Baseball and Softball Return to the Olympics: What to Watch and Expect

For the first time in 13 years, baseball and softball competitions will be held at the Olympics. Thanks to Japan’s passionate love for both sports, baseball and softball returned to the Games after being rejected as permanent Olympic bids in 2005. Then the criticisms were that sports weren’t global enough and in the case of …

Unhappy Players Falling On Baseball Fields With Softball Fans

After a 13-year hiatus, softball is back on the Olympic scene with a frustrating difference: The games are played on baseball fields instead of softball. Fans and players similar expression frustration on social media This week. Among the main differences is that a softball field is smaller than a baseball field, usually an infield is …

Marjorie Adams Going to Hit For Baseball Pioneer Dies At 72

Marjorie Adams, who tirelessly supported the candidacy of baseball’s 19th-century founding father, great-grandfather Daniel Adams, died July 7 in a nursing home in Branford, Conn. He was 72 years old. His nephew, Nate Downey, said the cause was lung cancer. Litigating for her great-grandfather, known as Doc (he had a medical degree from Harvard in …

Mexico National Baseball Team in Quarantine After 2-Man Test

The Mexico national baseball team was quarantined after two players tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, Mexican baseball. Federation officials announced. A statement from the federation said pitchers Hector Velazquez and Sammy Solis, both 32, gathered on Sunday to begin training in Mexico City and were asymptomatic and …

Tom Reich, Who Made Big Deals for Baseball Stars, Dies at 82

After the 1979 season, Mr. Reich persuaded the Astros’ general manager, Tal Smith, to give Richard a new five-year contract with a base salary of $200,000 (about $722,000 in today’s money) plus incentives. But weeks later, another leading agent, Dick Moss, hires Astros owner John McMullen to join California Angels’ future Hall of Famer and …