Baseball America

  • College Top 25 Chat: March 25
    Aaron Fitt took readers' college baseball questions on March 25.
    - 25 Mar 13, 9:53pm -
  • Ask BA
    Did righthanders Michael Wacha (Cardinals) and Jose Ramirez (Yankees) boost their stocks with their spring-training performances? Which pitchers have been the most successful after having Tommy John surgery?
    - 25 Mar 13, 6:47pm -
  • Top 25 Tracker: March 25
    What happened over the past week up to March 24.
    - 25 Mar 13, 6:01pm -
  • College Top 25: March 25
    Five new teams joined the Baseball America College Top 25 including Georgia Southern, making it's first appearance since 1990.
    - 25 Mar 13, 4:58pm -
  • College Weekend Preview: March 21-23
    This week's Weekend Preview looks at five unlikely underdogs in this weekend's games.
    - 21 Mar 13, 8:07pm -
  • Zunino Builds On Father's Foundation
    As far back as he can remember, Mike Zunino was hanging around ballparks, tagging along with his father Greg, a scout with the Marlins back then.
    - 21 Mar 13, 4:33pm -
  • Football Fever Leaves Towson's Baseball Team Reeling
    Towson's baseball team is reeling after news that the program will be shut down.
    - 21 Mar 13, 3:53pm -
  • Athletics Trade Parker To Brewers For Byrd
    The Athletics' busy offseason continued with the trade of 2009 fifth-rounder Steve Parker to the Brewers for righthanded reliever Darren Byrd, who spent last season in Double-A.
    - 21 Mar 13, 4:46am -
  • Prospects/Draft Chat With Jim Callis
    Jim discussed potential draftees in his March 20 chat.
    - 20 Mar 13, 7:30pm -
  • Pinder Makes Mark As Potential First Rounder
    Virginia Tech junior third baseman Chad Pinder has become accustomed to flying under the radar. He did it in high school, when he wasn't a highly scouted prospect and graduated without being drafted. And he has continued to do so as a key contributor…
    - 20 Mar 13, 3:51pm -
  • Bullpen Delivers Dominican Championship
    Riding a pitching staff that gave up just two runs in its last 44 innings, the Dominican Republic won its first World Baseball Classic championship.
    - 20 Mar 13, 8:11am -

NY Times: Baseball

Baseball Prospectus

  • Playoff Prospectus: Hold The Door
    Justin Verlander's dominance in Game 6 was one of millions of options that could play out when the season began.The post Playoff Prospectus: Hold The Door appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 5 hours ago, 21 Oct 17, 4:14pm -
  • Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALCS Game 7 Preview
    CC Sabathia vs. Charlie Morton/Johnny Wholestaff.The post Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALCS Game 7 Preview appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 9 hours ago, 21 Oct 17, 12:26pm -
  • Rubbing Mud: October’s Prime Real Estate
    Pitch framing has played a huge role in these playoffs, especially during the NLCS.The post Rubbing Mud: October’s Prime Real Estate appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:03am -
  • Playoff Prospectus: The Enrique Hernandez Game
    Enrique Hernandez's three-homer night knocked out the defending champs and propelled the Dodgers to their first World Series since 1988.The post Playoff Prospectus: The Enrique Hernandez Game appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:02am -
  • Flu-Like Symptoms: Does Retaliation Decrease in October?
    What the postseason tells us about hit batters.The post Flu-Like Symptoms: Does Retaliation Decrease in October? appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALCS Game 6 Preview
    Luis Severino vs. Justin Verlander, in Houston.The post Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and ALCS Game 6 Preview appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Short Relief: Baseball Is For Everybody
    The Cost of a Shirsey By: Mary Craig The first piece of baseball clothing I can recall owning was a Manny Ramirez shirsey. He was my favorite player because he was all the things I was not: carefree, lackadaisical, and effortlessly brilliant at baseb…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Midwest League Top Tools Part 2: The Pitchers
    Michel Baez showed why he received a big bonus from the Padres with his impressive 2017 season.The post Midwest League Top Tools Part 2: The Pitchers appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:00am -

From Deep Right Field

  • MLB Record For Consecutive Wins By A Team
    - The MLB record for consecutive wins by a team in a season is a record set by the National League’s New York Giants in 1916. They won 26 games in a row. The Oakland A’s have the American League record, established in 2002 with 20 consecutive v…
    - 12 Feb 13, 1:01pm -
  • MLB Record For Consecutive Losses By A Team
    - Since 1893, the MLB record for consecutive losses by a team is held by the National League’s Cleveland franchise with 24 in 1899. The American League record for most consecutive team losses (since 1893) is held by the 1988 Baltimore Orioles wit…
    - 12 Feb 13, 1:00pm -
  • Best Defensive Third Basemen
    - It is important to remember that there are fewer third basemen in the Hall of Fame than any other position. The position has traditionally been looked at as a corner power-hitting place in the lineup. Therefore, trying to find a good power hitter…
    - 10 Feb 13, 2:05pm -
  • Christy Mathewson: The Christian Gentleman

    - 15 Jan 13, 12:05pm -
  • 200 Walk Seasons
    - Nolan Ryan and Amos Rusie, both famous for high 90s+ fastballs (and faster!), are the only two pitchers to have 2 seasons since 1893 with 200+ walks. Rusie gave up 218 walks in 1893–which is the record. He also walked 200 batters in 1894. Ryan…
    - 2 Dec 12, 12:15pm -
  • 30 Game Winners: Lefties
    - Only three left-handers have ever won 30+ games in a season since 1893. The fine thrower Frank Killen of the National League’s Pittsburgh franchise won 36 games in 1893 and 30 games in 1896. And, the ace of the Philadelphia Athletics, Lefty Gro…
    - 1 Dec 12, 2:51pm -
  • Rube Waddell: The First American League Ace
    - In the early part of the 20th century, baseball fans came out in droves to watch “Rube strike ’em out!” Yes, Rube Waddell was the new American League’s star pitcher. He was a flame-throwing strikeout ace–and he was really something to s…
    - 25 Nov 12, 7:06pm -
  • Hit-By-Pitch Records
    - Joe McGinnity, one of the better pitchers around the turn of the 20th century, while with the National League’s Brooklyn franchise, set the Major League record for hitting batters with a pitch–with a total of 40 in 1900. These totals are sinc…
    - 18 Nov 12, 12:28pm -
  • Rookie Strikeout Records (VIDEO)
    - Since 1893, the best strikeout total for a rookie pitcher is listed as Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets who in 1984 struck out 276 batters. Second on this list is the great Herb Score who struck out 245 batters for Cleveland in 1955. Hideo Nomo…
    - 11 Nov 12, 5:20pm -
  • Most RBIs In A Season By A Rookie
    - The record for most RBIs in a season by a rookie is held by the iconic Ted Williams (Red Sox) in 1939 with 145. Second on this list of rookie RBI seasons is another Red Sox player, Walt Dropo, who chalked up 144 RBIs in 1950. Only 4 other rookies…
    - 11 Nov 12, 12:00pm -

Baseball Reflections

  • PRELUDE: Here come the Yankees
    By Harvey Frommer From a stumbling start back in 1903, from owners that since then in the main have set a top drawer tone and a high standard, from managers who asserted their will pushing players to perform beyond their abilities, who established wi…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 11:09pm -
  • Baseball Players who have Disappointed Us in 2017
    By Adam Eyal The 2017 Major League Baseball season has only just finished, but some players should have given up a long time ago. Every year scouts and experts pick out the hottest prospects to watch out for over the coming months. These players are…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 2:55pm -
  • Sports Book Reviews
    By Harvey Frommer The seasons keep changing and the sports books keep coming. They are focused on all kinds of subjects, approaches, dealing with different sports. Herewith, for your reading, exciting tomes dealing with baseball, football, tennis. Ha…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 12:36am -
  • The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

    - 18 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 1:38am -
    By Harvey Frommer I had the very good fortune in 1990 to visit the legendary Mel Allen at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut. I was there to collect memorabilia for the “Stars of David: Jews in Sports” exhibit that I was the curator and executive…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Oct 17, 3:13am -
    “A man of great gentleness and dignity” –on his Plaque in Monument Park “He deserves credit and where would I be without him?  Phew! He can give me a job in the outfield and he can catch, too.  Good kid, too. He’s good.”—Casey Stengel…
    - 25 days ago, 27 Sep 17, 1:51am -
  • Kershaw Is MLB’s Only Hope to Have a 20 Game Winning Pitcher this Season
    With the end of the 2017 MLB regular season close to an end, it’s time to take a look at the season and review some of the interesting stats and try to guess where things will end up when the season finishes. While this won’t affect the betting…
    - 33 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:50pm -
    “Red was perhaps the most literate sports announcer I ever met.”-Vin Scully In my early and middle years of writing sports book, I called on Red Barber to blurb them. He never failed. He along with Mel Allen those long ago summer  nights spun th…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 1:42am -
  • Former New York Mets players representing most projected 2017 postseason teams
    To say the 2017 season has been a disappointment for the New York Mets baseball team, its players and coaching staff, its fans, and the media is an understatement. Past season success and expectations had the ball club competing with the likes of the…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 3:45am -
  • Houston Astros vs. Washington Nationals MLB Odds, Betting Pick & Analysis
    In what might have given rise to a probable preview of the World Series, the Washington Seals team (at 74 – 48) will make a stopover at the Houston Astros squad (at 76 – 48) for the initial lot of three sessions on last week of August as strong r…
    - 46 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 3:34am -

Mister Baseball

  • #EuBS2017: Italy wins Opener in Verona on Friday night
    Netherlands 000 100 001 2 5 1 Italy 000 102 00X 3 9 0 Box score Italy won the opener of the European Baseball Series against the Netherlands on Friday evening. The team of new manager Gilberto Gerali downed the reigning European Champion 3-2 at Gavag…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 9:09pm -
  • WBSC welcomes Venezuela Pro League LVPB, PONY and USSSA as newest Members
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation The World Baseball Softball Confederation has approved the memberships of PONY Baseball and Softball, the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) and the Venezuelan Professional Baseball…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 9:02pm -
  • Mervin Gario new Headcoach of Hoofddorp Pioniers
    The Hoofddorp Pioniers have announced that Mervin Gario is succeeding Dé Flanegin as head coach for the Dutch Hoofdklasse club. Gario made his Hoofdklasse debut for the Pioniers in 2008. After a stint with Corendon Kinheim he returned to Hoofddorp f…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 3:28pm -
  • European Baseball Series Opener between Italy and Netherlands live on FOX Sports
    The opener of the upcoming European Baseball Series between the national teams of Italy and the Netherlands will be broadcasted live by FOX Sports. On Friday, 7pm the game will be played in Verona. Tim Collins, who is well-known as commentator for Ha…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 2:28pm -
  • Vote for EBCA’s Grassroot Coach of the Year 2017
    By European Baseball Coaches Association Until Sunday, October 22nd at midnight CET, you can select your EBCA Grassroots Coaching Award 2017. This year´s nominees are: Benji Kleiner (GER), Koen de Clerck (BEL) and Eric de Vries (NED).…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 1:26pm -
  • Gavin Ng no longer Headcoach of Stuttgart Reds
    The 35-year-old US-American Gavin Ng is no longer head coach of the Stuttgart Reds. The German Baseball-Bundesliga club announced the transaction a couple of days ago. He revealed his resignation to the Reds board at the end of the Bundesliga season…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 12:26pm -
  • Buffaloes Blagoevgrad win 2017 Bulgarian Baseball League with 1-0 win in Game 5
    Buffaloes Blagoevgrad have won the title in the Bulgarian Baseball League 2017. An unpredictable, gruelling, and tight Final Series between the local powerhouse and Athletic Sofia ended in dramatic fashion. Game 5 of the best of 5 series saw a single…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 2:08pm -
  • WBSC names annual Baseball, Softball Award winners for past four years
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation GABORONE, Botswana — The World Baseball Softball Confederation revealed the Annual WBSC Baseball and Softball Award Winners for the 2014-2017 quadrennial. Representatives from 17 nations were hono…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 6:22pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • Dodgers Await If Yankees Finish Off Astros
    Imagine we are back on February 20th of this year. If I had told you that day that the Yankees, in exactly eight months, would be one game away from the World Series, what would you have said? What would you have said to the same question on May 2…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 17, 10:37am -
  • Yankees Take Game 5, Could Clinch Pennant Friday
    One win away from the World Series!Never, in my wildest dreams, did I envision this. While I thought the Yankees would be competitive during the season, this was definitely not what I had in mind. And anyone reading this who says they did is a liar.…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 9:38am -
  • Yankees Take Game 4, ALCS Tied 2-2
    If the Houston Astros do any more celebrating this postseason, it won't be on the field at Yankee Stadium.Down 4-0 in the seventh inning, it looked as if the Yankees would be facing Dallas Keuchel today carrying a 3-1 series deficit. They all played…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Oct 17, 9:40am -
  • Yankees Take Game 3, Trail ALCS 2-1
    1. Be competitive ✅2. Don't get swept ✅All of my demands have now been met. As far as I'm concerned, anything that happens from this point on is truly icing on the cake. House money.Of course, having to face Dallas Keuchel after losing today woul…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 9:41am -
  • Yankees Hope To Turn ALCS Around At Stadium Tonight
    These were my hopes for the Yankees in the ALCS:All I want for the #Yankees in this series is for them to be competitive and to not get swept. #ALCS2017— Bernadette Pasley (@LadyWriting) October 13, 2017Halfway there! The first two games of this se…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Oct 17, 11:25am -
  • Possible Yankees Dynasty Ahead of Schedule
    I remember discussing baseball with a local Cubs fan, and the subject of the 27 championships won by the Yankees came up. Cubs Fan asked "How many times did the Yankees make the post season?"My answer has always been that the Yankees have won 40 penn…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Oct 17, 10:27am -
  • Yankees Shock Indians, Advance To ALCS
    WOW!Where to start? So many story lines.Didi Gregorius with the two home runs. Brett Gardner with the 12-pitch at-bat in the ninth. CC Sabathia coming full circle. David Robertson inducing the biggest double play of  the year, and Aroldis Chapman pi…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 9:43am -
  • Girardi Emotional After Yankees Force Game 5
    I was right! Luis Severino did pitch a good game.That's certainly understating the obvious, isn't it? True, he wasn't as dominating as Masahiro Tanaka had been the previous game but, in a way, he was better. Sevy did just what an ace does. He bounced…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Oct 17, 9:25am -