Outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals celebrates the team's Game 4 win over the Baltimore Orioles, which completed a sweep of the American League Championship Series, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Derek Jeter smiles during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 18. The Yankee captain, who retires at the end of this season, joined the 3,000-hit club in 2011. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Chief Operating Officer of Major League Basball Rob Manfred speaks June 26 during a Memorial Tribute To Tony Gwynn by the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park in San Diego. Stephen Dunn/Getty Images hide caption

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First baseman Jim Thome stands in at the plate in a 1997 Cleveland Indians game. The team signed Thome to a special contract this weekend so he could retire with the team that brought him to the big leagues. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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Don Zimmer, manager of the Chicago Cubs, watches batting practice before the 1990 All-Star game with fellow managers Jim Leyland of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tony LaRussa of the Oakland Athletics and Roger Craig of the San Francisco Giants at Wrigley Field. Getty Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers singles in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves during Opening Day. Mike McGinnis/Getty Images hide caption

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Ralph Kiner, seen here in 1982 with fellow Hall of Famer Willie Mays, has died at 91. Harry Harris/AP hide caption

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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez in September of 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Pete Rose of the National League barreled into American League catcher Ray Fosse at the 1970 All-Star Game in Cincinnati. It's one of the most famous home plate collisions in Major League Baseball history. AP hide caption

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