MLB Baseball News
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.
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.
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.
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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- September 12th, 2016
New York Mets sign former NFL player Tim Tebow to Minor League deal
- August 15th, 2016
Pair of Yankees’ rookies set MLB record in their debuts
- August 9th, 2016
Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki collects 3,000th MLB hit
- August 9th, 2016
Alex Rodriguez retiring from MLB on August 12th
- 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