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  • Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player

     Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player
    Ernie Banks was not supposed to be the Chicago Cubs' first black player. Gene Baker, a fancy-fielding, 28-year-old shortstop with the Cubs' top farm team, was penciled in for that role in 1953. The previous year, Baker's manager with the Los Angeles Angels had pronounced him ready to make the jump to the big leagues.
  • Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeing (Cardinals) red as he prepares for season

    Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeing (Cardinals) red as he prepares for season
    As Yasiel Puig shared a story about a friend's 10-year-old son, he started to laugh. The boy is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He likes to wear red clothes. The color of his bedroom is red. Puig playfully threw up his hands and rolled his eyes....

    Dan Duquette and Travis Snider discuss Tuesday's trade

    Dan Duquette and Travis Snider discuss Tuesday's trade
    The Orioles held a teleconference Friday with executive vice president Dan Duquette and new outfielder Travis Snider, whom the Orioles acquired in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Snider will not be at FanFest; a huge Seattle Seahawks fan...

    After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?

    After all that shuffling, will Dodgers be improved next season?
    Will they be better this season? That’s the big, immediate, simple question. Will the 2015 Dodgers be an improved team over the one seen last season? You can hate every trade, question every signing and fear for their future once the contracts...

    Former Bruins shortstop Brandon Crawford agrees to $3.175-million contract

    Former Bruins shortstop Brandon Crawford agrees to $3.175-million contract
    Former UCLA shortstop Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration Tuesday after agreeing to a one-year contract worth more than $3.1 million. Crawford, who made $560,000 last season, was asking for $3.95 million in his first year...