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Ben Walker

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Mets trade Cy Young winner Dickey to Blue Jays

The Mets trade NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, sending the 38-year-old knuckleballer and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas north for top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud and catcher John Buck, plus minor league right-hander Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra.

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MLB honors Robinson

Major League Baseball paid its annual tribute to Cairo’s Jackie Robinson, who integrated baseball on April 15, 1947 – 65 years ago.

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Braves’ offense sputters again in 4-2 loss to Mets

The Braves have managed just two runs in their first two games, both losses to the team predicted to finish last this season in the NL East, the lowly New York Mets.

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A year after his death, Cubs' Santo selected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ron Santo, one of the most beloved Cubs players in history and one of the greatest third baseman of his era, is elected to the Hall of Fame, one year and three days after his death, on Monday as 15 of the 16 members of the Veteran's Committee decide it is finally time to send Santo to Cooperstown, where many felt he should have been enshrined years ago.

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Verlander runs away with AL Cy Young

Justin Verlander caps his amazing season with a unanimous vote as the winner of the AL Cy Young award.

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Hometown hero

Thanks to St. Louis native David Freese, the Cardinals, who made history with a comeback in September just to reach the playoffs, stage one of the most dramatic comebacks in World Series history in Game 6 late Thursday night, coming back from two-run deficits in the ninth and 10th innings when they were down to their final strike as David Feese belts a two-out, two-strike, two-run triple in the ninth to tie it at 7-7, and then forces a Game 7 with a leadoff walk-off home run in the 11th to give the Cardinals a 10-9, win.

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Pujols hits three homers, powers Cardinals past Texas, 16-7

Albert Pujols becomes the third player in history to hit three home runs in a World Series game, joining Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson, to lead the Cardinals to a 16-7 win against Texas in Game 3 of the World Series.

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Posey top NL rookie

After his San Francisco Giants win the World Series, Lee County's Buster Posey is named the National League Rookie of the Year.Ben Walker, The Associated Press

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A GIANT WIN: Posey, San Francisco rough up Rangers' Lee in Game 1 of World Series, take 1-0 lead

Lee County's Buster Posey ties the game in the third inning with an RBI single for his only hit in Game 1 of the World Series as the Giants go on to win in a romp against Texas, 11-7.

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MLB, Giants great Thomson dies in Georgia

Arguably the greatest home run ever hit came from Giants great Bobby Thomson, who died Tuesday in Savannah.