Posts Tagged Professional baseball

Duquette puts Toronto in past, focuses on improving Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Dan Duquette’s job description includes making trades that will help improve the Baltimore Orioles.

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Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

Trudie Acheatel, wearing an Ernie Banks jersey, pays her respects during a public visitation held for the Chicago Cubs' Hall of Famer  who died after a heart attack last week Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Chicago. "Mr. Cub" is remembered as much for his boundless enthusiasm despite playing on mostly losing teams as his 512 home runs and two MVP awards. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday on what would have been his 84th birthday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball’s color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over his teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life.

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Cubs teammates say Ernie Banks was about more than baseball

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Cubs teammates are remembering Ernie Banks as a man who was about much more than baseball.

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Yankees sign pitcher Scott Baker to minor league contract

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees and right-hander Scott Baker have agreed to a one-year minor league contract.

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RHP Alexi Ogando, Red Sox reach deal, pending physical

BOSTON (AP) — Free agent pitcher Alexi Ogando and the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year deal, pending a physical.

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