For Baseball's Rick Ankiel, Losing His Pitching Ability Led To An Unusual Comeback

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At cemeteries across Chicago, Cubs fans are leaving flags, pennants, flowers and balloons alongside the headstones of departed fans. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Cubs Fans Decorate Gravesites Of Loved Ones Across Chicago Area

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Chicago Cubs superfan Virginia Wood is celebrating her 102nd birthday next month, and she's hoping her beloved team grants her a wish — a World Series title. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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101-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Fan Hopes Beloved Team Grants Her Birthday Wish

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An aerial view of the Hiram Bithorn Stadium as Puerto Rico plays Dominican Republic at the Caribbean Series baseball tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico in February. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals scores a run in the fifth inning against the New York Mets in Game Two of the 2015 World Series. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Changes In Safety And Diplomacy Are On Deck For Baseball's Opening Day

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Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig shakes hands with fans Dec. 16 at the Latin American Stadium in Havana during a Major League Baseball goodwill tour. Puig and fellow Cuban national Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox returned home Tuesday for the first time since defecting — Puig in 2012, Abreu in 2013 — to join the American big leagues. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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MLB Hopes New Openness Will Ease Players' Path From Cuba To The Majors

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