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Covering the Closer: Two Decades of Writing on Mariano Rivera

The Yankees signed Mariano Rivera for $2,500 in 1990, and he threw his final pitch for…

The Home for the Hall of Fame, Nestled in the Past

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Steve Pindar immediately spotted the problem on Thursday morning. The night security folks…

Yankees Stay Hot but Rockies Get a Little Wild

The Yankees were a triple-header of hot on Saturday. First was the temperature at Yankee Stadium:…

Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame Breakthrough Is a Win for Modern Baseball

Edgar Martinez, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, could really…

For Some Players, Not Reaching the Hall Just Brings More Fame

Shoeless Joe Jackson was, by any measure, the top contributor for the Chicago White Sox in…

A Plate Adjustment Helped D.J. LeMahieu With Yankees, and Skeptical Fans

Whenever infielder D.J. LeMahieu has one of the performances the Yankees have come to rely on…

Mariano Rivera’s Priceless (and Pricey) Gifts on Display at Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — They stretch across the front row of a display case at the official…

Aaron Boone Suspended One Game for Tirade Against Umpire

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his…

North of Cooperstown, a Hall of Fame That Fits Canada Just Fine

ST. MARY’S, Ontario — Ferguson Jenkins, the former Cy Young Award winner, sat in a white…

Aaron Boone Berates an Umpire, and the Yankees Take 2 From the Rays

To understand how seriously the Yankees have taken games against their division rivals, the Tampa Bay…

Pumpsie Green, First Black Player for Boston Red Sox, Dies at 85

On July 21, 1959, Pumpsie Green made his major league debut as an eighth-inning pinch-runner with…

Mets Bullpen Shows Signs of Life in 2-Game Sweep of the Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — The Mets bullpen accomplished something the last two days at Target Field that seemed…

Domingo German, the Yankees’ Surprising Ace, Has an Ideally Flawed Mentor

To become the Yankees’ most improved pitcher this season, and a bulwark in their unsteady starting…

Mets Open Series With Victory Over Twins

Michael Conforto went 4-for-4, scored and drove in a run, and six Mets relievers combined for…

Yankees Beat Rays in a Game Full of Firepower

Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning, and four batters later, Didi…