Rob Manfred

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 Fans watch a game between the St Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates from a rooftop restaurant across the street from  Busch Stadium the stadium last weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

Four more members of the St Louis Cardinals tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the postponement of Saturday’s scheduled game in Milwaukee against (...)

Positive coronavirus tests on the Miami Marlins threatened to derail the MLB season days after it began. File photograph: EPA

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred defended the sport’s Covid-19 safety protocols on Monday as positive coronavirus tests on the Miami Ma(...)

 Washington Nationals players Anthony Rendon  and Ryan Zimmerman  celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in the  World Series Game 7 to clinch the title 4-3 at  Minute Maid Park in Houston. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

In the ninth inning of the Washington Nationals’ Game 7 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, Fox colour commentator John Smoltz quipped tha(...)

Mike Trout: despite comparisons to Mickey Mantle, the New Jersey prodigy doesn’t even feature on the top-five-selling baseball jerseys.  Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Earlier this month, Mike Trout turned 27, halfway through a campaign where the Los Angeles Angels are paying him a smidgen over $34 million to patrol (...)

The Houston Astros celebrate after batter Alex Bregman scored the winning run against the LA Dodgers. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

If the wild, extra-innings slugfest in the second game of this captivating World Series was unhinged, Game 5 was certifiably insane. It was also an in(...)