Posts Tagged Professional baseball

Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs

Atlanta Braves interim general manager John Hart, left, team president John Schuerholz and former manager Bobby Cox, right, answer questions after the baseball team fired general manager Frank Wren following a mid-summer collapse that caused the franchise to miss the playoffs, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

ATLANTA (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

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Vargas, Berrios win Twins minor league honors

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins say first baseman-designated hitter Kennys Vargas and right-hander Jose Berrios have won the team’s minor league player and pitcher of the year honors.

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Manfred, Clark on MLB length of games committee

NEW YORK (AP) — Incoming baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark have been selected to participate in a new Major League Baseball committee tasked with decreasing the times of games.

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This Date In Baseball

1908 — In a crucial game with the Chicago Cubs, Fred Merkle of the New York Giants failed to touch second base as the apparent winning run crossed home plate. This resulted in a great dispute and the game was eventually declared a tie and played over on Oct. 8 when the Cubs and Giants ended the season in a tie.

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A’s trying to hold on amid extended slump

Oakland Athletics' Geovany Soto (17) argues with home plate umpire Jerry Meals, left, after striking out against the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. The A's won 8-6 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

There’s only a week left in the regular season, which may seem like an eternity for the Oakland Athletics.

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