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Pujols steps to the plate for at bat for the Angels. Photo credits: Kevin Ward is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols released after nine seasons with the team

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // May 18, 2021

The Angels have released 10-time all-star Albert Pujols after nine seasons with the team.  Pujols signed with the Angels as a free agent in December 2011. His contract was for 10 seasons, and...

Yadier Molina makes baseball history

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // April 25, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina made baseball history on April 14, by becoming the first catcher to catch 2000 games with one organization. Sara Mitrano, a current member of the Chico State...

Chico State softball 2020 team photo. Photo credits: Chico State Sports Information

Chico State baseball and softball teams return to the diamond on a limited basis

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // April 14, 2021

With MLB season starting up, Chico State’s baseball and softball teams await their own return to playing games.  The 2021 MLB season has begun and is set for the regular 162 game schedule and...

Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer throws a pitch for the Cleveland Indians. Bauer was recently acquired by the Dodgers in free agency. 
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Dodgers, Padres favorites in NL West; A’s, Angels still chasing Astros in AL West

Connor McPherson, Reporter // February 17, 2021

Major League Baseball will be returning to a 162-game season on April 1. A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend MLB games without showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination....

Chico State baseball reflects on Hank Aaron’s death

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 11, 2021

Hall of Fall baseball legend Hank Aaron passed away on Jan. 22 in Atlanta, Georgia. Chico State baseball coaches and players will not soon forget his trailblazing legacy. “Hank Aaron was a tremendous...

The Chico State baseball team celebrating a run being scored in the 2020 season. Photo credit:Julian Mendoza

Chico State baseball ‘frustrated’ with cancelled season

Matthew Wreden, Sports Editor // December 9, 2020

Jorge Perez stayed as optimistic as possible. The 5-foot-9 infielder from Artesia carried a sliver of hope this offseason the Wildcats would be able to compete at Nettleton Stadium this spring. Perez...

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 2, 2020

Robinson Cano, a current baseball player in the majors for the New York Mets tested positive for the performance enhancing drug known as stanozolol. Due to getting caught, he is suspended for the entire...

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Freeman, Abreu awarded MVPs in respected leagues.

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // November 15, 2020

Atlanta Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman and Chicago White Sox’s first baseman, Jose Abreu took home the MVP trophies in a shortened 60 game season. Freeman demolished his competition in...

Dodgers finally claim World Series trophy

Dodgers finally claim World Series trophy

Alex Martin, Reporter // November 3, 2020

For the first time since 1988, the Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions. This was not an easy path for the Dodgers to take as they had to go through four teams and secure 13 victories to become...

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols

MLB opens investigation on Turner for violating protocols

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // November 3, 2020

After clinching the 2020 World Series, Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrated on the field with his teammates, despite being told he had COVID-19, leading MLB to start a full investigation on the veteran...

An overview of Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB teams ready to battle for a championship

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // September 29, 2020

The MLB postseason bracket is finalized and teams are ready to compete for a championship starting Sept. 29. The American League wild card series will begin on Tuesday and will be a three game battle...

A photo of a Chico State baseball player on Feb. 18

The Athletics have all the pieces for a World Series title run

Alex Martin, Reporter // September 27, 2020

The Oakland Athletics are going back to the playoffs for the third year in a row, but for the first time as a division winner since 2013. With the coronavirus pandemic still around, Major League Baseball...

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