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Bill Buckner, Red Sox Scapegoat Later Embraced By Fans, Dies

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Donnie Gardiner works behind the scenes at Fenway Park to keep the ballpark operating smoothly. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Fenway Park is Over 100 Years Old — Donnie Gardiner Keeps It Running

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A pitch clock behind home plate at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona, spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. As part of Major League Baseball's efforts to increase the game's pace of play, pitch clocks were used on an experimental basis at some spring training games. But the experiment ended in mid-March. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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America's Favorite Pastime Is Back — And Some Wish It Would Just Hurry Up!

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"We can't stop here, this is bat country!" Max Muncy of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits an 18th inning walk-off home run early Saturday on a pitch from Nathan Eovaldi of the Boston Red Sox to win Game Three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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The Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Núñez reacts after hitting a three-run home run Tuesday night during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the World Series in Boston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 7 to win the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on Saturday, in Milwaukee. Dylan Buell/Getty Images hide caption

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The Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers celebrates his three-run home run Thursday against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Nationals Park beer seller Christy Colt talks to a customer in the stands before a recent Nationals game. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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She Sells Beer And Brings Cheer To Fans In D.C.'s Baseball Stands

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte watches a home run hit by the Washington Nationals' Matt Adams fall into the stands during the ninth inning of a game at Nationals Park on April 11. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the baseball owners meetings earlier this month in Los Angeles. On Monday, Manfred announced new rules aimed at shortening how long it takes to get a game played. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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The Cleveland Indians have agreed to remove the Chief Wahoo logo, which for decades has been publicly protested as racist and offensive. "[T]he logo is no longer appropriate for on-field use in Major League Baseball," said Commissioner Rob Manfred. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones tips his helmet to the crowd during his last at-bat in October 2012 in Atlanta. Jones played 19 seasons — all with the Braves — hitting 468 home runs. He's the only switch-hitter in major league history to have a .300 batting average for his career. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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