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  • 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

  • Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Catchers Bag For Your Needs
    In the game of baseball, the catcher has an important and special position. Because of this, they’ll require the right equipment so they can play with utmost comfortability. An important part of the catcher’s gear arsenal is the catcher’s bag.…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 3:16am -
  • Do College Baseball Players Have Protections Against Career-Ending Injury?
    You can’t ever know when an injury will occur, on or off the field. For college baseball players, this uncertainty comes with added risks and questions that their universities might not be willing or able to answer. Since legal and university-level…
    - 40 days ago, 15 Aug 20, 12:12am -
  • Fast Start During 60 Game MLB Season is Critical
    The time is nearly here. After a four month delay to the start of the MLB season due to the COVID19 pandemic, it looks like players are ready to get back to work. Without any further delays, the start of the MLB 2020 is scheduled to begin on July 23,…
    - 68 days ago, 18 Jul 20, 1:29am -
  • Harnessing Renewable Power in Baseball Stadiums
    Baseball has always been considered America’s favorite pastime, but that doesn’t mean it needs to stay in the past. In fact, Major League Baseball has made some major strides in adapting to important world changes, especially when it comes to the…
    - 74 days ago, 12 Jul 20, 2:42am -
  • Five Undrafted MLB Free-Agent Prospects
    Author: Ziv Chen In the Major League Baseball 2020 amateur draft that was held last week, the two-day event featured only five rounds, as opposed to the usual forty, most likely because team owners wanted to save money amidst coronavirus pandemic and…
    - 77 days ago, 9 Jul 20, 2:37am -
  • Louisville Chugger Product Review from our friends @ Groovy Groomsmen Gifts
    The image below are examples of what the mugs can look like with different wood finishes T text colors. I’ve used mine off and on again & love it! For more information on this product and 44 others for the baseball fans in your left, check out thei…
    - 98 days ago, 17 Jun 20, 8:38pm -
  • HOW SEAM READERS ARE HELPING PLAYERS AROUND THE WORLD
    At Seam Readers our mission is to help teach baseball and softball players of all ages one of the only constants when it comes to hitting. Seam Reading is the ability to identify a pitch based on how it looks. We say it is one of the only constants a…
    - 15 Jun 20, 10:04pm -
  • 2020 Fantasy Baseball: Preparing For A Season Impacted By Coronavirus
    Major League Baseball could make a return this summer following months of the coronavirus lockdown. Depending on the negotiations, baseball could return in early July and fantasy baseball will be back as well. The 2020 fantasy baseball season will li…
    - 11 Jun 20, 6:51pm -
  • Rules That Might Change Baseball in 2020
    Baseball is an iconic American sport. Along with Basketball and American Football, it is one of the top three sports in the USA, and despite soaring in popularity overseas, particularly in Japan and other countries in the far east, it’s biggest sup…
    - 29 May 20, 11:39pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 May 20, 1:57am -

Mister Baseball

  • Sölvesborg Firehawks win 2020 Swedish Baseball Championship
    The Sölvesborg Firehawks have won the 2020 Swedish Baseball Championship. They defeated Sundbyberg Heat 3-2 in the best-of-five final series. Sölvesborg prevailed 11-1 in the decisive fifth match of the finals. It’s the third Swedish title for th…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 10:26am -
  • Kropyvnytskyi “BioTexCom KNTU” had won the 25th title Ukrainian Baseball Championship
    by Olexandr Vynogradov In the last round of the Ukrainian Baseball Championship (Division A) 2020, “BioTexCom KNTU” defeated ATMA (Kyiv region) 17:3; 18:7; 13:0. In general, during championship 2020 “BioTexCom KNTU” had no defeats in 24 games…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 8:26am -
  • Draci Brno beats Arrows Ostrava to return to Czech Baseball Throne
    Draci Brno is returning to the throne in the Czech Extraleague. They defeated last year’s champion Arrows Ostrava 3-1 in the final series to win the Czech Baseball Championship 2020. Draci reached the finals after defeating Eagles Prague 2-0 in the…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 7:10pm -
  • Therwil Flyers repeat as Swiss Nationalliga A Champion 2020
    The Therwil Flyers repeated as Swiss Nationalliga A Champion by sweeping the Bern Cardinals in the final series. Therwil decided the first two games in lopsided fashion 16-8 and 16-3 before a close third match ended up with a 6-5 score. Therwil had d…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 6:10pm -
  • Witches Linz win Austrian Softball Title 2020
    The Witch Linz have won the Austrian Softball Championship 2020. Its their second national title after 2017. Linz swept the Austrian Softball Final Four in Vienna by defeating the Crazy Chicklets Wiener Neustadt and twice the Vienna Wanderers en rout…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 5:10pm -
  • Baseball Mexico: Monday, September 21, 2020
    by Bruce Baskin, Baseball Mexico, http://baseballmexico.blogspot.com/ TIGRES FOR SALE? PEREYRA SAYS YES, TEAM SAYS NO A Twitter entry by Proceso writer Beatriz Pereyra regarding rumors that former Cy Young Award winner Fernando Valenzuela and his wif…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 9:34am -
  • WBSC’s GameTime video platform to show Cuban Baseball’s Serie Nacional games
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation PULLY, Switzerland; 11 September 2020 — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced that its OTT platform GameTime.sport has won the exclusive international broadcast and digital rig…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 12:03pm -
  • British Baseball Federation appoints Drew Spencer als new Manager of GB National Team
    Press release British Baseball Federation The British Baseball Federation is excited to announce the appointment of Mr Drew Spencer as the Lead Programme and Seniors Manager of the Great Britain National Baseball Team. Spencer succeeds Mr Liam Carrol…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 12:00pm -

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 -