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 -

NY Times: Baseball

Baseball Prospectus

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

  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jun 17, 2:34am -
  • David Ortiz HOF Index
    “I have come here to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” – William Shakespeare   The wisest thing the Hall of Fame ever did was insert the mandatory five year waiting period. Otherwise, Hall of Famers would get in due to the mob mentality that ov…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 11:57pm -
  • Book Review: The Book
    While it may seem commonplace today, and even a requirement, to use advanced statistics to measure the success of baseball players, a decade ago, these methods weren’t nearly as widely accepted. While Bill James certainly did his due diligence, alo…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jun 17, 1:39am -
  • Book Review: A Deadly Game
    As baseball novels go, the world is full of stories of a regular guy who all of a sudden makes it big or a kid with an amazing arm. Gary Lepper’s new work, A Deadly Game, breaks from that mold to provide baseball fanatics a murder mystery that keep…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 11:42pm -
  • Why the Astros are here to stay
    When a team explodes on the scene like the Astros have this season there are numerous explanations that need to be explored. As the Cubs will attest, awesome success does not always follow you from season to season. Sometimes serendipity is the best…
    - 20 days ago, 8 Jun 17, 12:33am -
  • What to Take from a Big Fat “L”
    So, there you are – dusty, tired, and feeling somewhat downtrodden from being the unwilling recipient of the big “L”. Maybe your baseball game was hard fought to the last inning with both teams being evenly matched, or perhaps the game was a co…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Jun 17, 3:52pm -
  • Book Review: Endless Summers
    Author Jack Torry had seen many years of nothing from the Cleveland Indians and then, surprisingly, almost out of nowhere, in the mid-1990s, the team took off. Experiencing this rejuvenation led him to write Endless Summers: The Fall and Rise of the…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Jun 17, 1:16am -
  • The Hall of Fame Index: Catchers
    The Hall of Fame is a passion of mine as you can see by my bio. It is a passion that a number of fans share and the baseball Hall of Fame is easily the most prestigious of all of the Halls of Fame in professional sports. It creates more debate and ca…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Jun 17, 1:43am -
  • Book Review: Indians on the Game
    Ever wonder what people actually involved with the game say about the topics we, as fans, discuss on a daily basis. Author Wayne Stewart must have as he set out to write his book, Indians on the Game. Presented as, “An inside look at baseball in th…
    - 32 days ago, 27 May 17, 6:15pm -

Mister Baseball

Lady at the Bat

  • Top 10 Tuesday: Most Memorable Yankees Books
    As part of our celebration of Lady At the Bat's 10th anniversary, here is another piece in our special Top 10 Series. Pete Colgan has read a lot about his favorite team but, somehow, he managed to narrow his list down to 10 books! --BPI fancy myself…
    - 12 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:01pm -
  • Tyler Wade On Radar After Yankees Hold On To Win
    A night the Yankees lost yet another player to injury could have been a whole lot worse had they lost the game as well. Despite Joe Giardi's failure to allow Dellin Betances to close things out, the Yankees managed to hold on for a 6-5 win against th…
    - 21 hours ago, 27 Jun 17, 9:49am -
  • Injuries Top List Of Catastrophes To Befall Yankees
    Since breaking their seven-game losing streak, the Yankees are 2-3, having lost both series on the recently-completed home-stand. Amazingly, they are still in first place (even if it is by mere percentage points).  As someone posted in an article li…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 11:28am -
  • Yankees Hoping The Worst Of 2017 Is Behind Them
    It seems like just days ago the Yankees outscored division rival Baltimore 38-8 in a three game sweep in the Bronx. They looked as though the upcoming west coast trip would be a breeze and an Aaron Judge home run late in the first game at Anaheim gav…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 11:10am -
  • Yankees Snap Skid Amid The Mess At First
    And a child shall lead them.For the Yankees, that "child" was Jordan Montgomery. The Baby Bomber pitched 5.2 very strong innings, giving up two runs while striking out five Angels. The Yankees finally snapped their seven-game losing streak, beating L…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 9:49am -
  • Yankees Lose 7th Straight: Judge Homers, Ponders Derby Invite
    You can blame the Yankees' seventh straight loss on person: Joe Girardi.I don't hate Girardi. So many fans do. Most of them are still living in the past. They're still attached to Joe Torre, and can't move on. Face it guys, Girardi is never going to…
    - 7 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 4:28am -
  • Oakland Agoraphobics Hand Yankees 6th Straight Loss
    Where to begin?So many things went wrong on the Yankees just-completed West Coast road trip. The bullpen was completely ineffective. Aaron Hicks, Gary Sanchez and Adam Warren sustained injuries. Masahiro Tanaka continued, for the most part, to suck.…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Jun 17, 11:45am -
  • Around A Late, Brutal Night, Lots Of News In Yankees Universe
    On a (very late)  night, during which the Yankees were defeated by the Oakland A's 8-7 in ten innings (their third straight loss), I am choosing to focus on news and notes:CC Sabathia appears to be on the shelf until after the All Star Break, maybe…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jun 17, 10:46am -