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  1. Buzz That Was -- Yoenis Cespedes defends Home Run Derby title

    D'Arcy Maine

    Giancarlo Stanton got things going -- not to mention grown men screaming -- at the Home Run Derby with an epic first-round shot, but it was Yoenis Cespedes who won his second straight title.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014
  2. espnW -- A hit sequel for Team USA softball player Sam Fischer

    Graham Hays

    Sam Fischer wasn't supposed to make the U.S. softball national team even once, but now she's pulled off a sequel with another surprise ending.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
  3. Tipping our cap to Mighty Casey

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    On this day in 1888, the iconic poem "Casey at the Bat" was first published in the San Francisco Daily Examiner. Written by Ernest Lawrence Thayer under the pen name "Phin" about a baseball team in the fictional town of Mudville, the prose is a comed...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. 2014 NCAA softball tournament -- Baylor Bears, Louisiana-Lafayett...

    Graham Hays

    Graham Hays recaps Saturday's super regionals, including Baylor's decision to take the bat out of Georgia slugger Alex Hugo's hands, and how it paid off with a trip to the Women's College World Series.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2014
  5. espnW -- Steering clear of Shake Shack? Might we recommend these ...

    Shake Shack at Citi Field has been taking shots all week, so we're here to remind you of some delicious offerings at ballparks across the country.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  6. espnW -- Sierra Romero's bat has bite for Michigan Wolverines

    Graham Hays

    Michigan's Sierra Romero may be only 5-foot-5, but she hits the ball as hard as anyone -- on those rare occasions when pitchers actually throw her strikes.

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  7. Flashback: Walk is a hit

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    It's been called the strangest at-bat in major-league history, and it took place on this day in 1951. In the second game of a doubleheader between the St. Louis Browns and the Detroit Tigers, 3-foot, 7-inch Eddie Gaedel walked to the plate to face Ti...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  8. espnW -- Team USA comes up short in ISF Junior World Championship...

    Graham Hays

    For eight of its nine games, the USA junior national softball team dominated the ISF Junior World Championship, but came up short when it counted, losing to Japan 4-0. All is not lost, though.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2013
  9. MLB tips cap to moms

    Lizzie Haldane

    Major League Baseball will honor mothers everywhere today, bringing out hot pink bats, gloves and cleats for the eighth consecutive year. For the first time ever, Rawlings will release a pink-stitched ball and Phiten will feature a pink compression s...

    Blog | May 12, 2013
  10. espnW -- University of Illinois-Chicago Flames shortstop Natalie ...

    Andrew Linnehan

    Natalie Hernandez has been on a hot streak at the plate for the Illinois-Chicago Flames, and the inspiration for her focus comes from her mother, who is struggling in a battle against cancer.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  11. W roundtable: Can New York Yankees get back into the American Lea...

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    The Yankees are down 0-2 in the ALCS and hitting the road, is there anything that can save New York's season? Our experts weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  12. espnW -- NPF star Natasha Watley goes to bat for others

    Graham Hays

    Softball superstar Natasha Watley's foundation gives African-American girls a chance to find their place in the game.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  13. espnW -- Former Cal softball star Valerie Arioto in the zone for ...

    Graham Hays

    Former Cal star Valerie Arioto has found her rhythm with Team USA this summer. The power hitter has keyed the U.S. lineup with an .800 average at the world championship.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  14. Catcher Jessica Shults returns to old form to lead Oklahoma Soone...

    Graham Hays

    After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at last season's end, Oklahoma catcher Jessica Shults is back behind the plate leading a Sooners team poised to make another run at the national title.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  15. Jessica Mendoza's top five reasons to be an athlete

    Jessica Mendoza

    In honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the Olympic gold medalist shares why everyone should pick up a ball (or a racket ... or a bat ...).

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  16. Pregame rituals of the pros

    Selene Yeager

    Sports psychologists and athletes share the quirky superstitions of some of our favorite sports starts.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2011