Posts Tagged Professional baseball

Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o’ the hat

In this May 28, 2013, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler tips his cap after his 1,000th career hit, an RBI double, during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Kansas City, Mo. Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing one’s hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue. Nobody seems to know when the Royals picked up the tradition, either. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.

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This Date In Baseball

1910 — After three straight defeats and trailing Philadelphia 3-2 in the ninth, the Chicago Cubs tied the score and then won 4-3 in 10 innings for their only victory as the A’s won the World Series in five games.

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Davis scores 14 in Pelicans’ win over Wizards

Washington Wizards' Kevin Seraphin, right, is squeezed between New Orleans Pelicans' Alexis Ajinca, back, and Austin Rivers in the second half of an NBA basketball game  Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 14 points and Ryan Anderson had 11 as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Washington Wizards 88-84 on Monday night in the next-to-last preseason game for both teams.

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World Series: How the Giants and Royals match up

San Francisco Giants players stretch during baseball practice Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Royals will host the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:

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Kellogg is umpire crew chief for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time.

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