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?
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.
Albert is coming home to St. Louis!! Finally, after almost eight years, he is returning to what was the site of one of the greatest beginnings to a MLB career in baseball history. St. Louis, get ready to welcome home one of the all time greats!
Every day this winter, another article shows up asking, "Why aren't Machado and Harper signed?" Are the teams being cheap, or have they learned their lesson from other long-term, high-dollar contracts gone south? Let's look at a couple of examples.
Catcher Ray Fosse became famous as the target of one of the hardest slides in Major League history during the 1970 All Star Game. It changed his life.
A list of ten things the casual baseball fan may not know about Hall of Fame baseball player and New York Yankee great Lou Gehrig.
Love visiting baseball parks? There could be some new road trips in your future to catch a game in four proposed new ballparks.
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.
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.
From April through October, it’s baseball season! The announcers can make it confusing, but whether you’re new to the game or an "old pro," baseball is a language we can all speak fluently.
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.
Baseball: America's national pastime. A game that has been around for a century and a half. Today, however, a debate rages on that seeks to change that game.
Harper. Machado. Kimbrel. Keuchel. Big names in the world of professional baseball. Kimbrel and Keuchel have been World Series Champions. Harper and Machado still wait. All have expectations of big money in free agency this year. Will they help a team to the playoffs? Are they a guarantee of it?