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 -

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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

  • How Proper Biomechanics Can Prevent Sports Injuries – Pitching Edition
    More than ever before, players, coaches, parents and others are searching for ways to prevent sports injuries. While a certain amount of injury is inevitable in any sport, modern science is finding new and innovative ways to reduce that amount. Propo…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 12:46am -
  • Puerto Rico: Having Fun, Undefeated, Wednesday night make History and Remembering History!
    By Ismael Nunez    According to the website Bleacher Report, “No team is having more fun in the WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC than Team Puerto Rico” their so right! They added “The undefeated squad showed series camaraderie when they bleached their…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 2:13am -
  • Baseball’s Biggest Wins by Underdogs
    The game of baseball has many hard to believe success stories, some of which have been made into films. The game proves the underdog always has a chance. We are all aware of the happy fact that even the chief underdog has a chance, and a sport that h…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 1:11am -
  • Book Review on Handsome Ranson Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer
    Ransom Jackson isn’t the household name it once was, but back in the 1940s and 50s, Jackson was well known to those who followed baseball. During that time, if you followed sports, you followed baseball, so that meant many knew the man who they cal…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 3:23am -
  • How To Improve Your Swing Power In Baseball
    Image via: https://pixabay.com/en/baseball-college-teams-ball-batter-680079/ Hitting the balls with power is one of those things that every baseball player dreams of, but it is important to know that this ability does not come automatically. Players…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Mar 17, 11:07am -
  • 3 Ways to Gain a Winners Mindset in Baseball
    It’s something every player and coach who reaches the highest level of professional baseball has. It’s something that every truly successful person has mastered – a winning mindset. What is a winning mindset? It’s that inner belief in one’s…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Mar 17, 1:43am -
  • How To Become A Good Base Runner
    Base running is one of those things that every player in baseball can become good at doing. Unlike throwing, fielding, and hitting, base running is more about effort and knowledge and not just talent and technique. Understanding what it takes to be a…
    - 28 days ago, 28 Feb 17, 12:58am -
  • 10 Ways To Prevent Injuries In Baseball
    Tips To Stay Safe And Enjoy Baseball All Year Baseball players are at the risk of incurring constant and recurring as well as acute injuries as a result of overuse of the hand muscles and joints. Additionally, overworking of the body muscles and lack…
    - 30 days ago, 26 Feb 17, 1:06am -
  • 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 38 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 4:03am -

Mister Baseball

  • Ducks Saint-Just Saint-Rambert add Harvey Garcia for 2017 Season
    The Ducks Saint-Just Saint-Rambert have added 33-year-old Venezuelan right-hander Harvey Garcia for the 2017 season. In 2007 he made seven appearances for the Florida Marlins in Major League Baseball. Its going to be his second stint in the French Di…
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 9:47pm -
  • Solingen finds replacement with Javier Avendano
    The Solingen Alligators found a replacement for Wes Edwards as starting pitcher for game two each week. The Venezuelan Javier Avendano already debuted for them during a preseason game against the Saarlouis Hornets last weekend. The 26-year-old right-…
    - 9 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 8:46pm -
  • Results Spanish Division de Honor March 25 & 26, 2017
    The second week of the regular season in the Spanish Division de Honor was played this past weekend. The Tenerife Marlins improved to 4-0 for the season with 10-0 and 14-6 wins over CB Viladecans. Yancarlo Franco and Jesus Ustariz each hit two home r…
    - 10 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 7:46pm -
  • National Teams revealed for 2017 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation WHITEHORSE, Canada — Marking just over 100 days until the start of the 2017 WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship, the World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced the nations that wil…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 17, 3:22pm -
  • 2017 World Baseball Classic sets New Highs
    Press release World Baseball Classic, Inc. The 2017 World Baseball Classic set records for attendance, television ratings, digital consumption and merchandise sales. The fourth edition of the premier international baseball tournament concluded with t…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 17, 11:38am -
  • Baseball Softball UK receives Funding from Sport England
    By Baseball Softball UK Sport England’s announcement about its latest round of major investments designed to get more people playing sport regularly includes substantial sums for grassroots and talent development for baseball and softball. Baseball…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 2:41pm -
  • Kenley Jansen called Dodgers to pitch second inning
    According to reports from the United States Dutch closer Kenley Jansen called the Los Angeles Dodgers in between innings during Monday’s semi-final at the 2017 World Baseball Classic to receive approval to pitch a second inning. He entered the game…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 10:40am -
  • Collin Shaw, Graham Fisher Import Players for Dortmund Wanderers
    Two of their import players have arrived this week, as the Dortmund Wanderers revealed the signings of Collin Shaw and Graham Fisher. Fisher is going to play the outfield for the Wanderers after being an utility player at Grinnell College in the Unit…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 8:39am -

Lady at the Bat

  • The WBC & Didi: What's Ahead For The Yankees
    Remember when everyone hated the Didi Gregorius trade? Whole different kettle of fish now, huh?When Yankees GM Brian Cashman said yesterday that he expected Didi to miss a total of six weeks, I wondered if he was including the remainder of Spring Tra…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 10:23am -
  • The WBC: Why Team USA Depresses Me
    It was a great game Saturday night, a huge win for Team USA. As the announcer said, shortly after the last out was made, they'd slayed the beast that is the Dominican Republic entry in the World Baseball Classic.A short time later at the postgame pre…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 2:08pm -
  • Top 10 Tuesday: The Race For Opening Day
    Continuing with our Top 10 Tuesday Series, today we focus on the present.There are many players competing for jobs on the Yankees' 25-man roster this Spring. However, when Spring Training began, only about 10 of them were looking to be in the Opening…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Mar 17, 12:18pm -
  • Top 10 Tuesday: The Best Yankees Rookies In Spring Training History
    In celebration of our 10th anniversary here at Lady At The Bat, we bring you a new weekly series: Top 10 Tuesday.Since we are in the midst of spring training at the moment, we start the series off with a list of the best Yankees rookies in spring tra…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Mar 17, 12:39pm -
  • What Might Have Been: The Yankees & The Color Barrier
    It's now March and, as spring training moves to a full month of activity, I want to think back on the month just finished. Black History Month was just observed in  February. Many men and women of color and of all walks of life  were duly honore…
    - 25 days ago, 2 Mar 17, 7:55pm -
  • 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…
    - 37 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 42 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 10:46am -