Minor league baseball

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2004, file photo, Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State in 1955, autographs a Hula Bowl T-shirt for a fan in Kaanapali, Hawaii. Cassady, a Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL running back, died early Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., Jerry Emig, the Ohio State associate athletic director said. He was 85. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1955. He also played 10 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Detroit, and got the nickname "Hopalong" from local sports writers after the black-hatted Western star of the 1950s. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
September 20, 2019 - 11:35 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85. He died in Tampa, Florida, his longtime home, the university said. "We've lost not only a legendary Buckeye, but also a wonderful person in...
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September 13, 2019 - 2:38 pm
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher. The Danville Register & Bee reports the order was made Thursday by Judge Brian Turpin in the Pittsylvania Juvenile and...
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September 13, 2019 - 10:00 am
DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about the man who police say killed the wife, son and mother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the man is being held in jail. He is being held in a mental health facility run by Virginia Behavioral...
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Oakland Athletics' Chad Pinder, right, celebrates with Matt Chapman (26) after hitting a two-run home run off Detroit Tigers' David McKay in the ninth inning of a baseball game that was suspended due to rain earlier in the season, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
September 07, 2019 - 2:20 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even the managers were perplexed by all the quirky details of a game that began nearly four months ago and finished in a different ballpark way out West. Chad Pinder homered, Mike Fiers earned his fourth victory or his 14th, however you want to look at it, and the Oakland...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. Indians right-hander Carrasco has returned to the mound in the minor leagues as he tries to come back after being diagnosed with leukemia. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 31, 2019 - 6:48 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: SPECIAL RETURN Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who hasn't pitched in the majors since late May when he was diagnosed with leukemia, will be reinstated from the 60-day injured list for a game at Tampa Bay. Carrasco made four rehab...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2019, file photo, former New York Mets' second baseman and current Long Island Duck's manager Wally Backman stands in the dugout during a minor league baseball game against the Sugar Land Skeeters at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip, N.Y. Backman was arrested on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in Riverhead, N.Y., after a woman said he pushed her against a wall, twisted her hand and took her phone so she couldn't call 911. He is s due back in court Sept. 17. (AP Photo/Vera Nieuwenhuis, File)
August 30, 2019 - 5:30 pm
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman has been arrested in connection with alleged domestic violence on Long Island. The 59-year-old minor league manager was accused Friday of pushing a woman against a wall, twisting her hand and taking her phone so she couldn't...
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Montgomery Biscuits manager Morgan Ensberg wipes away tears during a news conference about pitcher Blake Bivens' wife and child who were killed in a triple homicide, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Montgomery, Ala. A Virginia man appears to have used a .30-30 rifle and a sledgehammer in a deadly rampage that claimed the lives of minor league baseball player Blake Biven's wife, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law, according to court documents released Thursday. (Kirsten Fiscus/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 11:26 am
The next time you feel the urge to heckle a kid for missing a tackle or boo an NFL quarterback for moving on with his life, think of Blake Bivens. That should provide some perspective. "Two days ago my heart was turned to ash. My life as I knew it is destroyed. The pain my family and I feel is...
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Montgomery Biscuits manager Morgan Ensberg, left, fights back tears as Ryan Thompson, a pitcher with the team, talks about teammate Blake Bivens Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 in Montgomery, Ala. A Virginia man appears to have used a .30-30 rifle and a sledgehammer in a deadly rampage that claimed the lives of minor league baseball player Blake Biven's wife, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law, according to court documents released Thursday. (Kirsten Fiscus/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 10:38 am
KEELING, Va. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Blake Bivens said his "heart was turned to ash" when his wife, 1-year-old son and mother-in-law were slain this week. "My life as I knew it is destroyed," the 24-year-old pitcher wrote Thursday night in an Instagram post, his first public statement...
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Matthew Thomas Bernard puts his hands on Keeling Baptist Church groundskeeper Loyd Gauldin, as a state police officer attempts to take him into custody on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 in Keeling, Va. The wife, toddler son and mother-in-law of minor league baseball player Blake Bivens have been killed. Bernard, Bivens’ brother-in-law, has been charged with first-degree murder. (Caleb Ayers/Danville Register & Bee via AP)
August 28, 2019 - 9:05 pm
CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — The brother-in-law of a minor league baseball pitcher killed the athlete's wife, toddler son and mother-in-law before he was captured naked during a manhunt in a tiny southern Virginia community, authorities said Wednesday. Matthew Thomas Bernard, 18, was arrested after police...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt celebrates his game-winning RBI single during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals that was suspended by rain with the scored tied on Aug. 8, and continued at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 22, 2019 - 3:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt helped the Red Sox make quick work of the Kansas City Royals in a victory that was two weeks in the making. Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as Boston beat Kansas City 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7. "We wanted...
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