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Could MLB start in Arizona … in May? Answering the big questions

Could there be Major League Baseball games as early as May? It's not entirely out of the question. The league and the players' union are discussing a plan that could land all 30 teams in Arizona amid the coronavirus...

Sale ‘feeling good’ after necessary TJ surgery

Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale is taking pride in the small victories these days.After undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 30 and with nothing else to do but stay home, Sale is counting down the days until his...

Ripken helping to feed virus-impacted families

BALTIMORE -- Cal Ripken Jr. has launched a campaign to help feed children and families across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating a contribution of $250,000 and opening a social media account for the first time to promote...

Untold tales of the Iron Man who saved baseball

As baseball's work stoppage lingered into the spring of 1995 and camps opened amid a loose plan for the teams to use replacement players, a small group of Baltimore fans gathered near the parking lot entrance to the Orioles'...

Adrian Beltre was so confident, he didn’t wear a cup

You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1979, Adrian Beltre was born.Beltre's eyes,...

Viewers guide: The night Cal Ripken Jr. became baseball’s Iron Man

ESPN continues MLB Encore Tuesdays, a series of classic game broadcasts, at 7 p.m. ET with the Sept. 6, 1995, contest between the California Angels and Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. It was Cal Ripken Jr.'s 2,131st consecutive game,...

Sources: MLB, players eye May return in Arizona

Major League Baseball and its players are increasingly focused on a plan that could allow the them to start the season as early as May and has the support of high-ranking federal public health officials who believe the league...

Ex-Rockies 1B Helton sentenced to 2 days in jail

Former Colorado Rockies All-Star Todd Helton was sentenced to two days in jail stemming from a DUI arrest last year, Knoxville (Tennessee) assistant district attorney Sean McDermott told USA Today Sports on Monday.Helton told the Denver Post that he...

Kurkjian: Late HOFer Al Kaline could do everything on the diamond

Hy Peskin/Getty ImagesWith the news of Hall of Famer Al Kaline's passing away at the age of 85 on Monday, Tim Kurkjian looks at the life of the Detroit Tigers great.Al Kaline, at age 75, still looked elegant and...

Tigers legendary outfielder Al Kaline dies at 85

Al Kaline, a Hall of Famer who played all 22 years of his career in Detroit, earning the nickname "Mr. Tiger,"  died on Monday, a team official confirmed to ESPN.  He was 85.Kaline, an 18-time All-Star and a 10-time...