Reigning T-Mobile Home Run Derby king Giancarlo Stanton will be back to defend his title. The Miami Marlins star has been confirmed as a competitor for this year's All-Star showcase. Stanton, appearing on ESPN's Baseball Tonight, said that participating in the derby in his home stadium is "going to be so much fun. I'm really looking forward to it." The Marlins will host the Midsummer Classic for the first time in franchise history. Stanton had something of a home-field advantage last year. The Southern California native hit 61 shots over the three rounds of last year's derby, which was held at San Diego's Petco Park. With the hometown Miami fans on his side, Stanton will look to improve upon
Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki doesn’t have to try all that hard to break records these days. At 43 years and 246 days old, Suzuki is the new record-holder. Henderson was 43 years and 211 days old for that start, according to MLB.com.
"KILLEBREW, Patrick, 'Pat,' age 68, passed away peacefully at home, June 20, 2017, after watching the Washington Nationals relief pitchers blow yet another lead." That's the start to the obituary the family placed in The Richmond Times-Dispatch after the death of Killebrew, an "avid" Nationals fan. Killebrew, a longtime Virginia attorney, died a day after watching Washington's relief pitchers lose a six-run lead in a loss against the Miami Marlins. Killebrew's 25-year-old son, Jake, said Monday he and his mother Rachel felt the good-natured obit was something they had to do. Pat Killebrew would have loved it, Jake adds. The joke has helped Jake and his mom in grieving Killebrew's unexpected death