Dominican-born Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz runs on the base paths during a major league game in Boston on April 8. The Dominican Republic is a baseball powerhouse. There are more Dominicans playing in the major leagues than from any other country in Latin America, and the Dominican Republic has more players in the majors than all other Latin countries combined.
For the second consecutive season, ticket prices stayed relatively flat in Major League Baseball, according to a new survey by Team Marketing Report. The average ticket price across all 30 teams is $26.91, which is only a 1.2 percent increase from last season. That percentage represents the lowest year over year increase since the company's Fan Cost Index debuted in 1991. Here are some of highlights of which teams charge the most and the least for tickets, hot dogs, and parking:
Baltimore Orioles first baseman Derrek Lee waits for a Minnesota Twins player to step into the batter's box during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., on March 23.
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Following Atlanta's 3-2 loss to the Giants Monday night in the National League Division Series, Braves manager Bobby Cox retired after 29 seasons as a major league skipper. That got us to thinking about the best managers of all time. How would you make that choice? Best win-loss ratio? Most World Series wins? We decided to use post-season playoff appearances. Drawing on Baseball-Reference.com and BaseballHall.org, here's our top five list.
Boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the US Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.
Steinbrenner died early Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. He bought the New York Yankees in 1973 for $10 million. Seven World Series titles later, the Yankees are worth more than $1 billion, due in large part to George Steinbrenner.
Steinbrenner died early Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. The New York Yankees won seven World Series titles under the ownership of George Steinbrenner.
George Steinbrenner and his wife Elizabeth watch a game in the 1970s. In 1973 Steinbrenner and a group of investors purchased the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. The team's 2008 season payroll was nearly $200 million.
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