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In Korea, Watching ‘Tiger King’ and Training for Baseball Alone

“I can’t imagine what it’s like for guys in the States. They have no idea right now. What exactly do you do? Do you take time completely off? Do you try to stay going? It’s such a wild time.”If...

Al Kaline, Tigers’ Perennial All-Around All-Star, Is Dead at 85

Al Kaline, one of baseball’s finest hitters and defensive outfielders whose Hall of Fame career spanned 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, died on Monday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He was 85.His son Mark confirmed the...

There’s a Pandemic. Is This a Time for Tommy John Surgery?

“Who is to judge someone’s medical needs in order to perform their job?” Alonso wrote. “Noah’s surgery, or any other athlete’s surgery during this time shouldn’t be scrutinized considering it is done by orthopedic surgeons, not those on the...

Tom Brady Moves Into Derek Jeter’s Tampa Mansion

If you’re Tom Brady, you suddenly need a place to live in the Tampa area. And if you’re Tom Brady, a one-bedroom is probably not an option.So where else to turn but Derek Jeter’s mansion? The Tampa Bay Times...

M.L.B. and Players’ Union Lay Out Framework to Navigate Suspended Season

Players agreed to a deal with M.L.B. that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like.As part of the...

Future Players Take a Big Hit as M.L.B. Navigates a Crisis

“When you talk about the 350th or 450th best player in the draft, you’re talking about a darn good baseball player,” the agent Scott Boras said on Friday. “This guy may not be a big leaguer, but he’s a...

Jimmy Wynn, ‘Toy Cannon’ Known for His Home Runs, Dies at 78

Jimmy Wynn, the diminutive Houston Astros slugger whose monster home runs in the 1960s and ’70s earned him the nickname the Toy Cannon, died on Thursday in Houston. He was 78.The Astros announced the death but did not provide...

Coronavirus Protective Masks to Be Made From M.L.B. Uniform Material

Had the baseball season not been postponed because of the coronavirus, players across the country would have been decked out in crisp new uniforms for opening day on Thursday. Now, some uniforms will be put to better use.Fanatics, the...

Baseball Season Opens With a Dash of Imagination

Professional baseball greeted a new season this afternoon with an Opening Day game for the ages, an extra-inning masterpiece that vividly unfolded on the sun-dappled field of the imagination. The crack of the bat could almost be heard, the...

It’s Opening Day. Baseball Is Closed.

Leave it to Rogers Hornsby, who starred for the St. Louis Cardinals a century ago, to find the words that neatly fit our troubled times.“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball,” Hornsby once said....

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Senior Bowl Quarterbacks

The Senior Bowl serves as the unofficial start of the draft season. This week, I'll be bringing you previews of the quarterbacks, running backs...