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FILE - In this March 1968 file photo, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver poses for a photo, location not known. Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75. The Hall of Fame said Wednesday night, Sept. 2, 2020, that Seaver died on Aug. 31 from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. (AP Photo, File)

Column: Two Hall of Famers leave a different game behind

Sep. 9, 2020 3:42 AM EDT

They were the heroes of a generation of baseball fans, a pair of first ballot Hall of Famers who were worth the price of admission every time they stepped on the field. Tom Seaver liked to tell the story about how he first met Lou Brock, who mistook the baby-faced pitcher for a clubhouse attendant at the 1967...

Boston Red Sox's Kevin Pillar goes on top of the wall in right field during but cannot get to a two-run home run by Washington Nationals' Juan Soto the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Scherzer fans 11, Nationals beat Red Sox 10-2

Aug. 29, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Juan Soto grew up in the Dominican Republic watching Manny Ramirez play left field in Boston, and the Nationals slugger was looking forward to playing in the shadow of the Green Monster in his first visit to Fenway Park. Instead, Soto was in the lineup at designated hitter and had to settle...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates with Joc Pederson, front left, after hitting a three-run home run as Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz, back left, looks away during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Dodgers pound 7 homers, beat Rockies 11-3 to finish sweep

Aug. 23, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kiké Hernández hit a three-run drive, crossed the plate and motioned taking a 3-point jumper in a tribute to Kobe Bryant on what would have been the late NBA superstar's 42nd birthday. “It's probably one of those that I'll always remember,” Hernández said....