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Jimmy Piersall, Whose Mental Illness Was Portrayed in ‘Fear Strikes Out,’ Dies at 87

“Almost everybody except the Red Sox and the umpires thought I was a riot,” Piersall wrote. “My wife knew I was sick, yet she was helpless to stop my mad rush toward a mental collapse.” The Red Sox demoted Piersall to the minors in June 1952, hoping he could gain control of his emotions, but…

Yankees 7, Blue Jays 0: Yankees’ Jordan Montgomery Bends Blue Jays to His Will

But it was the performance of Montgomery that was the center of attention. Montgomery’s over-the-top delivery, from above the peak of his 6-foot-6 frame, gives him a degree of deception that allows his fastball, which tops out in the low-90-mile-per-hour range, to seem a few ticks faster. He also uses a curveball, a slider and…

Mets 4, Pirates 2: Addison Reed Enters Early, and the Mets Leave With a Victory

Gsellman opened the game with a 10-pitch first inning, but he labored through the next two, negating a Neil Walker two-run homer in the first as the Pirates tied the game, 2-2. Continue reading the main story “Baseball gods bit us again,” Collins said. “That’s exactly what we said. My God, a 10-pitch inning, and…