How could you not be moved by the "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" trumpet solo in tribute to pitcher Jose Fernandez prior to Monday night's Miami Marlins/New York Mets game? The entire Marlins roster of players wore number-16 jerseys in honor of Fernandez who died early Sunday morning in a boating accident.
On Wednesday evening, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced its newest members: Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. Griffey set a record by being named on 99.3 percent of all ballots, surpassing the mark set by Tom Seaver in 1992.
Dallas Keuchel threw six shutout innings and Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez homered to lead the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees, 3-0, in the American League Wild Card game in the Bronx on Tuesday night.