Lindsay Berra has covered a variety of sports, from baseball and hockey to tennis and the Olympics, since 1999. She joined MLB.com in 2013.
|The Philadelphia Phillies and Live Nation announced Thursday that legendary recording artist Billy Joel will return to Citizens Bank Park on July 9 as part of his coast-to-coast ballpark tour.
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|The fight against cancer is a cause near and dear to the heart of Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. On Tuesday night, he joined long-time New York broadcaster Ed Randall at the SVA Auditorium in Manhattan for "Fans for the Cure: An Evening with Brian Cashman."
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|The scorebook tells a story. It gives baseball fans an at-a-glance glimpse into the daily installation of the soap opera they have been watching for over a hundred years. The circle that signifies a popout, the backwards "K" that equals a man caught looking, the penciled-in diamonds that tally runs; they are all as familiar as the lines of the field itself.
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|To help remedy the situation in his hometown of Hazleton, Pa., Cubs manager Joe Maddon founded the Hazleton Integration Project. The crowing jewel of the organization is Hazleton One, a community center housed a former school that serves 2,000 children per week with character education programs, athletics and after-school activities.
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|In an article Tuesday on outsports.com, Los Angeles Dodgers vice president of marketing and broadcasting Erik Braverman came out to the baseball world, becoming the highest-ranking openly gay executive in Major League Baseball. For Braverman, who came out to his parents over two decades ago at the age of 23 and has been openly gay in his personal life since, the time was right.
|Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig was honored Tuesday night with the Roland Hemond Award for contributions to the game at Baseball America's annual awards gala at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.
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|On Monday afternoon, Commissioner Rob Manfred named Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. to be MLB's special advisor to the Commissioner on youth programs and outreach.
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|On Sunday night in Stamford, I rappelled off the top of the 23-story Landmark building, dressed as Mrs. Claus in a red felt dress, white wig and wire-rim glasses, alongside Yankees general manager Brian Cashman (who was dressed as an elf) with an exuberant crowd of several thousand people down below.
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|It is a subject of much controversy in baseball, met with everything from curiosity and enthusiasm to skepticism and outrage.
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|Yogi Berra passed away on Sept. 22, a month before we were notified by the White House that he would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The news then was bittersweet; I was sad that Grampa would not be able to get the medal in person, but so, so proud that he would receive the honor.
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|Tony Bennett continued his long-standing tradition of singing in ballparks by opening Game 5 of the World Series at Citi Field on Sunday night with a unique rendition of "America the Beautiful."
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|"Ya Gotta Believe." That phrase was coined by Mets Hall of Famer Tug McGraw in the middle of the 1973 season. Forty-two years later, McGraw's son Tim, an award-winning country music star, threw out the first pitch for Game 4 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field.
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|If the "six degrees of separation" concept applies to the real world, then the baseball world, with its myriad leagues, levels and opportunities for players to have been on a team together, operates on about three degrees of separation.
|It has been 29 years since the New York Mets won a World Series, but every Mets fan who was alive to see it -- and even most of those who weren't -- can tell a story about that memorable series. We tracked down a number of guys from that team to share their favorite memories, as well as some thoughts on the 2015 squad.
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|I've been asked a lot recently about my grandfather's legacy. I used to say Grampa, Jesus and Shakespeare were the three most quoted men in history, but now I'm convinced those other two are losing ground.
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|One-hundred-eighty innings. That seems to be all anyone is talking about since the squabble between the Mets and super agent Scott Boras over the workload of ace pitcher Matt Harvey -- who is 23 months removed from his Tommy John surgery in October 2013 -- became public over Labor Day weekend.
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|Flash back to Sept. 10, 1999, when the Red Sox faced the Yankees, and Pedro Martinez treated fans to one of the greatest pitching performances in history.
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|August 13, 2015, marks the 20-year anniversary of the death of Mickey Mantle, the greatest switch-hitter in baseball history. Fans remember Mantle for what he did on the field: he hit .300 or higher a remarkable 10 times, was a three-time American League MVP Award winner and seven-time World Series champion. But those who knew him remember him for more than his on-field feats. They recall a big-hearted practical jokester whose quiet courage inspired everyone to just play ball.
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|In his first week at MLB's Development Center in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China, in July 2010, Xu Guiyuan named MLB All-Star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki as his baseball idol, and coach Dave Palese ran with it. But now, five years later, the player nicknamed "Itchy Shoe" is running into history as the first player from MLB's three development centers in China to sign with a Major League club.
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|Players who made frequent visits to Crosley Field had tricks to playing the Terrace.
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