| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:36 PM
When the New York Yankees take the field for their season opener, will Alex Rodriguez be their third baseman?
That call might be up to a judge -- not to the Yankees, and not to MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.
Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Michael Weiner, who spent his adult life representing Major League Baseball players and rose to become their leader during an era of unprecedented prosperity and labor peace, died Thursday. He was 51.
Weiner was diagnosed last summer with inoperable...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Here are some of the best reads, long-form journalism and investigative reports you may have missed from the week past.
USA Today examines FBI data, police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America and the people, weapons,...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:20 PM
As wild and wacky as the World Series was — Game 3 ending on an obstruction call at third base, Game 4 on a pickoff play at first . . . really? — the Boston Red Sox celebrating their third championship in 10 years won't be baseball's most...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:25 PM
That was the rational side of Mark Walter’s brain speaking. You know, before the Dodgers' chairman agreed to sign right-hander Zack Greinke to a guaranteed $147-million, six-year contract.
Which worked out well in...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Some 18,000 men have played major league baseball since 1876, and only 26 of them have hit 500 home runs in their career.
Albert Pujols joined that exclusive club Tuesday night when he crushed career home run No. 500, a two-run shot...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:28 PM
WASHINGTON — It was a majestic blast, exploding off the bat as if shot from a cannon, and as the ball arced its way toward the outer reaches of Nationals Park, it looked as if it might put a dent in the Capitol dome beyond the left-field wall....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- Albert Pujols was so wired -- and so busy talking and texting friends around baseball -- after hitting his 500th career home run Tuesday night that the Angels slugger didn’t get to sleep until about 4 a.m. and managed only three or...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:20 PM
Mariners 5, Angels 3
KEY MOMENT: Angels left-hander Hector Santiago struck out Brad Miller for what appeared to be the third out of the third inning, but his strike-three wild pitch went to the backstop, allowing Miller to reach base. That sparked a...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 11:08 PM
Sports is a star-driven business. In this town, baseball is about Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, about Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig.
But no team wins on star power alone. The supporting cast is critical.
For the everyman in baseball, for the men...