No one in the sports world had heard of the 2014 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year until August. That’s when 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis became an instant celebrity as she took the mound in the Little League World Series and mowed down batter after batter, giving “throw like a girl” a whole new meaning.
Major League Baseball umpire Dale Scott says he is gay, the latest such disclosure in sports.
The Marlins persuaded Giancarlo Stanton to say yes. He couldn’t afford to say no. Stanton agreed to terms Monday on a $325 million, 13-year contract, team owner Jeffrey Loria said. It’s the most lucrative deal for an American athlete and averages $25 million per season.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras apparently was driving drunk when he died along with his girlfriend in a fatal crash in the Dominican Republic last month.
The celebration in San Francisco’s streets over the Giants’ World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.
The Colorado Rockies hired Jeff Bridich to become the new general manager after longtime GM Dan O’Dowd resigned Wednesday.
Derek Jeter chopped a high-hopper and beat it out for a third-inning, RBI-single on Sunday in the last at-bat of a 20-year career with the New York Yankees that will surely carry him to the Hall of Fame.
The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race.
Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for breaking the trust of his wife of 42 years. While offering no details, Washington publicly apologized to his wife and the Rangers during a 3 1/2-minute statement Thursday.
The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game. They’ve likely lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at Miller Park.