New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch (you can see the ball just above his belt on the left side of his body) in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox. He came back four innings later to hit a decisive home run. Dominick Reuter /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The knuckleball grip used by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright. Good fingernails are important. Marvin Fong /The Plain Dealer /Landov hide caption

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In its efforts to get the Oakland A's to relocate to their city, San Jose officials filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball this year. The Oakland stadium is seen here in a file photo. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite already being in the Hall of Fame, New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle was banned from baseball in 1983, for his work for a casino. He was reinstated in 1985. MLB suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 211 regular season games Monday. AP hide caption

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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta bats during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. Detroit fans watching game had the option of tuning in to a broadcast that lacked announcers, featuring only the sounds from the stadium. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers has been suspended for the rest of the 2013 season after violating Major League Baseball's drug policy. Mike McGinnis/Getty Images hide caption

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Cuban baseball players have been defecting to the U.S. in growing numbers over the past two decades. Increasingly, smugglers play a role in getting the players off the island, U.S. baseball agents say. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Alex Rodriguez during a July 13 game in Florida, where he was playing for the minor league Tampa Yankees while trying to recover from recent injuries. Mike Carlson /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Greg Van Niel, a season-ticket holder who wasn't sitting in his usual seat, grabbed four foul balls Sunday during the Indians' 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals. He reportedly kept the first three balls and flipped the fourth to nearby fans. WKYC.com hide caption

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