BASEBALL


7/23/2020 10:33pm

An empty Boshamer Stadium as pictured on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

The DTH sports desk picks its best walk-up songs ahead of MLB Opening Day

After a near five-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball is back in action with Opening Day slated for Thursday and Friday. With no fans in the stands, walk-up music as players approach the batters box will be some of the only noise echoing through ballparks during the abbreviated 60-game regular season. Here are the tracks some members of our sports desk would choose.  


7/21/2020 9:31pm

Andrew Miller pitches against Seton Hall on February 19, 2006. Miller played for the UNC baseball team from 2004 to 2006.

Tar Heels in the pros: Former UNC baseball players gear up for Opening Day

This week, although the only fans you’ll see in the stands will be made out of cardboard, Major League Baseball will make its long-awaited return. With the season being reduced from 162 to 60 games, teams that might not otherwise have a chance could make a run at success in the shortened campaign. Here's where a few former Tar Heels stand entering Opening Day. 


6/5/2020 1:00am

Column: The perfect game is sports' greatest feat

Even in a game filled with numbers, throwing a perfect game is unpredictable  — and many of the game's all-time greats never accomplish it. But maintaining perfection for nine innings isn't all about the numbers, and that's what makes it one of sports greatest accomplishments. 


6/2/2020 11:08pm

An empty Boshamer Stadium as pictured on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

A postseason that never was at UNC baseball's Boshamer Stadium

In a normal season, Friday would have marked the beginning of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, culminating in the eight-team College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, starting June 13. The Tar Heels, 12-7 when their season was cut short, were ranked No. 23 by D1 Baseball at the start of the year. Now, though, there is nothing to play for.