MLB Baseball News
Japanese baseball star Ichiro Suzuki of the Florida Marlins recently set the all time record for hits by a professional baseball player. But even though Ichiro has played in North America’s Major League baseball since the 2001 season, his hit total isn’t a MLB record. Suzuki entered his game on June 15th in San Diego against the Padres just one hit shy of the record of 4,256 hits set by former MLB player Pete Rose. He tied the record with an infield single in his first at bat in the contest at Petco Park. Ichiro then failed to reach base during his next three plate appearances, but in the top of the ninth inning he managed to hit a two-out double to set a new pro mark of 4,257 hits.
When Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer racked up his 20th strikeout against the Detroit Tigers on May 11th he tied a Major League Baseball record that had been achieved just four times before in the league’s long and storied history. This isn’t the first time the right-hander has made the record books either as he threw a pair of no-hitters last season with one of them being an out away from a perfect game. Scherzer struck out 20 of his former Tigers teammates on May 11th in Washington’s 3-2 victory which ties the mark for strikeouts in a nine-inning game. Scherzer’s feat also set a franchise record for the Nationals.
With Major League Baseball players getting suspended with alarming regularity for failing drug tests, it seems they just don’t get it. People don’t fail drug tests by accident and if you cheat there’s a great chance you’ll be caught. The latest MLB player to be hit with an 80-game suspension for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs is 32-year-old Chris Colabello of the Toronto Blue Jays. The first baseman was handed the ban on April 22nd for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, which is also known in drug stores as Turinabol. It’s also the same substance Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Daniel Stumpf was suspended for a week earlier.
Left-handed relief pitcher Daniel Stumpf of the Philadelphia Phillies has been handed an 80-game suspension without pay for failing a performance-enhancing drug test. Major League Baseball (MLB) handed out the punishment to the 25-year-old on April 14. This is Stumpf’s first year in MLB and he rookie was banned after testing positive for a substance named dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, which is a known anabolic steroid which is typically used to increase strength and speed.
However, it doesn’t appear that the drug had any positive effect on his early-season performance since the rookie had an earned-run average of 40.50 in his three appearances after pitching two-thirds of an inning and allowing three runs against. He didn’t record an out in his debut on April 7th as he walked a pair of batters and then gave up a grand slam. Stumpf’s current contract sees him paid the minimum MLB wage of $507,500 this season which means he’ll be losing a total of $221,858 in pay. If Stumpf plays in the minors this year his salary drops to just $41,400. The pitcher was taken by the Phillies in the latest winter-meeting draft for unprotected players.
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- June 21st, 2016
Japan’s Ichiro Suzuki sets pro baseball record with 4,257th hit
- May 16th, 2016
Washington Nationals Max Scherzer’s 20 strikeouts ties record for nine-inning game
- April 26th, 2016
Toronto Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello latest MLB player to receive 80-game ban
- April 18th, 2016
Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf nailed with 80-game suspension
- April 4th, 2016
Batter up: 2016 MLB season underway
- March 2nd, 2016
Colorado Rockies’ Jose Reyes on paid leave during criminal investigation
- February 15th, 2016
New York Mets’ pitcher Jenrry Mejia suspended for life
- November 3rd, 2015
Kansas City Royals win first Word Series in 30 years
- November 2nd, 2015
Paulo Orlando becomes first Brazilian to play in a World Series
- October 26th, 2015
Mets’ Daniel Murphy sets MLB record with home runs in six straight playoff games
- October 13th, 2015
Dodgers’ Chase Utley banned two games for breaking opponent’s leg
- October 6th, 2015
Yankees’ CC Sabathia checks into rehab a day before playoffs
- September 8th, 2015
NY Mets’ Matt Harvey commits to pitching in playoffs
- September 1st, 2015
Baseball fan falls to death at stadium while jeering A-Rod
- August 18th, 2015
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