Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Lou Brock, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be among the speakers today at the funeral service for Cubs legend Ernie Banks
Friday was a day for people touched by Ernie Banks' irrepressible and irresistible charm to approach his casket at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. This was the kind of effect Banks had on people here.
On Friday 22 current Dodgers and three franchise luminaries took part in a special luncheon to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
The Yankees signed right-hander Scott Baker to a one-year, Minor League contract on Friday, according to multiple media reports.
David Hastings, the agent for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada, received a notification from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday night stating that his player may be generally licensed as an unblocked national, according to new guidelines for a general license amended Jan. 16, 2015.
The Twins' Byron Buxton, coming off an injury-filled 2014 season, has topped the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list in back-to-back years. The Pirates (seven players), Twins and Cubs (six players each) had the most representatives on the list.
From Byron Buxton's speed to Kris Bryant's power to Lucas Giolito's fastball and curve, Jim Callis breaks down the best tools of MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list.
It doesn't take Royals catcher Salvador Perez long to pinpoint his favorite moment from the club's magical playoff run last season. To this day, baseball observers are dumbfounded how Perez ever reached the pitch, which seemed almost two feet off the plate, let alone pulled it to beat the A's in the AL Wild Card Game.
The casket of Ernie Banks lay before thousands of mourners, including former teammates, friends and fans. It was dressed with a pinstriped No. 14 flag that flies from the left-field foul pole on summer days at Wrigley Field and a portrait of the handsome Mr. Cub.
Coming off the greatest Royals season in nearly three decades, manager Ned Yost obviously is eager to get to Spring Training in a couple of weeks. It's just that once he gets there, Yost knows he won't be searching for all that many answers.
Yasiel Puig stood on a balcony in the 26th floor of City Hall on Friday afternoon, staring out into downtown Los Angeles before a luncheon to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project and talking mostly about how often he thinks about those pesky Cardinals, who have eliminated his Dodgers in back-to-back Octobers.
The statue is not new. It was unveiled outside Wrigley Field in 2008. Fans have had ample opportunity to see it, touch it, take photos of it. But until last week, they had nearly as much opportunity to see Ernie Banks himself, visible public figure that he was. But Banks is gone now, and only the statue remains.
The Red Sox continued adding to their bullpen on Friday, agreeing with Alexi Ogando on a one-year contract reportedly worth $1.5 million.
Craig Biggio's visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday was more than just an opportunity to celebrate the greats of the game. Biggio and his wife, Patty, also had some business to take care of.
Thousands of Cubs fans took their turn standing in front of the altar Friday at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church, paying their respects to the greatest and most beloved Cub of all time.
Right-hander Josh Wall and catcher Wilkin Castillo were signed to Minor League contracts on Friday by the Pirates, who also added them to the list of non-roster players invited to Spring Training.
As Shelby Miller prepares to embark on his new experience with the Braves, he is ready to distance himself from his days as a headstrong young pitcher who was slow to heed the advice he received from Adam Wainwright and some of his other former Cardinals pitching mates.