Former World Series winning manager of the Florida Marlins Jim Leyland announced Monday he was leaving his current job as manager of the Detroit Tigers.
They’ve combined to hit more than 1,109 home runs and drive in more than 3,357 runs, both at one time were South Florida legends, and both will likely never see the inside of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame except on a tour thanks to performance-enhancing drugs.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
Mariano Rivera was all set up to save his final All-Star game — or so it seemed. Jim Leyland just wasn’t about to take that chance.
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
With over a month of the baseball season already gone, the American League has witnessed a handful of its starting pitchers absolutely dominating on the mound.
Anibal Sanchez pitched his second one-hitter of the season and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts to win for just the second time in his last 16 starts as the Marlins beat the Pirates 3-0 on Saturday night.
Javier Vazquez pitched seven strong innings, Jose Lopez homered and the Marlins had 15 hits in a 9-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.
Heath Bell sprinted in from the bullpen and slid across the infield grass, tearing up the turf just short of the mound. It was that type of night: The National League never stopped moving.
Two bad throws hurt the Florida Marlins as much as any pitch Thursday night. The errors led to a pair of unearned runs, and the Marlins’ bid for a series sweep fell short when they lost to the Washington Nationals 5-3 in 11 innings.