What do all those letters and numbers in a baseball box score stand for? Knowing how to read a professional box score will keep you in the game.
A list of the greatest left-handed pitchers in baseball history. Read on to learn all about the best lefties to ever pitch in the MLB.
When the Dodgers met the Yankees in the World Series, everyone was expecting a clash of titans. The results shocked the baseball world.
The Bambino would probably not have the title of the King of Strikeouts if he were playing in the current era.
The game of baseball is as synonymous with America as apple pie and the Fourth of July, so it's no surprise that baseball players have had a tremendous amount of impact on American society. But who are the most influential Major League baseball players of all-time? Read on to find out!
40 years ago, tragedy struck the Yankees when Thurman Munson died in a plane crash. But his legacy lives on in the hearts of Yankee fans.
'The Catch' by Willie Mays: It sounds like a novel, a painting, or a career-defining moment. The Say Hey Kid is the first player you'd pick to have on your team and every legend has their moment.
Would you like to know how many Major League Baseball players have had Tommy John surgery? If you do, please read this article and find out.
It was once a duty for starting pitchers to complete any game they started. After the 1980 A's carried that to an extreme, and the advent of relief specialists, complete games became endangered.
Because Coors Field is such a haven for offense, many of the greatest Colorado Rockies players of all-time have brought a lot of firepower to their lineup. This countdown of the top five players in Colorado Rockies history brings back lots of high-scoring memories from the past 27 years.
Jackie Robinson had a tough assignment when he became the first African-American player in pro baseball, but if there ever was a person who could cast aside the racism that followed, it was Jackie.
Eddie Gaedel was 26 years old and stood 3 feet 7 inches. He drew a walk during his only major league baseball at bat on August 19, 1951.
The San Diego Padres may not have the richest franchise history among the 30 teams in Major League Baseball, but they've produced several players who should be celebrated. In this article, I count down the top five players in San Diego Padres history.
Triples are on the decline, both by individuals and by teams. This article discusses why that may be. We'll also take a look at some interesting stats about triples throughout MLB history.
Is it a baseball game or the circus? Hard to tell these days. Here is one ardent fan's plan of helping baseball begin the journey of making attending a game a sporting event again.
When tryouts are close, anxiety levels rise and kids around the country head out to earn their spot. Here are some tips on how to lower the stress and increase your chances of looking good!
Hitting home runs is never easy but becomes even harder with age. Some famous sluggers struggled after turning 36, but surprisingly, some hitters not known for their power flourished in their late 30s and 40s.
Teach young children how to hit a baseball without a bat. Start early learners right by teaching them "the" most important aspect of baseball, focus. As kids become ready to hit, a simple 3-step approach to hitting includes a fun 30-second animated video to help seed the learning for kids.
Mickey Vernon is one of the few to play 20 or more years in the Major Leagues but his career was marked with a strange inconsistency.
As my husband and I journey to all 30 baseball stadiums, I break down why I like or dislike each stadium.
Only 11 pitchers have won the AL pitching Triple Crown, leading the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. Among the winners are some of the greatest pitchers in MLB history, including eight Hall of Famers.
The dimensions of a baseball field vary by the age and skill level of the players. Here's a guide to just how big a baseball field is, and why there are so many ballparks shaped so differently.
This article talks about how Terry Francona made a big mistake as manager of the Cleveland Indians, but somehow managed to get a contract extension!
I’m sure you’ve heard the juvenile taunt, “You throw like a girl!”. But is this valid? Evidence indicates that differences in throwing technique are due to social factors rather than physical ones.
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.
Ever wondered what the scouts saw in the Hall of Famers before they became Hall of Famers? Find out in this article!
There are 30 MLB ballparks in North America. From someone who's been to every one of these parks—twice—here are the top ten.
How wide is home plate? Who was the first pitcher to pitch for both leagues in All-Star games? Check out these and other not-so-trivial tidbits of Major League Baseball.
During the relatively brief period of time aluminum baseball bats have been in existence, they have seen some pretty incredible changes. This article offers a history and firsthand analysis of the current state of the metal bat.
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: the first all-black outfield.
Virgil Trucks became only the third pitcher in the history of baseball to throw two no-hitters in one season after holding the Washington Senators and New York Yankees hitless during the 1952 season. The two outings, however, each had a handful of oddities, leaving each even more memorable.
The 1978 season saw one of the most dramatic comebacks as the Yankees rallied from 14 games out to defeat Boston in a dramatic 163rd game.
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.
The Philadelphia Phillies and their fans will say goodbye to the last member of the 2008 World Series Champs, Ryan Howard, this weekend. And with that, the greatest era of Phillies baseball will officially end.
For years, people have compared Mike Trout to Mickey Mantle. Trout recently turned 27. Here's a look at how closely he compares with Mantle at the same age.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had a year to remember in 1959. One reason why was a flamboyant young pitcher named Don Drysdale, who was a critical pitcher but also caused a bit of a stir down the stretch when he threatened to sue the National League after being accused of throwing an intentional beanball.
Dusty Baker might not be first in line when fans think of "Hall of Fame manager," but he is a future Hall of Famer, nonetheless.
In 1968, Denny McLain won 31 games for the Detroit Tigers. It was the first time anyone had topped 30 wins in 34 years, but no one has reached 25 in the past 28 years. We will probably never see another season like it.
Baseball is said to no longer be the American pastime. However, it is a much better sport than football, especially from a woman's perspective. Read why women prefer baseball over football.
By any measure, the 1974 series was just as exciting as those before it. The games had everything: home runs, a suicide squeeze, pick offs, plays at the plates, and controversy.
"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is a tune that was written in 1908. It was so catchy, it is now sung in virtually every baseball game in America. The inspiration for the song was charming in its creation.
In 1968, Bob Gibson had one of the greatest seasons ever by any pitcher. One stretch during the summer was especially eye-popping.
Game Six of the 1975 World Series was not only the greatest game every played, it saved Major League Baseball.
Roberto Clemente was one of a kind. He contributed to MLB’s successful integration of Latino players and constantly performed charitable deeds, often without fanfare or publicity. He is a hero.
Every good baseball practice starts with a solid practice plan. In youth baseball, it's particularly important to establish good habits early by implementing well-designed practice plans. Here are some tips to get you started!
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.
While we usually associate big home run totals with lots of strikeouts, a few players like Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra proved that you could make contact and still hit for power.
Baseball fans have always loved the home run. Seeing the strong power hitters put on superhuman feats with their big bats has always brought admirers to their feet. Here are several big baseball names from the 1960s and 1970s—guys who could change a baseball game with one swing of the bat.
In 1969, MLB expanded with four new teams. Here's an in-depth look at how those teams fundamentally changed baseball's post-season.
MLB game attendance it down. Is the sport in trouble? Only change will bring fans back to the ballpark. Here is a plan to help MLB put more butts in the seats.
Below I discuss what I love about baseball and why it means so much to its fans and to our culture in general.
Love visiting baseball parks? There could be some new road trips in your future to catch a game in four proposed new ballparks.
A Major League Baseball game is both fun to watch and attend. There is always room for improvement, though. Here are five ways to make the game better.
There are many options out there for baseball players, including whether to play travel baseball or to stick with recreational teams. Here are some advantages to travel baseball for you to consider.
Why are baseball pitchers such bad hitters? Here are five reasons to explain why pitchers struggle at the plate.
Baseball is a sport that's full of nostalgic history and American culture. Baseball is also full of superstitions that baseball players, team members, managers, and fans take seriously.
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.
In 1962, their first season, the New York Mets managed to lose more baseball games than any other team in the 20th century. But fans flocked to the "amazin'" team, even though nobody could play the game.
Controversial plays are part of every World Series. In Game 3 of the 1975 World Series, a bunt took center stage.
Being one of the initial American League teams over 100 years ago the Baltimore Orioles franchise has been playing for a long time. How much do you know about its history and some of its players?
Babe Ruth was America's foremost sports superstar during the 1920s. He was also the highest paid. Did the Babe live like a king? Follow me as I take you on a tour through a few of his homes.
Major League Baseball has had some tremendous rookies. Here's a look at the 13 greatest rookie seasons in baseball history.
Throughout a 137-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.
As fans, we tend to generate biased opinions on players based on one or two performances. That’s just how sports work. So, the real question is, can clutch be quantified?
Chicks dig the long ball, or so it's been said. Read more to find out how to hit more home runs, and increase your power at the plate.
Men were not the only ones to play professional baseball in the early years of the sport. A women's league was started during World War II to keep the sport going while the boys were away.
This article provides a list of the 16 worst players for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the age of free agency. A short biography is provided for each notoriously bad player.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a rich history of stardom, despite only being a franchise for 22 seasons. In this article, you can read about the greatest players ever to play for the franchise.
Babe Ruth was the greatest hitter in baseball because he held his hands back. He had the greatest impact zone of any hitter. Ruth generated great power and could hit the off-speed pitch.
Would The Babe still be the same player if he came up to the Major Leagues in the 2000s? I did some research, and I wrote this essay. I hope you enjoy it.
Maybe you don't fully grasp the deeper part of baseball. If you listened to the master storyteller of the airways all your life, you'd understand. Vin Scully gave the game a high level of literary description. He could describe the action with eloquence and charm.
Finding the best travel baseball team can be a real challenge for players and parents. There are numerous organizations competing for your talent and your money, and it's difficult to know how to make the right choice. Follow these tips to find the best select baseball organization for you.
We examine some of the best players to ever step up to the plate: Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle, Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds.
Advancing from first to third base on a hit takes skill and timing from the base runner to make it safely. Here are a few tips to help pull it off successfully.
This article suggests a list of the 25 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.
Batting is an important part of baseball. Several common problems exist with the technique of young hitters. This article provides a lesson on how to properly hold a baseball bat.
Eduardo Escobar is challenging the record of 67 doubles set by Earl Webb in 1931. Webb's record-setting season was an anomaly in an otherwise forgettable career.
With 55 Hall of Famers having helped the Los Angeles Dodgers to 33 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.
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.
Ever wonder how to throw a sinker that is extra nasty? Here are some specifics on the grips and throwing motion required, along with a discussion of the importance of a healthy pitching approach to maximize the effectiveness of all your pitches.
Planning a visit to Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame? Check out this guide to learn everything you need to know for a memorable visit to this shrine to the game of baseball.
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.
Major League Baseball is woven into America’s long and diverse historical tapestry. Here's a look at teams of today and yesteryear.
Fielding is an important part of baseball. Several problems often exist with young fielders' technique. This article describes how to teach young children to field a baseball.
If you're planning on making a run at your high school's varsity baseball team, here are some tips to improve your chances.
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.
While he was not acclaimed as highly as other amateur players of his time, Mike Piazza became one of the biggest draft surprises in the history of Major League Baseball. It all started on high school fields near Philadelphia.
In an effort to pad the players' pension fund, Major League Baseball hosted the All-Star Game twice a season from 1959-1962. Take a journey from when Robin Roberts initially thought up the idea of an extra All-Star game to it quickly becoming a forgotten novelty.
Runs win ballgames, so it is logical that the players who produce the most runs help their teams win the most. Runs produced is one simple way to provide a snapshot of who those players are.
While Major League Baseball would never make such radical changes, I have a proposal for a renegade baseball league played under different rules. I outline the differences in rules from MLB, along with why the listed rules would be worth implementing.
This article suggests a list of the 17 greatest players for the Los Angeles Dodgers and only includes retired players. The compilation includes a short biography for each player.
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?
A look at the pitching prowess of Johnny Vander Meer. For a brief period of time, he put together some incredible pitching performances.
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.
Baseball has a rich tradition of presenting awards to deserving players and teams. Here is a list of 10 baseball awards that you probably didn't know existed.
No two Major League Baseball parks are the same. In fact, some have some rather unique features. Read on to learn about the top 10 most-unique MLB stadiums.
A century ago, Major League Baseball banned the spitball, yet 17 players were still allowed to hurl the pitch until their retirement. The last one was Burleigh Grimes, who threw the last legal spitball in 1934.
Albert is coming home to St. Louis! Finally, after almost eight years, he is returning to 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!
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.
The game of baseball has many rules, and some of them are quite strange. Here are five of the strangest and whackiest rules in the sport of baseball.
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.
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.
Alex Rodriguez made a ton of money, we all know that. But check out these amazing facts about his salary!
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.
Roberto Clemente is a baseball legend. His activities on and off the field defined him. He impressed people by how he played baseball and overwhelmed them with his caring for the needy.
Creating a baseball scorecard in Excel is easy and fun. The best part is that you can customize it however you want. Just follow these simple steps!
When playing baseball, it's important to dress for the diamond. If you aren't sure what to get for yourself or your little athlete, check out the suggestions in this article to get your bases covered!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2018, Miguel Andujar of the New York Yankees enjoyed one of the greatest rookie seasons ever, tying the AL rookie record for doubles. But he didn’t just have a great rookie season—Andujar was among the best of all players in the Major Leagues in 2018.
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.
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 all-time greats. Read on to discover the top five players ever to don a Mariners uniform.
Throwing a baseball well is one of the hardest things to do in all of sports. Here I offer advice on throwing techniques for the pitcher, infielder, outfielder, and those of you who just want to toss out in the yard.
Though injured and far from the best hitter on the Minnesota Twins in 1991, Gene Larkin provided the only hit that mattered in Game 7 of the World Series, sending the Twins to the championship.
After Martin Luther King was assassinated, Major League Baseball faced a dilemma: Postpone Opening Day out of respect or forge ahead regardless of public sentiments. The game would never be the same.
I loved watching all of these players play the game. They are all obvious cheaters, though. Their steroid use was something even a blind person could see.
Hundreds of players step foot onto a major league baseball field for the first time every season, and among those debuts are a handful of stars, a lot of duds, and—in most cases—at least a Hall of Famer or two. But what about those seasons which don’t see a Hall of Fame player making his debut?
Cooperstown Dreams Park is the field of dreams for u12 baseball players. This week-long tournament provides players and families the opportunity to enjoy baseball at its finest level.
Aaron Judge's rookie season was more than just the best ever by a rookie—it was one of the best by anyone ever.
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.
Jackie Mitchell was a professional female baseball player who pitched for the Chattanooga Lookouts. At the age of 17, she struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig consecutively in a 1931 exhibition game.