CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander will start the All-Star Game for the American League for the second time, and Hyun-Jin Ryu will make his fir…
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Whatever the final estimated attendance ends up being for the National Baseball Hall of Fame's 2017 Induction of Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez, John Schuerholz and Allan "Bud" Selig, one thing became certain on Induction Eve: Bagwell's Houston Astros fans made the long journey to Cooperstown, New York, many of them for the second time in three years.
Jeff Bagwell started as a prospect for his hometown Boston Red Sox, but he ended as a career Houston Astro, and his 1990 trade may have been the break he needed to end his baseball journey in the Hall of Fame.
With a spreadsheet of impressive stats this season, Houston Astros star George Springer is used to making physical statements on the baseball diamond. During Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Miami, the 27-year-old decided to make some verbal ones, too. He was one of two players who agreed to wear a microphone during the game so he could be interviewed throughout the night.