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Mariano Rivera Gets 602nd Save to Become All-Time Leader

Mariano Rivera notched his 602nd career save on Monday afternoon, passing Trevor Hoffman for first place on the all-time list.

Rivera preserved a 6-4 victory for the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins.

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Fan Catches Foul Ball While Talking on Cell Phone [VIDEO]

Generally, when a spectator at a baseball game catches a foul ball he’s next seen fielding a call from a friend or a relative who saw him make the snag on TV.

This Texas Ranger ran took that congratulations right away because he was already deep into a cell phone conversation when he casually grabbed a screaming line drive of a foul ball off the bat of Rangers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler.

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Cleveland Indians’ Shelley Duncan Makes Amazing, Mid-Air Catch – Three Times in a Row! [VIDEO]

Cleveland Indians left-fielder Shelley Duncan used all of his six-foot-five frame to make spectacular – and eerily similar — catches on three consecutive Texas Ranger batters.

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Josh Hamilton’s Grand Slam Costs Flooring Company $500,000 [WATCH]

Some Texas Rangers’ fans had even more reason to cheer for Josh Hamilton after he belted a grand slam on Wednesday night: they won a refund from CC Carpet.

The local flooring company is now making good on its promotional promise to issue refunds to customers who purchased flooring or countertops in September if the star hit a bases-clearing home run.

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Broward County Sheriff's Department
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Manny Ramirez Arrested for Domestic Violence

Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez, 39, was arrested at his home in Broward County, Florida on Monday night and charged with domestic battery.

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Which Baseball Fans are the Biggest Homers?

The folks in New York and Boston may be the loudest when it comes to heaping praise on their favorite hometown baseball players, but they are far from the most biased when it comes to being homers — you know, showing too much love for the players on their teams.

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10 Reasons to Look Forward to Fall

With Labor Day just around the corner, many are mourning the end of summertime. Don't fret — just remember these things that make fall great, from baseball to apple pie.

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Did Former Baltimore Orioles Great Mike Flanagan Commit Suicide Because the Team Is Terrible?

The Baltimore Orioles received awful news late Wednesday night amid word that former pitcher Mike Flanagan had been found dead. Local affiliate WBAL is reporting that Flanagan was so despondent over the poor performance of the organization in recent years that it drove him to suicide.

Flanagan, the 1979 American League Cy Young Award winner, was a pivotal part of the Orioles’ 1983 World Series team, going 12-4 that season. After his career ended in 1992, Flanagan stayed in baseball as an executive. In the 2000s, he found his way back to Baltimore, holding the top baseball executive position in the organization.

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Little League Pitcher Saved by His Cap [VIDEO]

In a Friday game at the Little League World Series, Huntington Beach, California pitcher Braydon Salzman was almost smacked in the forehead with a line-drive ball. It would’ve surely been a scary event (just ask this minor leaguer) — were it not for the brim of his ball cap.

While the impact did knock Salzman to the ground, slow-motion replay shows his cap’s bill took the brunt of the impact, leaving a noticeable dent.

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Security Guards Being Investigated for Accepting Roger Clemens’ Baseballs During Trial

Roger Clemens may have inadvertently gotten some security guards at the federal courthouse in Washington, DC into trouble after it was revealed they accepted signed baseballs from the former pitcher Roger Clemens after his criminal trial. Guards are prohibited from receiving gifts of any kind from criminal defendants.

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Teenagers Learn Science By Playing Baseball

Summer school has met the national pastime in Boston.

The tuition-free summer MIT Science of Baseball program teaches 30 inner-city teenage boys “baseball-related math and physics” during morning classes and then show the players how to translate those lessons to the diamond during afternoon games, reports The Boston Globe.

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Five Trades That Will Have the Most Impact on the Major League Baseball Playoffs

Major League Baseball’s trade deadline has come and gone, which means it’s time to dust off the infield dirt and see which moves could have a significant effect on those teams eyeing deep October runs. Here’s a look at five of them:
RP KOJI UEHARA & RP MIKE ADAMS, TEXAS RANGERS

Perhaps no team read this year’s trade market better than the Rangers. Texas general manager Jon Daniels was focused on one thing leading up to July 31 — improve the pitching staff. With few rotation arms available at a reasonable cost, Daniels turned his attention to solidifying a bullpen that unraveled in the Rangers World Series’ loss to San Francisco last year.

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