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The cable channel will team up with the Yankees captain to offer a behind-the-scenes look at his quest for 3,000 hits.
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HBO to Air Special on Derek Jeter’s 3,000 Hit Milestone

As Derek Jeter returns from a recent calf injury chases his 3,000th hit, Major League Baseball Productions is following the New York Yankees captain for 'Derek Jeter 3K,' a one-hour special which will air on HBO within a few weeks after the slugger reaches the historic milestone.

He will be only the the 28th major leaguer -- and the very first Yankee -- to do so.

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Lucky Red Sox Fan Catches Foul Ball in His Beer [VIDEO]

Cracker Jack is no longer the only thing at the baseball concession stand with a prize inside. This lucky Red Sox fan happened to have his beer in the right place at the right time when a foul ball took a one hop off the Fenway Park grandstand and landed in his cup. Well played!

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New proposal could mark end of divisions.
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Major League Baseball Mulling Realignment

What's old could become new again for Major League Baseball.

Sources say Major League Baseball and the players' association have talked about realigning both the National League and the American League.

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The Lone Star state teams make touching gestures to injured stars.
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Texas Rangers, Houston Astros Draft Paralyzed Players [VIDEO]

It may only be the second week of June, but the pennant race in both leagues for classiest move by a major league team is over.

Earlier this week, the Texas Rangers drafted a paralyzed player in this year’s Major League Baseball draft, while their cross-state rivals Houston Astros did the same.

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Bryce Harper Blows Kiss At Pitcher After Hitting Home Run [VIDEO]

At the age of 16, Bryce Harper was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Earlier this year, the now 18-year-old was discussed as arguably the best baseball prospect ever.

Latley, it seems the adulation is getting to the Washington Nationals' minor leaguer's head.

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Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter Voted Most Overrated Players in Baseball

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez both have multi-million dollar contracts and actress girlfriends.

The two Yankees also have something else in common: They are among the overrated baseball players in the game, according to a survey of 185 major league ballplayers by Sports Illustrated.

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Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Doctors say Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a form of inoperable brain cancer called glioblastoma. Doctors at Duke University treating the 57-year-old Carter released a statement saying surgery is not a good alternative at this time, although "we discussed an aggressive treatment plan with Mr. Carter and his family, which will include chemotherapy and radiation."

Carter, who just wrapped up his second season as baseball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University, plans to undergo treatment near his home in Florida.

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George W. Bush Dodges Foul Ball At Texas Ranger Game [VIDEO]

One of the most surreal moments of George W. Bush's presidency happened when a Iraqi reporter threw a shoe at him during a press conference.

Love him or hate him, we can all agree that Bush showed excellent reflexes when he dodged the shoe, which was headed straight for his face.

Those reflexes got another test during Monday night's baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox. Bush was sitting in a front row box when a foul ball headed in his direction. While he did flinch a little bit, the 43rd president basically maintained his cool (as opposed to some of the other folks who were in the box) and allowed the ball to bounce harmlessly in front of him.

Read on to see a video of Bush's latest dodge, and the infamous shoe incident.

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The Great Escape: Baseball Fan Leaps Onto Field, Eludes Police
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The Great Escape: Baseball Fan Leaps Onto Field, Eludes Police

Run across the baseball field and not get tackled by police? Challenge accepted!

A recent video has surfaced

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Robot to Throw Out First Pitch at Philadelphia Phillies Game [VIDEO]

A robot will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday afternoon's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers.

The robot, appropriately named Philliebot, was created by University of Pennsylvania students Jordan Brindza and Jamie Gewirtz, and will be part of Science Day at Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia.

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Baseball Amputee – Teen Claims Discrimination

A 16-year-old double amputee from Orlando, Florida is claiming discrimination after he was cut from his high school's spring baseball team.

Anthony Burruto had both of his legs amputated below the knee shortly after he was born, but that hasn't stopped him from playing baseball with prosthetic legs since the age of eight -- more after the jump

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Never A Dull Moment

If there is ever a dull moment around here, it sure is hard to find. I never come to work and not leave without laughing at something or thinking about the crazy things that happened during the day.

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