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Aroldis Chapman And Josh Hader Named Relievers Of The Year

Oct 27, 2019 1:20 AM

Closers Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees and Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers were named relievers of the year on Saturday.

Hader won the National League award, which is named for Trevor Hoffman, for the second straight season, and Chapman earned the American League award, named for Mariano Rivera.

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Carlos Carrasco Honored With Roberto Clemente Award

Oct 26, 2019 2:28 AM

Carlos Carrasco didn't let cancer stop him from helping others. It inspired him to do more.

The Cleveland Indians' pitcher, who was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia in May, has won the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award. It is given annually by Major League Baseball to recognize a player's high character, community involvement and positive contributions.

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Statistician Bill James Leaving Red Sox With Four Rings

Oct 25, 2019 1:35 AM

Bill James, the famed statistician who's been an adviser and consultant for the Boston Red Sox since 2002, announced Thursday that he's leaving the organization.

"I leave the Red Sox on the best possible terms," the 70-year-old James wrote on his website. "I am still friendly with everyone that I have worked with there, from the owners to the security guards. I still intend to ... watch every Red Sox game. Well, maybe not EVERY game; retirement means I don't have to stay up to watch them play a four-hour game in Seattle ending at 1:30. In exchange for that, next time we win the World Series, I won't get a ring."

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Astros' Jose Altuve Named ALCS MVP

Oct 20, 2019 1:14 AM

Jose Altuve's walkoff home run sent the Houston Astros to the World Series on Saturday night and also clinched the AL Championship Series MVP for the veteran second baseman.

Altuve's two-run shot to left-center field with two outs in the ninth inning off New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman gave the Astros a 6-4 Game 6 win in Houston. Minutes later, Altuve was handed his first ALCS MVP award, a no-doubter given his ninth-inning theatrics.

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