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Bud Selig is praised on Jackie Robinson Day

...Robinson's number was retired, no players in the major leagues were wearing No. 42. Players using the number were...the percentage of African-American players in the major leagues has been cut in half since peaking at about 18 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-15/bud-selig-praised-jackie
Baseball's new replay system is lauded by commissioner Bud Selig

...overturned."Umpires review challenged calls in a room filled with computers, screens and technicians at the offices of Major League Baseball Advanced Media."Technology takes a while to work," MLBAM chief executive officer Bob Bowman said. "We're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-04-15/baseballs-new-replay-system-laude
Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman power Atlanta Braves past Washington Nationals

...knee while shagging flyballs during batting practice and was held out. ... Nationals LF Steven Souza Jr. made his major league debut in the seventh as Frandsen moved to second base and Danny Espinosa left the game. Souza struck out in the eighth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-13/justin-upton-freddie-fre
MLB paternity leave now becoming more accepted

...to be with their families in the delivery room. Yet Major League Baseball remains the only one of the four major professional...go see the baby be born and come back. You're a Major League Baseball player. You can hire a nurse to take care...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-14/paternity-leave-now-beco
Million Dollar Arm

Opens Friday, May 16, 2014 Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, this sports drama from director Craig Gillespie and screenwriter Thomas McCarthy follows the journey of an aging American sports agent (Jon Hamm) who attempts to save his failing business by traveling to India and recruiting a cricket pitcher to play in the Major Leagues. Fearing that the recruitment agency he owns with partner Aash (Aasif Mandvi) is about to go bust, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Hamm) has a flash of inspiration while watching a game of Indian cricket on television: Why search for the next pitching sensation in America, where everyone else is looking, when you can find one in India? Convinced that he's onto something big, J.B. travels to Mumbai with a sharp-eyed veteran scout (Alan Arkin) and announces a nationwide contest to find India's best bowler (the pitcher in cricket). Dubbed the "Million Dollar Arm" competition, it quickly draws in 40,000 hopeful athletes in search of their big break. When 18-year-old finalists Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) come out on top, J.B. arranges for them to train under famed pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) until they're ready to join the big leagues. Although at first the two talented pitchers experience a serious case of culture shock, in time they begin to adjust to American customs, and their growing relationship with J.B. takes on a familial tone, offering the self-absorbed agent an important life lesson in the power of commitment. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Bill Paxton, Madhur Mittal, Suraj Sharma Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta Braves past Washington Nationals

...left the bases loaded, but Jordan escaped by striking out pinch-hitter Ryan Doumit and Heyward.Right-hander Blake Treinen, called up from Triple-A Syracuse before the game, pitched two scoreless innings in his major league debut.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-12/freddie-freeman-leads-at
Georgia's backup QB battle unsettled

...Ramsey said.His father and uncle played soccer at Wingate (N.C.) University. The uncle, David Hayes, played for Major League Soccer's D.C. United and Chicago Fire.Brice also played soccer at Camden County, where he was also a kicker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-04-09/georgias-backup-qb-battle
Atlanta Braves honor Hank Aaron with pregame ceremony to open home schedule

...ceremony at Turner Field, Aaron spoke, along with Braves chairman Terry McGuirk, chairman emeritus Bill Bartholomay, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, and former Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren.Several of Aaron's teammates were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-08/atlanta-braves-honor-han
Ausmus, Tigers off to strong start

...he doesn't have all the answers, even as he got a taste of what life is like leading a team in his first week as a major league skipper.The Tigers rallied to win twice and also won in a rout. They blew a big lead in the ninth, but held on for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-07/ausmus-tigers-strong-sta
Hank Aaron to savor 40th anniversary of historic home run

...The homer was a defining moment for such young kids as Terry Pendleton, who was 13 and dreaming of playing in the major leagues.Like other fans across the country, Pendleton rushed to his TV to watch every at-bat as NBC broke into its normal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-07/hank-aaron-savor-40th-an