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When King died, Major League Baseball struck out

Fifty years ago, on Thursday, April 4, 1968, the sun began to set on Memphis, Tennessee. At the downtown Lorraine Motel, Martin Luther King Jr., dressed for dinner, stepped out of Room 306 and onto ... read more

Region baseball: Calvary Christian gets win on former assistant coach Roy Halladay’s birthday

CLEARWATER ― It has been nearly two years since former major-league pitcher and Calvary Christian assistant coach Roy Halladay died in a plane ... game of the season, went out in style. He threw six ... read more

Paul Lo Duca: '57 Chevy helped umpire Joe West expand strike zone for Billy Wagner

Kill a Major League Baseball umpire with kindness and you ... 57 Chevy so he can drive it around so then he opens up the strike zone for me.’ “I’m like, ‘This guy’s been throwing me out for the last ... read more

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MLB in NC? It Struck Out 19 Years Ago

KERNERSVILLE, NC -- Major League Baseball ... any of us had thought," King said. It failed two to one in both counties. It struck out in every Guilford County precinct, and it defied the polling data ... read more

This Date In Baseball

1968 — Seattle, the American League's second new team, announced its nickname — the Pilots. 1995 — Major league baseball players end their strike ... to hit two home runs on opening day. He struck out ... read more

Jerry Dior, designer of Major League Baseball logo, dies at 82

Jerry Dior, whose design of a hitter awaiting a pitch is the universally recognized symbol of Major League Baseball, as well as one of the most visible and influential graphic images of our time, died ... read more

Longtime major-league umpire, Tampa Bay area resident Jim McKean dies

and the other bases on the baseball diamond, working nearly 30 years as a major-league umpire, taking part in some of the game’s most memorable moments and earning a stellar reputation. Mr. McKean, a ... read more

Baseball playoffs: Colleyville Heritage star caps big day with grand slam in comeback win; Flower Mound wins on walk-off home run by UT signee

Witt, a projected top-five pick in next month's Major League Baseball draft ... Cam Brown allowed two runs and struck out nine while pitching 6 1/3 innings for Flower Mound (31-12), and Cole ... read more

Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup

June 4 (The Sports Xchange) - Former major league outfielder Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental health issues throughout his 17-year career, died Saturday at the age ... he could continue and they let ... read more

How Curt Flood Changed Baseball and Killed His Career in the Process

But this trade was turned out to be different ... bills. He died on January 20, 1997, two days after his 59th birthday. Jesse Jackson's funeral eulogy stands as his epitaph: "Baseball didn't change ... read more

Kits Go Down Swinging In Season-Ending 9-1 Loss

Evanston's baseball team struck out more than ... Maine West left-hander Evan Olson kept pouring in a major league fastball and struck out 16 --- including 10 in a row at one point --- and ended ... read more

Doug Harvey, Major League Baseball umpire known as ‘God’ on the diamond, dies at 87

Doug Harvey, a Major League Baseball umpire for 31 years whose calls of balls or strikes, fair or foul, safe or out were delivered with such gusto and authority that he was known as "God" to thousands ... read more

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