NY Times: Baseball

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

  • A Brief History of Baseball in the USA
    Baseball is the pinnacle of Americana. The ceremonial first pitch. Singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” alongside thousands of others. Old school fans listening to the radio and jotting down stats at the same time. Peanuts, hot dogs, Cracker Ja…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 20, 1:57am -
  • Substance Abuse in Professional Baseball
    written by Maggie Potter The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health discovered that 19.7 million American adults struggled with some kind of substance abuse disorder. It’s easy to look at that number and thing about average, everyday people ac…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 20, 1:00am -
  • Baseball Players and Blood Clot Prevention
    There are some common injuries and health issues associated with baseball, including torn rotator cuffs, sprains, and knee injuries. But blood clots — especially in young players — are often overlooked as a potential health risk. Baseball players…
    - 21 days ago, 4 May 20, 10:05pm -
  • How has the MLB been affected by the coronavirus pandemic and when is it likely to return?
    Major sporting events across the world continue to be either postponed or cancelled entirely as the spread of the coronavirus continues – this shows no signs of slowing down either as many countries find themselves extending lockdown measures to pr…
    - 24 days ago, 1 May 20, 8:50pm -
  • The MLB’s Response to Coronavirus
    Written by Maggie Potter This year will undoubtedly go down in history, thanks to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. As of March 20, 2020, 45 states within the country had closed all of their schools due to the coronavirus. Thousands of people a…
    - 49 days ago, 7 Apr 20, 12:10am -
  • Career Paths for Baseball Players After Professional Sports
    written by Maggie Potter The average career length for an MLB player is just 5.6 years. While many players can have longer careers, it’s not uncommon for a minor league or major league player to either retire or leave the game due to injury at a re…
    - 67 days ago, 19 Mar 20, 11:40pm -
  • Mobile Tech for Baseball Fans: Recent Trends
    There are a few things about baseball that almost everyone loves, including classic diamonds like Wrigley Field, the shout of a vendor across the aisle selling peanuts and popcorn, the crack of the bat when your favorite player hits a home run. … A…
    - 74 days ago, 12 Mar 20, 10:51pm -
  • Staying Cool During Baseball Games
    Written by Maggie Potter “Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the park…” Unless it feels like a hot and sweaty nightmare! The average Major League Baseball (MLB) season runs from March to September each year. While the late Spring and e…
    - 89 days ago, 26 Feb 20, 10:29pm -
  • Personal Benefits of Playing Baseball
    Baseball is known as America’s pastime for a reason. It’s an exciting game to watch, but it’s even more fun to play. Whether you’re an adult on a community team, a college student on a traveling team or you’re the parent of a high school or…
    - 94 days ago, 22 Feb 20, 2:34am -
  • Will Addition of Betts Put the Dodgers Over the Top?
    After much anticipation and grimacing by Boston Red Sox fans, the hammer finally dropped on All-Star OF Mookie Betts being traded away from the Red Sox in what can only be termed as a salary dump. Much to the chagrin of the rest of Major League Baseb…
    - 97 days ago, 19 Feb 20, 1:23am -

Mister Baseball

  • Hrosi, Technika, Kotlarka and Eagles start with 2 Wins in Extraleague Season
    This past weekend the first league in European Baseball started its 2020 season, as the Czech Extraleague got underway. Cardion Hrosi Brno, Eagles Prague, Kotlarka Prague and Technika Brno started the year with two wins apiece. The top duel between D…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 May 20, 9:45am -
  • Baseball Mexico: Monday, May 25, 2020
    by Bruce Baskin, Baseball Mexico, http://baseballmexico.blogspot.com/ LIGA MAY OPEN IN AUGUST, MEX PAC SETS OPENER The Mexican League is reportedly considering starting its season in August, with teams playing 51-game schedules (or half the original…
    - 20 hours ago, 25 May 20, 9:15am -
  • Czech Extraleague Baseball starts on Friday, May 22 into 2020 Season
    Press release Czech Baseball Association On Friday May 22nd is the opening day of baseball Extraleague. Ten teams will play games in round robin, in TOP6, semi-finals and Czech Series, which is the finale of this competition. Originally planned start…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 20, 7:45pm -
  • Baseball Zoom Podcast by Peter Caliendo
    by Peter Caliendo Dear Baseball/Softball Coaches, Players and Parents of all levels: Education is a 3 prong system and it takes the player to become smarter, the coach to ask lots of questions and get educated, to help the player get better and the p…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 20, 2:13pm -
  • Baseball Mexico: Monday, May 18, 2020
    by Bruce Baskin, Baseball Mexico, http://baseballmexico.blogspot.com/ AMID VENUE DOUBTS, CARIBBEAN SERIES TIX GO ON SALE Even though the organization that oversees the Caribbean Series has threatened to move the event elsewhere in 2021 if an ongoing…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 20, 10:13am -
  • #SafeAtHome Czech Baseball Program during Coronavirus pandemic
    by Michal Hanus Since end of February (approx.) the whole Europe fighting against Coronavirus pandemic. All sports activities have been terminated, no sport events, no possibility to work out in a club. Because nobody was able to predict how long it…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 20, 3:09pm -
  • Baseball Mexico: Monday, May 11, 2020
    by Bruce Baskin, Baseball Mexico, http://baseballmexico.blogspot.com/ IS HE OR ISN’T HE? CASTILLA OUT IN HERMOSILLO After a period of time during which the general public was unsure of his job status in Hermosillo, Vinny Castilla was formally fired…
    - 15 days ago, 11 May 20, 11:09am -
  • Breaking News: CEB cancels all 2020 Competitions
    The executive board of the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) on Sunday cancelled all 2020 competitions due to the spread of the Coronavirus in Europe. Still on the schedule were the U18 European Championship, the B- and C-Pool European Champio…
    - 16 days ago, 10 May 20, 10:13am -

Lady at the Bat

  • After A Yankees Win, Some Personal News
    After their Odysseus-like experience last week, the Yankees finally made it to Kansas City Thursday. By the end of the weekend, they had righted the ship, having taken two out of three from the Royals. It was their eighth straight series win, somethi…
    - 20 May 18, 10:14pm -
  • Yankees Complete 7-2 Home Stand, Capitol Awaits
    As Ken Singleton says, they won this series the hard way. After losing the first game on Friday night, the Yankees took the next two, giving them a 2-1 series win over Oakland, which completed a 7-2 home stand. They are still tied for first place wit…
    - 14 May 18, 12:24am -
  • Yankees Lose But Recent Stretch is Beyond Impressive
    When the Yankees finished a home sweep of the Minnesota Twins on April 26th, their season record was 15-9. That home stand seemed to lift the Yanks from the early season doldrums. It ended with an  impressive eight wins. But the schedule was about…
    - 11 May 18, 7:48am -
  • Yankees Beat Boston Again, Take Sole Possession Of First
    When Hanley Ramirez homered off Chad Green last night, I thought to myself, okay, the winning streak ends tonight.  I looked ahead to the next game, trying to think good thoughts about CC Sabathia.Shame on me.After a shockingly great performance by…
    - 10 May 18, 11:27am -
  • Yankees Win Again, Grab Share Of First
    That's seven in a row. Their 16th win in 17 games. They are now tied for first place in the AL East--after being 7.5 games behind Boston as recently as April 20th.Who's "they?" The 2018 New York Yankees. Not the 1953 Yankees. Not the 1998 Yankees. Th…
    - 9 May 18, 11:47am -
  • Rookies Lead Yankees To Sweep Of Indians
    Remember when the experts swore up and down that the Yankees would never field a team with two rookies (Andujar and Torres) on it?  Well, they were forced into it, but they did it nonetheless. And it's been working.I remember trying to get the nickn…
    - 7 May 18, 8:35am -
  • Ninth Inning Rally Caps Yankees Successful Road Trip
    I have to admit I didn't want to see this road trip come at the time it did. Three games against the Angels at Anaheim and four in Houston to follow seemed like a daunting task. But maybe not that bad. Thinking we could see the Yankees go 3-4 or 4-3…
    - 4 May 18, 10:51am -
  • Yankees Win As Sevy Goes Distance, Stanton Goes Yard Twice
    Should we call them the S & S Boys?David Cone joked that the rest of the team didn't have to get off the bus, because Giancarlo Stanton and Luis Severino took care of business all by themselves last night.On a warm Houston night, the roof at Minute M…
    - 3 May 18, 11:19am -