Oct. 6, 1945. Nick Paolella knows the date by heart and he knows the Chicago Cubs lost. The rest has faded away over time.
Just before noon Tuesday, Dusty Baker strolled out of the Nationals Park home dugout and made his rounds during his club's first workout ahead of its National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mike Trout has an MVP problem: He needs more help.
Mark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame. The former slugger who admitted using steroids joins Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner and seven others on the Today's Game Era ballot to be considered for election to Cooperstown in December.
So much for any Game No. 162 chaos in baseball: The San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles grabbed the last three playoff spots Sunday, and the October matchups are set.
The head of Taiwan's professional baseball league on Monday said that "poor coordination" by the Sports Administration had resulted in its decision to withdraw Taiwan's team from the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC).
The New York Mets clinched a postseason spot with a 5-3 win over the Phillies to secure the top National League wild card and set off a bubbly celebration that spilled from the visitors' clubhouse onto the field in Philadelphia.
Opening his final weekend with yet another game-winning homer, David Ortiz lined a two-run shot into the right-field stands to break a seventh-inning tie and help the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday.
There was no dispute the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn't have won on Yadier Molina's double.
Even though they let a win get away Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox locked up something more important. And as far as they were concerned, an AL East title was certainly worth celebrating.