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Pumpsie Green, First Black Player for Boston Red Sox, Dies at 85

On July 21, 1959, Pumpsie Green made his major league debut as an eighth-inning pinch-runner with the Boston Red Sox, then played shortstop to finish the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. Green’s appearance was merely a blip in the box score, but his presence in a Red Sox uniform represented a…

Here’s how ex-Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel’s debut went with Cubs

Here’s how ex-Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel’s debut went with Cubs originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Craig Kimbrel is finally back in the bigs. The former Red Sox closer made his long-awaited season debut with the Cubs on Thursday vs. the Braves. While there definitely were signs of rust for the 31-year-old, who hasn’t pitched in…

Baseball in London? It’s a Real Thing, Even When the Yankees Aren’t Visiting

LONDON — Jonathon Cramman can’t help himself. He will be sitting in his parents’ apartment above the Oasis pub, gazing across Finsbury Park at the pitcher’s mound he built with his own hands on one of London’s few baseball diamonds, and he’ll spot a dog walker. He will trudge across the road and into the…