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Former MLB star Halladay dies in plane crash

Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award-winning pitcher who retired from baseball following the 2013 season, died when his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, Nov. 7. He was 40. Halladay’s ICON A5, a small, single-engine aircraft, went down around noon on

MLB undergoes rule changes ahead of upcoming season

Rejoice baseball fans, this is the last week without America’s national pastime until October. But when the game returns on Sunday, April 2, spectators may notice a few significant alterations the league has made to rules. In pursuit of his goal to quicken the pace

Spring Training under way as pitchers, catchers report

After what felt like the briefest offseason in recent history, baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers have already begun their first full workouts, with most of them reporting to their teams between Feb. 13 and 16. Position players are now making their ways to spring

Royals pitcher Ventura, 25, dies in car crash

The Kansas City Royals announced on Sunday, Jan. 22 that Yordano Ventura, a promising right-handed pitcher and a key part of the organization’s recent success, was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Reports from the Dominican Republic said the crash happened

Baseball writers hand out NL and AL awards

With the World Series over, MLB’s 2016 award season is in full swing. This past week, the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, Most Valuable Player and Manager of the Year awards were handed out for both the National and American Leagues. It was mostly

Jose Fernandez autopsy reveals drug use

An autopsy has revealed that Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine at the time of his death, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office announced Saturday, Oct. 29. Fernandez and two friends were killed in a boating accident off Miami

Cubs overcome 3-1 deficit to topple Tribe, end curse

The U.S. has certainly seen better years than 2016. This year has been defined by perhaps the most controversial presidential election in history, with a seemingly never-ending amount of nasty jabs being thrown back and forth between the two candidates. However, while that terrible race

Drought will end as Cubs, Indians clash in Fall Classic

The 2016 MLB postseason has not disappointed, as fans have been treated to exciting division and championship series match-ups thus far. However, this year’s Fall Classic will likely take the cake, with two teams that haven’t won a World Series in nearly 70 years facing

MLB playoff race heats up

The sun is beginning to set on what has been a wild 2016 MLB season. Most of the division races — save for two — are all but decided thanks to some massive gaps between the division leaders and those trying to chase after them.