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Mets dismiss Mickey Callaway after 86-win campaign

[ad_1] Mickey Callaway was the toast of New York when the Mets won 11 of their first 12 games with him as manager in 2018.Less than two years later, Callaway no longer has a job.The Mets on Thursday cut ties with the second-year manager despite an 86-76 season highlighted by a midsummer surge that put them in the postseason hunt.Ultimately, New York fell short of October baseball, and it cost
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Inside the long list of home run records set in 2019

[ad_1] The MLB single-season record. A slew of team single-season records. The all-time rookie record. And many more. If there was a home run record in the books, there's a good chance it was rewritten now that the homer-happy 2019 regular season is complete. How amazing was the great power surge we all witnessed this season? Check out this list of home run-related records that fell in 2019 and judge
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Mets’ Pete Alonso ties Aaron Judge’s rookie record with 52nd homer

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Mets slugger Pete Alonso hit his 52nd homer of the season, tying Yankees star Aaron Judge's total from 2017 for most by a rookie.Alonso lined an 0-1 fastball from Atlanta left-hander Dallas Keuchel narrowly over the wall in left field in the first inning Friday night. He hurried around the bases after the solo homer, did handshakes with teammates outside the dugout and took a curtain
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Meet the Class of 2019 — The MLB players who graduated to stardom

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETJeff PassanCloseESPNESPN MLB insiderAuthor of "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports"David SchoenfieldCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995Young players are dominating baseball like never before, but it takes more than some success on the field to become a star. With that in mind, we asked our Jeff Passan
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Brewers seal playoff spot, eliminating Cubs, Mets

[ad_1] The Milwaukee Brewers continued their scorching September with their 19th win of the month Wednesday, clinching a postseason berth and eliminating both the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs in the process.The Crew's 9-2 victory at Cincinnati brought the team to 88-70, a far cry from Sept. 5, when Milwaukee was only three games over .500 -- with the same 71-68 record as the Mets and five games behind
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Power Rankings — Who starred for each team in 2019

[ad_1] Heading into the last week of the season, the division races are almost all won, leaving the wild-card races to provide a bit of drama. You'll find some of that same balance between certainty and anticipation in this week's rankings. The voters unanimously selected the newly crowned American League West champion Astros our unanimous No. 1 over the challenges from the Dodgers and Yankees. They also rewarded the teams
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Alonso slugs 50th, now 2 away from Judge’s mark

[ad_1] Another night, another powerful statement from Pete Alonso.The rookie New York Mets slugger on Friday hit his 50th home run of the season, sending a towering two-run shot to deep right-center field to help send the Mets to an 8-1 win against the Reds in Cincinnati.Alonso continues to chase the rookie home run record. New York Yankees slugger Aaron Juge set it with 52 in 2017, but Alonso is