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Edgar Martinez tours Hall of Fame, thanks fans again

Apr. 8, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — It took Edgar Martinez a decade on the ballot to reach the pinnacle of baseball. A visit to the Hall of Fame on Monday reaffirmed his appreciation of being selected for induction. "The fans have supported me from the beginning, when I started playing in Seattle," Martinez said...

Tag 'em! Opening day turns into record Home Run Derby

Mar. 28, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Mookie Betts and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox drew cheers far from Fenway Park and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at Yankee Stadium. Then it was time to play Home Run Derby on a record-setting opening day. The ball was flying Thursday...

Voit homers, Tanaka strong, Yanks beat O's 7-2 in opener

Mar. 28, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit heard the "Luuuuuke!" chants during pre-game introductions, and that got the exuberant, oversized slugger going. "Man, it fires me up every time," he said. Beats the start of last season, when Voit was stashed away in Triple-A. A fast-rising fan favorite in the Bronx, Voit kicked...

Steinbrenner IV veers left away from baseball into IndyCar

Mar. 27, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Instead of trying to be "the next George Steinbrenner," George Steinbrenner IV is trying to be "the next Roger Penske." He's part of baseball royalty, the grandson of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and a slam-dunk applicant for a cushy job in one of the most storied...

Mike Mussina's HOF visit a reminder of his excellence

Mar. 21, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Two months after he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mike Mussina still had a hard time believing his good fortune. "Gratifying is a good word," Mussina said Thursday after touring baseball's shrine to prepare for his July induction. "I'm an example of someone that didn't...