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He won the Cy Young Award in both leagues, his book was entitled “Me and the Spitter”: Gaylord Perry, from Williamston, N.C. gone at age 84

I was at a baseball card show with Gaylord Perry back in the day, and the show was over at the old Four Seasons Mall…Had Gaylord Perry as a guest on my radio show back on WKEW AM 1400…He did radio promos for us, and he and I had a short talk on that snowy He won the Cy Young Award in both leagues, his book was entitled “Me and the Spitter”: Gaylord Perry, from Williamston, N.C. gone at age 84

John Smoltz’ prediction of Bryce Harper’s home run getting a lot of attention today

John Smoltz perfectly predicted Bryce Harper’s Game 3 home run from Larry Brown Sports with Darryn Albert, and from www.yardbarker.com Bryce Harper made John Smoltz look really darn good on Tuesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Harper stepped up to the plate against Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers in the first inning of World Series John Smoltz’ prediction of Bryce Harper’s home run getting a lot of attention today

Baseball Fans are going to have to find a way to restrain themselves

Fans allegedly caught engaged in sex act during Cubs vs. Blue Jays game from Zac Wassink with www.yardbarker.com MLB fans throughout North America apparently aren’t going to let the summer days come to an end without continuing to generate headlines for what ultimately may prove to be costly reasons that have nothing to do with Baseball Fans are going to have to find a way to restrain themselves

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses Minor Baseball Players not being paid a living wage

Rob Manfred: ‘I kind of reject the premise of the question, that minor league players are not paid a living wage’ from Victor Barbosa, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com In early July, Executive Director of Advocates for Minor Leaguers Harry Marino sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee leadership calling for MiLB players to get the same protections MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred addresses Minor Baseball Players not being paid a living wage

Advocates for MiLB Players send letter to Congress saying, MLB “has abused its exemption to the detriment of the American people”

Advocates for MiLB players send letter to Congress asking for same protections given to MLB players from Victor Barbosa, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Executive Director of Advocates for Minor Leaguers Harry Marino has sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee leadership, calling for MiLB players to get the same protections already given to MLB players, according to Advocates for MiLB Players send letter to Congress saying, MLB “has abused its exemption to the detriment of the American people”

Cincinnati Reds don’t allow a hit Sunday, but still found a way to lose:’No-hitter’, but still end up Loser

Pirates beat Reds 1-0 without recording a hit from Adam Stites, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The Cincinnati Reds didn’t allow a hit Sunday, but still found a way to lose 1-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the sixth time since 1901 that an MLB team won without a hit. Reds pitcher Hunter Greene struck out nine Cincinnati Reds don’t allow a hit Sunday, but still found a way to lose:’No-hitter’, but still end up Loser

Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox game postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Guardians-White Sox game postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak from Victor Barbosa, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Only hours after it was reported that Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona had tested positive for COVID-19, news broke that the team was dealing with an outbreak. As a result, Wednesday afternoon’s game between the Guardians and host Chicago White Sox has Cleveland Guardians-Chicago White Sox game postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Texas Rangers’ manager Chris Woodward calls Yankee Stadium, a “Little League Ballpark”

Rangers manager Chris Woodward blasts Yankee Stadium short porch after loss from Larry Brown Sports, with Grey Papke, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The Texas Rangers lost in walk-off fashion to the New York Yankees in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday, and Rangers manager Chris Woodward was very salty about it. Gleyber Torres hit a Texas Rangers’ manager Chris Woodward calls Yankee Stadium, a “Little League Ballpark”

NY Mets and St. Louis Cardinals hit with HBP Controversy:”The hits(Hit Batters) just keep on coming”

Mets, Cardinals brawl amid HBP controversy from Zac Wassink, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals probably won’t be sending each other Christmas cards anytime soon. Less than 24 hours after New York right-hander Chris Bassitt publicly blasted MLB because three more Mets hitters were struck by pitches during Tuesday’s 3-0 win NY Mets and St. Louis Cardinals hit with HBP Controversy:”The hits(Hit Batters) just keep on coming”

“Yankee letter” unsealed and findings show Illegal Use of Dugout Phone and Sign Decoding prior to September 2017

2017 letter from MLB to Yankees regarding rules violation unsealed from MLB Trade Rumors, with Anthony Franco, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com In June 2020, a New York district court ordered Major League Baseball and the Yankees to unseal a letter sent by commissioner Rob Manfred to New York general manager Brian Cashman in 2017 regarding rules “Yankee letter” unsealed and findings show Illegal Use of Dugout Phone and Sign Decoding prior to September 2017

New York Mets win in dramatic fashion over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday

Mets score five runs in dramatic ninth inning to beat Cardinals from Adam Stites, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The New York Mets kept their hot start to the 2022 MLB season going Monday with a dramatic, come-from-behind win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the ninth inning, the Mets scored their first run New York Mets win in dramatic fashion over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday

Miguel Cabrera gets Intentionally Walked while going for 3,000 hits:NY Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone tells us why

Yankees’ Aaron Boone defends intentionally walking Miguel Cabrera on 2,999 hits from Zac Wassink, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera began Thursday afternoon’s home game against the New York Yankees sitting on 2,999 career hits, one shy of MLB immortality. As noted by ESPN and The Associated Press, Cabrera went 0-for-3 but had one Miguel Cabrera gets Intentionally Walked while going for 3,000 hits:NY Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone tells us why

Freddie Freeman faces former friends now foes, and goes LONG!!!

Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman homers in first at-bat vs. former team from Adam Stites, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Freddie Freeman played 12 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, earning five All-Star nods and NL MVP honors in 2020. On Monday, he faced his former team for the first time since signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers and promptly hit Freddie Freeman faces former friends now foes, and goes LONG!!!

San Fran Giants and San Diego Padres coaches patch up fences after accusations of racist undertones

Giants, Padres coaches mend fences following Tuesday night debacle from Chelena Goldman, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com San Francisco Giants first base coach Antoan Richardson has reportedly patched things up with San Diego Padres third base coach Mike Shildt on Wednesday following a cacophony on Tuesday night that led to Richardson being ejected. The two coaches were seen San Fran Giants and San Diego Padres coaches patch up fences after accusations of racist undertones

Cleveland Guardians’ Steven Kwan off to history-making start in his MLB career

Guardians rookie Steven Kwan off to historically great start to MLB career from Adam Stites, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Cleveland Guardians outfielder Steven Kwan finished Monday’s 10-7 win against the Kansas City Royals with two walks and a three-RBI triple. The productive day for the rookie capped a four-game stretch that set an MLB record. In the Cleveland Guardians’ Steven Kwan off to history-making start in his MLB career

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani strikes out 9 batters in less than five innings on Opening Day(Also leadoff batter)

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani strikes out nine in first start of 2022 season from Adam Stites, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani pitched less than five innings against the Houston Astros on Opening Day, but still managed to fan nine batters before his exit. Ohtani, 27, earned AL MVP honors last season after finishing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani strikes out 9 batters in less than five innings on Opening Day(Also leadoff batter)

Big hit for Bobby Witt Jr., as KC Royals top Cleveland Guardians for Opening Day Victory

Royals’ Bobby Witt Jr. hits go-ahead double for win in MLB debut from Adam Stites, from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The first career hit for third baseman Bobby Witt Jr. was a go-ahead double in the eighth inning that led to the Kansas City Royals’ 3-1 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday. Witt, 21, was the second Big hit for Bobby Witt Jr., as KC Royals top Cleveland Guardians for Opening Day Victory

Former Greensboro Grasshoppers pitcher Chris Paddack goes from San Padres to Minnesota Twins in trade

Padres trade Chris Paddack, Emilio Pagan to Twins for Taylor Rogers, Brent Rooker from Victor Barbosa, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins have reportedly agreed to an Opening Day 2022 trade. The Minnesota-San Diego trade, per sources: Twins get right-handed starter Chris Paddack and right-handed reliever Emilio Pagan Padres get left-handed reliever Former Greensboro Grasshoppers pitcher Chris Paddack goes from San Padres to Minnesota Twins in trade

Pittsburgh Pirates send SS Oneil Cruz to Triple-A

Pirates option top SS prospect Oneil Cruz to Triple-A from MLB Trade Rumors, with Anthony Franco, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com The Pirates announced Tuesday afternoon they optioned top shortstop prospect Oneil Cruz to Triple-A Indianapolis. The 23-year-old will not break camp with the big league club. Pittsburgh selected Cruz to the MLB roster during the final Pittsburgh Pirates send SS Oneil Cruz to Triple-A