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Randy Jackson, a Fence-Clearing Footnote to Baseball History, Dies at 93

Ransom Joseph Jackson Jr. was born on Feb. 10, 1926, in Little Rock, Ark., the son of Ransom Sr. and Ann Polk Coolidge Jackson. His father, a former Princeton University baseball captain, prospered in the 1920s running a...

Mike Trout Didn’t Go on the Market. It Came to Him.

This was always the logical blueprint for Mike Trout, the greatest and least complicated player in baseball. Trout would not sell himself short financially, but he also would not draw out the process of determining his future. He...

San Francisco Mayor and Civic Groups Call for Punishment of Giants C.E.O.

The mayor of San Francisco endorsed a call by civic groups on Monday for Major League Baseball to impose a serious penalty on the chief executive of the San Francisco Giants for a public altercation with his wife...

Jacoby Ellsbury Reports to Yankees Camp With an Injury-Clouded Future

TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees spring training was more than a month old when outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury arrived here with little fanfare on Sunday. His locker had remained mostly undisturbed until this weekend, packages stacking up. An occupant is...

The A’s Look to the Corners, and Inward, for Another Improbable Run

Whenever Major League Baseball opens a season in Japan, count on the Oakland Athletics to show up. The regular season will start at the Tokyo Dome for the fifth time on Wednesday, and this is the third time...

Luke Heimlich Signs With Mexican Team, but Could Be Blocked

“I’m not a judge,” Mansur said in Spanish in a phone interview from Laredo, Tex. “I’m just a businessman, and I’ll give him an opportunity. If he was guilty, he’s already been judged. I’m just looking from here...

Mets Hire ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza in Front-Office Role

When the Mets hired Brodie Van Wagenen as their new general manager last October, they wholly embraced, even promoted, his status as an unconventional outsider — a converted player agent. The team made a similarly unorthodox addition on...

Larry Baer Will Take Leave From Giants After Videotaped Altercation

Larry Baer will take a leave of absence from his job as C.E.O. of the San Francisco Giants, the team announced on Monday. Last week Mr. Baer was captured on video in a physical altercation with his wife...

Yankees’ Miguel Andujar Wants His Defense to Have Fans Talking, Not Groaning

TAMPA, Fla. — During the idle time of spring training, Miguel Andujar pulls out his cellphone and calls up a video. He has seen this footage already, but if he wants to fulfill his dream of becoming one...

Mets Have a Versatile Roster, When They Are Healthy

“Unforeseen things are going to happen,” he said. “That’s just the reality of baseball.”Outfielders have not been immune to the rash of injuries. Jeff McNeil, slated to start in left field, was scratched from the lineup two days...

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Having a good or bad side was once left to A-list celebrities on the covers of magazines, but these days every Instagram influencer...

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