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Today in History

Oct. 16, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 16, the 290th day of 2020. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1968, American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos sparked controversy at the Mexico City Olympics by giving “Black power” salutes during a...

Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria watches as players practice during a baseball workout in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The White Sox are scheduled to play the Oakland Athletics in an American League wild-card playoff series starting Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

White Sox, Renteria agree to split after breakout season

Oct. 12, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Rick Renteria fostered a culture that allowed young players to develop into stars. And just like the last time, he lost his job after helping start a turnaround. The Chicago White Sox and their manager agreed to split following a disappointing finish to a breakout season in which they made...

Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, right, celebrates with teammates after the Angels defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Moreno still part of baseball decisions under next Angels GM

Sep. 30, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels' search for a general manager will be broad and deep, and the process could last past Thanksgiving. Angels President John Carpino said Wednesday that the franchise is committed to a detailed examination of the reasons it hasn't won a playoff game since 2009...

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh, right, cannot catch a fly ball off the bat of Los Angeles Dodgers' Justin Turner during the third inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Angels to begin another early offseason with GM search

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Several weeks after stumbling out to another miserable start in another dismal season, the Los Angeles Angels finally clicked. They were among the majors' best teams in September, with a pitching staff that finally backed their star-studded offense. Products of a once-barren farm...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler speaks during a media availability during the Major League Baseball general managers annual meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 after the long-struggling franchise finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Angels fire GM Billy Eppler after 5 straight losing seasons

Sep. 27, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday after the long-struggling franchise finished its fifth consecutive losing season under his watch. Eppler was under contract for one more year with the Angels in an extension he signed in July with no public...

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani sprints to first base for his infield single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Ohtani wants to remain 2-way player for Angels in 2021

Sep. 27, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shohei Ohtani wants to remain a two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels, even though he didn’t come close during the shortened season to matching his performance from 2018. Ohtani went 1 for 4 with a strikeout — and grounded out to first for the final out — in a...

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Enrique Hernandez, left, and right fielder Adam Kolarek celebrate their win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Pollock hits 2 HRs, playoff-bound Dodgers blank Angels 5-0

Sep. 27, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AJ Pollock homered twice and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Angels with a 5-0 victory on Sunday to end the pandemic-shortened regular season. Pollock’s drive gave the Dodgers a major league-leading 118 homers. It was their fifth...

Players leave the field after a power outage during the seventh inning of a baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Betts exits after HBP, Dodgers edge Angels following outage

Sep. 27, 2020 2:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts exited early after getting hit by a pitch, giving the Dodgers a brief scare with the playoffs approaching, and Los Angeles beat the Angels 7-6 on Saturday night following a power outage in the ballpark. Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning shortly before the...

Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada, right, is congratulated by Nick Madrigal after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Moncada homers as White Sox win 9-5; Cubs clinch NL Central

Sep. 27, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox picked up a victory they sorely needed and the Cubs clinched a division championship. Consider it a win-win for Chicago. Yoan Moncada homered, José Abreu hit a three-run double and the playoff-bound White Sox beat the NL Central champion Cubs 9-5 at Guaranteed Rate Field...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout hits a home run during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Too little, too late: Angels, Trout miss playoffs again

Sep. 26, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Trout is out again. Out of the postseason, that is. For the ninth time in 10 years, the Los Angeles Angels superstar will spend October on the couch. “I don’t like losing,” he said Saturday. “It’s frustrating and it sucks.” The Angels were...