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A young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros Wednesday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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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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A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers' infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform circa 1945. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: A True 'Sports Hero,' Jackie Robinson At 100

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The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig defected from Cuba to play baseball in the U.S. On Wednesday, Major League Baseball and Cuba's baseball federation reached an agreement allowing Cuban players to sign with U.S. teams without having to defect first. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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The Chicago Cubs celebrate their win against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 22, and three children in attendance got to celebrate with foul balls. David Banks/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: When A Video Isn't The Whole Story

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Rep. Steve Scalise (center) is helped off the field by Rep. Cedric Richmond (right) and Rep. Bran Wenstroup (left) after playing second base during the Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Alex Edelman/Getty Images hide caption

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Scalise Returns to Baseball Field One Year After Shooting Left Him Seriously Injured

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After pitcher Ty Koehn struck out Jack Kocon, sealing the team's place in the state champion, Koehn ran over to hug his good friend. John Hakes/Bring Me The News/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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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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Yawkey Way, outside Fenway Park, was named for the late, former Boston Red Sox owner, Tom Yawkey, who was known for his philanthropy, but also for what was a racist ball club. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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Boston Changes 'Yawkey Way' To 'Jersey Street' After Concerns Over Racist Legacy

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The Nationals' director of field operations, John Turnour, looks over his domain. Denise Guerra/NPR hide caption

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The Grass Is Always Greener At The Baseball Field

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander was traded from the Detroit Tigers in a move that that experts estimate netted the Astros about $10 million, though no money changed hands between the two teams. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Tax Change Delivers A Blow To Professional Sports

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Babe Ruth clouts a towering home run during his time with the New York Yankees. AP hide caption

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Long-Lost Babe Ruth Interview Discovered In Prep School Archives

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Roy Halladay won two Cy Young awards and was an eight-time All-Star during his 16 years in the major leagues. He's shown during his final season, in 2013. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Yuli Gurriel will be suspended for five games in the 2018 season, and will receive sensitivity training in the off-season. Bob Levey/Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Hansen (left) watches data on a hand-held device as Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Matt Benedict throws a ball. Benedict is wearing sensors that recorded 39 sets of measurements. Tamara Lush/AP hide caption

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What's Up Those Baseball Sleeves? Lots Of Data, And Privacy Concerns

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Uniforms of the New York Yankees will be among those getting a personality infusion during Major League Baseball's Players Weekend later this month. Ron Schwane/AP hide caption

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