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Video: Fans pay respects at vigil for Kansas City Royals pitcher killed in crash

Fans are remembering Kansas City Royals baseball pitcher Yordano Ventura who died Sunday in a highway crash in his native Dominican Republic.

Ventura, 25, burst onto the baseball scene with a 100 mph fastball and an explosive attitude to match. 23 more words


Albers signs contract with Braves organization

Andrew Albers is going back to pitch some extra innings.

Albers, a 31-year-old left-handed pitcher from North Battleford, has signed a minor-league contract with Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves after earlier stints with the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. 133 more words


Ball Girl Status

The first thought that most people think when they learn that I’m a ball girl for a professional baseball team is, “Oh wow that’s so cool, you’re like famous!”. 577 more words

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Champions re-sign Cartwright

The Ottawa Champions are bringing back Albert Cartwright.

Cartwright, 29, batted .292 with three home runs and 34 RBIs in 91 games for Ottawa in the 2016 regular season, and was named the Can-Am League’s all-star second baseman. 60 more words

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Cubs win 1st Series title since 1908, beat Indians in Game 7

CLEVELAND — The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series championship since 1908 when Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, beating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in a thrilling Game 7 delayed by rain early Thursday. 152 more words


Kluber, Indians beat Cubs 7-2, now lead World Series 3-1

CHICAGO — One more win and baseball fans everywhere might finally believe in these Cleveland Indians.

That’s all it will take for Corey Kluber & Co. 326 more words


Cruickshank: Teen pitcher home after stellar year of pro

Pity his scrapbook, bursting at the seams, buried by benchmarks.

On opening day, he is the starting pitcher for the Rome (Ga.) Braves. Always an honour. 816 more words