Ed Ladley's Dodgers' Rookie League jacket is being donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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A jacket in a local baseball exhibit in Berkshire County is headed to Cooperstown, New York. The National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday will take possession of the 1958 Brooklyn Dodgers' Rookie League jacket.

Connecticut resident Paul Hensler, author of "The New Boys Of Summer: Baseball's Radical Transformation In the Late Sixties," autographs a copy of his book.
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The late 1960s were a turbulent time in the United States. Society was changing, from experimenting with drugs, to racial tensions, to Vietnam. Leaders were assassinated -- and even the game of baseball was affected by the real-world turmoil. 

An exterior view of McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, current home of the PawSox baseball team, in May 2017.
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Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien says time is running out to strike a deal with the PawSox and keep the baseball team in Rhode Island. Grebien said that if lawmakers fail to approve the latest proposal on the table, Pawtucket is ready to take matters into its own hands.

PawSox players in the dugout in 2014.
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Worcester is making a serious pitch to be the new home of the top minor league team for the Boston Red Sox. But the Paw Sox of Pawtucket may have other plans. 

Mascot "Paws" greets visitors to McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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Worcester, Massachusetts, is sharpening its bid to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to Central Massachusetts. The PawSox are the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Jamil Ragland lives in Hartford's north end.
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My 10-year-old son Gabriel loves baseball. When I received free tickets to a game at Dunkin' Donuts stadium this May, I pushed aside my feelings of hypocrisy and took him out to the old ball game.

Red Sox Bid Farewell To John Farrell

Oct 11, 2017
Red Sox Manager John Farrell, during a game in Baltimore in June 2013.
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The Boston Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell after the team's second straight loss in the American League Division Series.

Report: Red Sox Used Apple Watch To Steal Yankees' Signs

Sep 5, 2017
In this photo from 2014, the Red Sox hosted the Yankees at Fenway Park.
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The Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they improperly used electronic devices to steal signs from their longtime rival New York Yankees.

The New York Times reported Tuesday the Red Sox used a high-tech watch to relay signs by the Yankees catchers during a series last month at Fenway Park.

In this photo from 2014, the Red Sox hosted the Yankees at Fenway Park.
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With the second half of Major League Baseball's season now well underway, things are starting to get interesting in the American League East. 

A Six-Year-Old Encounters Greatness

Jun 13, 2017
Robert Floyd, holding the ball signed by Jimmy Piersall.
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Legendary Red Sox center fielder Jim Piersall died earlier this month at the age of 87. Commentator Robert Floyd had an encounter with the heralded player he'll never forget.