapped, but Brewers beat Reds 4-3

Apr. 1, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich was held without a homer for the first time this season, but the Cincinnati Reds couldn't get him out with the game on the line. Yelich doubled in the ninth inning and scored the tiebreaking run Monday night, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 victory in front of the...

Yelich equals MLB record start with homers in 4 straight

Mar. 31, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers extended his season-opening home run streak to four games, tying the major league record for homers in consecutive games to start a season. Yelich also became the first player to win the MVP award and then homer in his first four games of the next...

Brewers' Yelich homers again, Hader has immaculate inning

Mar. 31, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich and Josh Hader, breakout stars during Milwaukee's surprising run to the NL Championship Series last year, are managing to look even better in 2019. Yelich became the first MVP to homer in the first three games of the following season, Hader closed things out with an...

Yelich HR in first 3 games, 1st to do it after winning MVP

Mar. 30, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers has become the first player to win an MVP award and then hit a home run in the first three games of the next season. Yelich connected in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park on Saturday. After leading the Brewers with 36...

Angels ready to build championship team on cornerstone Trout

Mar. 20, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are about to make Mike Trout the highest-paid athlete in North American team sports history. Once his contract is signed, the most productive baseball player of his generation will get $432 million to stay in Orange County through 2030. This franchise's...

Schmidt: I've been in Harper's shoes, he can walk the walk

Mar. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EST

Bryce Harper has been a celebrity since he was on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a high school player. No player ever entered professional baseball with more fanfare. His training was under the tutelage of his father, a blue-collar steelworker, who pushed him to be a "can't-miss" prospect. This father-son...

Tales of a Giant: Willie Mays' reflects in the book "24."

Mar. 6, 2019 6:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball great Willie Mays, who turns 88 this spring, has some advice to share. "24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid" comes out Sept. 24, St. Martin's Press announced Wednesday. The book, co-authored by John Shea, will feature Mays' memories of the events and people that...