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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Pirates P Chad Kuhl has elbow surgery, out for 2019
Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Pittsburgh Pirates' Jacob Stallings, left, is held by Chad Kuhl (39) as Elias Diaz (32) showers him while celebrating after hitting a walkoff single off Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Ben Lively in the bottom of the ninth of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pirates P Chad Kuhl has elbow surgery, out for 2019
Pittsburgh Pirates' Jacob Stallings, left, is held by Chad Kuhl (39) as Elias Diaz (32) showers him while celebrating after hitting a walkoff single off Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Ben Lively in the bottom of the ninth of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
While top prospects and returning stars are expected to produce somewhat, a long season of baseball lends itself to many surprises. Here are SN's best surprise performers of 2018.
The Max Muncy All-Stars: Baseball's best surprise performers of 2018
While top prospects and returning stars are expected to produce somewhat, a long season of baseball lends itself to many surprises. Here are SN's best surprise performers of 2018.
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flips his bat while watching his three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Burglars cause $10K in damage at Yasiel Puig's home
Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flips his bat while watching his three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
The Pirates and Cubs exchange words during the 2015 NL Wild Card game.
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
The Pirates and Cubs exchange words during the 2015 NL Wild Card game.
The Pirates and Cubs exchange words during the 2015 NL Wild Card game.
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
The Pirates and Cubs exchange words during the 2015 NL Wild Card game.
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
Everyone wants to ‘fix’ baseball, but almost no one is talking about one simple solution
A recent video of one Cubs fan dancing on a jumbotron while his daughter withers inside will definitely have you embarrassed for her.
This Dancing Dad Embarrassed His Daughter With His Moves at a Baseball Game
A recent video of one Cubs fan dancing on a jumbotron while his daughter withers inside will definitely have you embarrassed for her.
Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Fighting (literally) for AL East supremacy
Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Fighting (literally) for AL East supremacy
Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Fighting (literally) for AL East supremacy
Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Fighting (literally) for AL East supremacy
Members of the Yankees and Red Sox remember a crazy brawl that represents the teams' shared hatred. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Two legendary catchers with nothing but bad blood
The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Two legendary catchers with nothing but bad blood
The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Two legendary catchers with nothing but bad blood
The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Two legendary catchers with nothing but bad blood
The hatred between Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk was emblematic of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
The atmosphere around the 1978 AL East playoff game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was magical. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Game 163 a surreal baseball day
The atmosphere around the 1978 AL East playoff game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was magical. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
The atmosphere around the 1978 AL East playoff game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was magical. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Game 163 a surreal baseball day
The atmosphere around the 1978 AL East playoff game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was magical. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
The atmosphere around the 1978 AL East playoff game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was magical. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Game 163 a surreal baseball day
The atmosphere around the 1978 AL East playoff game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was magical. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
The atmosphere around the 1978 AL East playoff game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was magical. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Game 163 a surreal baseball day
The atmosphere around the 1978 AL East playoff game between the Red Sox and the Yankees was magical. '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
Beyond the hate, amidst the chaos, lies the untold story behind the greatest comeback in baseball history. Check out the full-length documentary "14 Back" on SI TV, available September 20. Visit www.si.tv for your seven-day free trial.
TRAILER: "14 Back"
Beyond the hate, amidst the chaos, lies the untold story behind the greatest comeback in baseball history. Check out the full-length documentary "14 Back" on SI TV, available September 20. Visit www.si.tv for your seven-day free trial.
Beyond the hate, amidst the chaos, lies the untold story behind the greatest comeback in baseball history. Check out the full-length documentary "14 Back" on SI TV, available September 20. Visit www.si.tv for your seven-day free trial.
TRAILER: "14 Back"
Beyond the hate, amidst the chaos, lies the untold story behind the greatest comeback in baseball history. Check out the full-length documentary "14 Back" on SI TV, available September 20. Visit www.si.tv for your seven-day free trial.
Beyond the hate, amidst the chaos, lies the untold story behind the greatest comeback in baseball history. Check out the full-length documentary "14 Back" on SI TV, available September 20. Visit www.si.tv for your seven-day free trial.
TRAILER: "14 Back"
Beyond the hate, amidst the chaos, lies the untold story behind the greatest comeback in baseball history. Check out the full-length documentary "14 Back" on SI TV, available September 20. Visit www.si.tv for your seven-day free trial.
Beyond the hate, amidst the chaos, lies the untold story behind the greatest comeback in baseball history. Check out the full-length documentary "14 Back" on SI TV, available September 20. Visit www.si.tv for your seven-day free trial.
TRAILER: "14 Back"
Beyond the hate, amidst the chaos, lies the untold story behind the greatest comeback in baseball history. Check out the full-length documentary "14 Back" on SI TV, available September 20. Visit www.si.tv for your seven-day free trial.
Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Was Bucky's bat corked?
Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Was Bucky's bat corked?
Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Was Bucky's bat corked?
Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
'14 Back': Was Bucky's bat corked?
Bucky Dent's home run lives in baseball history, but was there some controversy to it? '14 Back' focuses on a crazy chapter in baseball's most storied rivalry, starting September 20 on SI TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial.
<p>A dugout from a baseball park is partially sunken on the sand of the Luquillo Beach, a victim of beach surge caused by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 19, 2018 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Angel Valentin/Getty Images) </p>
Luquillo, Puerto Rico

A dugout from a baseball park is partially sunken on the sand of the Luquillo Beach, a victim of beach surge caused by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 19, 2018 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Angel Valentin/Getty Images)

The Yankees and Red Sox squared off in Boston in 1973, but that year the rivalry drew punches and it became one of the most memorable brawls in baseball history. It also set the stage up for another unforgetable fight in 1976.
Bill Lee: 1973 Sox, Yankees Brawl 'Looked Like Two Hookers Fighting on 45th Street'
The Yankees and Red Sox squared off in Boston in 1973, but that year the rivalry drew punches and it became one of the most memorable brawls in baseball history. It also set the stage up for another unforgetable fight in 1976.
There's no definitive timetable for his return, but Story could play during this weekend’s series at Arizona if his rehab goes well.
Trevor Story injury update: Rockies SS (elbow) to resume baseball activities
There's no definitive timetable for his return, but Story could play during this weekend’s series at Arizona if his rehab goes well.
A dugout from a baseball park is partially sunken on the sand of the Luquillo Beach, a victim of beach surge caused by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 19, 2018 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Angel Valentin/Getty Images)
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
A dugout from a baseball park is partially sunken on the sand of the Luquillo Beach, a victim of beach surge caused by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 19, 2018 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Angel Valentin/Getty Images)
Ricardo Troncoso​, 20, entered guilty pleas in separate cases on drug and gun charges.
Ex-Salem Baseball Star Sentence To 2.5 Years After Guilt Pleas
Ricardo Troncoso​, 20, entered guilty pleas in separate cases on drug and gun charges.
FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, mayflies swarm around the bright lights of a ballpark during a baseball game in Cincinnati. Experts say light pollution is a big problem for some species of insects. Certain bugs are attracted to brightness, where they become easy prey and expend energy they should be using to get food, said University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, mayflies swarm around the bright lights of a ballpark during a baseball game in Cincinnati. Experts say light pollution is a big problem for some species of insects. Certain bugs are attracted to brightness, where they become easy prey and expend energy they should be using to get food, said University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, mayflies swarm around the bright lights of a ballpark during a baseball game in Cincinnati. Experts say light pollution is a big problem for some species of insects. Certain bugs are attracted to brightness, where they become easy prey and expend energy they should be using to get food, said University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
<p>Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ildemaro Vargas catches a grounder hit by Chicago Cubs’ David Bote before throwing to first base for the out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) </p>
Cubs Diamondbacks Baseball

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ildemaro Vargas catches a grounder hit by Chicago Cubs’ David Bote before throwing to first base for the out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ildemaro Vargas catches a grounder hit by Chicago Cubs' David Bote before throwing to first base for the out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Cubs Diamondbacks Baseball
Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ildemaro Vargas catches a grounder hit by Chicago Cubs' David Bote before throwing to first base for the out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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The Yankees and Red Sox squared off in Boston in 1973, but that year the rivalry drew punches and it became one of the most memorable brawls in baseball history. It also set the stage up for another unforgetable fight in 1976.
Bill Lee: 1973 Sox, Yankees Brawl 'Looked Like Two Hookers Fighting on 45th Street'
The Yankees and Red Sox squared off in Boston in 1973, but that year the rivalry drew punches and it became one of the most memorable brawls in baseball history. It also set the stage up for another unforgetable fight in 1976.
There's no definitive timetable for his return, but Story could play during this weekend’s series at Arizona if his rehab goes well.
Trevor Story injury update: Rockies SS (elbow) to resume baseball activities
There's no definitive timetable for his return, but Story could play during this weekend’s series at Arizona if his rehab goes well.
A dugout from a baseball park is partially sunken on the sand of the Luquillo Beach, a victim of beach surge caused by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 19, 2018 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Angel Valentin/Getty Images)
Luquillo, Puerto Rico
A dugout from a baseball park is partially sunken on the sand of the Luquillo Beach, a victim of beach surge caused by Hurricane Maria, on Sept. 19, 2018 in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Angel Valentin/Getty Images)
Ricardo Troncoso​, 20, entered guilty pleas in separate cases on drug and gun charges.
Ex-Salem Baseball Star Sentence To 2.5 Years After Guilt Pleas
Ricardo Troncoso​, 20, entered guilty pleas in separate cases on drug and gun charges.
FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, mayflies swarm around the bright lights of a ballpark during a baseball game in Cincinnati. Experts say light pollution is a big problem for some species of insects. Certain bugs are attracted to brightness, where they become easy prey and expend energy they should be using to get food, said University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, mayflies swarm around the bright lights of a ballpark during a baseball game in Cincinnati. Experts say light pollution is a big problem for some species of insects. Certain bugs are attracted to brightness, where they become easy prey and expend energy they should be using to get food, said University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, mayflies swarm around the bright lights of a ballpark during a baseball game in Cincinnati. Experts say light pollution is a big problem for some species of insects. Certain bugs are attracted to brightness, where they become easy prey and expend energy they should be using to get food, said University of Delaware entomologist Doug Tallamy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
<p>Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ildemaro Vargas catches a grounder hit by Chicago Cubs’ David Bote before throwing to first base for the out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) </p>
Cubs Diamondbacks Baseball

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ildemaro Vargas catches a grounder hit by Chicago Cubs’ David Bote before throwing to first base for the out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

8 year old Hailey Dawson just became the first person ever to throw the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and she did it with a prosthetic hand.
8-year-old throws first pitch at all MLB stadiums with prosthetic hand
8 year old Hailey Dawson just became the first person ever to throw the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and she did it with a prosthetic hand.
8 year old Hailey Dawson just became the first person ever to throw the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and she did it with a prosthetic hand.
8-year-old throws first pitch at all MLB stadiums with prosthetic hand
8 year old Hailey Dawson just became the first person ever to throw the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums, and she did it with a prosthetic hand.
Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ildemaro Vargas catches a grounder hit by Chicago Cubs' David Bote before throwing to first base for the out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Cubs Diamondbacks Baseball
Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Ildemaro Vargas catches a grounder hit by Chicago Cubs' David Bote before throwing to first base for the out during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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