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Seattle Mariners Partner With EL1 Sports to Launch Training Centers

The Seattle Mariners and youth sports training company EL1 Sports have announced a multi-year partnership to expand access and participation in youth baseball and softball with five Mariners Training Centers across EL1 baseball and softball facilities in the Seattle region. The Mariners Training Centers are operated by EL1 and located in Puyallup, Redmond, Seattle, Tacoma […]

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MLB to Use Electronic Strike Zone in Triple A Leagues in 2023

According to a report by ESPN’s Buster Olney, Major League Baseball will implement an electronic strike zone in all 30 Triple A ballparks in 2023. Olney notes the Automated Balls and Strikes system, commonly referred to as ABS, will be used in two different ways, with 15 of the Class AAA stadiums using all of […]

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Then-Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly smiles after throwing a ball to fans before a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Jon Durr, File)

Don Mattingly Joins Nashville MLB Effort

The group looking to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville, Tennessee, has added a baseball legend to its advisory board. The Nashville Stars have announced that Don Mattingly, the former New York Yankees star and MLB manager, will provide counsel on key strategic matters and work to gain support in bringing an MLB franchise to […]

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A statue of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan stands in the plaza outside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The stadium will be host for the 2024 All-Star Game, Major League Baseball has announced. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

Globe Life Field in Arlington to Host 2024 MLB All-Star Game

Major League Baseball has announced the 2024 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby will take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The home of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field features a retractable roof and a capacity of more than 40,000. The venue opened during the summer of 2020 amidst the pandemic. The […]

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Las Vegas to Host Oakland A’s and Cincinnati Reds in 2023

The Oakland Athletics are headed to Las Vegas … for two spring training games. The A’s and Cincinnati Reds announced the teams will play games on March 4–5, 2023, at Las Vegas Ballpark, home of the Las Vegas Aviators. It’s a natural fit since the Aviators of the Pacific Coast League are the Triple-A affiliate […]

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred (right) sat down with SBJ Staff Writer John Ourland at the CAA World Congress of Sports on October 11.

Las Vegas on the Radar for Both MLB and NBA Teams in Near Future

Having already secured an NHL and NFL team in the past five years, Las Vegas has been on a heater when it comes to bringing professional sports to the desert. There has been no shortage of rumors and rumblings in the past year about the city adding both an MLB and NBA team in the […]

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Giants, Padres to Play Series in Mexico City in 2023

The San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants will meet in a two-game series at Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú Béisbol in Mexico City from April 29–30, 2023, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have announced. The games, which will serve as Padres home games, will represent the first regular season […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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The New York Yankees, left, and the Boston Red Sox line up for the national anthem before a baseball game in London on June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals Headed to London in 2023

For the first time in four years, Major League Baseball action is returning to London. The second installment of the London Series will take place June 24–25, 2023, when the Chicago Cubs take on the division rival St. Louis Cardinals at London Stadium. “The Cardinals are excited and honored to be a part of the […]

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