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Is it safe to start the MLB season in May?

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Sources: MLB, players eye May return in Arizona

MLB and its players are focused on a plan that could allow them to start the season as early as May.

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MLB ENCORE TUESDAYS

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Cal Ripken Jr. becomes MLB's iron man, plays in his 2,131st straight game

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REMEMBERING AL KALINE

Kurkjian: Late HOFer Al Kaline could do everything on the diamond

Kaline was the youngest player to win a batting title, and opponents marveled at the breadth of skills of the Tigers great.

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Legendary Tigers outfielder Al Kaline dies at 85

Kaline, an 18-time All-Star and a 10-time Gold Glove winner with the Detroit Tigers, has died at 85.

REMEMBERING AL KALINE

Tigers legend Kaline dies at age 85

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PITCH AND CATCH

Javy Baez catches for Jose Berrios

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REMEMBERING A LEGEND

'Never forget, it was Roberto Clemente throwing'

Plays that should have never been close were turned into outs when Roberto Clemente, in right field, had the ball in his hands and a runner trying to take an extra base in his sights.

How Roberto Clemente, Neil Walker are connected

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SUPPORTING RELIEF EFFORTS

Justin Verlander to donate upcoming MLB pay checks

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