Lindsay Berra has covered a variety of sports, from baseball and hockey to tennis and the Olympics, since 1999. She joined MLB.com in 2013.
|So you've never been to Cooperstown, N.Y.? Have no fear. Cooperstown is coming to you. The Baseball Hall of Fame's "We Are Baseball" tour opens on July 3 in Davenport, Iowa, but the tour unofficially began with an invite-only exhibition on Friday afternoon on the campus of Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, Va.
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|In 2010, the defensive shift was employed 2,400 times in the big leagues. In 2015, that number skyrocketed to more than 18,000. But Joe Maddon, now in his second season with the Cubs, is no longer leading the charge.
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|Baseball is America's Pastime, and on Memorial Day, we cannot forget the patriotism and ultimate sacrifices of the soldiers who've doubled as ballplayers when they weren't fighting for America on the battlefields.
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|Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez started his first game of the 2016 season on April 15, and he wasted no time proving he was ready to roll.
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|I heard my Grampa Yogi say a thousand times, I never knew a time when I didn't know Joe. And I heard Joe Garagiola say a hundred times, I never knew a time when I didn't know Yogi. And it was the same with the kids and grandkids. Grampa and Joe were so intertwined in each other's lives that the younger generations of Garagiolas and Berras naturally developed strong relationships, too.
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|It was a look of sheer joy that spread across the face of Bernabé Williams as he accepted his college diploma from Manhattan School of Music president James Gandre on Friday afternoon at Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan.
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|Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones have all performed at New York City's legendary Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. On Wednesday night, former Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams joined that esteemed group as he performed Art Blakey's "Moanin'" with five other musicians from the Manhattan School of Music at the school's annual gala.
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|A thunderstorm warning in Washington on Tuesday night did not dampen the mood at Nationals Park, where Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer received their 2015 Esurance MLB Awards.
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|Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. As Major League Baseball prepares for the 13th annual celebration of Jackie Robinson Day on the anniversary of that monumental date, the league announced Tuesday that it has increased its financial commitment to the Jackie Robinson Foundation and that the two organizations will expand their partnership beginning this year.
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|"Play Ball," MLB Network's new weekly show, hosted by Harold Reynolds and geared toward kids, debuted today at 10 a.m. ET.
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|If you happen to be tooling around Southwest Florida taking in some Gulf Coast League ballgames this spring, there's a good chance you'll think the Minnesota Twins and the Baltimore Orioles have somehow finagled a way to use the same pitcher.
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|There's an upside, the Astros say, to being the only AL West team in train in Florida. Surprise is one of them.
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|Casey Weathers, yellow sneakers flashing, takes a few running steps and a crow hop before hurling a baseball with all his might into a sock net, which is a mere 30-ish feet away from his release point. A radar gun reading gets spit out on a monitor mounted on the wall: 107.8 mph.
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|While many teams include yoga in their Spring Training schedules and have yoga instructors available to their players during the season should they request them, most clubs do not commit to a season-long yoga practice. This is the first time the Mariners have done so, and they intend to have two classes per week through Spring Training and while at home during the regular season, and at least one per city while on the road.
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|The Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation announced Thursday that legendary recording artist Billy Joel will return to Citizens Bank Park on July 9 as part of his coast-to-coast ballpark tour.
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|The fight against cancer is a cause near and dear to the heart of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. On Tuesday night, he joined long-time New York broadcaster Ed Randall at the SVA Auditorium in Manhattan for "Fans for the Cure: An Evening with Brian Cashman."
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|The scorebook tells a story. It gives baseball fans an at-a-glance glimpse into the daily installation of the soap opera they have been watching for over a hundred years. The circle that signifies a popout, the backwards "K" that equals a man caught looking, the penciled-in diamonds that tally runs; they are all as familiar as the lines of the field itself.
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|To help remedy the situation in his hometown of Hazleton, Pa., Cubs manager Joe Maddon founded the Hazleton Integration Project. The crowing jewel of the organization is Hazleton One, a community center housed a former school that serves 2,000 children per week with character education programs, athletics and after-school activities.
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|In an article Tuesday on outsports.com, Los Angeles Dodgers vice president of marketing and broadcasting Erik Braverman came out to the baseball world, becoming the highest-ranking openly gay executive in Major League Baseball. For Braverman, who came out to his parents over two decades ago at the age of 23 and has been openly gay in his personal life since, the time was right.
|Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig was honored Tuesday night with the Roland Hemond Award for contributions to the game at Baseball America's annual awards gala at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.
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