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The Astros found a way to make their cheating episode even worse

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, left, listens as team owner Jim Crane talks during a news conference before the start of spring training at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, Feb. 13.

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

In baseball and professional sports, integrity and fair competition matter. Jim Crane effectively scoffed at that on Thursday.

Houston’s cheating hurts league’s legacy

The Houston Astros' Jose Altuve hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Oct. 21, 2017. The Astros won, 4-0, to advance to the World Series.

By Joe Melillo, For the Pitt News

January 21, 2020

The 2017 Houston Astros will forever be stained by their sign-stealing and should receive the same treatment that baseball has given steroid users.

4 Panthers sign with MLB teams

Right-hand pitcher Dan Hammer was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 13th round of the MLB draft.

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer

July 9, 2019

The college baseball careers of three Pittsburgh Panthers ended early last month following the MLB draft. Now, they have all officially signed onto their new teams.

Infusion of youth key to upstart MLB teams

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By Stephen Caruso / Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2015

There aren’t many ways to escape a losing past. However, one way is to field players who don’t remember it. At least that’s what the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are doing this year. With recent histories of futility — including four 100-loss seasons between them since 2009 — it seemed 2015 would ...

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