Ortiz's 34 joins pantheon of Red Sox greats
David Ortiz, eight months after playing his final game, had his No. 34 retired by the Red Sox in a ceremony before the opener of a three-game series against the Angels.
The Big Papi Fame Index: Who can rival David Ortiz?
With the Red Sox honoring Ortiz's No. 34 tonight, we look at who can eventually reach his star power, who has already surpassed it and which future Hall of Famer doesn't have a chance.
Nationals walk off on Harper's single.
In the 10th inning knotted at 5-5, Bryce Harper singles to deep right field, scoring Trea Turner and giving the Nationals a 6-5 win over the Reds.
Bryce Harper chose a good time for his first hit. ...
Stanton obliterates 458-foot homer.
Giancarlo Stanton crushes one into the home-run sculpture in center at Marlins Park for his 19th dinger of the season.
Josh Jackson's first pitch misses the mark.
Arizona Cardinals' first-round pick Haason Reddick and Phoenix Suns' first-round pick Josh Jackson throw dueling first pitches at the Diamondbacks game. Reddick's is on target, but Jackson's is just a bit outside.
Lonzo Ball tosses first pitch at Dodgers game.
Follow the Lakers' top pick as he arrives at Dodger Stadium, dons another new jersey and fires the ball to Kenley Jansen.
The Mets are open for business, at a time they are 12 games out in the NL East and 14 1/2 games behind the Rockies in the race for the second wildcard. They are ready to take offers for Granderson, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Asdrubal Cabrera, other veterans right now.
Actress faces wrong way before historically bad first pitch.
The SportsNation crew reacts to actress Scarlet Gruber facing toward the outfield before her first pitch at Marlins Park.
Report: J. Bush joins T. Romney in Marlins bid
Jeb Bush has joined the group led by businessman Tagg Romney that is trying to buy the Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Friday.
Olney: Please, Mr. Judge, we need you in the HR Derby
Marlon Brando was perfect for Vito Corleone, Sean Connery was the ultimate James Bond, and Aaron Judge was made for this midsummer showcase.
Judge's rookie season among greatest ever.
Aaron Judge is having an incredible rookie season, but how does it compare to the best rookie seasons in all of sports?
Beltré: 'The love Latino players have for the game is incomparable'
In his 20-year career, Adrián Beltré has become one of the most respected players in MLB. But his journey hasn't always been easy. He spoke with Marly Rivera about his transition to the U.S. -- and how a hatred of pickles sometimes saw him go hungry.
What if Cody Bellinger is going to hit 763 home runs and we just don't know it yet?
The Dodgers' phenom is on a record-setting pace for a rookie but has a long way to go before becoming baseball's HR king. We calculated nearly every possible outcome between his current 22 long balls and passing Barry Bonds.
How the NL West's power trio will shape the rest of 2017
The computers show the Dodgers as clear favorites in a loaded division, but the Diamondbacks and Rockies have a chance to keep the race close all year.
Big Papi has made big league impact in Dominican Republic
You know the Boston icon for his MLB heroics and home runs, but a new generation of stars from his homeland will make sure David Ortiz's legacy lasts.
Pipo, pelota and the lessons of a long-ago life
In a vibrant family of Cuban transplants, a grandfather's beloved game became a beacon of peace and comfort, and a tutorial for savoring the small things.
Boston's bullpen problem: It needs another Craig Kimbrel
The Red Sox won't use their only closer in a non-save situation, so they are leaving themselves vulnerable to letdowns like Salvador Perez's slam.
Veteran pitching, young hitting prove to be a powerful combination for Cubs
With stalwarts out and Kyle Schwarber in the minors, the Cubs will have to rely on a young lineup and veteran starters such as Jake Arrieta.
Russell's homer sends a fan home happy.
Addison Russell was just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, with four hits on the night, including this solo shot in the fifth inning. A fan in the outfield had himself a night, as well, with this over-the-wall catch.
The legend of Kyle Schwarber is making a pit stop in Iowa
It might seem strange that a World Series hero is headed to the minors. But this is the Cubs' best hope of helping their lost slugger find himself.
Javier Baez: 'I can turn a sure safe call into an out'
Baez, posing in ESPN's ninth edition of the Body Issue, spilled on his unique physical gifts, the art of tagging and how he's inspired by his Puerto Rican roots.
Baez's ink tells his story.
Javier Baez helped end the Cubs' curse in Chicago and has chronicled his path there by getting tattoos of the most important people and things in his life.
What's it like to be Latino in MLB today? Prospects, starters and future Hall of Famers share their stories.
Welcome to 2037! The pitch clock is here, two franchises have been eliminated and advertising revenue rules the day, but we still need umpires, nine innings and three outs to play the game.
The Dodgers, D-backs and Rockies jostle for position at the top of the rankings, but can one of them break away to challenge the Astros for No. 1?
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to the 2017 ESPY Awards on July 12 on ABC!