Baseball

Enemies Turned Allies: Coming Together for a Common Cause

Sport and Charity

Philadelphia and Boston are two cities bursting with tradition. When we think of these two cities, we automatically link them to their successful sports franchises. Philadelphians hearken back to the days of Dr. J, Bobby Clarke and Richie Ashburn among so many other incredible players. Whereas names like Bill Russell, Ted Williams, and Bobby Orr…

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College Impact Awards: Lead Award Shortlist

Lead Award Shortlisted Student-Athletes

The following student-athletes have been shortlisted for the Athlete CRUSH College Impact Lead Award: Kelly Dopke, Joey Gorman, Gregory Dix, and Enna Selmanovic. The Lead Award is given to one student who has consistently displayed all the qualities of a good leader. It is someone who everyone gets along with and feels comfortable approaching. This person…

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11 Athletes Who Supported March for Our Lives

Athlete CRUSH

America has definitely been experiencing a rough patch in its history in terms of gun violence. Even though gun violence has been a recurring theme throughout American history, it has never had such an impact on the youth. CNN reported that after only 12 weeks in 2018, there had already been 17 school shootings, averaging…

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Unforgettable Stars From Our Favorite Childhood Flicks

Often, role models in sport come from heroes of today – omnipresent in the flesh, on SportsCenter, and online sites. But other times, they’re fictional figures we worship on the big screen. Whatever your choice, the power of our favorite sport stars is undeniable and a source of great influence. In honor of those who…

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Clayton Kershaw: Finding Purpose After The Pitch

Clayton Kershaw has the kind of stuff that makes batters want to cry and call their mommies. His 12-6 hook and mid-90’s fastball are the stuff of legend. As one teammate put it, following a Kershaw gem on three days’ rest in the 2013 playoffs, “This guy’s a different kind of animal.” Almost that time.…

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Jayson Werth The Price Of Admission

The MLB season contains one of the more draining schedules for professional athletes. A full 162 games – plus playoffs – over the course of seven months give way to significant physical fatigue and few opportunities for rest. But thanks to guys like Jayson Werth, players can better focus on the positives. Werth effortlessly loosens…

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RBI Program Paying off for Cleveland’s Covelli Crisp

Snap, Crackle, Pop: Coco Crisp. Who doesn’t love late October baseball? As an exciting World Series has just come to a close, we highlight the career of Covelli Crisp, outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, known by many as Coco Crisp. The road he’s taken to get to this point makes him our throwback Thursday Athlete CRUSH.…

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Sam Fuld: Uniqueness Flying High

When Sam Fuld enters a baseball clubhouse, it’s safe to say that he stands out. It’s nothing particularly conspicuous, besides a smaller-than-average frame. But dig into the outfielder’s background and makeup, and the distinguishable characteristics are all too apparent. His Uniqueness as an athlete is especially noteworthy, and although it has been the cause of…

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More ‘Saki, Please

Munenori Kawasaki might be the new kind of guy you build a sports franchise around. It’s not that the Japanese-born baseball player has dominated at the big league level – his batting average likely won’t approach .300 and you won’t see him launching home runs into the stands, either. But for what he may lack…

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For Jon Lester, the Fight Never Stops

Major League Baseball formed 113 years ago. In those 113 years, only 284 pitchers have thrown a no-hitter. Throwing a no-hitter is one of the toughest things to accomplish as a pitcher. No bloop singles that fall between the outfielder and shortstop. No weak grounders that find their way through the infield. Yet as rare…

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Mr. November: Working Hard Year-Round

After playing out long careers, many athletes use their retirement to take vacations and relax. Derek Jeter, longtime Yankee and former face of baseball, does not partake in this tradition. Instead, Jeter has turned his full attention to his charity, the Turn 2 Foundation, which aims to provide youth with activities and programs. The values instilled in…

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Ortiz: This is his City

After the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013, the country went into shock and Boston felt at a loss. At the very next Red Sox home game, David Ortiz got a microphone to talk to the fans. In this speech, he thanked the mayor, the governor and the police department. He may not be the mayor…

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Matt Carpenter: Overcoming the Odds

From toddler to MLB star, Matt Carpenter has always had baseball on his mind. Growing up in Texas, he would spend long nights hitting into a net and playing catch with his father, who coached him in high school. His development resulted in a second-team All-American selection and an appearance in the USA TODAY Prep…

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