Mets Sweep Yankees in Subway Series

The final hit on Wednesday night bounced into the glove of Aaron Hicks, and of course he didn’t want it. Hicks, the Yankees’ left fielder, gathered Starling Marte’s game-winning single, held it for a while and then flung it aside like a piece of gum. A ball boy retrieved it and tossed it into the … Read more

MLB and Union Scrap Plan for International Draft

Major League Baseball and its players’ union could not agree on the specifics of an international amateur draft ahead of Monday’s deadline, and thus the status quo will continue in the sport. Despite calls to reform an existing system that some have argued takes advantage of Latin American children, amateur players outside of the United … Read more

Jackie Robinson Museum Focuses on Civil Rights and Baseball

Jackie Robinson’s family home in Stamford, Conn., had a den featuring trophies, artifacts and a big scrapbook commemorating his many achievements. David Robinson, his son, fondly recalled in an interview how one wall held photos and plaques depicting his father’s success in sports. Another wall — with a collection twice as big — highlighted his … Read more

Postseason Hope Weighs Heavily on Seattle Mariners Fans

SEATTLE — The familiar sinking feeling returned quickly, in the first inning of the first game of the most anticipated Mariners homestand in a long, long while. The team had entered Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game bathing in the glow of a 14-game win streak, an expectation-less squad suddenly turned bully. Coming out of the … Read more