Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle were both banned from Major League Baseball in the early 80s. Money issues after retirement drove them to challenge the powers of the game.
Hitting 50 home runs in a season is still quite a feat. Here are 50 facts about the players who have hit 50 or more homers in a season.
Baseball has a rich tradition of presenting awards to deserving players and teams. Here is a list of ten that you probably didn't know existed.
Baseball is America's pastime, and hitting a round ball with a round bat is extremely difficult. Hitting a round ball with a round bat when the ball is travelling 100 miles per hour is harder still.
Only 14 players have ever won baseball's batting Triple Crown, leading the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in. All 11 20th century winners are in the Hall of Fame. In 2012, Miguel Cabrera joined the exclusive Triple Crown club.
I loved watching all of these players play the game. They are all obvious cheaters though. The steroid use of these guys was something a blind man could see.
Mo'ne Davis made little league history. She is the first African-American girl to play in the Little League World Series, pitch a shutout, and be on the cover of a major sports magazine.
Brooklyn Dodgers’ Carl Furillo is considered one of the greatest outfielders of his day. But false accusations and reporters’ misrepresentations dogged him throughout his career.
The New York Giants had long played second fiddle to their crosstown rivals, but in 1951, their manager made a decision that put them in the history books once more.
Major League Baseball has introduced a few new rules that are intended to speed up the play of game. Some support the new rules and others disagree with them.
The Post-Season Awards won't be given out until November, but here is one look at who may emerge with some new hardware to place on their shelves.
Hitting is an important part of baseball. Several common problems exist with young hitters' technique. This How They Play Hubpage provides video on how to teach y0ung children to hit a baseball.
Only 16 pitchers have ever won the NL pitching Triple Crown, leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. The winners include some of the best pitchers in MLB history, including 10 Hall of Famers.
Say it ain't so Joe; cause it ain't. The season is not over if you still want to catch a game without having to sell a kidney. Phoenix hosts baseball's best kept secret, the Arizona Fall League.
The modern era of Major League Baseball began with 8 teams in the National League in 1900 and 8 in the American League in 1901. For 60 years, the Major Leagues were comprised of those 16 original teams, with only a handful of franchise relocations. Beginning in 1961, baseball expanded with new teams, additional franchise moves, and divisional reconfigurations. There are currently 30 teams with 3 divisions in each league. Is more expansion or franchise relocation on the way?
I've presented this question to a million people--a million different times. Who was the better pitcher? The wiry beanpole from the Dominican Republic or the husky workhorse from America's heartland?