Longtime ESPN baseball correspondent Pedro Gomez dies at 58

Pedro Gomez, a longtime baseball correspondent for ESPN who covered more than 25 World Series, has died. He was 58.

Hank Aaron’s death prompts call to change team name: Braves to Hammers

  Former SU baseball coach Roger Cador remembers Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

Timeline of Hank Aaron’s life and career

Baseball Hall of Famer, knuckleballer Phil Niekro dies at 81

MLB reclassifies Negro Leagues as major league

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Southern baseball head coach Kerrick Jackson steps down to take position in MLB; asst. coach Chris Crenshaw named interim

White Sox to host Yankees in Field of Dreams game on Aug. 12

Hall of Fame Dodgers manager Lasorda hospitalized in ICU

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

Dodgers win 1st World Series title since 1988

Dodgers’ Justin Turner removed from World Series-clinching win due to positive COVID-19 test

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to win their first World Series title since 1998. The Tampa Bay Rays are among just six current franchises that have never won.

Joe Morgan, Hall of Famer and driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

Joe Morgan, the two-time MVP second baseman on the “Big Red Machine” teams in Cincinnati in the ’70s, has died at the age of 77, according to multiple reports.

Whitey Ford, Hall of Fame ace for mighty Yankees, died at 91

Nicknamed the “Chairman of the Board,” Ford was a wily left-hander who pitched from 1950-67 in the major leagues, all with the Yankees.

Ex-pro baseball player sought in woman’s killing found dead

A former professional baseball player sought in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend in a Phoenix suburb was found dead Saturday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Grand Canyon, police said.

Bob Gibson, Hall of Fame ace for Cardinals, dies at 84

Former LSU Tiger DJ LeMahieu becomes first MLB player to win batting titles in both leagues

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

Lou Brock, an SU baseball legend & MLB Hall of Famer, passes away

Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75

3 MLB games postponed, players decide after Kenosha shooting

Astros place former LSU star Alex Bregman on IL with strained hamstring; expected to be out 3 weeks

The Houston Astros have placed All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman, who played shortstop at LSU, on the injured list after he suffered a strained right hamstring. He is expected to be out around three weeks.

Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman suspended for anti-gay slur

Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has been suspended from working Cincinnati’s games after using an anti-gay slur on air.

Astros beat Rockies in 11 innings on walk-off single by Myles Straw

Center fielder Myles Straw ripped a single to left field to score Abraham Toro in the 11th inning to give the Astros a walk-off win over the Rockies on Tuesday, August 18.

Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive COVID-19 test

Major League Baseball said the game was postponed to allow more time for additional testing and to complete the contact tracing process.

MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts

The league made changes to its 2020 operations manual after outbreaks on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals led to 21 postponements in the first two weeks of a shortened 60-game season.

7 Cardinals, 6 staff test positive; series at Detroit off

Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit.

Another postponement rattles MLB; Brewers’ Cain opts out

Two Cardinals players were flagged for positive tests on Friday, forcing the series opener in Milwaukee to be called off.

MLB temporarily suspends Marlins season through the weekend

The Miami Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak could endanger the Major League Baseball season, Dr. Anthony Fauci said, as the number of their players testing positive rose to 15.

AP source: Mets to sign Bruce Maxwell, 1st MLB player to kneel

The New York Mets have agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Bruce Maxwell.

At least 3 MLB games postponed amid Marlins’ virus outbreak

More than a dozen Marlins players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak that disrupted Major League Baseball's schedule on the fifth day of the pandemic-delayed season.

Astros’ ace Verlander disputes report that he’ll miss remainder of the season

According to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle, Houston Astros ace, Justin Verlander is out for the season after suffering an elbow injury.

Batter Up! Baseball, soundtrack of summer, is back - sort of

Major League Baseball has started its most bizarre season ever. The virus-delayed opening day began when the World Series champion Washington Nationals hosted the New York Yankees.

Fauci to throw 1st pitch at opening MLB game

The Nationals host the New York Yankees to open the season nearly four months after it originally was scheduled to begin.

Dress rehearsal: MLB holds first COVID-era exhibitions

Exhibition games in Washington, New York and Pittsburgh on Saturday gave Major League Baseball its first look at coronavirus-era games — fake crowd noise and all.

MLB’s Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Canada

The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic.

MLB’s testing sweep brings some success but optics are issue

Major League Baseball's COVID-19 testing sweep appears to be having some success even as large swaths of the United States continue to struggle with containing the fast-spreading virus.

Atlanta won’t drop Braves name, but will review Tomahawk Chop

The team said it has had conversations with several Native American communities and changing the name of the Braves "is not under consideration or is considered necessary."

MLB releases pandemic-shortened schedule amid testing delays

By the time MLB revealed each team’s 60-game slate, last year's World Series teams, the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros, had canceled workouts because of COVID-19 testing delays.

Astros, Rangers set to open 60-game seasons at home

Major League Baseball has set the 60-game schedule for all of their teams.

Dodgers pitcher Price won’t play this year because of virus

Dodgers pitcher David Price will not play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, delaying his Los Angeles debut until next year.

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in plane crash

A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah.

MLB cancels All-Star Game for 1st time since 1945

The All-Star Game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Baseball’s back: MLB sets 60-game sked, opens July 23 or 24

Major League Baseball issued a 60-game schedule Tuesday night that will start July 23 or 24 in empty ballparks as the sport tries to push ahead amid the coronavirus following months of acrimony.

Phillies say 2 more players, 2 staffers test positive; 12 total

The Phillies said Tuesday all other tests within the organization have come back negative.

MLB plans 60-game slate, shortest since 1878, as union balks

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association rejected a proposed 60-game schedule by a 33-5 vote.

Balk in baseball coronavirus talks, July 19 start off

An email from baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to union head Tony Clark led to a balk in the drawn-out talks to start the pandemic-delayed season, which now won’t begin by July 19.

AP source: MLB spring training sites close amid virus worry

The players' association was told by Major League Baseball on Friday that teams will not agree to more than 60 games in the pandemic-delayed season, leaving open the possibility of an even shorter schedule of perhaps 50 games or fewer.

Phillies: 5 players test positive for virus at Florida camp

Philadelphia has shut the camp in Clearwater, Florida, to players, coaches and staff while medical authorities assess the situation.

Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are pointless and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and the sport's return to labor wars.

MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

Players would get 70% of their prorated salaries during the regular season and the rest for completion of the postseason.

2020 MLB DRAFT: LSU OF Daniel Cabrera selected by Tigers

LSU outfielder Daniel Cabrera has been selected in Competitive Balance Round B (No. 62) overall by the Detroit Tigers in the 2020 MLB Draft.

2020 MLB DRAFT: LSU RHP Cole Henry selected in second round by Nationals

LSU right-handed pitcher Cole Henry has been selected in the second round (No. 55 overall) by the Washington Nationals in the 2020 MLB Draft.

  AP sources: MLB offers 76-game year, up to 16 playoff teams

Players agreed in March to a deal calling for prorated salaries that depend on games played, a deal in exchange for a guarantee of service time if the season was scrapped.

MLB rejects 114-game schedule, threatens plan of about 50

Management has said it will discuss a schedule of about 50 games, which would result in players receiving about 30% of their full salaries.

Springer, Astros beat Angels 4-2 in Ohtani’s pitching return

George Springer hit a two-run homer and finished a triple shy of the cycle to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in Shohei Ohtani's return to the mound

White's 9th inning shot powers Astros over A's 5-4

Tyler White homered with one out in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics

Astros erupt for 6 runs in 10th, beat Rockies 8-2

Tony Kemp lined a go-ahead single off closer Wade Davis as part of a six-run 10th inning and the Houston Astros beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Trout drives in teammate for 1st time in month in Angels 14-5 win over Astros

Mike Trout drove in a teammate for the first time in more than a month, homering to cap a seven-run burst in seventh inning for the Los Angeles Angels in a 14-5 rout of the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Astros drop another one to A's, 6-4

Mark Canha's two-RBI single in Oakland's three-run eighth inning lifted the Athletics to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday.

Former LSU star Alex Bregman invited to 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman will participate in this year's MLB All-Star Home Run Derby.

Astros fall 8-3 to A's

Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer and Khris Davis added three RBIs as the Oakland Athletics jumped on Lance McCullers Jr. early and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Former LSU pitcher Aaron Nola leads Phillies to 3-1 win over Mets

Aaron Nola allowed one hit in seven shutout innings and lashed a three-run double that sent the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 3-1 on Monday for a split of their twinight doubleheader.

Former LSU stars Bregman, Nola named 2018 MLB All-Stars

Former LSU all-Americans Aaron Nola and Alex Bregman were named Sunday night to the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game rosters, increasing the Tigers' all-time total of MLB All-Stars to 12.

Alex Bregman earns AL Player of the Week honors

Former LSU baseball star Alex Bregman has been name the American League Player of the Week.

Bregman hits 5th HR in 6 games, but Astros fall 5-2 to Rays

Alex Bregman got the Astros on the board with a two-run homer in the sixth off Vidal Nuno. It was Bregman's 16th home run and his fifth in six games.

Alex Bregman has a monster series against the Blue Jays

Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman is on quite a tear for the Houston Astros.

Southern baseball legend turns 79 on Monday

Southern baseball legend Lou Brock turned 79 on Monday.

7 LSU players selected in the MLB Draft

LSU had seven players taken on the second and third days of the 2018 MLB Draft.

  Scotlandville pitcher Destin Dotson chosen by Rangers in MLB Draft

Scotlandville Magnet High left-handed pitcher Destin Dotson enjoyed a very happy afternoon with his family and friends, as he was taken in Round 12 of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers.

Ponchatoula native Simon Landry picked by Dodgers in MLB Draft

Ponchatoula native Simon Landry was picked by the Los Angeles Dodgers in Round 22 of the 2018 MLB Draft.

Southeastern pitcher Josh Green selected by Diamondbacks in MLB Draft

Southeastern Louisiana University right-handed pitcher Josh Green was taken in Round 14 of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Kevin Gausman changing number to honor Roy Halladay

Former LSU pitcher Kevin Gausman will wear a new number next season to honor the late Roy Halladay.

LaMahieu wins another MLB Gold Glove Award

Former LSU standout and current Major League Baseball All-Star DJ LeMahieu has been named the 2017 Gold Glove Award winner at second base.

Former LSU star named MLB Gold Glove Finalist

Former LSU standout and current Major League Baseball All-Star DJ LeMahieu has been named a Gold Glove Award finalist.

Former LSU second baseman having an All-Star season with the Rockies

Former LSU second baseman DJ LeMahieu is having quite the year for the Colorado Rockies.

Alex Bregman extends extra base hit streak to 10 games

Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman doubled in the ninth inning Wednesday night against the White Sox extending his extra base hit streak to 10 games.

Former Tiger Alex Bregman looks to extend extra base hit streak

Former LSU shortstop Alex Bregman will try to extend his extra base hit streak to 10 games Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox.

Michael Papierski selected in the 9th Round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros

LSU catcher Michael Papierski was selected in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros. The junior from Lemont, IL, was the 271st pick of the draft. He is hitting .260 this season with eight home runs, six doubles and 34 RBI. Papierski was selected in the 16th round 2016 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. Papierski and the Tigers travel to Omaha to face the Florida State Seminoles Saturday at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Copyright 2017 WAFB. All rights res...