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Breaks Go the Dodgers’ Way in Game 7, Just as They Planned

MILWAUKEE — Leave it to a Dodgers general manager to make the definitive, timeless observation about good fortune. “Luck is the residue of design,” the Hall of Famer Branch Rickey said when he ran the franchise in Brooklyn. His...

Overlooked No More: Jackie Mitchell, Who Fanned Two of Baseball’s Greats

Since 1851, obituaries in The New York Times have been dominated by white men. With Overlooked, we’re adding the stories of remarkable people whose deaths went unreported in The Times.Women have cleared many barriers in sports, but few exploits...

On Baseball: Bill James, No Stranger to Controversy, Believes His Current One Is ‘Unfortunate’

The writer and researcher made comments on Twitter about the ease with which players could be replaced. The players, and the team he advises, did not take it well. Source link

Mets Introduce Brodie Van Wagenen, Their New G.M. (and a Recovering Agent)

“I want them to be involved,” Van Wagenen said. “The truth of the matter is, if they’re not, that’s bad ownership.”Wilpon first broached the idea of Van Wagenen as a possible general manager soon after Alderson left. Based on...

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts Second-Guessed in World Series Loss, Even by Trump

That is what Hill had implied, right?“Well, no, not necessarily,” Hill said. “I just didn’t want to end up in a situation where we end up putting the team at risk of getting us in a situation where it’s...

Dodgers Defeat the Brewers in the N.L.C.S. to Return to the World Series

MILWAUKEE — As Yasiel Puig jubilantly raced around the bases, smacking his legs and flexing his biceps after a critical home run in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, it was hard to imagine that this Los...

World Series: Red Sox Rebound From Marathon Loss to Defeat Dodgers in Game 4

Red Sox 9, Dodgers 6 | Boston leads series, 3-1.ImageMitch Moreland hitting a three-run homer in the seventh that put the Red Sox back in the game.CreditCreditMike Nelson/EPA, via ShutterstockLOS ANGELES — Chris Sale, the Boston Red Sox star...

Baseball Has a Great World Series Matchup. Now It Needs a LeBron.

Major League Baseball has a dearth of high-profile stars. Is the problem a down cycle, or is it the sport itself? ImageDavid Ortiz is one of the most followed baseball players on Instagram, as is Alex Rodriguez. Neither of...

World Series: Dodgers Defeat the Red Sox in a Marathon Game 3

LOS ANGELES — The baseball postseason had never seen anything like it.For seven hours and 20 minutes, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers tried to settle Game 3 of the World Series. No postseason game had...

A World Series Matchup That’s a Long Time Coming

BOSTON — There will be no underdogs in the 114th World Series, which opens at Fenway Park on Tuesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone three decades without a title but have spent about $1.4 billion in salaries to...

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England unchanged as fit-again Jonny Bairstow misses out

England have confirmed an unchanged team for the second Test in Pallekele. Ben Stokes will bat at No. 3 in place of Moeen Ali,...