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Corey Kluber Throws The Sixth No-Hitter This Season

May 20, 2021 1:35 AM

New York Yankees right-hander Corey Kluber threw the sixth no-hitter this season in Major League Baseball, striking out nine in a 2-0 win against the Rangers on Wednesday night in Arlington, Texas.

"It was a lot of fun, I think it was a special night," Kluber said. "I've never been part of one, witnessed one, yet alone thrown one."

Tags: New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Game Recap, Personal Award

Tigers' Spencer Turnbull Throws No-Hitter Against M's

May 19, 2021 1:49 AM

Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull threw a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners in a 5-0 win Tuesday night, marking the fifth no-hitter of the major league season.

Tags: Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, Game Recap, Personal Award

Madison Bumgarner Throws Seven-Inning No-Hitter

Apr 26, 2021 12:49 AM

Madison Bumgarner definitely had no-hit stuff, even if the Major League Baseball record book said he didn't.

Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-hitter, an achievement that won't officially count but completed a dominant day of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching for a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep Sunday.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Game Recap, Personal Award

Carlos Rodon Near Perfect, Throws No-Hitter Against Indians

Apr 15, 2021 1:07 AM

White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon came two outs away from a perfect game but threw the first no-hitter of his career in an 8-0 win over the Indians on Wednesday night.

Rodon, 28, threw 114 pitches in the complete game, looking as strong at the end of the contest as he did at the beginning. One of his final pitches hit 98.8 mph -- the hardest he's thrown a ball since 2016.

"I can't believe it," Rodon said on the game telecast afterwards. "It'll be hard to top this one."

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Game Recap, Personal Award

Joe Musgrove Tosses First No-Hitter In Padres' History

Apr 10, 2021 1:37 AM

A long-time member of the Friar Faithful, Joe Musgrove knew all about San Diego's no-hitter history.

Musgrove, the 28-year-old pitcher who grew up just down the road in El Cajon, California, threw the Padres' first no-hitter — in the team's 8,206th regular-season game — allowing only one baserunner in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.

San Diego had been the only active MLB franchise without a no-hitter.

Tags: San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Game Recap, Personal Award

Daniel Murphy Retiring After 12 MLB Seasons

Jan 30, 2021 12:51 AM

Free-agent first baseman Daniel Murphy is retiring from the sport, he announced Friday.

"This is a beautiful game, and I really just feel humbled and blessed that it let me jump on the ride for a little bit," Murphy told SNY. "It's beautiful. It can teach you about so many things. And all I can say is, thank you."

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Free Agent Rumor, Personal Award

No One Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame Class Of 2021

Jan 26, 2021 7:48 PM

For the first time since 1960, the membership of the National Baseball Hall of Fame will remain frozen.

No player on the Hall's 2021 Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot reached the 75 percent threshold needed for enshrinement in Cooperstown. The results of the voting were announced by Hall of Fame president Tim Mead on MLB Network on Tuesday night.

Tags: Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Freddie Freeman Headlines 2020 All-MLB First Team

Dec 10, 2020 8:08 AM

National League MVP Freddie Freeman was one of three Atlanta Braves selected to the All-MLB first team on Wednesday night.

Freeman was joined by Atlanta teammates Marcell Ozuna (DH) and Max Fried (starting pitcher).

The San Diego Padres were represented by shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. and third baseman Manny Machado.

Cy Young Award winners Trevor Bauer of the Cincinnati Reds and Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians also made the first team. Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish and New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom rounded out the five starters.

The rest of the first team featured Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu, and outfielders Mookie Betts from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals. The relievers were Tampa Bay's Nick Anderson and Oakland's Liam Hendriks.

Associated Press

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Freddie Freeman Beats Out Mookie Betts, Manny Machado For NL MVP

Nov 13, 2020 8:40 AM

Freddie Freeman was named National League MVP on Thursday.

Freeman received 28 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts got the other two firsts to finish second, and San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado was third.

The Atlanta Braves star battled COVID-19 earlier this year.

"It impacted me pretty hard," Freeman said.


Tags: Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jose Abreu Named American League MVP

Nov 13, 2020 8:35 AM

Jose Abreu has been named the American League MVP after helping lead the Chicago White Sox to their first playoff berth in 12 years.

Abreu, 33, received 21 of 30 first-place votes and 374 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez was second with eight first-place votes and 303 points, and New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who won the AL batting crown, followed with one first-place vote and 230 points.


Tags: Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Indians' Shane Bieber Unanimously Wins AL Cy Young


Trevor Bauer Becomes First Reds Pitcher To Win Cy Young


Kyle Lewis Wins AL Rookie Of The Year In Unanimous Vote


Brewers Reliever Devin Williams Named NL's Top Rookie


Mookie Betts, Anthony Rizzo Headline Gold Glove Winners

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Hunter Pence Announces Retirement After 14-Year Career

Cubs' Alec Mills Throws No-Hitter At Brewers

Ian Kinsler Retires One-Hit Short Of 2,000

Marvin Miller, Ted Simmons Elected To Baseball HOF

Padres Making Chris Paddack, MacKenzie Gore Untouchable In Trade Talks

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Mike Trout Wins Third AL MVP Award

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Cody Bellinger Named National League MVP

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Justin Verlander Beats Out Gerrit Cole To Win AL Cy Young

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Jacob deGrom Wins 2nd Consecutive NL Cy Young Award

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Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado Repeat As Platinum Award Winners

Nolan Arenado Headlines 2019 Gold Glove Winners

Aroldis Chapman And Josh Hader Named Relievers Of The Year

Carlos Carrasco Honored With Roberto Clemente Award

Statistician Bill James Leaving Red Sox With Four Rings

Astros' Jose Altuve Named ALCS MVP