Tag: Major League Baseball (MLB)

Derek Jeter Announces Surprise Departure From Miami Marlins

MIAMI — Derek Jeter announced a surprise departure from the Miami Marlins on Monday after 4 1/2 mostly unsuccessful years that didn’t come close to matching his success as a player for the New York Yankees. Jeter became CEO of the Marlins in September 2017 when Bruce Sherman bought the team from Jeffrey Loria. A […]

St. Croix Native To Sing National Anthem Before Padres-Diamondbacks Game Today

SAN DIEGO — A St. Croix native who works as a medical specialist for the U.S. Navy will sing the national anthem before a Major League Baseball game in California this afternoon. Ashley Paddie will do the honors at the beginning of the MLB game between the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco […]

Horace Clarke, Standout Second Baseman For The New York Yankees, Dies At 81

FREDERIKSTED — St. Croix native Horace Clarke, a switch-hitting second baseman for the New Yankees from 1965-74, died Wednesday at 81. Although never viewed as a star player, Clarke became the fifth of 16 Virgin Islanders to play Major League Baseball. The career .256 hitter never hit more than six homers or drove in even […]

Miami Marlins Are 1st In Their Division …And 1st In COVID-19 Infections … It Could End Their Season

MIAMI — The Miami Marlins, one of the most under-the-radar teams in sports, have been in the news lately. Sort of. A network TV news anchor referred to them this week as the Miami Dolphins. She later apologized and corrected herself, saying they were actually the Florida Marlins. The next day Dr. Anthony Fauci, opening […]

Hall of Fame Mystery: Who Did Not Cast Vote For Yankee’s Derek Jeter?

NEW YORK — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday was a humbling experience one that was made a little more so when the 14-time All-Star fell one vote shy of being a unanimous selection. Out of all the greats who have been called to […]

St. Thomas’ Jabari Blash Hits A Home Run For New Team In Sendai, Japan

SENDAI — St. Thomas native Jabari Blash connected for his first home run of the season Sunday night with his new team, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball, Japan’s version of Major League Baseball. Nippon (or Nihon) means Japan in Japanese. The 29-year-old Blash, who spent parts of three seasons in the […]

Cuba Welcomes First U.S. Player In 60 Years To Baseball League

HAVANA — A 24-year-old student has become the first United States citizen to play in an official Cuban league in around six decades, just as Cubans are batting for Major League Baseball without having to defect under a historic deal made in December. U.S.-Cuban relations have chilled as U.S. President Donald Trump turned to Cold […]

Atlanta Braves Trade Akeel Morris of St. Thomas To Los Angeles Angels For Cash

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ATLANTA — The Braves traded pitcher Akeel Morris of St. Thomas to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday for cash considerations. The trade came three days after the Braves designated Morris for assignment to open a spot on their 40-man roster when they brought up reliever Josh Ravin, who has […]

HURRICANE RECOVERY: Oakland A’s Starter Jharel Cotton of St. Thomas Gives Back at My Brother’s Table

GIVING BACK: Oakland A’s starting pitcher Jharel Cotton of St. Thomas helps out the less fortunate at My Brother’s Table in Charlotte Amalie after Hurricane Irma. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] OAKLAND — Several weeks before his wedding, Oakland Athletic’s starter Jharel Cotton and his fiancee went on a trip to the Virgin Islands, but […]

New York Yankees Hope Trading For St. Thomas’ Jabari Blash Will Lead To More ‘Blashtoffs’

  [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] NEW YORK — The Yankees started the offseason with a lineup that featured Aaron Judge (52 HR, .627 SLG), Gary Sanchez (33 HR, .531 SLG), Didi Gregorius (25 HR, .478 SLG) and Greg Bird. (9 HR, .422 SLG in 48 games). There were already a lot of dingers on this team. They then acquired Giancarlo Stanton (59 […]