Boosters of Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards, built at taxpayer cost of $210 million, promised the baseball stadium would lead an urban renaissance, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods and bringing jobs and tax revenue to the city’s struggling downtown.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was voted American League Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen won the National League award.
Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski’s memorabilia collection, including the uniform he wore when he won the 1960 World Series with a Game 7 walk-off home run, was sold at auction for more than $1.7 million, according to Hunt Auctions.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, last month’s World Series Most Valuable Player, and New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano were among the 18 winners of Major League Baseball’s annual Silver Slugger awards.
Third baseman Manny Machado, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones won Gold Glove Awards for the Baltimore Orioles, who committed a Major League Baseball record-low 54 errors in the regular season.
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will miss spring training and probably the start of the 2014 Major League Baseball regular season after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee.
Students who dream of starting a high-tech company may aim for Stanford University, while those who want to be scientists target the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. If running a Major League Baseball team is on your to-do list, it pays to attend Amherst College.
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his confidence the team could win its 28th World Series title by 2017 was a principal factor in his decision to return to the club with a four-year contract extension.