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The Cardinals and Giants will be honored to play at the historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama on June 20, 2024. Take two minutes to listen to CC Sabathia and Harold Reynolds discuss the history and honor of the Negro Leagues. To tie into the significance of this announcement, it was shared on August 3, decades after Satchel Paige made his Major League debut on August 3, 1948.
The @Cardinals and @SFGiants are headed to legendary Rickwood Field!@CC_Sabathia and Harold Reynolds discuss the history behind the oldest professional baseball park in the U.S. and @MLB’s tribute to the Negro Leagues. pic.twitter.com/HuqTNTofhA
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 3, 2023
Return Of The Max
Atlanta’s ace Max Fried will make his return to the rotation today after nearly three months away. Fried was sidelined after his fifth start of the season with a strained left forearm that kept him on the injured list since May 5. Fried is especially excited to return for a weekend series at Wrigley Field where he will face his former teammate Dansby Swanson.
Max Fried is starting Friday. We repeat. Max Fried is starting Friday🔊
Brian Snitker's thoughts on the Angels series and the upcoming roadtrip to Wrigley Field⤵️ pic.twitter.com/nPummkTUtJ
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) August 2, 2023
Spreading Wings With A New Team
Jack Flaherty made his debut in an Orioles uniform yesterday against division rivals, the Blue Jays. He had a respectable outing, pitching six innings while only allowing one run on four hits and a walk. Flaherty also fanned eight batters to help the Orioles extend their lead to two games over the stagnant Rays.
Jack Flaherty showed out. pic.twitter.com/CCC19QhX36
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 3, 2023
Baseball For All
This tweet really tells a better story than I can. I wanted to share it here in case it was missed yesterday.
The world's most remote country, Bhutan, is experiencing a baseball boom
What started as a handful of kids playing on a concrete slab has grown to more than 6,000 children who are becoming dedicated baseball fans
"It's the fastest-growing sport in the country right now," says… pic.twitter.com/n8yS5GfLN7
— MLB Life (@MLBLife) August 3, 2023
Best Moments From Yesterday
Back To Back Jack
— MLB (@MLB) August 3, 2023
Rookie Brice Turang launched a ball 414 feet to right field with a three-run home run, his fifth home run of the season.
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 4, 2023
How About Those Cubbies
The Cubs are have been having their own Home Run Derby this week at Wrigley Field.
The @Cubs have scored 43 more runs than any other team since the All-Star break. 👀
What will they do tonight in their series finale against the Reds? pic.twitter.com/or3MB9Adhj
— MLB (@MLB) August 3, 2023
Green Means Go
Michael Taylor got the green light on a 3-0 count for a two-run home run.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) August 4, 2023
The Dodgers Era
Players and coaching staff were asked about their favorite Taylor Swift song as the singer wraps up her first leg of the tour in Los Angeles this weekend. I’m sure you can guess what song Kershaw loves.
Favorite Taylor Swift song (Dodgers' Version). pic.twitter.com/sQXsFfACV0
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 4, 2023
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