A pitcher delivers the baseball

MLB asks umpires for heightened sticky substance checks

Major League Baseball is again looking at in-game inspections by umpires for those banned grip aids.

 | AP

United States' Mike Trout celebrates after hitting a two-run single against Colombia in the World Baseball Classic.

Team USA knocks out Colombia, advances to WBC quarterfinals

After defeating Colombia 3-1 in pool play, the Americans will now face the undefeated Venezuela team in a win-or-go-home quarterfinals matchup.

 | Gage Jackson

Puerto Rico's Francisco Lindor, rear, hugs teammate Enrique Hernandez after a World Baseball Classic win over Israel.

Puerto Rico pitches first-ever WBC perfect game in 10-0 rout of Israel

The game ended in mercy-rule fashion after just eight innings.

 | Gage Jackson

Mexico's Joey Meneses celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run against the United States.

Meneses madness: Mexico stuns US 11-5 in World Baseball Classic

Mexico's Joey Meneses blasted two home runs to propel his team past the defending tournament champions during pool play.

 | Gage Jackson

Baseball fans hold national flags of Cuba, Taiwan and Netherlands at a World Baseball Classic game.

World Baseball Classic returns after 6-year hiatus

The international tournament will feature 20 teams, up from 16 in previous years, and be played over a longer period of time to allow for more games.

 | Gage Jackson

Boston Red Sox Justin Turner rolls on the ground after being hit in the face by a pitch.

Red Sox Justin Turner released from hospital after scary wild pitch

The third baseman said he is "very fortunate" and recovering after being hit in the face by a fastball during Monday's spring training game.

 | Gage Jackson

Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu

U.S. To Let MLB Stars Play For Cuba In World Baseball Classic

MLB stars such as José Abreu, Yordan Alvarez, Randy Arozarena, Yoán Moncada and Luis Robert can now decide to play for Cuba in the WBC in March.

 | AP

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge.

Aaron Judge Lands 9-Year, $360M Deal To Remain With New York Yankees

The free agent slugger will return to New York for $40 million per season, the highest average annual payout for a position player in the MLB.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A baseball manager exchanges fist bumps with players.

Minor League Sports Are A New Battlefield For Labor Rights

Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the latest behind-the-scenes stories of business and culture in sports in its series "Scoreboard."

 | Scripps News Staff

The Houston Astros celebrate their World Series win against the Philadelphia Phillies

Alvarez Blasts Baker, Astros To World Series Title vs. Phillies

While the stain on Houston's first championship might never completely fade, Alvarez's three-run homer helped fashion a fresh crown for the Astros.

 | AP

Houston Astros pitchers after a combined no-hitter in the 2022 World Series.

Javier, Astros Pitch 2nd No-Hitter In World Series History

Pitchers Christian Javier, Bryan Abreu, Rafael Montero and Ryan Pressly held the Phillies hitless for the first World Series no-hitter since 1956.

 | AP

The Houston Astros celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees.

Astros Sweep Yankees To Advance To World Series Again

The Houston Astros completed a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees, winning their second consecutive pennant and fourth in six years.

 | AP

Philadelphia Phillies celebrate after winning the baseball NL Championship Series in Game 5 against the San Diego Padres.

Harper's HR Powers Phillies Past Padres, Into World Series

The wild-card Phillies were the last club into the 12-team playoff field this year after finishing third in the NL East.

 | AP

Atlanta Braves' organist Matthew Kaminski plays an organ overlooking Truist Field before Game 4

Why The Organ At Baseball Games?

The organ is a common sound you hear at baseball games, but why and what is the significance of it?

 | Lauren Magarino

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a solo home run, his 62nd of the season

Yankees Star Judge Hits 62nd Homer To Break Maris' AL Record

Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night,

 | AP

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a home run.

Yankees Star Judge Blasts 61st Home Run, Ties American League Record

With six games left to play this season, Aaron Judge has now tied the season home run record set by Yankees legend Roger Maris in 1961.

 | AP

President Joe Biden meets with members of the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta Braves Visit White House To Celebrate 2021 World Series Win

The Braves were joined by President Biden, who saluted the team's improbable season, calling it one of "history's greatest turnarounds."

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge.

MLB's Judge, Pujols Closing In On Home Run Milestones

Aaron Judge is three home runs away from passing the American League record of 61 and Albert Pujols is just two away from hitting the 700-homer mark.

 | AP

Atlanta Braves pitcher Anthony Varvaro.

Former MLB Pitcher Turned Police Officer Varvaro Dies In Car Crash

37-year-old Anthony Varvaro was an officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey after a career with the Mariners, Braves and Red Sox.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

New York Yankees All-Star Aaron Judge.

Yankees' Judge Hits Home Run 55, Nears American League Record

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is on pace to hit 65 home runs, which would surpass the record 61 set by fellow Yankee Roger Maris in 1961.

 | Gage Jackson

The Honolulu Little League team celebrates a win

Hawaii Wins Little League World Series, Beating Curacao 13-3

In six games — all victories — the team from Hawaii outscored opponents 60-5 to go on and win the state's fourth Little League World Series title.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

A Mickey Mantle baseball card is displayed at Heritage Auctions

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Breaks Record As Sports Memorabilia Soar

The Mantle baseball card dates from 1952 and is widely regarded as one of just a handful of the baseball legend in near-perfect condition.

 | AP

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully poses in the pressbox of Dodger Stadium

Iconic Los Angeles Dodgers Broadcaster Vin Scully Has Died At Age 94

The Hall of Fame broadcaster was the announcer for Major League Baseball's Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers for 67 years.

 | Clayton Sandell

Mickey Mantle baseball card

Rare 1952 Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Going To Auction

The sale price for the mint condition card is expected to exceed $10 million when the auction begins Aug. 27.

 | AP

Major League Baseball Hall of Fame inductee David Ortiz

David 'Big Papi' Ortiz Takes Center Stage At MLB Hall Inductions

Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, Minnie Miñoso, Gil Hodges, Buck O'Neil and Bud Fowler.

 | AP

Nine-year-old Derek Rodriguez meets New York Yankees player Aaron Judge

Young Yankees Fan Who Was Gifted Judge Home Run Ball Meets His Hero

Nine-year-old Derek Rodriguez went viral last week when he was gifted an Aaron Judge home run ball by an opposing Toronto Blue Jays fan.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Fans in London for MLB game

MLB Plans London Games In 2023, 2024 And 2026

The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs are the leading candidates to play in London next year.

 | AP

Jackie Robinson and other Brooklyn Dodgers players

MLB Celebrates Jackie Robinson Day 75 Years After Debut

Friday marks 75 years since Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier in his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

 | Stephen Graddick IV and AP

Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy wears a wrist-mounted device used to call pitches as he catches a ball

MLB To Allow Technology To Combat Sign Stealing During Regular Season

A catcher wears a wristband device with buttons, including nine pitch options. A verbal message is transmitted to the pitcher who has a hat receiver.

 | Meg Hilling

Frito-Lay Cracker Jills

Frito-Lay Introduces Cracker Jill Snack To Honor Women In Sports

Cracker Jack maker Frito-Lay has released special-edition bags of Cracker Jill snacks to honor and support women in sports.

 | Scripps News Staff