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  • 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 -

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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

  • PUERTO RICO WON THE 2017 CARIBBEAN WORLD SERIES!!!!
    DEFEATING MEXICO 1-0, PUERTO RICO 2017 CARIBBEAN WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS! BY ISMAEL NUNEZ ARRIBA!!!!! PALANTE!!!! It was almost like seeing a Boxing match between boxing legends Wilfredo Gomez (Puerto Rico) vs Julio Cesar Chavez (Mexico). By the Nint…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 4:13am -
  • PUERTO RICAN TEAM BATS COMES OUT SWINGING! ALIVE!
    By Ismael Nunez MEXICO’S PITCHING PROVES GOOD PITCHING STOPS GOOD HITTING     Team Puerto Rico hasn’t shown consistent hitting during the 2017 Caribbean World Series. Yet the spirit of Roberto Clemente is above them cause this past Feb 4th the…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 4:03am -
  • It was Super Bowl Sunday, yet there was The Caribbean World Series
    BY ISMAEL NUNEZ     While United States of America watched the Super Bowl 51, watched the 1 million dollar commercials, Lady Gaga’s brilliant performance, and saw most likely the one of the greatest comebacks in team sports with New England Patr…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 3:58am -
  • Does Team Canada Have a Shot at Winning the 2017 World Baseball Classic?
    2017 Canadian WBC Roster   Here are the players that make up the 2017 Canadian team playing in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). The long list of pitchers, this year’s team is carrying 14 pitchers, on this year’s roster are (in alphabetical orde…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 1:13am -
  • Coaching Tips for Youth Baseball
    There’s a lot more to youth sports than you think, and they impact children more than you could know. By coaching youth baseball, you can make a huge difference in the lives of the kids you coach. Be sure to develop them completely in order to give…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Feb 17, 1:25am -
  • 10 Important Facts about Alloy & Composite Baseball Bats That You Should Know
    Choosing the best youth baseball bats can be a challenging experience if you’re unaware of the fact that now baseball bats are made from a variety of materials. Other than the traditional wooden bats, composite and alloy bats are growing in popular…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Jan 17, 2:55am -
  • Giancarlo Stanton Heavily Favored for 2017 MBL Home Run Title Despite having Never Reached 40 HR
    Giancarlo Stanton is the favorite to win the MLB Home Run Title this year. If you know nothing about baseball, then that probably doesn’t mean anything to you. If you know your sports, however, then it should be obvious why that outcome is so diffi…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 1:51am -
  • 15 Ways to Prevent Baseball Injuries
    We all know that prevention is better than cure. But how many of us are concerned about that? If you’re an athlete then you must’ve known the value of being fit and injury free to perform consistently at the field or track. If you’re a baseball…
    - 64 days ago, 22 Dec 16, 4:20am -
  • How to Keep a Score Book in Baseball
    Baseball is one of the most intricate and intriguing games to watch. Once you’ve learned some of the nuances of the game (“the game within the game” if you will), then keeping score, while at the ball park, can often enhance your enjoyment of t…
    - 95 days ago, 21 Nov 16, 11:26am -
  • The Chicago Cubs’ Historic Journey to the World Series
    The number that continuously haunted the Cubs was 108. 108 years, 39,420 days, or nearly a million hours represents the last time the Cubs were victorious in a World Series. The team compiled record highs that would only be reached a couple of times…
    - 99 days ago, 17 Nov 16, 3:17am -

Mister Baseball

  • Josue Castellano returns to Baseball Navarra for third season
    Venezuelan left-hander Josue Castellano will return for a third season with Baseball Navarra. Last season the 25-year-old former minor leaguer with the Cincinnati Reds went 6-8 with an ERA of 2.40 in 14 starts for Navarra. He struck out 120 and walke…
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 7:20pm -
  • Swiss Federations releases final roster for U18 European Championship Qualifier
    The Swiss Baseball and Softball Federation (SBSF) has released a final roster for their team at the U18 European Championship Qualifier, which will be played in Zurich, Switzerland in July. 19 players were selected by head coach Martin Almstetter. Sw…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 6:19pm -
  • Argentinian Jorge Gomez to play for Munich-Haar Disciples in 2017
    Another Argentinian player is going to Europe for the 2017 season. The Argentinian Baseball Federation announced that Jorge Gomez will join the Munich-Haar Disciples of the German Baseball-Bundesliga.
    - 8 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 5:18pm -
  • Korea also loses to Yokohama during WBC Training Camp
    Korea also lost its second warm-up game during training camp in Okinawa, Japan. Korea was leading the Yokohama DeNA BayStars 2-1 in the eighth inning, when a two-run single handed the club from Nippon Professional Baseball a 3-2 win. Korea already ha…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 4:18pm -
  • Czech University Team wins first game in Taiwan
    The university national team of the Czech Republic is currently in Taiwan for a pre-universiade tournament. In their first warm-up game the Czech squad won at Tien-Mou Stadium in Taipei City on Tuesday by a score of 8-1. Tomas Junec went 4-for-4 to l…
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Feb 17, 3:17pm -
  • MLB hires new umpires for 2017 Season
    Press Release Major League Baseball Major League Baseball announced today that four umpires – Adam Hamari, Pat Hoberg, Gabe Morales and Carlos Torres – have been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff. Four longtime Major League Umpir…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 17, 9:02pm -
  • World’s top men’s fastpitch in Europe in 2018
    by European Softball Federation A meeting of the Men’s Fastpitch Development Commission took place in New Zealand, in February, during the Challenge Cup competition. The meeting was led by the Chair of the Commission, Rex Capil from New Zealand. Th…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • Fiorini Forli adds Beatrice Ricchi for 2017 Season
    Fiorini Forli has added Beatrice Ricchi for the 2017 season in the Italian Softball League. The 23-year-old outfielder/catcher is coming from La Loggia to Forli. With the Italian National Team she participated in the 2014 World Championship in Haarle…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Feb 17, 5:59pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • Yankees' Betances Loses In Arbitration, Randy Levine Can't Shut-Up About It
    It was announced today that the Yankees won their arbitration case against setup man Dellin Betances. Betances will make the $3 million the Yankees offered, instead of the $5 million he asked for.  Though Betances has been one of the top relievers i…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 6:55pm -
  • Yankees Announce Carter Signing, Day Before Bad Austin News
    Another worst-kept secret was brought out into the open yesterday when the Yankees announced the signing of 1B/DH Chris Carter to a one-year deal, worth $3.5 million.When news of the signing began to trickle out weeks ago, no one, including me, could…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 7:27pm -
  • Happy Pitchers & Catchers Day 2017!
    The day is finally here! After a long, tedious off-season, New York Yankees Baseball is about to rev itself up for another exciting season. Pitchers and catchers report today, February 14, 2017.Today also happens to be the 10th anniversary of Lady At…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 10:46am -
  • Chapman, Quintana & Other Thoughts on the Yankees Offseason
    Thoughts on the Yankees off season--so far:1. Aroldis ChapmanThat's a ton of money committed to a closer, but it's only money. Chapman's return to the Bronx will allow the Yankees to move Dellin Betances to the more suitable role of set up man. Since…
    - 62 days ago, 23 Dec 16, 6:31pm -
  • Free Agent Breakdown: Yankees Sign Matt Holliday
    My Christmas wish to get Carlos Beltran was wrenched away from me on Saturday when the Astros signed him to a one-year deal worth $16 million. Shock gave way to fear, as the thought of an Edwin Encarnacion signing turning into a dead contract entered…
    - 81 days ago, 5 Dec 16, 1:12pm -
  • December 2016: A Yankees Christmas List
    With a new CBA just agreed to and the month of December upon us, it's the perfect time to reveal my Yankees Christmas list:1. Sign Carlos Beltran as the full-time DH. A one-year deal for Beltran would solve several problems, including the left-handed…
    - 85 days ago, 1 Dec 16, 10:52am -
  • Trade Breakdown: Brian McCann To The Astros
    On December 3, 2013, the Yankees signed Brian McCann to a big money, six-year deal, and introduced him as their starting catcher shortly thereafter. The ink wasn't dry on the contract before people were wondering aloud, saying things like, "What abou…
    - 98 days ago, 18 Nov 16, 1:57am -
  • Gardner Ends 6 Year OF Gold Glove Drought For Yankees
    Brett Gardner could have won his first Gold Glove several years ago. But he won it yesterday, becoming the first Yankees outfielder to win the award since Bernie Williams in 2000.Your browser does not support iframes.Most people would say it was late…
    - 9 Nov 16, 9:20am -

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