Stephanie Apstein

Stephanie Apstein

Stephanie Apstein is a senior writer covering baseball and Olympic sports for Sports Illustrated, where she started as an intern in 2011. She has covered 10 World Series and two Olympics; and is a frequent contributor to SportsNet New York's Baseball Night in New York. Stephanie has twice won top honors from the Associated Press Sports Editors, and her work has been included in the Best American Sports Writing book series. A member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and its New York chapter vice chair,she graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Italian, and from Columbia University with a Master of Science in journalism.

MLB banned Marcano for life.
MLB

Gambling on Baseball Remains the Ultimate MLB Crime

Tucupita Marcano’s lifetime ban shows the league’s cushy relationship with legal sports betting is at odds with protecting the integrity of the game.

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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred doesn’t seem optimistic about the future of the league’s top regional media partner.
MLB

MLB’s Regional Broadcasting Fiasco Has No End in Sight

Commissioner Rob Manfred admitted Thursday there's "not much good" about the bankruptcy of Diamond Sports, which has left many fans without a way to watch games.

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Marsh hasn’t let his success influence his spending habits.
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Pinchpenny Phillie: Brandon Marsh Is a Major League Luddite

The 26-year-old outfielder is a mainstay on baseball's best team, but that won't make him change his spending habits—much to the amusement of his teammates.

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MLB

Washington's CJ Abrams Is Learning to Walk Again

The 23-year-old spent the winter committed to controlling the strike zone and is now becoming one of MLB’s most valuable hitters.

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Holmes (right) hasn’t allowed an earned run this season.
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MLB Reliever Power Rankings: Top 10 for 2024 Season

Less than a month into the year, stats can be deceptive—especially for relief pitchers. Nevertheless, these bullpen arms have been the best of the best in the early going of the new campaign.

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Ohtani and Hernández are teaching each other Japanese and Spanish.
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New Dodgers Shohei Ohtani, Teoscar Hernández Aren’t Letting Language Barriers Get in the Way

Ohtani and Hernandez are becoming fast friends in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler returns to the lineup after a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery.
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‘I Just Want to Win’: Dodgers Ace Walker Buehler Is Back and Ready to Compete

The 29-year-old received a rapturous ovation from Dodger Stadium as he returned to the mound for the first time in nearly two years.

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Dec 14, 2023; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtan (left) speaks
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Cloud Over Shohei Ohtani Could Clear in Former Interpreter’s Betting Scandal

Federal authorities have found no evidence that the Dodgers star knew Ippei Mizuhara stole from his account, according to an affidavit filed Thursday.

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Shohei Ohtani Strives to Be the Absolute Best … Even at Getting Some Shuteye
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Shohei Ohtani Strives to Be the Absolute Best … Even at Getting Some Shuteye

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Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamato Bring Enough Spotlight for Other Dodgers to Shine Overseas
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Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamato Bring Enough Spotlight for Other Dodgers to Shine Overseas

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Juan Soto Is Comfortable Being a Yankee. But Not That Comfortable.
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Juan Soto Is Comfortable Being a Yankee. But Not That Comfortable.

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MLB’s Uniform Fiasco Is About More Than See-Through Pants. It’s About Trust.
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MLB’s Uniform Fiasco Is About More Than See-Through Pants. It’s About Trust.

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