Minor league baseball

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler walks to the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Philadelphia. The Phillies fired Kapler Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
October 10, 2019 - 4:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz (26) works in the first inning during Game 2 of a best-of-five National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
October 04, 2019 - 5:48 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Foltynewicz was summering in the minor leagues, it was hard to envision an October like this. Yet there he was Friday, coming through when Atlanta needed it most. Foltynewicz threw seven dominating innings, Adam Duvall hit a pinch-hit homer and the Braves evened the NL...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 20, 2019 - 8:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers' David McKay in the ninth inning of a baseball game that was suspended due to rain earlier in the season, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 06, 2019 - 11:20 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even the managers were perplexed by all the quirky details of a game that began nearly four months ago and finished in a different ballpark way out West. Chad Pinder homered, Mike Fiers earned his fourth victory or his 14th, however you want to look at it, and the Oakland...
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Montgomery Biscuits manager Morgan Ensberg, left, fights back tears as Ryan Thompson, a pitcher with the team, talks about teammate Blake Bivens Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Montgomery, Ala. A Virginia man appears to have used a .30-30 rifle and a sledgehammer in a deadly rampage that claimed the lives of minor league baseball player Blake Biven's wife, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law, according to court documents released Thursday. (Kirsten Fiscus/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 7:44 pm
KEELING, Va. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Blake Bivens said his "heart was turned to ash" when his wife, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law were slain this week. "My life as I knew it is destroyed," the 24-year-old pitcher wrote Thursday night in an Instagram post, his first public statement...
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Matthew Thomas Bernard puts his hands on Keeling Baptist Church groundskeeper Loyd Gauldin, as a state police officer attempts to take him into custody on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 in Keeling, Va. The wife, toddler son and mother-in-law of minor league baseball player Blake Bivens have been killed. Bernard, Bivens’ brother-in-law, has been charged with first-degree murder. (Caleb Ayers/Danville Register & Bee via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 1:38 pm
CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — The wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher are dead and a relative has been charged with three counts of murder in a tiny community in southern Virginia. Authorities said Matthew Thomas Bernard, 18, was arrested after police warned of a dangerous gunman...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt celebrates his game-winning RBI single during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals that was suspended by rain with the scored tied on Aug. 8, and continued at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 22, 2019 - 11:01 am
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. The original contest was halted after a 1 hour, 49 minute-rain delay early on Aug. 8 with the score...
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Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana follows through on a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 15, 2019 - 8:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit two early homers, including his first career grand slam in a seven-run opening inning, and the Cleveland Indians pummeled the New York Yankees 19-5 on Thursday night in the start of a four-game series between American League pennant contenders. Carlos Santana also...
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This Sept. 18, 2015 photo shows fans arrive at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif., for a minor-league baseball game between the Fresno Grizzlies and the Round Rock Express. Fresno authorities say a man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a Grizzlies game. Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti says 41-year-old Dana Hutchings, of Fresno, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 shortly after arriving at a hospital. Botti says an autopsy on Hutchings will be done Thursday to determine a cause of death. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 4:56 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball game in California, authorities said Wednesday. Dana Hutchings, 41, of Fresno, died Tuesday night shortly after arriving at a hospital, Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti said. An autopsy...
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Cincinnati Reds' Aristides Aquino celebrates after hitting a solo home run, his second home run of the game, in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
August 10, 2019 - 7:36 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds rookie Aristides Aquino homered in his first three at-bats , keeping up his prodigious power display and leading Cincinnati over the Chicago Cubs 10-1 Saturday night. Aquino came up twice more with a chance to match the major league record for home runs in a game. He drew a...
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