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Live: Sortable Stats Help Track Manager Tendencies

Baseball is a sport of numbers: 762 home runs, 511 wins, a 56-game hitting streak. But while players’ baseball cards are chockablock with statistics, one key person in the game tends to be ignored by fans when it comes to counting and analyzing: the manager. Sparky Anderson, who managed 1,834 …

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Live: Derek Jeter Delivers at Hall of Fame Induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The echoes last forever, but the real thing — that dizzying sound of mass admiration — rarely returns. Players are not rock stars; they cannot give performances decades past their prime, cannot summon, again and again, the same roars they earned long ago. So it was that …

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Live: The Yankees Hit the Stretch Run of September

But even behind Stanton and Cole at their best, a healthy and productive Aaron Judge (5 for 11 with a homer and three R.B.I. in the three games in Anaheim) and a lineup turbocharged at the trade deadline, nearly every night comes down to what Manager Aaron Boone described as …

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Live: Before Balls and Strikes, Umpires Make a Call to Pray

CHICAGO — The umpires dialed in at about 3 p.m. on a Friday, calling from places like St. Louis and Oakland, Seattle and Cleveland. It was time to pray. “God is our father,” Ted Barrett, a major league umpire for over two decades and an ordained Southern Baptist minister, told …

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Live: Yankees Lose Fourth Straight as Angels Have Their Number

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anthony Rizzo bounded onto the field during batting practice here Monday afternoon to offer an enthusiastic greeting to his former manager, Joe Maddon. The two, who will always be linked together in the high-definition images of the Chicago Cubs’ 2016 World Series title, stood and visited for …

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