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Major League Baseball: Professional baseball league
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization and the oldest of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL), with 15 teams in each league. The NL and AL were formed as separate legal entities in 1876 and 1901, respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities beginning in 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball in 2000. The organization also oversees Minor League Baseball, which comprises 256 teams affiliated with the major league clubs. With the World Baseball Softball Confederation, MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament.


Former MLB players, coaches have mixed feeling toward Mike Fiers, the whistleblower on the Astros cheating scandal

The Astros' cheating scandal was inevitable, but former players and coaches say what whistleblower Mike Fiers did was unforgivable. - Published

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray discusses NFL draft and maybe playing baseball again

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray is the only athlete to be first-round draft pick in the NFL and MLB. He thinks someday he might be able to do both. - Published

Videos for Major League Baseball

Kobe Bryant says Dodgers need to move past cheating scandal [Video]Kobe Bryant says Dodgers need to move past cheating scandal

Basketball great thinks team and fans can't dwell on new findings and should concentrate on the ultimate goal - a championship.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:48Published

Highest Paid Athletes Of The Decade [Video]Highest Paid Athletes Of The Decade

5. Justin Verlander signed a contract of five years for $180 million in 2013, making $220.3 million. 4. Clayton Kershaw signed for seven year at $215 million in 2014, making $220.9 million. 3. Miguel..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Yankees sign Gerrit Cole in record-setting deal [Video]Yankees sign Gerrit Cole in record-setting deal

Former Houston Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record deal, giving the 29-year-old the highest yearly salary in baseball. Chris Dignam has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published


Ex-Giants player Aubrey Huff criticizes former team for hiring Alyssa Nakken as first MLB female coach

Ex-Giants player Aubrey Huff criticized his former team after they hired Aubrey Huff as the first female coach in MLB history. - Published

Minor league baseball teams are in jeopardy. Here's how Congress can save them.

Now that Major League Baseball may eviscerate more than 25% of minor league teams, Congress must search for ways to protect America's pastime. - Published

San Francisco Giants make history, hire MLB's first female coach

The Giants have named Alyssa Nakken an assistant on manager Gabe Kapler's coaching staff, making her the first female, full-time coach in MLB history. - Published

Baseball Hall of Fame: MLB's home run king Barry Bonds is running out of time

Barry Bonds, one of the greatest players in baseball history, is on the outside looking in at the Baseball Hall of Fame. - Published

After role in Astros' sign-stealing scandal, can Carlos Beltran manage former foes with Mets?

Carlos Beltran, the only player identified in the nine-page MLB report, is now put in an awkward position managing the New York Mets. - Published

Pete Rose supports MLB's decision on Astros cheating scandal, but wonders if players should be punished

Baseball's all-time hit leader is banned for gambling on the game, but concedes there is no correlation between his mistake and the Astros' scandal - Published

MLB punishes Astros. Could the Red Sox be next?

Associated Press baseball writer Ron Blum breaks down the signal-stealing scandal rocking Major League Baseball. (Jan. 14) - Published

MLB lets one group slide when doling out punishment to Astros: the actual players

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred dished severe punishment to the Houston Astros for their sign-stealing scheme, but one group got off free: the players. - Published

Astros fire GM, manager over sign stealing scandal

Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics for sign-stealing during the 2017 and.. - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Astros fire manager, GM after MLB suspensions for sign stealing

The Houston Astros fired Manager A.J. Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow on Monday after Major League Baseball suspended them each for a year for a cheating scandal that involved stealing pitch..
Reuters - Published

Astros owner Jim Crane fires manager A.J. Hinch, GM Jeff Luhnow after MLB suspensions in cheating scandal

An hour after MLB issued year long-suspensions to the Astros' manager and GM, team owner Jim Crane announced that both were fired. - Published

MLB finds Astros guilty of sign stealing, GM and manager banned for a year

The Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch have been suspended without pay for a year.
BBC News - Published

Astros manager, GM suspended one year over cheating scandal

Major League Baseball suspended the manager and general manager of the Houston Astros for one year after an investigation found the team cheated by stealing signs during their World Series-winning 2017..
Reuters - Published

MLB hands down historic punishment to Astros for sign stealing, including suspensions for manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow

MLB suspended Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch for a year for their role in using electronic equipment to steal signs. - Published

MLB MVPs and Hollywood stars go to bat for California families

Major League Baseball's best and Hollywood's brightest teamed up to raise money for families affected by wildfires, mass shootings and other tragedies in California with a softball game in picturesque..
Reuters - Published

Today in History for January 11th

Highlights of this day in history: U.S. government warns of smoking risks, Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly solo across Pacific, Major League Baseball introduces designated hitter. (Jan... - Published

Severe punishment looms for Houston Astros in sign-stealing scandal

With judgment day drawing near, Major League Baseball is expected to hit the Astros with a hefty penalty for running afoul. - Published

Who's left on the market? Top 10 remaining MLB free agents

Baseball's top free agents signed early in the offseason, but there's still talent available for teams looking to improve before spring training. - Published

Boston Red Sox: MLB opens investigations into 'sign-stealing' claims

Major League Baseball is investigating claims that the Boston Red Sox used video replays to steal signs from catchers to pitchers.
BBC News - Published

New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán suspended 81 games in domestic-violence case

Yankees RHP Domingo Germán was suspended 81 games under MLB domestic violence policy, retroactive to September, and will miss first 63 games of 2020. - Published

Was Derek Jeter MLB's last celebrity? Hall of Fame induction shines spotlight on baseball's withering relevance

The Yankees legend, perhaps the last MLB player to truly be an A-list celebrity, will be elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in a landslide. - Published

Winners and losers of MLB's winter meetings: Yankees are back in business

While there's still plenty of signings and trades to be made before the season, the activity in San Diego has already altered the landscape for 2020. - Published

MLB: Marijuana removed from banned list after policy revision

Marijuana is to be taken off Major League Baseball's banned substances list, the governing body announces.
BBC News - Published

MLB to test for opioids in wake of Tyler Skaggs' death; removes marijuana from 'drugs of abuse' list

In the wake of Tyler Skaggs' tragedy, Major League Baseball and the Players' Association came together for a most important and too-rare occurrence. - Published

Bernie Sanders is going to bat for minor league baseball. Will California go to bat ...

bernie sanders is going to bat for minor league baseball. will california go to bat ...
SACRAMENTO — Any politician who goes to bat for minor league baseball against billionaire big club owners deserves an all-star vote. Maybe not a presidential vote necessarily, but an honorary spot on..
WorldNews - Published

What happened to the 'smoking gun' on MLB's home run problem?

MLB announced Wednesday that the results of - Published

Investigation into Astros cheating allegations is 'most thorough' ever, MLB commissioner says

"It is my hope to conclude the investigation just as promptly as possible,'' Manfred said on Wednesday at the winter meetings in San Diego. - Published

Best of the decade: MLB dream team, position-by-position

USA TODAY Sports' five-person baseball staff voted on the best player at every position from 2010-2019. Let the debate begin. - Published

MLB's $200 million contracts

MLB's $200 million contracts - Published

'A line that's been crossed': Astros bashing in vogue as rivals await results of MLB probe

The unease of the baseball industry over the Astros' alleged sign-stealing scheme was evident Monday at the MLB Winter Meetings. - Published

11 MLB non-tender candidates who could become free agents

While these players can still be dealt ahead of Monday's deadline, here are some of the big names who could be non-tendered and become free agents. - Published

Ex-MLB player Aubrey Huff teaching sons to use guns in case Bernie Sanders becomes president

Aubrey Huff, 42, tweeted he's training his sons to use guns in case Bernie Sanders becomes president. Huff played 13 MLB seasons with two titles. - Published

Will Astros sign-stealing revelations lead MLB into a bottomless pit of scandals?

The Astros have been in the headlines for allegedly stealing signs, but what if everybody is/was doing it? - Published

As top free agents hit the market, Scott Boras says MLB's system is 'corrupt'

With free agency underway, stars like Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg hope to cash in in a big way. - Published

Twins' Rocco Baldelli, Cardinals' Mike Shildt win MLB Manager of the Year awards

Baseball's top managers were announced Tuesday night, with Rocco Baldelli of the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals skipper Mike Shildt earning the awards for the 2019 season. - Published

Kris Bryant, Mookie Betts on the block? Four marquee MLB franchises ready for crazy winter

The offseason is in full stride and four marquee franchises -- the Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs and Mets -- have big decisions to make. - Published

Mets' Pete Alonso is NL Rookie of the Year with historic 53-home run season

Alonso broke MLB's rookie record with 53 home runs and drove in 120 runs for the Mets in 2019. - Published

Astros slugger Yordan Álvarez – who played 87 games – is unanimous AL Rookie of the Year

Yordan Álvarez, 22, had one of the greatest rookie seasons in MLB history, earning him the American League Rookie of the Year award. - Published

Venezuelan baseball's bid to save sanctions-shortened season hits snag

The U.S. Treasury Department has told Major League Baseball that a change to its sanctions on Venezuela last week does not allow MLB to resume a partnership with the Venezuelan baseball league,..
Reuters - Published

Wild turkeys are terrorizing a town; MLB player calls on the New Jersey governor for help

Todd Frazier, MLB all-star, joined town residents sounding off about wild turkey terror. Now, they're asking New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy for help. - Published

Outfielder on how Baby Shark became the Nationals' anthem

The MLB free agent says he "for sure" wants to stay with the team
CBS News - Published

MLB free agents: Ranking the 79 best players in the 2019-2020 class

As free agency opens, USA TODAY Sports examines the top 79 free agents available on the market, from Gerrit Cole to Jason Kipnis. - Published

Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki wears MAGA hat to White House celebration

Trump called Suzuki to the podium and the MLB veteran put on the red cap that the president and his supporters have made famous. - Published

MLB offseason begins: 131 players become free agents

With the World Series over, free-agent season has officially begun. 131 players have become free agents, led by Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon. - Published

Washington Nationals bring a title back to D.C.

For the first time in 95 years, the city of Washington, D.C. is celebrating a World Series victory. David Samson, a CBS Sports MLB analyst and former president of the Miami Marlins, spoke to CBSN's..
CBS News - Published

The Nationals won the World Series, and now there are only six MLB teams without one

The Nationals won their franchise's first World Series on Wednesday, and now there are only six left. Here is a look at those yearning for a title. - Published

D.C. bus driver goes nuts after Nationals win World Series

A D.C. bus driver dances with fans after the Washington Nationals win MLB's World Series. - Published

List of World Series MVP winners

List of Most Valuable Player winners from Major League Baseball's World Series.
Reuters - Published

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