With 3,089 hits in the majors and 1,278 in Japan, some believe Suzuki surpassed Pete Rose. It is more complicated than that.
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The 45-year-old Mariners outfielder took his final bows on Thursday night at the Tokyo Dome, capping a career that lasted nearly three decades across two continents.
Baseball is widely seen as a less appealing sport in comparison with the N.F.L. and N.B.A., but its revenues continue to climb at a healthy rate — outstripping the average gain in salaries.
The owner Fred Wilpon recruited Wright, who was forced to retire last fall because of chronic injuries, to join other former players as part of a front-office brain trust.
In the next-to-last game of the 1957 season, he became the last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a home run before the team moved to Los Angeles.
For regular-season games in foreign countries, including Wednesday’s 9-7 Mariners win, the league ships tons of soil to create a surface consistent with major league standards.
The reliever has an impingement in his right shoulder, and he is not expected to be available for the season opener on March 28.
Trout waited for other baseball stars to cut big deals and then, as usual, outdid them all with minimal drama.
The durable left-hander failed to land a lucrative contract elsewhere, so he agreed to a minor league deal with the Yankees. He can opt out on April 20.
The mayor, London N. Breed, backed a call by civic groups for “firm and appropriate action” to be taken against Larry Baer for a public altercation with his wife.
Ellsbury, who is on a seven-year $153 million contract, missed all of last season and is still recovering from a spate of injuries.
Selfless attitudes may have been a big part of Oakland’s unlikely 97-win season last year, but the infield defense of Matt Chapman and Matt Olson played a big role.
Smith’s potential has been clear since he was drafted in 2013, but sleep apnea has hindered his progression. Now, he’s finally taking his treatment seriously.
General Manager Brian Cashman said Severino would return in May “at the earliest,” and Hicks’s back issues have proven more serious than initially thought.
Major League Baseball and the players’ union announced several rule changes that will affect the trading deadline, the All-Star Game, roster size and on-field strategy.
The defending World Series champions eschewed upgrades this off-season, electing to stick with a starting rotation that went above and beyond during their title run.
D’Arnaud, who was forced to have Tommy John surgery early last season, may struggle to find a role with a new starting catcher on the Mets’ roster.
The team has a robust analytics department, but the players vary widely in terms of which statistics they focus on.
The Babe’s adopted daughter was a tireless promoter of baseball, and of her father’s legacy.
The Yankees said on Saturday that Tanaka would replace Luis Severino as the opening day starter against Baltimore on March 28.