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Added September 12th, 2016 by Ian

New York Mets sign former NFL player Tim Tebow to Minor League deal

Former NFL quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow was signed to a minor league contract by the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB) on September 8th. The 29-year-old will kick off his pro baseball career in Port St. Lucie, Florida on Sept. 19th where he’s been assigned to the fall instructional league. According to Sandy Alderson, the Mets’ general manager, the signing was based on Tebow’s baseball potential rather than as a publicity stunt. Tebow’s contract details weren’t released, but it’s been confirmed that he’ll be paid a signing bonus of $100,000.

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Added August 15th, 2016 by Ian

Pair of Yankees’ rookies set MLB record in their debuts

The Alex Rodriguez era with the New York Yankees came to an on Friday, August 12th and it took less than 24 hours for a new one to begin with 24-year-old rookies Aaron Judge and Tyler Austin leading the way. Both Judge and Austin thrilled the Yankee Stadium crowd on August 13th in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays when they each hit a home run in their first major league at bats. The feat came on the day the Yankees honoured their 1996 World Series team before the game, which they ended up winning by a score of 8-4.

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Added August 9th, 2016 by Ian

Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki collects 3,000th MLB hit

Forty-two-year-old Japanese baseball star Ichiro Suzuki of the Florida Marlins became the 30th MLB player to reach 3,000 base hits when he achieved the feat on Sunday August 7th. Ichiro slapped a triple off of the right field wall against the Colorado Rockies and pitcher Chris Rusin to enter the Major League history book. The hit came in the top of the seventh inning during the game in Colorado. While it was the 3,000th hit of his MLB career, it was the 4,278th hit of his pro baseball career as Ichiro also had 1,278 hits while playing in Japan. He is the all-time leader for hits in a professional baseball career.

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Added August 9th, 2016 by Ian

Alex Rodriguez retiring from MLB on August 12th

Friday August 12th has been circled on the calendar as the date of the final Major League Baseball game for New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. The controversial 41-year-old native of New York City will leave the ball diamond for the final time against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on the 12th and will then begin a new chapter of his career early next year when he becomes an instructor and special adviser with the famous club. Rodriguez and the Yankees announced the player’s retirement before taking the field against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 7th.

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Added April 4th, 2016 by Ian

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