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Tyler Kepner

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The Mets Learn a Reset Takes More Than One Year

A first-place team to start August, the Mets fell out of the race and will enter the off-season once again needing to hire a leader for baseball operations. → Read More

The Pitchers Whose Spin Rates Fell Most After a Crackdown on Sticky Substances

Strikeouts have decreased and on-base percentage has risen — midseason changes without parallel in decades of baseball in the majors. → Read More

Baseball and Its Fans Are Back. Just Not Way, Way Back.

The crowds were still limited because of the coronavirus, but opening day of 2021 looked very different from the stark scenes at parks last summer. → Read More

Spring Training Appears on Track, Even if Arizona Wants a Delay

With just three weeks before pitchers and catcher report, a letter asked M.L.B. to delay spring training until the Covid-19 situation improved. → Read More

There Are Hall of Famers, and Then There’s Hank Aaron

The Braves slugger occupied the rarefied space of a player who stands out in every crowd — even one full of Hall of Famers. → Read More

Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng, Breaking a Baseball Gender Barrier

Ng has twice been an assistant general manager, but after 30 years in the game she will be the first woman to lead a major league front office. → Read More

Yankees and Astros Look Formidable in the A.L. Playoffs

Two strong teams took 1-0 leads, and a third New York-Houston series seems likely. → Read More

Cardinals’ Trust in Bob Gibson Went Beyond His Fastball and Slider

“I had a commitment to his heart,” Manager Johnny Keane once said about sticking with Gibson in a Game 7 when he was pitching on two days’ rest and coming off a 10-inning complete game. → Read More

Division Series: Faces Are Familiar, but the Landscape Has Changed

All four series feature division rivals facing off, but the packed schedule means regular-season tactics might not cut it. → Read More

With Patchwork Pitching, the Padres Turn Another Page

To win their first postseason series in 14 seasons, San Diego relied on nine different pitchers and some thrilling young stars to dispatch the Cardinals. → Read More

The Oakland A’s Conquer One Demon. Could the Astros Be Next?

The A’s got their first postseason series victory since 2006, and they will now face a Houston team that has become their nemesis. → Read More

M.L.B. Will Allow Fans at World Series and N.L. Championship Series

About 11,500 tickets will be available for games at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. M.L.B. did not get approval to sell tickets to the A.L.C.S., which will be in California. → Read More

Twins’ Playoff Misery Continues, Courtesy of the Depleted Astros

The stage seemed set for Minnesota to break its streak of postseason losses. But sure enough, a late collapse delivered a 17th consecutive playoff defeat. → Read More

Derek Jeter Is Back in the Postseason With a Whole New Perspective

Jeter played 158 playoff games as a Yankee. This week, he’ll experience his first as the Marlins’ chief executive: “It’s completely different, because you have no control whatsoever.” → Read More

After a Halt, Then a Sprint, the Cardinals Land in the Playoffs Again

After a Covid-19 outbreak, the Cardinals crammed 53 games into the season’s final 44 days. On Sunday, they emerged from a chaotic National League field with a postseason spot. → Read More

M.L.B. Awards: In a Short Season, Veterans Are Standing Out

The top contenders for baseball’s annual awards include two 30-somethings who could take home the Most Valuable Player Awards. → Read More

Fans Find a Way to Watch Baseball During the Pandemic

Baseball fans have found ways to watch live baseball in person this season despite not being allowed in the stands. → Read More

In a Short Season, Shane Bieber Is a Head Above the Rest

Cleveland’s ace is the runaway favorite for the American League Cy Young Award, racking up strikeouts at a record rate with a baffling mix of pitches. → Read More

Can Steven Cohen’s Billions Solve the Mets’ Problems? Not So Fast

Major League Baseball is filled with cautionary tales about the danger of assuming money alone can build a consistent winner. Just ask the Angels. → Read More

The Orioles Looked Done. Now They’re Threatening the Yankees’ Playoff Plans.

“We’re young and I think a lot of people underestimated us, and that’s kind of fun,” said Baltimore’s Pat Valaika. Even more fun for the Orioles would be taking the Yankees’ playoff spot. → Read More