Bret Saberhagen, who was the MVP of the 1985 World Series, will throw out tonight's ceremonial first pitch. Saberhagen delivered a complete-game shutout performance in the decisive Game Seven of the 1985 Fall Classic to clinch the organization's first championship.
Major League Baseball will hold a moment of silence prior to tonight's National Anthem for the late St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo.
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement this evening regarding the passing of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who was 22.
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Tomorrow will mark 12 years since MLB.TV debuted via a postage-stamp sized media player as the New York Yankees hosted the Texas Rangers in a live video streaming event that would make digital media history.
Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who played 11 seasons for the Minnesota Twins and won the 2008 Home Run Derby, and Oakland Athletics All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson have been selected as their respective League's final participants for the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby. The announcement was made earlier this evening on ESPN's "SportsCenter" by Derby captains Jose Bautista of the American League and Troy Tulowitzki of the National League.
The creative campaigns are over. Twitter voting ended in a furious rally. And at the end of the four-day online voting program, it is Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox and Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs who were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian.
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With the World Series matchup set, MLB Network's studio shows will hit the road as part of its expanded on-site programming starting this Monday, October 20 in Kansas City. MLB Network's extensive coverage of the AL Champion Kansas City Royals and NL champion San Francisco Giants will include previews, analysis, highlights and interviews on High Heat with Christopher Russo, MLB Now, Intentional Talk and the flagship program MLB Tonight before and after every game.
Coming off record-setting audiences last Saturday, MLB Network's telecast yesterday of NLDS Game Three between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants now registers as the highest-rated program in the network's history with a 2.0 coverage rating and 1.8 million viewers.
Coming off record-setting audiences last Saturday, MLB Network's telecast yesterday of NLDS Game Three between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants now registers as the highest-rated program in the network's history with a 2.0 coverage rating and 1.8 million viewers. With a 5:00 p.m. ET start time, yesterday's game viewership peaked with 2.6 million viewers from 7:30-7:45 p.m. ET, up 18% from a peak viewership of 2.2 million viewers for Saturday's NLDS Game Two between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.
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