Greinke gives up $71M, becomes free agent

...2017 and $24 million in 2018.Greinke was among 12 additional players who became free agents, the Major League Baseball Players Association said Wednesday, raising the total to 151.
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Today in Sports History: Nov. 15

...becoming the oldest player to win the MVP of a major North American professional league. The 40-year-old is the only baseball player with more than three MVP awards and the only one to win more than two in a row.2009 - Michelle Wie earns her first...
Ibesate leads Jamestown bats

...this spring."This is kind of a bittersweet season for me," Ibesate said. "It is my last season as a college baseball player. I haven't looked at future baseball plans. I am just taking it day by day. I am just going to practice and enjoying...

...JETER, FORMER SHORTSTOP, NEW YORK YANKEES"To those who didn't know Yogi personally, he was one of the greatest baseball players and Yankees of all time. To those lucky ones who did, he was an even better person. To me he was a dear friend...
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Brewers minor leaguer says he's gay; MLB lauds courage

...Said Counsell: "I just wish him the best of luck trying to become a major league baseball player.""It's not easy becoming a major league baseball player," he said. "It certainly hasn't been easy dealing with everything he's had...
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Cuba, US improve relations, but sports defections continue

...busy to care."In a couple of years, maybe these baseball players can sign a contract to play with the Yankees and...they leave."It's not that simple. Dozens of baseball players have defected, including stars like Jose Abreu of...
New test, same opponent for Crimson Bears

...Region V championship game, JDHS took a 4-0 lead before Kings junior Nathan Bonck, the 2014-15 Alaska Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year, hit a two-run homer to jumpstart Kayhi into the win.JDHS' Klein was also a finalist for the Gatorade...
Tough test finds most students miss marks

...standardized tests, explained education commissioner Mike Hanley."We've likened the analogy to a minor league baseball player who's hitting .300, gets moved to the majors and now he's hitting .225. The expectations, the game's changed...
Today In Sports History for Aug. 7

...Helsinki, Finland.1985 - Commissioner Peter Ueberroth announces the end of the two-day strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association as the players and owners reach a tentative agreement.1992 - Sergei Bubka, the world record-holder...
Today In Sports History for July 12

...the British Amateur, becomes the only golfer to take all four events in the same year.1954 - The Major League Baseball Players Association is founded.1964 - Mickey Wright wins the U.S. Women's Open for the fourth time by defeating Ruth...


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