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

  • Can the New York Mets overcome their current controversies?
    It has been 31 years since the New York Mets last won the World Series but only a couple since they played in the Fall Classic, with a 4-1 loss to Kansas City in the 2015 showpiece. The long-suffering fans will be hoping for return to the season fina…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 17, 12:28am -
  • A change in Approach
    The life of the Houston Astros fan is a life built on the process. For most of the first 50 years of the franchise there wasn’t much of a process. The teams always seemed to be built around pitching, defense, and speed because that is what succeede…
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 17, 12:19am -
  • Book Review: Our Tribe: A Baseball Memoir
    Cleveland’s baseball team stinks, right? They are always not going to be any good, correct? There is absolutely no way they’re even going to make the playoffs let alone run of a streak of consecutive division titles. These were all things that ma…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 17, 1:14am -
  • Book Review: The Curse of Rocky Colavito
    Outside of Cleveland, even casual baseball fans may not know who Rocky Colavito is, but in Northeast Ohio there was a time that he was practically Babe Ruth. Colavito was a hard hitting outfielder for the Tribe in the 1950s. Before being traded away…
    - 20 days ago, 5 May 17, 12:45am -
  • How Baseball Umpiring Has Changed Over the Years
    Baseball has a very long history in the United States of America and its roots as one of this country’s favourite pastimes goes right back to the early 1800s. Baseball was initially a British game involving a pitcher lobbing a ball at a striker, wh…
    - 24 days ago, 1 May 17, 3:31am -
  • The Top 10 Best Baseball Video Games of All Time
    Where the vast majority of baseball video games may step up to the plate, they also end up striking out. These top 10 are the exception and have stood the test of time: Wii Sports While Wii Sports is certainly not a traditional baseball video game, i…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Apr 17, 2:21am -
  • Bob Feller’s Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom
    Ever want extra advice from a respected elderly gentleman? Well, if that’s the case, look no further. Head to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of Bob Feller’s Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom. This book is comprised of a selection of…
    - 30 days ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:26am -
  • Book Review: Whatever Happened to “Super Joe”?
    Prior to the mid-90s there was no fan base more used to losing than those who rooted for the Cleveland Indians. That being said, there were still many who cared deeply about the team and its players throughout their years in the cellar. While these p…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 11:23pm -
  • Book Review: Cooperstown Hall of Fame Players
    Ever wanted a picturesque book complete with large full page stories and statistics of all of the great ballplayers enshrined in Cooperstown (through 2005)? Well, look no more because Cooperstown: Hall of Fame Players is as good as it gets. This coff…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 2:36am -
  • The Evolution of the New York Yankees Uniform
    When we talk about the evolution of the Yankees uniform it’s done so a little tongue-in-cheek, as this baseball team has barely made any changes to their kit in over a century. The Yankees have worn pinstripes since 1912 and made jersey numbers a p…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Apr 17, 7:32pm -

Mister Baseball

  • Markus Solbach returns to Rockland Boulders
    Markus Solbach’s career in professional baseball continues. The German right-handed pitcher is back with the Rockland Boulders. He already played for the Can Am Association organization last year. But after ten games he was picked up by the Arizona…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 9:55pm -
  • ESCA Fastpitch Camp with Craig Montvidas in October
    By European Softball Federation Softball camp for both players and coaches will take place in the Netherlands in October, it will be the debut event organized by the European Softball Coaches Association. The ESCA Camp will provide both players and c…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 9:32pm -
  • Rene Leveret joins Rouen Huskies
    Rene Leveret might have ended his professional baseball career, but he remains an active player. The Rouen Huskies announced the signing of the former Minnesota Twins minor leaguer. He played for the Quebec Capitals in the last few years. Since 2012…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 8:55pm -
  • WBSC releases Schedule for U12 Baseball World Cup
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation Snoopy® joins WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2017 as Promoting Ambassador in Taiwan Schedule TAIPEI, Taiwan — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today revealed the official competition sched…
    - 1 day ago, 23 May 17, 8:31pm -
  • MLB Commissioner appoints new Competition Committee
    Press release Major League Baseball Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. today announced the composition of a reconstituted Competition Committee, which is charged with studying all aspects of the game and advising the Commissioner and Club O…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 17, 9:55pm -
  • Baseball, Softball combined most participated Team Sport in USA
    Press release Major League Baseball With nearly 25 million participants, baseball and softball combined to rank as the most participated team sports in the United States in 2016 according to the annual report produced by the Sports & Fitness Industry…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 17, 9:35pm -
  • Finnish Broadcaster Fanseat to broadcast Challenge de France, selected French Division I Games
    The French Baseball and Softball Federation (FFBS) announced this week that the Finnish broadcaster Fanseat is going to broadcast the Challenge de France, selected regular season games from the French Division I and all games of the playoffs in the F…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 17, 9:06pm -
  • Czech Extraleague: Arrows Ostrava prevails over Draci Brno on Wednesday
    In the Czech Extraleague four games were played on Wednesday. While Trebic Nuclears, Olympia Blansko and Eagles Prague all celebrated home wins, leader Draci Brno suffered a surprise loss on their field. Arrows Ostrava prevailed 4-1 and reduced the g…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 17, 8:35pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • Yankees Lose As Bullpen Spoils It For Montgomery
    Joe Girardi has made some pretty dumb moves in his managerial career with the Yankees. A lot of them have involved the bullpen. However, I wouldn't be so quick to blame him for last night's loss.It was pretty clear that Jordan Montgomery had begun to…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 May 17, 10:01am -
  • Gardy Ups His Trade Value As Yankees Beat Royals
    The more things change, the more they stay the same. A change of venue for the Royals' Jason Vargas led to the same results. Though he did pitch better, the Yankees didn't lose his number, and they beat him and Kansas City 4-2. One of the reasons fo…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 17, 9:51am -
  • A Win On A Big Day For Home-Grown Yankees
    After dropping the first two games in Tampa Bay this weekend, the Yankees were in danger of being swept for the first time this season. Thanks to a two-run home-run by home-grown veteran Brett Gardner, and despite striking out 12 times against Rays a…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 12:00pm -
  • After A KC Series, Memories Of An Old Yankees-Royals Rivalry
    The Red Sox were the Yankees greatest rival in the late 70's, some forty years ago, correct? You have the one game playoff in 1978 between the two teams that resulted in a Yankees win at Fenway, October 2, 1978 that sent the Yankees on their way to…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 17, 11:14am -
  • Yankees' Bats Pound Royals For Second Straight Win
    You can't predict baseball, Suzyn.Or, can you?The Royals' Jason Vargas entered last night's game with a league-leading 1.01 ERA. A loss for the Yankees for sure, right?  However, during the game it was announced that Vargas has terrible lifetime num…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 17, 9:44am -
  • Carter, CC Turn Back Clock As Yankees Beat Royals
    A couple of surprising performances in last night's win against the Kansas City Royals. CC Sabathia turned back the clock with 6.2 scoreless innings, and Chris Carter was 3-4 with 2 RBI.Sabathia proved me wrong, for one night at least. It would be gr…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 17, 10:06am -
  • Astros, Chapman, Jeter & Palermo: An Eventful Weekend For Yankees
    An eventful weekend at Yankee Stadium was highlighted, of course, by the number retirement ceremony for Derek Jeter. As always, the Yankees did it right, from top to bottom. Although, those Monument Park Jackets were a bit over the top. The story is…
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 17, 11:07am -
  • Yankees Lose Thrilling Opener To Astros Series
    Dallas Keuchel is some pitcher. Staked to a two run lead even before he took the mound, Keuchel  kept the Yankees in check through the first six innings. The Yankee fifth was somewhat of a challenge for Keuchel, thanks to an error that got the ba…
    - 12 days ago, 12 May 17, 11:56am -