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Barry Zito I Wouldn't Trade Cy Young For Grammy ... But 10 Grammys??

2/26/2017 12:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

What's cooler -- winning a Cy Young or a Grammy??

3-time MLB All-Star Barry Zito is trying to add to his trophy cabinet 'cause he wants BOTH!!

BZ's got a Cy Young -- given to the best pitcher in baseball -- from '02 with the Oakland A's. But now that the southpaw traded his glove for a guitar, would he give up the highest pitching honor to be recognized in the music industry?!

Zito's working on it. He released a 6-track country album titled "No Secrets" back in January ... and it's been a hit, appearing on several Billboard charts (#15, Americana/Folk Album Sales and #18, Heatseekers Albums).

#PitchPerfect

Jose Fernandez Married His H.S. Sweetheart in 2012

2/24/2017 11:17 AM PST
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We now know why Jose Fernandez's marital status was listed as divorced in his death certificate -- he wasn't even old enough to drink when he got married back in 2012.

TMZ Sports did some digging and according to the marriage license we've obtained ... Jose and Alejandra Baleato Marichal got married in December 2012 in Tampa, Fla. They were both 20 when they tied the knot.

According to court records ... the marriage lasted only 18 months.

We broke the story ... Jose's death certificate listed him as having been divorced. We knew he had a pregnant girlfriend at the time of his tragic boating accident, but knew nothing about an earlier marriage.

According to a Tampa Bay Times article ... Jose and Alejandra met while still in high school.

Jose Fernandez Death Certificate Reveals He Was Divorced

2/24/2017 9:05 AM PST
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Jose Fernandez was divorced at one point in his life, but it's unclear to whom he was married ... according to his death certificate.

TMZ Sports obtained the document and his marital status is crystal clear -- DIVORCED. It's interesting ... we know Jose had a pregnant girlfriend when he died last September in a tragic boating accident. The fact he'd been married before didn't come out previously.

The death certificate also confirms the Marlins pitcher's body was found in the ocean at 3:15 AM. He was cremated in Fort Lauderdale.

Jose was 24.

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MLB Stars Get Iconic 'Walking Dead' Weapon Meet Lucille

2/17/2017 3:31 PM PST

ZOMBIES, BEWARE ... a couple of MLB stars just got some heavy-duty undead killing weaponry in the form of Lucille, the iconic barbed wire covered baseball bat from "The Walking Dead."

BTW -- if you don't watch 'TWD' (which you should), Lucille is wielded by the ultimate scumbag/badass Negan ... and was used in one of the most brutal scenes in television history earlier this season.

That brutality didn't stop J.D. Martinez of the Tigers and Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers from fanning out when replicas of Lucille were delivered to their team's spring training earlier Friday, courtesy of the show's production.

R.I.P. to Glenn and Abraham.

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Hannah Jeter My Girl Crush Is An Athlete ... Here's Who She Is

2/15/2017 1:29 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Hannah Jeter is insanely attractive ... now that we've gotten that out of the way we can get to something equally as sexy, her telling TMZ Sports which female athlete she has the girl hots for.

We got the pregnant Mrs. Jeter (way to go, Derek) out in NY and asked her who her girl crush is ... you know, seeing as how she's around incredibly beautiful women all day.

If you thought she was gonna take one of her S.I. models you're WRONG ... Hannah's girl crush is the same as her husband ... a world-class athlete.

Thank you Hannah, thank you.

Cubs' Anthony Rizzo I Wouldn't Have Boycotted Trump White House

2/14/2017 6:21 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo says he's an athlete -- not a politician -- and would NOT have boycotted a visit to Donald Trump's White House. 

The World Series champ was at LAX wrapping up a quick L.A. vacation when we asked how he felt about the Patriots players refusing to take their championship visit to 1600 Pennsylvania. 

"To each their own, right?" Rizzo said ... adding, "I think anyone who gets to go to the White House is lucky."

Rizzo concluded by telling us it wouldn't have mattered which prez he visited and then pointed to his shirt, which read, "Team USA."

FYI, Rizzo and his Cubs made their trip to the White House back in January -- the last team to visit while Barack Obama was still in power. 

Derek Jeter: I'M HAVING A BABY!!!

2/13/2017 6:32 AM PST
Breaking News

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The Yankees legend's wife, Hannah Jeter, just made the announcement on Derek's website, The Players' Tribune ... saying she's pregnant with a little girl!!

It's the couple's first child. Hannah says Derek has a name picked out but she won't reveal it. 

Derek and Hannah were married in July. He's 42. She's 26.

Derek retired from the Yankees back in 2014. Glad he's keeping himself busy!

Congrats!

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Yasiel Puig To New Son Please Play A Sport ... Any Sport

2/11/2017 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Don't be surprised if there's another 240 pound beast dominating the sports world in about 17 years ... 'cause Yasiel Puig says he desperately wants his brand new baby son to follow in his athletic footsteps.

We got Puig out at LAX, and wanted to know what life's been like since he had his second kid earlier this month ... a boy named Daniel Sebastian.

Puig says daddy duty is easy right now -- all the kid does is sleep -- but he hopes the little guy's dreaming about ATHLETIC DOMINATION! 

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Bryce Harper My Swing Really Is Blistering

2/8/2017 3:08 PM PST

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MLB slugger Bryce Harper's getting back in the swing of things ... and it took a real nasty toll on his hands. 

Here's a photo showing what hours in the cage can do to your palms ... even when you're arguably the best hitter in the world. 

Spring training starts in less than 2 weeks ... get that man some lotion! 

Yankees Prodigy Clint Frazier Reggie Jackson Mentors Me ... We're Froyo Bros

2/7/2017 2:45 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The NY Yankees are FIRED UP about their big 22-year-old outfielder Clint Frazier -- who says Reggie Jackson is personally mentoring him ... even taking him out for froyo! 

Frazier was the #5 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft -- and some say he could be the next GREAT home run hitter in the majors. 

The Yankees are clearly believers -- and when we got Frazier out in NYC, he told us how he's been learning from one of the all-time greats, Mr. October. 

No pressure, kid.

MLB Great Andruw Jones Put Barry Bonds In Cooperstown! ... Same with Pete Rose!

1/29/2017 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Cut the crap and put Barry Bonds in Cooperstown already ... so says possible future Hall of Famer Andruw Jones.

Same goes for Pete Rose and Roger Clemens

Jones doesn't seem to care about the allegations against the 3 Cooperstown outcasts -- what they did ON the field is enough for him.

By the way, Jones is a possible Hall of Fame candidate in 2018 (there's a LOT of debate about him) ... so we asked how he felt about a potential enshrinement.

True Jones' number fell off after he turned 30 ... but dude was a 10 time Gold Glove winner, a 5 time All-Star and hit over 400 home runs.

Plus, he was never busted for PEDs.

Not a bad resume.

Giancarlo Stanton If Tim Tebow Calls I'd Help Him Make The Majors

1/28/2017 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

One of the most feared sluggers in baseball says he's down to help Tim Tebow live his major league dreams ... with Giancarlo Stanton telling TMZ Sports he'd give TT the tutelage he needs to make it.

Tebow wasn't invited to the Mets spring training camp ... a major blow to his chances of suiting up for the big league squad anytime soon.

Giancarlo says Tebow probably has a lot more work to do before he's ready to really succeed in the sport ... and he's totally down to help Timmy do some of that work.

We also asked Stanton -- currently the highest paid player in MLB -- if he thinks Bryce Harper deserves the $400 mil deal he's looking for and GS had only one message for league owners ... PAY THE MAN.

By the way, Stanton was hangin' at the WME agency in Bev Hills where word on the street is he's working on a travel show. We asked him about it ... and he didn't exactly deny it. 

Tommy Hilfiger I Can Make the Dodgers Look FABULOUS!!

1/27/2017 6:34 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The L.A. Dodgers' uniforms need a little touch-up, so says Tommy Hilfiger ... who tells TMZ Sports he's just the guy to do it!

Hilfiger says he's a big Dodgers fan ... and he wants to help the team evolve on the fashion front since they've basically rocked the same look since the '50s.

Tommy's even got a plan ... so Dodgers fans can start bleeding a color other than Dodger blue.

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