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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Zack Wheeler, left, gives autographs during a spring training baseball workout in Clearwater, Fla. Wheeler's last start before his 30th birthday could have come against his former team. Wheeler, who struck out 24% of the batters he faced last season with the Mets, left New York in free agency last winter for a $118 million, five-year deal with the NL East rival Phillies.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

What Would Have Been: Zack against Mets and Motor City golf

May. 25, 2020 2:31 AM EDT

The Major League Baseball season would be about one-third of the way through its 162-game schedule if not for the coronavirus pandemic, and the NBA and NHL would have been closer to crowning their champions. While NASCAR is running live races without spectators, The Associated Press looks at some of the other...

This Date in Baseball

May. 23, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

May 24 1918 — Cleveland’s Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians’ 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win. 1935 — In the first major league night game in Cincinnati, the Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 before 25,000....

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 1981, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Phillies Pete Rose waves to the crowd while standing on first base after breaking the National League's all-time career hitting record in 8th inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/File)

In shortened season, stars still had chance to shine in 1981

May. 5, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

The season began with Fernandomania and ended with a classic World Series matchup between the Dodgers and Yankees. Mike Schmidt slugged his way to a second consecutive MVP, and Nolan Ryan pitched another no-hitter. But perhaps the best way to describe baseball in 1981 is by recounting Pete Rose’s pursuit...

This Date in Baseball

Apr. 18, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

April 19 1900 — The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Braves 19-17 in 10 innings to set a major league record for most runs scored by two clubs on opening day. The Braves scored nine runs in the ninth inning to put the game into extra innings. 1920 — Al Schacht, who later became the...

Baseball stopped, and the 1981 Phillies team never recovered

Apr. 18, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For 97 years, the Phillies would begin each season uncertain that they would ever become champions of the baseball world. Then came the 98th, the season that would carry no doubts. Months earlier, the organization that had suffered record losing streaks and collapses, close postseason...

FILE - In this May 29, 2010, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay throws a pitch in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Florida Marlins in Miami. The Phillies will retire the late Hall of Fame pitcher's No. 34 this season. The Phillies will pay tribute to Halladay on May 29, 2020, the 10th anniversary of his perfect game against the Marlins. Halladay was 40 when he was killed in a plane crash in November 2017.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

NTSB: Halladay on drugs, doing stunts when plane crashed

Apr. 16, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Roy Halladay had high levels of amphetamines in his system and was doing extreme acrobatics when he lost control of his small plane and nosedived into the Gulf of Mexico in 2017, killing him, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report....

This Date in Baseball

Apr. 16, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

APRIL 17 1892: In the first Sunday game in National League history, Cincinnati defeated St. Louis 5-1. 1932: New York first baseman Bill Terry tied an NL record with 21 putouts as the Giants beat Boston 5-0 behind Hal Schumacher’s two-hitter. 1951: In his first major-league game, Mickey Mantle went 1-for-4...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper prepares to bat during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Harper, Matz latest MLBers to contribute to virus relief

Apr. 3, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts. Harper and his wife, Kayla, are giving $500,000 to Direct Relief and Three Square in his hometown of Las Vegas and...

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper runs to first during a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

MLB uniform maker switches to producing medical masks, gowns

Mar. 26, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Bryce Harper jersey that could have been worn this baseball season by the biggest Philadelphia Phillies fan is now a protective mask in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Fanatics, the company that manufactures uniforms for Major League Baseball, has suspended production on...