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Curaçao Becomes Unlikely Supplier of Major League Players

published Sun, Dec 14 2014 20:17 GMT
The small country of Curaçao, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has been the source of a surge of talent to Major League Baseball.

Sy Berger, 91, Dies; Created the Modern Baseball Trading Card

published Sun, Dec 14 2014 13:39 GMT
Sy Berger, 91, Dies; Created the Modern Baseball Trading Card
In the 1950s, Mr. Berger turned the Brooklyn-based Topps company into a name synonymous with colorful, collectible cards bearing facsimiles of players’ autographs.

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Parks Bill Includes Negro Leagues Stadium

published Sat, Dec 13 2014 23:32 GMT
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure Friday that would add Hinchliffe Stadium, one of the final remaining stadiums where Negro leagues baseball was played, to Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson, N.J.

Gregorius Arrives in New York With Title: Sir Didi

published Fri, Dec 12 2014 18:52 GMT
Derek Jeter earned five titles for the New York Yankees. His successor at shortstop already has one: Sir Didi Gregorius, proud member of Order of Orange-Nassau.

Major League Baseball Roundup

published Fri, Dec 12 2014 17:55 GMT
The Pittsburgh Pirates finalized an agreement with pitcher Francisco Liriano on a three-year, $39 million contract Friday.