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Sandy Alderson Set to Return to Mets as Team President

Steven Cohen, the presumptive new owner of the Mets, announced on Thursday that he intended to bring Sandy Alderson back as president of the team’s baseball and business operations.Alderson’s fingerprints are all over the current Mets roster, as he...

M.L.B. Awards: In a Short Season, Veterans Are Standing Out

The top contenders for baseball’s annual awards include two 30-somethings who could take home the Most Valuable Player Awards. Source link

Fans Find a Way to Watch Baseball During the Pandemic

The strangest thing happened when the Yankees played in Philadelphia in early August: Their manager, Aaron Boone, complained about fans — at a game with no fans in the seats. Out beyond the center-field gates, on 10th Street, some...

Betty Bushman, an Early Female Baseball Voice, Dies at 89

Ms. Bushman died on Sept. 3 in her condominium in Kansas City, Mo. She was 89. Her son Craig said the cause was a stroke.While women sportscasters became more commonplace in the decades after Ms. Bushman’s brief stint with...

Charles Peterson, Veteran Minor Leaguer and M.L.B. Scout, Dies at 46

This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.Charles Peterson, a high school sports star in South Carolina who played minor league baseball for 14 seasons before becoming...

With Kids in Sports Bubbles, These Parents Are Desperate for a Way In

“It’s a complete split of, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is everything that he’s wanted, I couldn’t be happier for him,’” she said, “and simultaneously my heart is breaking because all I want to do is be there to support...

Players’ Alliance Gets $10 Million From M.L.B. and Union to Build Diversity

Major League Baseball and the players’ union have pledged $10 million to the Players Alliance, a nonprofit formed this summer by more than 100 current and former Black players in the wake of George Floyd’s death, aiming to help...

Pandemic, Unrest, Fires? An M.L.B. Rookie Still Smashes Home Runs

Along with the rest of the world, athletes have had their careers upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are giving The New York Times an intimate look at their journeys in periodic installments through the rest of the year....

Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth in Pandemic-Shortened Season

The 2010s was their first decade without a pennant since the 1910s. By giving Cole a record nine year $324-million contract this winter, the Yankees felt they secured the missing piece to put them over the top.Two of the...

Albert Pujols Passes Willie Mays in Home Runs, if Not Dominance

Relegated to a part-time role for a basement-dwelling team, Albert Pujols — the man they used to call The Machine — stepped to the plate in the fifth inning of Friday’s face-off between the Angels and the Texas Rangers....

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Michael Conforto’s season over as New York Mets place outfielder on...

WASHINGTON -- The New York Mets placed Michael Conforto on the injured list Thursday with a hamstring injury, ending the outfielder's regular season.Conforto was...