Francisco Lindor’s Journey From Puerto Rican Prodigy To MLB’s Only Latino With A Signature Shoe After His Parents Had To Buy His Childhood Cleats On Layaway, The Mets Shortstop Now Has His Own Shoe

Long before Francisco Lindor became “Mr. Smile,” the Major League Baseball star with colorful hair and undeniable swag, people in his hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico, knew him as a talented, but shy young player called “Paquito.” Lindor is now 27 and has a 10-year, $341 million deal with the New York Mets, the richest contract ever for a shortstop. But he proudly remembers his modest upbringing in Caguas. He…

September 23, 2021
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Home To History And Hardball In Addition To Hosting The LLWS, The Town Was A Stop On The Underground Railroad

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August 29, 2021

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – When the sun sets in the hills of central Pennsylvania, it casts a light that feels like it’s from a time gone by. A day when people mainly traveled by riverboat or train, logging was a perfectly profitable business and millionaires lived in grandiose Victorian houses with canopied trees all along wide boulevards. When there was one of everything in town, and that was delightful. In many…

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Tim Anderson Makes Magic At The Field Of Dreams As Far As Gimmicks Go, The Game Was About As Involved As It Gets

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August 13, 2021

DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Movie magic. It’s the stuff that makes Hollywood what it is. An imaginary world in which when the story is done being told, the good ones either win or are the very least redeemed. In 1989’s Field of Dreams, a mystical story of a farmer who decides to build a baseball field in middle of nowhere Iowa (marginally redundant, we know) because he hears a voice that…

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Detroit Tigers’ Akil Baddoo Is Making The Most Of His Rookie Season Formerly An Injured Prospect In The Minor Leagues, The Outfielder Has Produced An Eye-Catching Season

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July 30, 2021

Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo is turning his baseball career into a lesson in resiliency. From Tommy John surgery in 2019 to the uncertainty of the Rule 5 draft, he has overcome a range of challenges to produce an eye-catching rookie season. At 22, Baddoo is on pace to post the best batting average by a Tiger under 24 years old, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He’s second among…

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Brayland Skinner Had One Memorable Run At The College World Series The Mississippi State Legacy Student Helped Make School History In Omaha

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July 8, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. — A week before the maroon and white fire trucks were rolling and scores of people were lined up along University Drive in Starkville, Mississippi, for a parade to celebrate their boys bringing home the College World Series championship, Tamika Skinner was on the phone in the stands at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. “What’s so funny … I was like looking down at my phone, but I was…

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Dave Roberts, Dodgers Enjoy Special Day At The White House Los Angeles Became The First Team To Make The Trip Under The Biden Administration

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July 2, 2021

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts smiled as he stepped into position in the East Room of the White House on Friday just before the team was honored by President Joe Biden. Yet the moment his eyes locked on Vice President Kamala Harris, the wattage of his smile increased tenfold. “I hope Vice President Kamala is there, I’d love to meet her as well as the president,” Roberts said last…

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