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

  • An Introduction to PainZone by MedZone
    I was approached on behalf of MedZone, who has been surprisingly around since 2001 (why have I not heard of them until now) just before my 2017 over 30 baseball season to introduce you, my loyal readers, to their product PainZone. As you can imagine,…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 9:12pm -
  • Book Review: Baseball Before We Knew It
    Our national pastime has a long-debated history. Was it really good o’ Abner Doubleday who invented the game? How ‘bout that Spalding character we keep hearing about and to this day has his name on baseball gloves in sporting goods stores? How wa…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 12:11am -
  • Grading out the Starting Pitching Market
    It is no secret that the Houston Astros need starting pitching. That being said, finding teams willing to trade that pitching and then meeting the Astros needs to not only compete this year but into the future can be a bit tricky. So, we will go thro…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 12:08am -
  • Book Review: Mind Game
    Sabermetrics almost seems old hat now. It doesn’t have the cache it did even just a decade ago when it seemed like it was still being shunned by some in the baseball community. While the new age statistics are now widely accepted and pretty much ev…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 10:41am -
  • Raising Your Child on Baseball (The Right Way)
    Your child has just been handed their very first Little League uniform. The hand-stitched numbering and letters put a smile on their face. To them, the uniform represents a model of excitement and adventure. They are aware that it is only worn on spe…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 3:17pm -
  • How to raise your batting average 100 points
    Do you want to raise your batting average by 100 points or more this season? The quickest and easiest way to do this is to perfect the art of bunting. You can be a successful bunter if you follow these simple steps. Show the bunt at the right time-…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Jul 17, 1:03am -
  • The Best Baseball Movies Ever Made
    This list of the best baseball movies is one that has been compiled by fans, and includes classics like The Sandlot and The Natural, and manages to cover the finest films about this great sport that were ever released. Some of the best and most inspi…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Jul 17, 4:00pm -
  • Top 15 Best Baseball Players of All Time
    It’s never easy to rank sportsmen due to how much loyalty these athletes manage to foster. However, certain facts have to be taken into consideration, and, with that in mind, this is a listing of 15 of the best baseball players in the history of th…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Jun 17, 11:56pm -
  • Book Review: Omar!
    For Indians fans of the 1990’s there was no one who defined the era more than Omar Vizquel. The gregarious shortstop awed fans with his plays with the glove, earning him nine Gold Glove awards by the time he published his auto-biography with Bob Dy…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 2:37am -
  • Top 10 professional baseball players with glasses
    Players who have weak eyesight may be intimated by the fact that they have to wear glasses on the field. However, ever since the earliest days of baseball, notable baseball players have sported spectacles during baseball games. Here is a list of t…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 2:34am -

Mister Baseball

  • European Championships B-Pool start on Monday in Belgrade and Miejska Gorka
    Even though the European Championship got re-scheduled from 2018 to 2019 due to the 2020 Olympics, two European Championships B-Pool will be played this summer. The tournaments are slated to commence on Monday, July 24 in Belgrade, Serbia and Miejska…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Jul 17, 1:00pm -
  • U15 European Championship: Recap Day 6, July 22, 2017
    The Netherlands and Germany will play in the final of the U15 European Championship in Wiener Neustadt, Austria on Sunday. Germany, which won the title in 2015, defeated the Czech Republic 9-8 in a thrilling semi-final on Saturday morning, nearly blo…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 7:13pm -
  • Legionaere TV, Tim Collins to broadcast Fielders-Choice.de All-Star Game on Sunday
    Legionaere TV and Tim Collins will broadcast the Fielders-Choice.de All-Star Game in Munich-Haar on Sunday, starting at 12.45pm with the Home Run Derby. The game features the German National Team taking on the Bundesliga All-Stars.
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Jul 17, 5:25pm -
  • France participates in first U12 Tournament to open Francophone Games in Africa
    by World Baseball Softball Confederation, www.wbsc.org The Paris-based Francophone Association of Baseball Softball (AFBS) staged its first-ever U-12 youth international baseball tournament. The four-nation youth baseball showcase took place from 18-…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:27pm -
  • Dutch Hoofdklasse: L&D Amsterdam shuts out HCAW on Thursday
    L&D Amsterdam, Curacao Neptunus and DSS celebrated road wins on Thursday in the Dutch Hoofdklasse. Amsterdam shut out HCAW 2-0 behind a combined five-hitter by Rob Cordemans and Daan Hendrix. Zerzinho Croes and Kenny Berkenbosch scored the lone runs…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 8:26pm -
  • U15 European Championship: Recaps Day 5, July 21, 2017
    The first round at the U15 European Championship in Wiener Neustadt is in the books. On Friday France and Germany clinched the last two semi-final spots to face the Netherlands and Czech Republic on Saturday. France edged out Spain 4-2, while Germany…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 7:21pm -
  • ISG, CEB hold Coaching Clinic in Sofia at end of July
    by Sofia Blues The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) in partnership with the International Sports Group (ISG) already started a new program for certification of the coaches around Europe. Main idea is that we would have all of the coaches prop…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:28pm -
  • Germany’s Fielders-Choice.de All-Star Game on Sunday in Munich-Haar
    Germany’s Fielders-Choice.de All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, July 23 at 2.30pm CET. Legionaere-TV will broadcast the game live together with Tim Collins. Check out www.legionaere.de/tv for the link or pay attention on Facebook. The broadcas…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:26pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • Yankees Beat Mariners: Can They End "June Swoon?"
    As I sit waiting  for the Yankees to finish their late night game at Seattle, I have a few top of mind thoughts. 1. June SwoonThis may be more of a common term to us in the Midwest. For many years the Cubs suffered from this affliction. Now it is…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:42am -
  • Yankees Lose Game, Series Again
    The Yankees had another chance to win a series yesterday, but they didn't take it. Specifically, Joe Girardi didn't take it.I'm all for resting players these days.  It's not the 1950s. Today's MLB schedule is a tough one. However, when you have a ch…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:48am -
  • Yankees Beat Big Sexy, Make Sexy Trade
    Rumors of the trade began right around the time Bartolo Colon took the mound to make his Twins debut. They continued as Big Sexy mowed the Yankees down in the early innings, and after he was finally knocked out by Gary Sanchez's two-run double. Short…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 9:44am -
  • Yankees Lose Opener Against Twins
    The aftermath of that good showing in Boston reared its ugly head last night in Minnesota. A 16-inning game, followed the next day by a double header, will do that to you.After Bryan Mitchell threw 90 pitches in five innings, the Yankees trailed the…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 9:54am -
  • Good Showing For Yankees At Fenway
    After Friday night's crushing loss it was hard to avoid that sinking feeling that the season was over for the New York Yankees. Then, as they were being dominated by Chris Sale the following day, it almost seemed ridiculous not to embrace that feelin…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:58am -
  • Yankees Begin Crucial Stretch at Fenway Tonight
    It's Friday and the break is over. Kudos to baseball for eliminating the awful idea rewarding the winning league in the  All Star Game home field advantage in the World Series. It should have never been tied to the outcome of a mid-summer exhibiti…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 10:47am -
  • Yankees Stumble Into All Star Break
    The All Star Break has finally arrived.For the Yankees, the key words here are "break" and "finally." After beginning the season 21-9 and having as much as a 15-game lead in the AL East, they are now 45-41, good enough for second place, 3.5 games beh…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 9:56am -
  • Pondering Girardi's Future As Yankees' Slide Continues
    Thursday was a much needed day off for the Yankees, who have won only seven of their last 23 games and appear to be in a free fall.  Across the wide, wide world of cyberspace, where Yankees blogs collide, the blame game is in full bloom. Now, the l…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 9:46am -