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Unicorn Theater stages play about the first woman to play baseball in Negro Leagues | KCUR 89.3

Unicorn Theater is taking a swing at the play “Toni Stone,” which is based on the life of the first woman to play baseball in the Negro Leagues. Stone, who played for Kansas City Monarchs for a short stint, was one of three women to appear in a Negro Leagues game. Stone is a featured …

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Baseball’s big rule changes good for fans, left-handed hitters

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli won’t go to the mat one way or the other on rules changes announced Friday by Major League Baseball. But Twins righthanded-hitting star shortstop Carlos Correa predicts a rule eliminating defensive infield shifts will benefit lefthanded hitters and impact games. Two fielders must position themselves on each side of the second-base …

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New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo to resume baseball activities Sunday

2:44 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK — New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo is scheduled to start baseball activities on Sunday after getting a blood patch to aid in his recovery from an epidural injection to treat his ailing lower back. The …

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Cron’s 3-run HR lifts Rockies past Diamondbacks 4-1 | baseball

DENVER (AP) — CJ Cron hit a three-run home run, José Ureña gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Saturday night for their fourth-consecutive victory. Cron’s 457-foot shot to center field off Madison Bumgarner (6-14) was his team-high 28th home run of the season and …

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Trout HR 6th game in row; Ohtani blister, Angels top Astros | baseball

HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Trout homered in his sixth straight game to set an Angels franchise record, Shohei Ohtani threw five solid innings before exiting because of a blister and Los Angeles beat the Houston Astros 6-1 on Saturday night. Trout hit his 34th homer, a three-run drive to left field in the second inning. …

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This week in history Sept. 9, 1922: Baseball and Labor Day go well while another sad accident shocks community

After having traveled more than 60,000 miles, Capt. W. Wanderwell (standing) and L. Kuqua (at wheel) recently arrived in London. They have now toured through the USA, Canada, South America, Mexico and Australia, and are to start on the continent at once. They will not complete their tour until 1924. Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection/Courtesy photo …

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