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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – All the strange things that happen when position players pitch

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2016, Toronto's Darwin Barney gave up a game-winning home run in the 19th inning. Barney, of course, is an infielder, but he was the Blue Jays' 10th pitcher of this game. It used to be so
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – Black-and-blue marks, nausea and all the other fun parts of being hit by a pitch

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2005, Craig Biggio was hit by a pitch for the 268th time.That broke the modern (since 1900) record set by Don Baylor, who, when asked which one hurt the most, replied, "None of them.'' Biggio would
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Wake Forest basketball coach knocks Kentucky academics in pitch to keep Olivier Sarr

[ad_1] New Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes said he took a thinly veiled shot at powerhouse Kentucky as he tried to convince star center Olivier Sarr to stay with the Demon Deacons and earn a "prestigious" degree.Sarr, who averaged 13.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks last season, is arguably the most coveted player in the transfer portal. He entered the portal shortly after Wake Forest fired Danny Manning last
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Dodgers’ Joe Kelly shatters window while practicing pitch in backyard

[ad_1] Some major league pitchers are working on adding to their repertoire during the coronavirus pandemic, while others are using the downtime to help with projects around the house.Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly accidentally found a way to do both at the same time on Wednesday.In an Instagram Live video posted by his wife, Kelly was working on a changeup in his backyard, throwing at a bull's-eye in a
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Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Steven Brault makes his musical pitch

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Steven Brault is waiting in the wings as a trio of Broadway veterans belt out the final notes of "Being Alive," from Stephen Sondheim's Company.He has spent the last hour in his dressing room deep inside Heinz Hall, smacking his lips together in high-pitched trills and sticking his tongue behind his bottom row of teeth, making an "ah" sound to open his vocal cords to send the
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‘What even is that pitch?’ An oral history of Kerry Wood’s 20-K day – Chicago Cubs Blog

[ad_1] Editor's note: This story originally ran on May 6, 2018 for the 20th anniversary of Kerry Wood's 20-strikeout gameIt was an otherwise nondescript day. In fact, it was a forgettable one. Overcast and rainy, the Cubs were hosting the Houston Astros in an early May matinee. School was still in session, so just 15,758 fans were in attendance. How many stayed to see history is unknown, as the rain
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The 2019-20 Premier League must be completed Football arguments should be settled on the pitch

[ad_1] 1:08 PM ETIan DarkeESPN.com writer CloseDarke, who called games for the network during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is ESPN lead soccer voice in the United States. He has covered the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League since 1982, and has one of the world's most recognizable soccer voices.The great Scottish writer Hugh McIlvanney once described sport as "magnificent trivia." Those words have never rung
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Athletics president asks coronavirus patient to throw first pitch on Opening Day

[ad_1] Oakland Athletics president Dave Kaval has reached out to a fan who has said he has tested positive for coronavirus about throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day.A 39-year-old fan named Justin tweeted a picture Monday of himself wearing an A's hat while in a hospital bed."I have it," Justin said in his Twitter post. "Don't sleep on this thing people. I'm a very healthy type I diabetic.
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Jose Altuve grazed by pitch, Astros booed as they visit Tigers

[ad_1] LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jose Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him."He was hit in the foot. That ain't nothing, you know what I mean?'' Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium. "It wasn't intentional.''Altuve was loudly booed when he was introduced for his spring training debut, cheered when
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Jose Altuve grazed by pitch, Astros booed as they visit Tigers

[ad_1] LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jose Altuve insisted he tuned out the hecklers. He couldn't avoid a pitch that grazed him."He was hit in the foot. That ain't nothing, you know what I mean?" Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said Monday after an 11-1 win over the Detroit Tigers at half-empty Joker Marchant Stadium. "It wasn't intentional."Altuve was loudly booed when he was introduced for his spring training debut, cheered when