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Robert (Bob) Nightengale has been covering Major League Baseball since 1986. So, 2,000 hotel nights, 3,500 games and 1.6 million frequent flier miles later, Bo Jackson remains the best athlete I've ever covered, Dr. J and Muhammad Ali are my favorite athletes, and Barry Bonds still is the most dominating baseball player I've ever seen.

Nightengale: Families of Negro Leaguers Rejoice in MLB’s Decision to Recognize League

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By Bob Nightengale | The families didn’t need to hear the news to legitimize their late fathers and grandfathers. They never thought it was necessary...

Nightengale: Renaming Baseball MVP Awards After Josh Gibson is Right Thing to Do

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By Bob Nightengale | They are the most prestigious individual honors in baseball, but for the first time since 1944, the American League and National...

Dodgers Defeat Rays to Win First World Series Title Since 1988

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By Bob Nightengale | The Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team in baseball all season, and Tuesday night, walked away with the ultimate...

Nightengale: Without Minor Leagues, Independents Become ‘Life-Savers’

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By Bob Nightengale | They were planning to start driving for Uber and Lyft. They were going to work at their local grocery stores. They were...

Nightengale: Giolito Wrote Baseball’s 2020 Hollywood Script with Season’s First No-Hitter

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By Bob Nightengale | Chicago White Sox starter Lucas Giolito, who comes from a movie family, just wrote one of baseball’s finest Hollywood scripts, pitching...

Nightengale: MLB Gets Serious with Covid-19 Protocols After Team Outbreaks

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By Bob Nightengale | Major League Baseball, in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreaks on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, sent severe,...

Nightengale: MLB Opening Day has Arrived, Ready for 60-Game Sprint

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By Bob Nightengale | It began and suddenly halted four months ago in spring training and then restarted as summer camp. Now, filled with...

Nightengale: Nashville Stars Could be MLB’s Next Team – and League’s First Black-owned Club

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By Bob Nightengale | Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has more power than anyone in baseball, but he can’t unilaterally implement change. He can’t...

Nightengale: Things Look Bleak, but There Will be a Major League Baseball Season

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By Bob Nightengale | Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred may not want to say it, but I will. There will be a baseball season....

Nightengale: MLB Mulls Plan to Start Season in Late June With Realigned League

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By Bob Nightengale | Maybe it’s a dream scenario. Maybe it’s premature to get excited. Then again, maybe it just might work. Major League Baseball officials have...
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