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Soggy start to 4th of July in D.C.

Rain has delayed the start of the Giants-Nationals showdown of Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Strasburg.


July 4, 1939: Lou's heart-breaking speech

Lou Gehrig is arguably the finest athlete New York City has ever produced. His body would eventually fail him, but his words on this day 76 years ago live on. 'An awful lot to live for'

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War veteran with major-league dreams

Veteran Doc Jacobs lost a leg to an IED in Iraq, but that isn't stopping him from giving up on his dream of being a major leaguer.


It was another big first half for Cabrera

This year was the second time in the last three years that Miguel Cabrera had a .350 average and at least 15 HRs at the All-Star break. Prior to Cabrera, the last Tiger to accomplish that was Norm Cash in 1961.

Miggy out for six weeks

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says that Miguel Cabrera has a Grade 3 calf strain and is expected to miss six weeks. He's leading the American League with a .350 batting average and .456 on-base percentage.

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Lou Gehrig: Fact vs. Fiction

The speech that Gary Cooper gave as Lou Gehrig in "The Pride of the Yankees" is actually different than the one that The Iron Horse actually gave at Yankee Stadium 76 years ago today. Compare the two

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July 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig's speech

On this date 76 years ago, the Yankees held Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. It's when he gave his famous unscripted speech, saying, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite suffering from ALS.

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Baseball Tonight Minute: Miggy a big loss

No one's played more games since 2004 than Miguel Cabrera and his left calf strain is a big loss for a Tigers team barely above .500.


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Entering Friday, Royals and Yankees were the only 2 teams without a walk-off win. They both got them less than 15 minutes apart Friday

When animals attack in the Bronx

After breaking a 3-3 tie in the 12th inning Friday night, Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier fell to the ground after a bird aimed straight for his head.


Marlins fan suing team for 'shark bite'

Two years ago, Marlins fan Beth Fedornak was playfully bitten by Bob the Shark, a foam-rubber mascot at Marlins Park during a between-innings stunt. She immediately felt pain in her neck and since then has paid $86,000 in medical expenses.

Papi unfazed by ball to the head

David Ortiz isn't the smoothest baserunner, but it doesn't help when someone's flinging a baseball at his noggin, like Jose Altuve did Friday.