Retired Baseball Star Jarrod Saltalamacchia Selling His $3.3M Florida Home

The former baseball catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is looking for a buyer for his home base in Florida. It’s now on the market for $3,295,000.

The 35-year-old West Palm Beach native picked up the Wellington, FL, property in 2013 for $2.65 million. Wellington has a number of attractive attributes, including parks, nature preserves, a huge equestrian community, and is just minutes from West Palm Beach and the beaches.

Saltalamacchia’s home could prove particularly attractive for aerial aficionados, since, as the listing details note, it’s in an “aeronautical neighborhood.”

It’s located in the Aero Club of Wellington, a private community that includes a 4,000-foot paved runway. The home comes with direct runway access and a hangar. So, if you have a pilot’s license, this might be the perfect place to come in for a permanent landing.

Once you’ve parked your plane, you’ll appreciate the locale, on a cul-de-sac, with “Tuscan inspiration and

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Cohen promises splashes of cash for Mets — within reason | Baseball

Cohen had tried to buy the Dodgers and then waited until the Mets became available.

Cohen cited as top memories Cleon Jones catching the final out of the 1969 World Series, Tom Seaver coming within two outs of a perfect game only for the Cubs’ Jimmy Qualls to break it up, Mookie Wilson’s grounder through Bill Buckner’s legs that won Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

Cohen’s wife, Alexandra, will run the Mets foundation. His father-in-law, Ralph, attends almost every home game.

“I went to my first Mets game with my dad at the old Polo Grounds. Years later, my friends and I used to sit in the upper deck at Shea Stadium,” Cohen said.

The Mets have been outspent by the crosstown rival Yankees most years. Cohen wouldn’t assess how the Wilpons ran the team.

“I’m not competing against the Yankees,” he said. “We’re going to create our

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Baseball star Christian Yelich floats Malibu beach house for $6.3 million

Former National League MVP Christian Yelich is hoping to score a sale this offseason, listing his modern Malibu beach house for $6.3 million.

a man swinging a baseball bat in front of a crowd: The Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich bats in a 2019 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

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The Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich bats in a 2019 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

The Milwaukee Brewers star paid $5.6 million for the glass-clad contemporary two years ago. He’s probably not going far, however; records show he picked up an empty lot in the ritzy Malibu enclave of Carbon Beach earlier this year.

This cozy beach house fits three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a handful of designer living spaces in 2,500 square feet overlooking the ocean. Across three stories, there’s a living room with a fireplace, a stylish marble kitchen, a media room with a wet bar and a mezzanine.

The three-story home expands to a rooftop deck overlooking the ocean. (NearMap)

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The three-story home expands to a rooftop deck overlooking the ocean. (NearMap)

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Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred likes larger playoff format, runner on second in extras

After Opening Day was delayed from March 26 to July 23, MLB and the players’ association agreed to expand the number of teams in the playoffs from 10 to 16. Even before the pandemic, Manfred advocated a future expansion of the playoffs to 14 teams.

“I like the idea of, and I’m choosing my words carefully here, an expanded playoff format,” Manfred said. “I don’t think we would do 16 like we did this year. I think we do have to be cognizant of making sure that we preserve the importance of our regular season. But I think something beyond the 10 that we were at would be a good change.”

With the added runner rule, the longest of 68 games of 10 innings or longer were a pair of 13-inning contests.

“I think the players like it,” Manfred said. “I think it’s really good from a safety and health

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$10 million Texas retreat for sale comes with baseball field, 85,000-gallon pool

LUCAS, Texas – If you build it, they will come. At least that’s what one family is hoping now that they listed their 8,325 square foot home near Dallas for sale.

1010 Wendy Lane is a custom-built home in Lucas, Texas, just a half-hour drive outside Dallas and it comes with, among other incredible things, a baseball field.

The baseball field isn’t some sandlot conversion either – it’s turf built with crushed granite and mat so that water drains and never allows for standing water (sayonara mosquitoes.) If you want an audience there’s also covered seating and dugouts.

1010 Wendy Lane in Lucas, Texas
1010 Wendy Lane in Lucas, Texas (Karen Cuskey-Hartman)

There’s also a sports court with batting cages on the other side of the 18.04-acre property which also has an 85,000-gallon resort-style pool and two hot tubs.

A fully stocked pond covers 3/4 of an acre on the property and is stocked with blue

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$3.25M a record sale for Honus Wagner baseball card. N.J. auction house brokered ‘Holy Grail’ sale.

In terms of collectables, the T206 Honus Wagner is the Holy Grail of trading cards, after fewer than 200 were produced more than a century ago, and only a fraction of that number remain.

The rarity and mystique that gives surviving Wagner cards their value stems from the demand Wagner made that his card’s production be halted because he didn’t like that it was included in packs of cigarettes sold to kids, or so the story goes.

On Wednesday, a New Jersey auction house specializing in sports and music memorabilia announced a new record for the highest price ever paid for a T206 Wagner — $3.25 million — in a sale the company had brokered between a buyer and a seller from the Midwest.

“It’s the most spent for a Honus Wagner card,” Dylan Kosinski, president of the Franklin Lakes-based auction house, Gotta Have Rock and Roll, told NJ Advance

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