How newspapers covered Roger Maris’ 61st homer

On Oct. 1, 1961, Roger Maris rocked the baseball world by passing the legendary Babe Ruth with his 61st home run on the last day of the regular season. In newspapers across the country, Maris faced both praise and criticism for breaking the Babe’s 60-home run mark. With Aaron Judge closing in on Maris’ single-season American League home run record, […]

Rookies to watch in the 2022 MLB postseason

Rookies to watch in the 2022 MLB postseason \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:””,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”rookies-to-watch-in-2022-postseason\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.13″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”rookies-to-watch-in-2022-postseason\”,\”type\”:\”story\”})”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”rookies-to-watch-in-2022-postseason\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.14″:{“content”:”**7 and 8. Guardians’ Steven Kwan and Cardinals’ Brendan Donovan**\n\nYou know what goes up in the playoffs? Strikeouts. You know what Kwan and Donovan _don’t_ do? Strike out.\n\nKwan debuted this season as baseball’s contact king — he didn’t swing and miss once in the first 116 pitches he saw in the big […]

No homers for Aaron Judge as Yankees lose to Blue Jays

TORONTO — With another four trips to home plate already under Aaron Judge’s belt, none of them producing a deep drive that the world has been waiting for, opportunity knocked late on Monday evening. Finally, he had a moment where no one on the Yankees’ bench would have been overtly pulling for a ball to land in the seats. A […]

MLB Power Rankings for Week 25

As we enter the final full week of the Major League season, a team that previously spent a decent amount of time in the top spot has worked its way back into the Top 5. The Yankees have turned things around following a late-season swoon, but they aren’t the only club heating up just in time for the postseason. Here’s […]

Aaron Judge still at 60 homers after Yankees rain-shortened win

NEW YORK — The next spot due to bat in the Yankees’ lineup belonged to Aaron Judge, a compelling reason to brave the deluge that pounded Yankee Stadium when play halted on Sunday evening. Most of the crowd remained, time frozen at the end of the sixth inning, hoping Mother Nature would grant a window for one more crack at […]

Aaron Judge stays at 60 home runs after hitless day vs. Red Sox

NEW YORK — Late afternoon shadows encroached as Aaron Judge glared toward the mound on Saturday, his eyes trained upon the 6-foot-2 figure of Red Sox reliever John Schreiber, still fully bathed in sunlight. It was, as Derek Jeter often remarked, the worst time of day to carry a bat to home plate at Yankee Stadium. Yet that was the […]

Aaron Judge milestone FAQ

The baseball world remains intently focused on the Yankees’ Aaron Judge as he pursues history. As anticipation continues to mount, here’s everything you need to know. ESPN will have live national coverage of the Yankees’ series finale against the Red Sox (7:08 p.m. ET). YANKEES REMAINING SCHEDULE Sunday: vs. Red SoxMonday-Wednesday: at Blue JaysSept. 30-Oct. 2: vs. OriolesOct. 3-Oct. 5 […]

Anthony Rizzo hits go-ahead homer in win over Red Sox

Anthony Rizzo hits go-ahead homer in win over Red Sox \n”,”providerName”:”Twitter”,”providerUrl”:””,”type”:”rich”,”width”:550,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”anthony-rizzo-hits-go-ahead-homer-in-win-over-red-sox\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.3″:{“data”:{“type”:”id”,”generated”:true,”id”:”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”anthony-rizzo-hits-go-ahead-homer-in-win-over-red-sox\”,\”type\”:\”story\”})”,”typename”:”ExternalEmbedContent”},”type”:”oembed”,”__typename”:”ExternalEmbed”},”$ROOT_QUERY.getForgeContentBySlug({\”locale\”:\”en-us\”,\”slug\”:\”anthony-rizzo-hits-go-ahead-homer-in-win-over-red-sox\”,\”type\”:\”story\”}).parts.4″:{“content”:”**Welcome back Zack — and Scott** \nLefty Zack Britton made his first appearance of 2022, 54 weeks after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.\n\nBritton — who admitted to being “very anxious” during his warmup in the bullpen — allowed a run on one hit and three walks in […]