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Exclusive Excerpt From John Feinstein’s ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name’

An exclusive excerpt from John Feinstein’s book, “Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” which chronicles the lives of those trying to reach Major League Baseball.


SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 18:  Kyle Seager #15 of the Seattle Mariners scores on an RBI single by Endy Chavez against catcher Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on April 18, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Baseball Set To Announce Plate-Collision Rule

Baseball’s new guidelines regarding home plate collisions will be released on Monday.

97.1 The Ticket–02/24/2014

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers takes batting practice. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images) FILE PHOTO

More Than Baseball On The Mind Of Miguel Cabrera During Spring Training

Political violence is blamed for at least eight deaths and more than 100 injuries since Feb. 12 in Venezuela, home to 63 players who were on opening day rosters at the beginning of the 2013 season.

97.1 The Ticket–02/22/2014

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 4: Home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom #38 discusses with the other umpires whether a ball hit by Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds is a home run at Great American Ball Park on June 4, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After an instant replay review the hit was ruled a home run and the Rockies defeated the Reds 5-4. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MLB Managers Ready To Test Expanded Video Replay

Major League Baseball managers are getting ready to test the expanded instant replay system.

97.1 The Ticket–02/19/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 5: Starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers dives to try and grab a ground ball hit by Jim Thome #25 (not shown) during the fourth inning of the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 5, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

MLB OKs Protective Cap For Pitchers, Fit For Camp

Big league pitchers might feel safer on the mound this season.

97.1 The Ticket–01/28/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 02: Alex Rodriguez watches from the sidelines during a game between the Florida State Seminoles and the Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Report: Fellow Players Hoped To Kick A-Rod Out Of Players’ Union

The dust has mostly settled following Alex Rodriguez’s record 162-game suspension.

97.1 The Ticket–01/22/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the first inning of the game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on September 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rick Porcello, Austin Jackson, Andy Dirks Avoid Arbitration

Porcello will get $8.5 million in 2014, Jackson will earn $6 million, and Dirks will receive $1.625 million.

CBS Detroit–01/17/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals makes the tag on David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox as he is called out by Home Plate Umpire Bill Miller #26 during Game Five of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

MLB Approves Expanded Replay Starting This Season

Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field.

97.1 The Ticket–01/17/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 26:  Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox argues an obstruction call with Home Plate Umpire Dana DeMuth #32 in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 26, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Players Hope New Instant Replay Rules Do Not Replace Manager Tirades

MLB, its players and its umpires have agreed on expanded instant replay starting in 2014, and Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer is on board.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2014

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during Game Six of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 5-2 to clinch the ALCS in six games.  (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

What Does Kershaw’s Huge Contract Mean For Scherzer, Tigers? [BLOG]

Clayton Kershaw just received the most lucrative contract in MLB history, and Scott Boras is probably rubbing his hands together in glee.

CBS Detroit–01/16/2014