This article will help you teach your rookie little leaguer how to pitch. Beginners instructions, rules, and tips for getting your little league ballplayer off on the right foot.
While most know of the legendary New York Yankees baseball player, many don't know that Mickey Mantle learned the game in Oklahoma. Discover the story of how Mickey Mantle learned to play, then stop in and visit his childhood home.
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?
Reference this article for a breakdown of the teams, leagues and divisions of the MLB. Also, learn about how matchups are made during the MLB postseason.
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.
There are many great books to read for baseball coaches, but which are the best? Here are five of the greatest books to read for current or future baseball coaches.
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?
Eddie Feigner pitched over 9,700 victories, 140,500 strikeouts, and more than 930 no-hit games. He was called the greatest softball pitcher who ever lived by the Washington Post.
Baseball has declined in popularity and that will have a long lasting effect on the culture at large. Years from now a young child will ask, "Grandpa, what was baseball?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.