Nick Kingham loses perfect game in seventh inning in MLB debut against Cardinals

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Pirates pitching prospect Nick Kingham made his major league debut on Sunday, pitching at home against the Cardinals. The right-hander brought a perfect game into the seventh inning, recording the first two outs before Paul DeJong singled to left field.

On the afternoon, Kingham went seven innings, giving up just the single with no walks and nine strikeouts on 98 pitches. Kingham was only expected to make a spot start since the Pirates played a doubleheader last week and haven’t had an off day yet.

Kingham is the Pirates’ No. 12 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. He began his season quite well at Triple-A Indianapolis, limiting the opposition to five runs (four earned) on 15 hits and seven walks with 27 strikeouts in 22 2/3 innings across four starts.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.