Professional Baseball

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo holds up the World Series trophy during a parade to celebrate the team's World Series baseball championship over the Houston Astros, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 02, 2019 - 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The song "Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington's first World Series victory since 1924. "They say good things come to those who wait. Ninety-five years...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 23, 2008 file photo, New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran waits to bat before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the New York Mets have decided to hire Carlos Beltrán as their manager. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 because the team has not made an announcement. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 01, 2019 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltrán, two years removed from his playing career and with no managerial experience, has been picked by the New York Mets to replace Mickey Callaway. Beltrán received a three-year contract that includes a club option for 2023. The Mets announced the move Friday. A nine-time...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, third from left, arrive for Game 5 of the World Series baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. Also pictured are Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., second from left, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C, right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 01, 2019 - 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will welcome the come-from-behind Washington Nationals who will celebrate their World Series victory Monday on the South Lawn of the White House. The Nationals beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Wednesday to clinch the title in Game 7 of the World Series. They...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole walks to the dugout after the third inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Washington Nationals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
October 31, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent Thursday, a day after homering to spark Washington's seventh-inning comeback in Game 7 of the World Series. Houston pitcher Gerrit Cole also went free after warming up in the bullpen but never getting into the season finale...
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Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and Adam Eaton celebrate in the locker room after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 31, 2019 - 3:16 pm
This year's World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros went seven games but finished as the third-least viewed. The Series averaged 13.91 million viewers, Nielsen said Thursday, down 1.3% from 14.1 million last year for Boston's five-game victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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Washington Nationals fans celebrate early Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Washington after the Washington Nationals won Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 31, 2019 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A city often characterized as a little uptight let some raw emotion, and many kegs of beer, flow freely as the Washington Nationals delivered the city's first World Series victory since 1924. It would be too much to say that the Nats' underdog run to the title erased the divisions...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (22) watches batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Kansas City Royals have hired Matheny as manager on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. The 49-year-old Matheny was manager of the cross-state Cardinals from 2012-18, going 591-474 and becoming the first manager to reach the postseason his first four seasons. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
October 31, 2019 - 1:40 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny walked through the doors of Kauffman Stadium a year ago to take a job as a special adviser with the Kansas City Royals, an out-of-the-spotlight position that allowed him to take stock of his career and his shortcomings. He had been fired by the Cardinals earlier...
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The Washington Nationals celebrate after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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October 31, 2019 - 2:23 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg paraded the MVP trophy for delirious fans packed behind the dugout. Max Scherzer tearfully hugged his teammates. Gerardo Parra did the Baby Shark chop, Sean Doolittle flapped snow angels next to the mound. Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie...
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Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 31, 2019 - 12:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Howie Kendrick sure has a knack for the dramatic. At 36 — eight years removed from his only All-Star appearance — his go-ahead, two-run homer off Will Harris in the seventh inning lifted the Washington Nationals over the Houston Astros 6-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 for his team's...
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Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon and Adam Eaton celebrate in the locker room after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 30, 2019 - 11:49 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — When the Washington Nationals were down, Anthony Rendon made sure they were never out. He was Mr. Clutch all October. Houston starter Zack Greinke was cruising with a one-hit shutout and a 2-0 lead in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. It would be glib to say that's...
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