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Teenagers Learn Science By Playing Baseball

Summer school has met the national pastime in Boston.

The tuition-free summer MIT Science of Baseball program teaches 30 inner-city teenage boys “baseball-related math and physics” during morning classes and then show the players how to translate those lessons to the diamond during afternoon games, reports The Boston Globe.

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Fan Who Gave Back Ball from Derek Jeter’s 3,000th Hit Could Face Between $5,000 and $13,000 in Taxes

When Christian Lopez caught the home run that was Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit last week, he gave the historic ball to the Yankee's shortstop without asking for any money, even though it may have fetched over $100,000 on the open market.

The taxman isn't being so generous with Lopez.

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Derek Jeter Scores 3000th Hit, Fan Returns Ball [VIDEO]

Playing in front of a sold-out hometown crowd on Saturday, Derek Jeter sent his record-setting 3,000th hit deep into left-field, making him the 28th major leaguer and first New York Yankees player to reach the hitting milestone.

And who caught the potentially money-making ball? Christian Lopez, a 23-year-old fan whose girlfriend gave him tickets to the game as a birthday present.

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Fan Dies at Texas Rangers Game While Trying to Catch Ball

A man died at the Oakland A's-Texas Rangers game Thursday night in Arlington, Texas when he fell 20 feet over the left field wall while trying to catch a ball.

The victim, identified as Shannon Stone, had reached over a rail to grab a foul ball thrown into the stands by Rangers' star Josh Hamilton in the second inning. Stone, who was in the lower level with his son, tumbled into an area behind a wall near a scoreboard.

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One-Armed War Vet Wows Crowd by Catching Foul Ball [VIDEO]

“I thought I was going to catch the ball or go over the railing,” said Michael Kacer of the foul ball he caught at Yankee Stadium Friday.

The 29-year old vet had lost his left arm in Afghanistan, so he had nothing to brace himself with when he used his baseball cap as a glove and reached over the railing to snag a ball off of the bat of Curtis Granderson.

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Hall of Fame Catcher Gary Carter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Doctors say Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter has a form of inoperable brain cancer called glioblastoma. Doctors at Duke University treating the 57-year-old Carter released a statement saying surgery is not a good alternative at this time, although "we discussed an aggressive treatment plan with Mr. Carter and his family, which will include chemotherapy and radiation."

Carter, who just wrapped up his second season as baseball coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University, plans to undergo treatment near his home in Florida.

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The Great Escape: Baseball Fan Leaps Onto Field, Eludes Police [VIDEO]

Run across the baseball field and not get tackled by police? Challenge accepted!

A recent video has surfaced on YouTube documenting a bizarre incident near the end of the Astros vs. Mets game on May 13. While Mark Lancaster was trying to capture the 9th inning of the game, a fan jumped out on the field and pr

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Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew Dead At 74

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday at his Scottsdale, Arizona home after battling esophageal cancer, reports ESPN.com. He was 74. Killebrew was diagnosed with the cancer six months ago.

Nicknamed "The Killer," Killebrew, who played from 1954-1975, was an 11-time All-Star who won the American League MVP Award in 1969. With him anchoring the lineup, the Twins went to the World Series for the first time in 1965 and made appearances in the American League Championship Series in 1969 and 1970. Killebrew became the first Twin to be immortalized in the hall of fame, getting inducted in 1984. His jersey was retired by the Twins in 1975.

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Barack Obama Won’t Throw Out First Pitch at Washington Nationals Opener [VIDEOS]

Last year, Barack Obama threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals home opener, continuing a tradition of Presidents throwing out first pitches that stretches back to William Howard Taft in 1910.

This year, however, Obama is taking a pass on getting the season started with a ceremonial first pitch. Instead, recently unemployed talk show host Larry King will do the honor before the Nationals' Thursday-afternoon match-up with the Atlanta Braves.

Some of President Obama's critics have suggested he doesn't want to take to the mound because his past attempts at first pitches have been, well, not good.

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The Legend Of Mickey Mantle

Sixty years ago today, the legend of Mickey Mantle began when he hit a homerun in a preseason game at the age of 19 in the USC ball field. How did the Oklahoma country boy grow to be one of the best baseball players of all time? It basically happened over night for the boy wonder.

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