In a world of fastballs, the wobbly knuckleball is an oddity. It is a pitch that is in few hurlers arsenal, but those who have mastered it enjoyed long careers. Part talent and part magic, the knuckleball is one of baseball's most unique pitches. Here are the 10 best pitchers in history to use it.
Bernice Shiner-Gera was the first female to be a Major League Baseball umpire. She retired from the sport after just one game. Gera's reasons for retiring were based on the treatment she experienced from other umpires as well as the many written and verbal threats she received.
The 1980s featured several prominent rookie power hitters, with many of those home run hitters debuting in the latter half of the decade. This article will explore MLB's top 10 rookie home run hitters of the 1980s.
Curt Flood played 15 seasons in MLB and forever changed baseball. He sacrificed his career, sued MLB, and was instrumental in securing free agency for the players. This led to him being blackballed from baseball.
The Cleveland Indians employed one of the best shortstops of all time from 1994 to 2002, but the history of Indians standouts at the position stretches back more than a century. This article will explore the 10 greatest shortstops in Cleveland Indians history.
The shortstop position has evolved quite a bit throughout history, and the top 10 to ever play the position span throughout every era of Major League Baseball. This article will count down the 10 best shortstops in MLB history, as well as look at the history of the position.
Throughout 60 seasons of play, the Los Angeles Angels have made quite a bit of history. This article will count down the 10 greatest seasons in Angels history.
Tommy Lasorda didn't teach Charlie Hough how to throw or how to master the knuckleball, but without the legendary manager's yearning, Hough's career may never have taken off—let alone lasted 25 seasons.
Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame hail from 40 of the 50 states in America, Puerto Rico, and eight foreign countries. But which state has the most baseball Hall of Famers? Read on to discover America's top 10 producers of Hall of Fame talent.
Home runs in baseball dipped during the 1940s, but there was quite the resurgence in the 1950s, especially from a pair of Brooklyn Dodgers teammates. In this article, I look back on the top 10 home run hitters in baseball during the 1950s.
The 1980s didn't have a lot of premier pitchers in terms of star power, but there were still plenty of hurlers who could strike out hitters at high rates. This article will count down Major League Baseball's 10 best strikeout pitchers of the 1980s.
The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, won't erase the ugly parts of baseball's past to fit the view of revisionist history. Instead, the Hall of Fame is working to put history into context, while still remembering legends of the game who were not exactly perfectly politically correct.
The 1960s are most famous for the home run chase of 1961, but in a decade full of sluggers, the significance of the home run throughout the decade extends much farther. This article will count down the 10 best home run hitters of the 1960s.
The 1970s was an exciting decade in baseball—and that was especially true surrounding the home run. Not only did Hank Aaron eclipse the all-time record for career home runs, many other players established themselves as premier power threats to create a decade full of notable home run hitters.
The 1980s isn't known as the most powerful decade in baseball history, but there are plenty of sluggers from that time period worth remembering. This article will explore Major League Baseball's top 10 home run hitters of the 1980s.
The No. 9 spot in a baseball lineup traditionally is not reserved for one of the team's best hitters. Nevertheless, somebody has to fill in the final slot in every game. This article will explore the best No. 9 hitters in baseball history.
Throughout history, executives for the Cleveland Indians have possessed a knack for making the most out of trades. Going all the way back to the 1910s, lopsided trades can be found falling into Cleveland's favor. In this article, I'll explore the 10 greatest trades the Indians ever made.
They say heroes are made in baseball"s postseason, but some of the greatest players in Major League history have also been the victim of the final out in a World Series. This article counts down the 10 best players to make the final out of a World Series.
Throughout a 120-year history, the Cleveland Indians have recorded plenty of exciting seasons. With selections found among the 65 winning seasons and 15 playoff appearances in team history, this article will pick out the 10 greatest seasons in franchise history.
The Cleveland Indians have had their fair share of power hitters throughout their 120-year history. Read on to discover the 10 most feared power hitters in franchise history.
Baseball is one of the most popular sports in the US. Here is an explanation of how the game works.
There are well over 100 minor league ballparks strewn across the United States. What if you could only visit ten of them?
Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first openly black person to play professional baseball. He did this 63 years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier of Major League Baseball. Walker played during the 1880s.
In his final public appearance, Jackie Robinson made a plea to Major League Baseball—figure out a way to get a Black man into a dugout as a manager. In this piece, discover how a wave of debate combined with Robinson's lingering influence to pressure MLB to ensure the hiring of a black manager.
The rich history of the San Francisco Giants is broken into five distinctive Eras. From the Mays, McCovey, Marichal Era of the 1960s to the Golden Era of the past decade. This article offers a unique perspective on the Giants' history in San Francisco.
A look at three players who had they biggest moment in the their last moments of their careers.
Babe Ruth had a surprisingly high number of sacrifice bunts for a power hitter.
This article will argue that Major League Baseball can still draw an audience.
This article examines a record in baseball that may never be broken.
Bob Porterfield was not shy about embellishing his personal history, but for a few years for the Washington Senators, he didn't have to make up any stories about his talent.
Why are baseball pitchers bad hitters? Here are five reasons to explain why pitchers struggle at the plate.
This article suggests a list of the 30 best players in the history of Major League Baseball. A short bio is provided for each player as well as a listing of his most impressive records and achievements.
The Seattle Mariners have only been in business for 44 seasons, but they've churned out plenty of superstars—including some of Major League Baseball's most recognizable greats. Read on to discover the top Mariners players of all time.
After 31 years, Pete Rose still deserves to be banned for betting on baseball.
Throughout a 138-year history, the New York and San Francisco Giants have employed many of Major League Baseball's most prolific power hitters and several standout pitchers. This article will examine the greatest San Francisco Giants players of all time.
With 55 Hall of Famers having helped the Los Angeles Dodgers to 25 National League pennants, selecting the top five players in team history was a daunting task. Nevertheless, this article presents the best Los Angeles Dodgers players of all-time.