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5 candidates for improvement in 2022

The Houston Astros had a strong 2021 despite being two games short of winning the World Series and many individual players had great seasons.Even though some Astros have had standout seasons, there is room for improvement, as there always…

Astros’ Yuli Gurriel improves with age

In the Astros' last regular season game, Yuli Gurriel did magic with his first shot.He shot the ball to left field. Jason Castro came in from third base as a winning point. The Astros' canoe was emptied. Teammates and coaches invaded…

0.244 batting average since 1968

NEW YORK - The major league batting average has fallen to 0.244 this season, its lowest since the pitcher's year in 1968, although offense has risen markedly following baseball's mid-season crackdown on adhesion enhancing substances for…

Cardinals get rare rash in rivalry

FARMINGTON - The Farmington 56-27 rout on Friday at Cardinal Stadium presents its biggest win in two decades in the series against rival Prairie Grove. The last time the Cardinals gained more than 29 points was when Bryan Law was head…

The 20 stars of the Baseball Times 2021

Every year, sports staff and contributors to The Times vote for the Times 20 All-Stars for baseball. Here are the choices for the 2020-21 high school sports season. Players are selected from 21 high school programs in The Times coverage…