Pittsburgh's Nick Kingham made a spectacular Major League Baseball debut on Sunday, flirting with perfection in a one-hit gem as the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0. Kingham, drafted eight years ago out of high school, saw his arrival in the majors delayed by Tommy John elbow ligament surgery in 2015. He worked his way back in 2016, and played in the minor leagues last year before finally getting the call. When he finally arrived on a big-league mound, he didn't disappoint. Kingham carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, retiring the first 20 batters he faced in an expansion-era record for a pitcher making his debut. Paul DeJong belted a two-out single to left field in the seventh to break up Kingham's no-hit bid. He finished with nine strikeouts -- throwing 72 of his 98 pitches for strikes as he displayed a wicked slider. "I was nervous, yeah, no doubt," said Kingham, who joined Johnny Cueto in 2008 as the only pitchers in a century with one hit allowed, at least nine … [Read more...] about Pirates pitcher Kingham almost perfect in major league debut
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Start of Guam Major League season pushed back to May 11 The GML will open at 7 p.m. May 11 at the Paseo Stadium, according to league commissioner Roke Alcantara Sr. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jojo Santo Tomas, [email protected] Published 3:26 p.m. ChT April 25, 2018 | Updated 3:57 p.m. ChT April 25, 2018 CLOSE For more information email [email protected] or call 479-0415. Pacific Daily News CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Less than a day after announcing a solid opening night for the Guam Major League at the Paseo Stadium, officials have changed the date again. “May … [Read more...] about Start of Guam Major League season pushed back to May 11
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Play ball! Guam Major League will start May 8 The 2018 Guam Major League baseball season will open at 7 p.m. May 8 at Paseo Stadium. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Jojo Santo Tomas, [email protected] Published 5:45 p.m. ChT April 24, 2018 CLOSE FestPac leaves stadium unusable Kasmira Engichy/PDN CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The two teams that will open the 2018 Guam Major League baseball season are the same teams that squared off the last time Paseo Stadium was home to a GML game. And if all goes as planned, the GML will officially start at 7 p.m. May 8 at … [Read more...] about Play ball! Guam Major League will start May 8
“It’s got to start somewhere,” said Tim Falcon, owner of the NOLA Gold. Somewhere was a no-frills Texas high school stadium by an elevated freeway and a depressed shopping mall, where a new American professional rugby union competition kicked off on Saturday. The previous attempt, PRO Rugby, had five teams and lasted a single season in 2016. Major League Rugby (MLR) has seven and is confident of sticking around. It began promisingly, with a dramatic upset as the Houston SaberCats lost to their opponents from New Orleans. Even on the opening day of an inaugural season, recent history makes it hard not to look backwards. Things will be different this time, Falcon said: better play, smarter economics, sustainable growth. “We are directly tied to the rugby community at the start. All our teams are very tied-in to local clubs. We’re tasked with building up a groundswell of young kids playing, bringing more kids into the game, so that’s big, but also the … [Read more...] about ‘A very monumental occasion’: NOLA down Houston in Major League Rugby
While all 30 teams are set to play in the U.S. for opening day, MLB has plans to start next year abroad. By March 29, 2018, 3:00 AM EDT All 30 Major League Baseball teams will be in action when the season opens Friday, the first time in 50 years that the organization has had every team play on opening day. It’s also probably the last for a while. MLB plans to open the season in Asia next year and in 2020, which—if past openers in Japan and Australia are any indication—means a staggered start to those seasons, allowing for travel.near an agreement to play two games at London Stadium next year.) In the trip across the Atlantic, baseball will be following the NFL and NBA. Like those leagues, MLB will find both a deep culture of fandom and broad ambivalence about the game itself. The NFL staged its first game in London at Wembley Stadium in 2007 and has played at least two games there every year since 2013. The league … [Read more...] about Will Major League Baseball Find Fans in the U.K.?