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

  • REMEMBERING YOGI BERRA
    “Mr. Berra is a very strange fellow of very remarkable abilities.” –Casey Stengel            “Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball, is like talking to Homer about the gods.” – Bart Giamatti The kid who grew up in St. Louis eatin…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 3:17pm -
  • The Rivalry: Yanks vs Red Sox
    Babe Ruth at Fenway Back then, as the story goes, there was a get-together in the woods. A  Red Sox fan, a Cub fan and a Pirate fan were there. They all wondered when their team would make it to the World Series again and decided to call on God for…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 12:41am -
  • Baseball’s Golden Era: New York Cubans
    By Ismael Nunez From 1947 to 1957, a baseball team from New York City would win the World Series. The three teams present in New York City were the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers. Some of the greatest players came out of this…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 9:50am -
  • It’s time to go get Verlander
    I very rarely ever do this publicly. I like to think of myself as a dispassionate analyst of the game, but at my core I am a fan first. So, when the Astros didn’t make a deal at the deadline (okay, fine, they got a lefty with an ERA around 6.00) I…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 5:21pm -
  • How Murderers’ Row Shaped Baseball
    When Yankee owner Colonel Ruppert’s “Rough Riders,” as some called them in the late 1920s, were not going head to head against their American League competition, they were playing exhibition games in Buffalo, Omaha, Rochester, Columbus, Dayton,…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 10:34am -
  • ARRIBA/ADELANTE!! PALANTE! Puerto Rico Region Wins Intermediate Baseball World Series Championship
    By Ismael Nunez It’s been a seesaw Baseball 2017 season for Puerto Rico. This past February they won the Caribbean World Series, they almost won the World Baseball Classic only to face defeat by Team USA. Then this past August 6th 2017 at t…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 3:28am -
  • Dog Days at Fenway Park
    With the crowds having fun at the hub in Boston, with the team gearing up to go deep this October, with a roster loaded with talent and more on the way, a flashback to Sox in the Sixties is almost like culture shock. September 28th, 1960, Red Sox vs.…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 12:18am -
  • 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,…
    - 28 days 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…
    - 39 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…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 12:08am -

Mister Baseball

  • Little League World Series: Emilia Romagna without a Chance against Mexico
    Europe-Africa representative Emilia Romagna lost also their second game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. On Saturday Mexico stormed by the Italian team 13-0 in four innings. Mexico scored in each of the four frames pla…
    - 34 mins ago, 19 Aug 17, 7:50pm -
  • Italian Baseball League Semis: Rimini, San Marino prevail in dramatic Openers
    The Italian Baseball League semi-finals started on Friday with the first two games of the best-of-five series. ASD Rimini defeated Unipol Bologna 6-5 in ten innings. Rimini overcame a 0-4 deficit in the last two innings and then scored twice in the t…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 4:49am -
  • Markus Solbach named Pitcher of the Week for second time this Year
    Germany’s right-hander Markus Solbach was named pitcher of the week in the Can Am League for a second time this year. The hurler of the Rockland Boulders allowed one run on five hits in 7 2/3 innings in his last start to earn the honors. He improve…
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Aug 17, 8:33pm -
  • Little League World Series: Emilia Romagna loses Opener to Canadian Representative
    Emilia Romagna, which is representing Europe-Africa at this year’s Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, lost their opening game against Canada’s representative by a score of 2-12. Emilia Romagna scored in the first and the fo…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 7:35pm -
  • Dutch Hoofdklasse Playoffs: L&D Amsterdam, Curacao Neptunus win on Thursday
    The playoffs in the Dutch Hoofdklasse started on Thursday with two games. L&D Amsterdam edged out the Hoofddorp Pioniers 4-1. A three-run fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie en route to the Pirates win. Rob Cordemans won the pitcher’s duel against Lars Hu…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 6:33pm -
  • Baseball Softball UK to launch Junior Club Development Programme
    by Baseball Softball UK BaseballSoftballUK is launching a Junior Club Development Programme — a fantastic opportunity for clubs and leagues to establish and develop junior baseball and/or softball programmes to enhance their own future and the futu…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:07pm -
  • CEB/ISG Certification Course in Bulgaria
    by International Sports Group The Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) and the International Sports Group continue their partnership in the development of coaches at the grass roots level. This special program administered by top CEB/ISG coaches…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 2:07pm -
  • PONY League World Series: Covina beats Korea to win Title
    by PONY League Baseball WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania- James Jimenez allowed one run over seven innings and smashed a two-run home run in the top of the eighth to crown Covina, CA the 2017 Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series Champions with a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:07am -

Lady at the Bat

  • Yankees Sweep of Mets Renews Hope as Red Sox Loom
    From where I sit, a four game sweep of the Mets with two at Yankee Stadium and two at Chase Field, does not seem to go far enough to make up for the sting of last Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. It was nice to see the Yankees sweep the Mets this week,…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 17, 9:29am -
  • Feast & Famine For Judge As Yankees Top Mets
    Aaron Judge has broken the single-season consecutive game strikeout record for a position player. We all knew it was coming. We all know there is a good chance he will add to that record.We also know that Judge will continue to hit ridiculous home ru…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:50am -
  • Dooney & Bourke Night At The Stadium
    In my regular daily post about the latest Yankees game, I mentioned that I had actually attended last night's contest. I saved my ticket:Yes, my friends, I watched the Yankees beat the Mets from a suite (!), compliments of  handbag and accessories i…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:12pm -
  • Yankees Sweep Bronx Half of Subway Series
    Sonny Gray probably will never forget his first Yankees win. In Yankee Stadium, during the Subway Series against the Mets, his line included 6IP, 2ER and 5K. I was in the ballpark for every one of his 104 pitches, and every other pitch that was throw…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 11:08am -
  • Yankees Take Subway Series Opener
    Nice bounce back win last night.  After that excruciating series loss to Boston over the weekend, this was exactly what the Yankees needed.Of course, it didn't start off so well. It was upsetting, but not surprising, to see Rafael Montero, a pitcher…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 9:39am -
  • Yankees Lose Crucial Series To Red Sox
    It was a tough weekend for our country. I was hoping that my favorite baseball team would provide a pleasant distraction from such tragic events.I was sorely mistaken.Does Joe Girardi still believe Aroldis Chapman is rusty? Ridiculous. At least Chapm…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 10:58am -
  • Yankees Hoping For Special Moment During Rivalry Week
    In many seasons past, when  the Yankees won championships, there always seemed to be that defining moment when it became evident  the Yankees were a special team and clearly the favorite to win it all. That moment usually occurred during a stretc…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 10:35am -
  • Judge Not Invited To Yankees' Hit Party In Toronto
    Isn't it funny how things always seem to work out?We all wondered how the Yankees could possibly take wunderkind Clint Frazier out of the lineup once Aaron Hicks returned from the DL. But, wonder no more, I guess. After slumping the past week or so,…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 11:04am -