CNN is reporting that Hideki Irabu, one of the first Japanese pitchers to come over and find success in the Major Leagues, has been found dead.
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Hideki Irabu was found dead yesterday at his Los Angeles home, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported.
The newspaper’s website quotes police investigators as saying the 42-year-old’s death [...]
The Boston Red Sox whomped the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 on the strength of a stellar performance by pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dice-K worked 8 innings, giving up only 1 hit and striking out 9.
Matsuzaka (2-2) was sharp in his last showing, throwing seven scoreless innings in a win Monday against Toronto, and he kept [...]
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Manny Ramirez has decided to retire after testing positive for violating Major League Baseball’s (MLB) performance enhancing drug policy.
“Major League Baseball recently notified Manny Ramirez of an issue under Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” the statement said. “Rather than continue with the process under the Program, Ramirez [...]
Hall-of-Famer Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller has passed away at the age of 92 from complications from leukemia and pneumonia.
‘Rapid Robert’ made his Major League debut at the age of 17-years old. He went 5-3 with a 3.34 ERA that season then returned to finish out the high school year. He signed for the massive bonus of [...]
Bad news for the Washington Nationals. Word is out that their #1 super-stud pitching prospect Stephen Strasburg, who briefly lit the 2010 season on fire with his dominant pitching performances, will miss the 2011 season after suffering a torn ligament in his right elbow.
The Nationals made Strasburg the #1 pick in the 2009 draft and [...]
Here is a complete list of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) once prestigious 600 Home Run Club:
*Barry Bonds – 762 (2,986 games)
Hank Aaron – 755 (3,298 games)
Babe Ruth – 714 (2,503 games)
Willie Mays – 660 (2,992 games)
Ken Griffey Jr. – 630 (2,671 games)
*Alex Rodriguez – 626 (2,383 games)
*Sammy Sosa – 609 (2354 games)
Jim Thome – 600 (2,456 [...]
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza threw a no-hitter Monday night against the Detroit Tigers. The Rays won the game 5-0.
It is the 5th no-hitter in the Major Leagues this year.
The Tigers’ Armando Galarraga lost a perfect game with 2 outs in the 9th inning earlier this year when umpire Jim Joyce blew a call [...]
Washington Nationals rookie phenom Stephen Stasburg is on the cover of the new Sports Illustrated. The caption to the right of the cover photo states: “TWO GAMES, TWO WINS, 22 STRIKEOUTS.”
Strasburg is off to an amazing start to his upstart career after his first two starts. His debut was off the charts against the Pirates. [...]
Results from the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball (MLB) first year player Draft.
Washington Nationals – Bryce Harper (C/OF) – College of Southern Nevada
Pittsburgh Pirates – Jamison Taillon (RHP) – Woodlands High School
Baltimore Orioles – Manny Machado (SS) – Brito Miami Private School
Kansas City Royals – Christian Colon (SS) – Cal State Fullerton
Ken Griffey Jr., known affectionately as ‘The Kid,’ has retired from Major League Baseball and the Seattle Mariners after 22 seasons and 630 home runs, 5th most all-time.
Griffey shined for the Mariners during the first 11 seasons of his big league career before signing with his hometown Cincinnati Reds following the 1999 season.
Constant injuries while on the [...]