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Joe Torre I'm Rooting for Derek Jeter ... But I Won't Manage for Him

4/21/2017 6:36 AM PDT

Joe Torre says he truly believes Derek Jeter will an incredible MLB owner -- but he's adamant he WON'T take a job managing #2's team if he calls.

The ex-NY Yankees manager was hosting an event for the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation -- which helps kids exposed to domestic violence at home -- when we talked about Jeter's bid to buy the Miami Marlins.

It's clear Jeter has Torre's full support -- with Joe calling him a "class act."

When asked if he thinks Jeter has any desire to be an owner/manager -- Joe shot that down saying, "I don't think he wants to put the uniform on."

We also asked if he felt his former Yankees captain, Don Mattingly, belongs in the Hall of Fame. Not only does Joe give a thumbs-up to that ... but says Donny Baseball could have been one of the greatest players EVER if he coulda stayed healthy.

Jackie Robinson Wife, Kids and Dodger Legends ... to Attend Statue Unveiling

4/12/2017 11:41 AM PDT
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Jackie Robinson's wife and children are among the special guests committed to attend the statue ceremony at Dodger Stadium this weekend honoring the MLB legend ... the team says. 

Rachel Robinson, along with Jackie's daughter, Sharon, and son, David, will be front and center on Saturday ... the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking MLB’s color barrier on April 15, 1947.The 10 foot tall bronze statue will be the very first one installed at Dodger Stadium. The first 40,000 fans will receive a smaller replica.

Several Dodgers legends will also be in attendance including Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda, Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe and Dodgers owner Magic Johnson

The Dodgers play the Diamondbacks that day. Someone better try to steal home.

Martha Stewart Jinxes Yankees No-Hitter

4/10/2017 12:01 PM PDT
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NY Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was on the verge of throwing a no-hitter Monday ... until Martha Stewart ruined it.

Pineda was perfect through 6 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays -- and at the top of the 7th inning, Stewart decided to tweet about. 

"It's top of the seventh here at yankee stadium and the Yankees are pitching a perfect game versus the Tampa rays."


Two batters later, Evan Longoria got a hit and broke up the no-no.

Martha. Martha. Martha.

Ex-MLB Star Otis Nixon Missing ... Cops Say

4/10/2017 5:58 AM PDT
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Former MLB star Otis Nixon -- who played 17 years in the big leagues -- has gone missing, cops say ... and officials are hoping the public can help find him.

The 58-year-old was last seen leaving his home in Woodstock, Georgia in a 2011 gray Range Rover to play golf ... but never got to the course.

Officials are clearly concerned and have asked anyone with information to call police immediately. 

Nixon has a troubled past ... including a cocaine arrest back in 2013 and a very bizarre incident in 2015 when cops say he let a 16-year-old drive a rental car taken out in his name that had weed inside. 

He was arrested for contributing to delinquency of a minor.

Derek Jeter Gets MLB Ownership Blessing ... from Steinbrenner Fam

4/8/2017 12:45 AM PDT

There will be no bad blood between the Yankees and Derek Jeter if #2 becomes an owner of a rival MLB team ... this according to George Steinbrenner IV.

GS4 is the son of Yankees owner Hank Steinbrenner and the grandson of the late George Steinbrenner, he also owns an Indy racing team.

So, when we saw George in town for the Long Beach Grand Prix we had to ask how the family felt about a pinstripe legend like Jeter flirting with becoming an owner of the Miami Marlins.

"He's always expressed interest in being a team owner," Steinbrenner said ... "So I don't think there will be any bad blood there."

He added, "I want him to be happy and do what he wants to do."

Frank Thomas Call from President Obama 'Made My Life'

4/6/2017 12:35 AM PDT

Frank Thomas says one of the best moments of his entire life is the time he got a phone call from President Obama on his cell phone ... right before he was inducted into the Hall of Fame!

The Big Hurt -- co-host of "MLB Whiparound" on FS1 -- says he and Obama had crossed paths before since Barack is a huge White Sox fan and Frank is one the greatest White Sox players ever! 

Thomas tells the story of how the call went down in 2014 ... and why it "made my life."

Chipper Jones My Knees Are Shot ... Can't Even Play Softball

4/5/2017 6:26 AM PDT

Chipper Jones says his knees took so much punishment during his Hall of Fame baseball career, he can't even play in an adult softball league these days.

The 44-year-old spent 19 years in the Bigs -- and tells TMZ Sports he underwent SEVEN knee surgeries.

"My knees are shot man," Jones says ... while explaining why he won't join a rec team.

We already knew about 3 operations on a torn ACL in left knee (2010), torn meniscus in right knee (2011) torn meniscus in left knee (2012) ... but no word on the other 4 procedures.

Still, Jones was in a good mood when we got him and even told us if he thinks Barry Bonds will make Cooperstown one day.

Adriana Lima & Matt Harvey Night On the Town with Hot Chick ... THIS is Fantasy Baseball!!

4/1/2017 9:26 AM PDT

Mets superstar Matt Harvey was on the verge of a perfect game Friday night -- no other way to describe a night out with your smokeshow gf, Adriana Lima, and her also hot girlfriend!

Matt and the Victoria's Secret hottie looked like they were painting the town ... doing dinner and the club scene in NYC. The pitcher turned 28 earlier in the week, but just got back from Spring Training -- so this could have been his bday celebration.

If it was it looks like Adriana brought the perfect gift. C'mon ... reality or not, Matt's smile kinda says what he was thinking.

In any event, looks like the start (or ending) of a great night for baseball's Dark Knight.

Magic Johnson's Daughter No Dating 'L.A. Dodger Boys' ... Dad Won't Like It!

3/30/2017 8:33 AM PDT

Magic Johnson has a rule when it comes to dating his daughter ... NO DODGERS ALLOWED!

Of course, Magic is a co-owner of the MLB team -- and his daughter, Elisa, says he's not a fan of her mixing business with pleasure.

In fact, when it comes to dating -- "He's a no-go on the athletes and Dodger players."

Don't worry, plenty of fish in the sea ... like the Marlins.

Mets Pitcher Jeurys Familia Suspended 15 Games ... For Dom. Violence Arrest

3/29/2017 9:48 AM PDT
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The N.Y. Mets have suspended star pitcher Jeurys Familia 15 games for his domestic violence arrest back in October ... despite the fact a judge dismissed the criminal charge against him. 

As we previously reported, Familia was arrested October 31 in New Jersey after cops say they saw visible injuries on his wife after she called 911 claiming he was drunk and "going crazy."

Familia was initially charged with simple assault -- but the judge dismissed that charge in December after the MLB star and his wife met with the judge together. 

Still, MLB officials are punishing Familia anyway, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal who says Familia will miss 15 games and 18 days of pay ... totaling roughly $700,000. 

Rosenthal says Familia has also agreed to make a contribution to charity and make in-person appearances at MLB rookie programs and at a NY-based domestic violence group.

Familia just issued a statement saying he accepts the suspension but insists he NEVER "physically touched, harmed or threatened my wife that evening."

"I did, however, act in an unacceptable manner and am terribly disappointed in myself. I am alone to blame for the problems of that evening."

"My wife and I cooperated fully with Major League Baseball’s investigation, and I’ve taken meaningful steps to assure that nothing like this will ever happen again. I have learned from this experience, and have grown as a husband, a father, and a man."

Cal Ripken Rooting for Tim Tebow 'But It's Gonna Be a Hard Road'

3/23/2017 9:48 AM PDT

Tim Tebow has a legend in his corner ... Cal Ripken Jr. ... who tells TMZ Sports he's pulling for the guy to make the big leagues but says, "It's gonna be a hard road."

Ripken says Tebow has a few things working in his favor while he tries to climb the ranks in the NY Mets farm system ... but ultimately, he needs reps. 

Team USA Red, White & Booze!! Epic Locker Room Turn Up

3/23/2017 6:50 AM PDT

There's only one way to celebrate a World Baseball Classic title ... CHAMPAGNE SHOWERS!!!

There wasn't a dry spot in the locker rooms after Marcus Stroman and Team USA completely dominated Puerto Rico 8-0 to finally bring a WBC title to America.

Everyone from Giancarlo Stanton to Andrew McCutchen strapped on their goggles and turnt up.

The celebration in the locker room was insane ... but the fun didn't stop there. We spotted the champs outside an L.A. nightclub later in the night -- trophy in hand -- and it looked like the party was just getting started.

Aroldis Chapman Floyd Who? My Car Fleet Is Swagged Out Too!!

3/17/2017 8:41 AM PDT

Aroldis Chapman brings the heat when it comes to his cars ... flossin' 4 of his insanely expensive rides in Miami.

The NY Yankees star has been rockin' the Lamborghini for a while ... but now he's added a Rolls-Royce and two fancy SUVs to the mix ... including a custom built Rhino GX (which start at $229k).

Chapman recently signed a 5 year, $86 million contract.

Spend it if ya got it.

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