By Mark Newman, MLB.com NEW YORK — Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday — and it is similar to last year’s, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker rules will apply […]Read more "MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule"
By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Fans of former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Dick Allen are urging the team to retire his iconic number 15. As Philadelphia’s first African American superstar and one of the game’s greatest power hitters, Allen deserves to have his number displayed along with Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Jim […]Read more "Fans Call on Phillies to Retire Slugger Allen’s Number 15"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — On Wednesday, July 19, the Cleveland Indians ended their Bay Area tour with the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, losing five of six games and the AL Central Division lead. Remember it is Cleveland. Bay Area Native […]Read more "CLEVELAND’S WAR PATH"
By Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. OAKLAND, Ca. — On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Cleveland Indians wore their dark blue road jerseys with the grinning chief on their caps and on their left sleeve […]Read more "CHIEF WAHOO’S LAST STAND"
KANSAS CITY — The Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball today announced that they are jointly contributing $1 million to the Kansas City-based Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM). The grant will strive to inspire future generations of minority youth to play baseball by helping to ensure the Museum’s sustainability as the preservationists […]Read more "MLB, Players Association to provide $1 million to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to preserve history and inspire future generations of minority players"
NEW YORK — EVERFI and Major League Baseball have announced the national launch of Summer Slugger, a free baseball-themed educational course aimed at preventing students from losing critical math and literacy skills during the summer months. MLB worked with EVERFI, a digital learning innovator, to create the interactive course that targets 4th and 5th graders. Summer Slugger is a […]Read more "MLB, EVERFI to Launches “Summer Slugger”"
By BASN Wire Services NEW YORK — A total of eight players from HBCUs were taken in the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft which concluded on Wednesday, including the reigning MEAC conference Player and Pitcher of the Year. Player School Drafted By Round Drafted Demetrius Sims Bethune-Cookman Miami Marlins 14th Bryce Brown Jackson State Tampa […]Read more "Eight HBCU Players Taken in 2017 MLB Draft"