Baseball

Photo by Rafe Baron

The Oakland Athletics baseball team has claimed second baseman Luke Hughes off waivers from the Minnesota Twins, bringing the total of Australians on the roster to three. Hughes joins journeyman pitcher Grant Balfour and reliever Rich Thompson, who was also picked up last week. The Bay Area now is home to 3/5 of the Aussies [...]

Photo by Rafe Baron

The Australian baseball player’s journey to America’s Major League Baseball (MLB) is intriguing to this sports-spoiled New Yorker. What’s even more fascinating is that many of the active players on major league rosters happen to be pitchers. While cricket seems to be the main draw in Oz, there are quite a few people who dream [...]