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Stanton, Trout and Selig claim Aaron Awards

MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected as American League and National League winners of the Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball said on Saturday. The award, established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record, recognizes the top offensive performer in each league and is voted on by fans and a panel of Hall of Fame players. The 24-year-old Stanton batted . …


Posted on 26 October 2014 | 3:07 am

Baseball-Stanton, Trout and Selig claim Aaron Awards

By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins were selected as American League and National League winners of the Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball said on Saturday. The award, established in 1999 to honor the 25th anniversary of Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record, recognizes the top offensive performer in each league and is voted on by fans and a panel of Hall of Fame players. The 24-year-old Stanton batted .288 with 31 doubles, 37 home runs, 105 RBIs and 89 runs scored despite missing Miami’s final 17 games due to injury. Retiring commissioner Bud Selig was also presented with an honorary Aaron Award, in recognition of 22 years leading the organisation.

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 1:44 am

Trout, Stanton win Aaron awards

Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels led the American League in runs scored for the third straight season with 115San Francisco (AFP) – Mike Trout of the Anaheim Angels and Giancarlo Stanton of the Florida Marlins received the 2014 Hank Aaron awards as the top offensive performers in Major League Baseball.


Posted on 26 October 2014 | 12:40 am

Basepaths slippery subject in San Francisco

Jarrod Dyson #1 of the Kansas City Royals attempts to steal second base in the seventh inning while taking on the San Francisco Giants during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, CaliforniaWet basepaths at the Giants' bay-side ballpark caught the eye of Kansas City manager Ned Yost, even if they didn't dampen the Royals in a World Series win on Friday. "I thought it was a little extra wet around first," Yost said Saturday, adding that he'd noticed third baseman Mike Moustakas coming up "extremely muddy" from a dive back to first base. If that was the Giants' plan, it didn't stop the Royals from edging San Francisco 3-2 in game three. Kansas City won without attempting a steal and took a 2-1 Series lead into Saturday's fourth game of the best-of-seven set.


Posted on 25 October 2014 | 11:22 pm

Bumgarner was willing but held back until Game Five

MLB: World Series-San Francisco Giants at Kansas City RoyalsBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was willing, but manager Bruce Bochy decided not to rush the left-hander back to the mound on short rest and kept him on course to pitch Game Five of the World Series on Sunday. A 'will he or won't he' confusion surfaced late Friday when a report surfaced that Bumgarner had told team mates he would be starting Game Four against the Kansas City Royals. Bochy shot that down with a declaration that Ryan Vogelsong would take his scheduled turn on Saturday with the Giants trailing 2-1 in the best-of-seven. …


Posted on 25 October 2014 | 11:03 pm

Baseball-Bumgarner was willing but held back until Game Five

By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was willing, but manager Bruce Bochy decided not to rush the left-hander back to the mound on short rest and kept him on course to pitch Game Five of the World Series on Sunday. A ‘will he or won’t he’ confusion surfaced late Friday when a report surfaced that Bumgarner had told team mates he would be starting Game Four against the Kansas City Royals. Bochy shot that down with a declaration that Ryan Vogelsong would take his scheduled turn on Saturday with the Giants trailing 2-1 in the best-of-seven. “But we weren’t going to change our course.” Bumgarner denied the premature report that he insisted he would be taking the mound on Saturday.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 10:51 pm

Royals hold off Giants to take Series lead

MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Kansas City Royals followed their formula for success to perfection turning a tight game over to their "monstrous" bullpen to beat the San Francisco Giants on Friday and seize the upper hand in the World Series. After each team claimed a lopsided win in the first two games of the best-of-seven, Game Three was a 3-2 nailbiter that gave the visitors a 2-1 lead in the series. The pivotal victory was preserved by four hitless innings thrown by Royals relievers. …


Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:02 am

Baseball-Royals hold off Giants to take Series lead

* First pitch a difference maker for Royals * ‘Monstrous’ KC bullpen cuts down Giants By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24 (Reuters) – The Kansas City Royals followed their formula for success to perfection turning a tight game over to their “monstrous” bullpen to beat the San Francisco Giants on Friday and seize the upper hand in the World Series. The pivotal victory was preserved by four hitless innings thrown by Royals relievers. “Monstrous,” Royals manager Ned Yost said in describing the firepower he is able to call on in the late innings. Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie pitched five shutout innings before wobbling in the sixth and turning the game over to the bullpen brigade.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 6:39 am

Giants hope 2012 adversity helps them overcome Royals

By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The San Francisco Giants hope to be able to draw on their experience in the 2012 postseason as they battle to overcome a 2-1 deficit to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. The 3-2 loss on Friday gave the visiting Royals a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven. Teams winning Game Three in a World Series that was tied 1-1 have gone on to win two-thirds of the time. “It was a good battle,” said Giants right-fielder Hunter Pence. “We just got to keep plugging away. That’s the game of baseball. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:52 am

Nightmare bullpen, dream start for Guthrie lift Royals

By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Kansas City manager Ned Yost could barely wait to unleash his scariest weapon, the remarkable set of relievers who preserved the lead to give the Royals the upper hand in the World Series on Friday. “Monstrous,” Royals manager Ned Yost said about his bullpen after the 3-2 victory gave Kansas City a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Major League Baseball championship. “The key factor in all of this for us is timely hitting, great defense, really solid starting pitching, but dynamic back of the bullpen. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:51 am

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At the heart of A.J. Hinch, a baseball player’s drive – Houston Chronicle


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At the heart of A.J. Hinch, a baseball player's drive
Houston Chronicle
The black mesh baseball jersey that Hinch grabs from his high school days in Midwest City, Okla., plainly says "Bombers." Hinch, 6-1, was as formidable as a quarterback and behind the plate, where he spent parts of eight seasons in the major leagues

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 2:04 am

On baseball: Maddon’s departure and the importance of a manager-GM … – Washington Post


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On baseball: Maddon's departure and the importance of a manager-GM
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — The franchise-altering free agents of this offseason were supposed to be left-hander Jon Lester and right-hander Max Scherzer, $100 million pitchers ready with accolades to match their arsenals. But what now, with Joe Maddon available …
Joe Maddon Leaves Job as Manager of Tampa Bay RaysNew York Times
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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 12:25 am

Incoming Mizzou Baseball Class Garners High Praise – MUTigers.com


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Incoming Mizzou Baseball Class Garners High Praise
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The 2014 Mizzou baseball freshman class earned a pair of top-25 national rankings as Baseball America tabbed the class 12th nationally while Perfect Game slotted the Tigers at No. 22. Mizzou now ranks in the top 31 in all of the major recruiting

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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 12:13 am

Michigan baseball fan makes the stadium rounds – Lansing State Journal


Lansing State Journal

Michigan baseball fan makes the stadium rounds
Lansing State Journal
The Genoa Township resident is a walking encyclopedia of baseball knowledge, with loads of stories and stats on the tip of his tongue. And, in August, he completed his goal of visiting all 30 current Major League Baseball stadiums, plus 27 more that

Posted on 26 October 2014 | 12:05 am

Royals say Giants watered down infield to slow them down in Game 3 – CBSSports.com


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Royals say Giants watered down infield to slow them down in Game 3
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The Royals beat the Giants in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night (KC 3, SF 2), though they didn't use their trademark speed. Kansas City didn't attempt a single stolen base against Tim Hudson, who is notoriously easy to run against. After the
Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan continues to rise to the occasionFOXSports.com
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Ned Yost, baseball's most unconventional manager, just keeps winningSportingNews.com
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Posted on 26 October 2014 | 12:03 am

A Unique College Pedigree Within the Royals’ Brilliant Bullpen – New York Times


New York Times

A Unique College Pedigree Within the Royals' Brilliant Bullpen
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Talk to enough major league baseball players and you realize that most of them do not see the game as die-hard fans do. Generally, they have spent too much of their lives playing baseball to study the game's past. There is no benefit

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 11:46 pm

From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball’s Biggest Sounds – NPR


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From The Stadium To Your Stereo: Behind Baseball's Biggest Sounds
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When the Giants' Gregor Blanco hit a home run to lead off the second game of the World Series, millions of viewers heard that satisfying crack of the bat well before watching the ball fall into the Royals' bullpen.

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:50 pm

Fallen Classic? Baseball Wishes You’d Watch the World Series, But Will Still … – Boston.com


Fallen Classic? Baseball Wishes You'd Watch the World Series, But Will Still
Boston.com
The overnight Nielsen ratings for Game One of the World Series between the Giants and Royals came in at about a 8. That's way down from last year's 9.4 for the first game of the Red Sox-Cardinals Series, which in turn was way down from when the Sox and …

Posted on 24 October 2014 | 3:02 pm

Goldman’s baseball quotables #13: The Giants and Royals are sabermetric … – SB Nation


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Goldman's baseball quotables #13: The Giants and Royals are sabermetric
SB Nation
These arguments, such as they are, are incoherent and irrelevant, but are fascinating in that there is a subset of baseball-following humans who feel a need for them to exist. Some clearly don't accept that whether or not the Giants or Royals wear OBP
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 1:24 pm

World Series 2014: Baseball Is No Longer the Center of Attention in a New … – New York Times


New York Times

World Series 2014: Baseball Is No Longer the Center of Attention in a New
New York Times
For most of the last century, the start of baseball's World Series — with its red, white and blue bunting and occasional ceremonial first pitch from the president — was always a major event. The opening game of the Fall Classic has provided some of
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Posted on 24 October 2014 | 2:48 am