The Implosion of Six Former MLB Ballparks You Can Witness
Need some excitement in your baseball life? Take a look at six big bangs that spelled doom for some well noted ballparks.
10 Players You Forgot Played for the Cleveland Guardians
Some baseball players spend their entire career with one franchise, while others make a quick stop with a team along the way. Many of the latter are forgotten by fans, so in this article, I will look back on 10 players you forgot played for the Cleveland Indians.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Kansas City Royals History?
Though the Kansas City Royals don't have a rich history when it comes to home run hitters, there are still several powerful bats from franchise history that are worth remembering. In this article, I'll discuss the five greatest Kansas City Royals home run hitters of all time.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Houston Astros History?
The Houston Astros have a rich history of power hitters in their lineup. In this article, I will explore the top five home run hitters in Houston Astros history.
Buster Posey: A Legendary Career
On November 4, 2021, Buster Posey retired from baseball. This article discusses the issues surrounding his decision to retire, attempts to put perspective on his great career, and speculates on his eligibility into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Detroit Tigers History?
The Detroit Tigers have seen a lot of power hitters throughout their storied history. In this article, I'll explore the top five home run hitters in Detroit Tigers history.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Colorado Rockies History?
The Colorado Rockies are known for power because of the thin air at Coors Field, but most of the home run hitters in franchise history weren't made because of park factors. In this article, I'll review the top five home run hitters in Colorado Rockies history.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Cleveland Guardians History?
The first sluggers for the Cleveland Guardians were prominent in the 1930s, and the franchise had another rush of power in the 1950s. The best power threats of all-time, however, came during the 1990s, and in this article, I will explore the top five home run hitters in Cleveland Guardians history.
Frank Shugart: The First American League Player Ever Banned From Baseball
Frank Shugart became the first American League player to be banned from baseball when league President Ban Johnson banished him in 1901. The Chicago White Sox shortstop was reinstated later in the season, but his actions got him blackballed and he never appeared in the Major Leagues again.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Cincinnati Reds History?
The Cincinnati Reds have a long history of power-hitting superstars. From multiple Hall of Famers to some of the best short-term sluggers in baseball history, the list of the top five home run hitters in Cincinnati Reds history features a lot of recognizable names.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Chicago White Sox History?
The Chicago White Sox have a long history that features a lot of underrated sluggers. In this article, I will explore top home run hitters in Chicago White Sox history.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Chicago Cubs History?
The Chicago Cubs haven't won the most championships, but they still have a rich history of power-hitting talent. In this article, I'll look at the top five home run hitters in the history of the Chicago Cubs.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Boston Red Sox History?
The Boston Red Sox have a rich history when it comes to sluggers. This article will explore the top five home run hitters in Boston Red Sox history.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Baltimore Orioles History?
Many sluggers have passed through the Baltimore Orioles organization since 1901. This article will explore the five greatest home run hitters in Baltimore Orioles history.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Atlanta Braves History?
The Atlanta Braves are associated with some of the best home run hitters in baseball history, so it's not surprising that the list of the top five home run hitters in franchise history features some recognizable names—but possibly some you might not expect.
Who Are the Top 5 Home Run Hitters in Arizona Diamondbacks History?
The Arizona Diamondbacks came into Major League Baseball in 1998, so they have a shorter history than most teams, but they have still employed several sluggers. This article will explore the top five home run hitters in Arizona Diamondbacks history.
How an Investment Group Nearly Changed the History of the Cleveland Guardians
As a charter member of the American League in 1901, ownership of the Cleveland Guardians was nearly shifted to a public group just months into the season. Had that deal gone through, the history of the franchise could have taken a much different direction.
Top 5 Detroit Tigers Trade Deadline Deals
A look back at the biggest Detroit Tigers trade deadline deals, their impact at the time, and on seasons to come. Players highlighted include Justin Verlander, John Smoltz, David Price, Jose Iglesias, Jeimer Candelario, Daz Cameron, and Doyle Alexander.
How Many Cy Young Awards Would Bob Feller Have Won?
The Cy Young Award did not exist during Bob Feller's legendary career, but if it had, how many trophies would the Hall of Famer have claimed? In this article, I'll discuss Feller's finest seasons and see where he likely would have stacked up in a race for the Cy Young Award.
The 10 Best Catchers in MLB History
Who is the greatest catcher in the history of baseball? It's a question that when asked is often followed by spirited debate. Outside of Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, and Josh Gibson, there are several other catchers worth remembering, so read on to discover the 10 best catchers in MLB history.
What Is "the Mendoza Line"?
Heard of someone hitting "below the Mendoza Line?" Trust me, it's not a good thing. The Mendoza Line has been used as a description for subpar batting in baseball for decades. Unfortunately for one MLB player, he was actually the actual "Mendoza."
MLB Middle Infield Duos That Won a Gold Glove in the Same Year
While bashing the ball over the fence gets most of the press, it is the quiet defense that makes good teams great. The Gold Glove has been given to the best fielder in each league in each position. Find out which ones won one in the same year!
The 10 Greatest Knuckleball Pitchers in MLB History
In a world of fastballs, the wobbly knuckleball is an oddity. It is a pitch that is in few hurlers' arsenals, 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.
First Female Major League Baseball Umpire: Bernice Shiner-Gera
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.
Baseball's Best Rookie Home Run Hitters of the 1980s
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, the Player Who Changed MLB and Free Agency
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 10 Best Shortstops in Cleveland Guardians History
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 Guardians history.
The 10 Best Shortstops in MLB 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.
The 10 Greatest Seasons in Los Angeles Angels History
Throughout over 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.
How Tommy Lasorda Turned Charlie Hough Into an Ageless Knuckleball Pitcher
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.
Which State Has the Most Baseball Hall of Famers?
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.
Baseball's Best Home Run Hitters of the 1950s
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.
Baseball's Best Strikeout Pitchers of the 1980s
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.
Baseball's Hall of Fame Scores in Effort to Explain—Not Erase—History
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.
Baseball's Best Home Run Hitters of the 1960s
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.
Baseball's Best Home Run Hitters of the 1970s
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.
Baseball's Best Home Run Hitters of the 1980s
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.
Bottom Feeders: The Best No. 9 Hitters in Baseball History
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.
The Greatest Trades in Cleveland Indians 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.
The Best Players to Make the Final Out of a World Series
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.