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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

  • 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 17 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 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…
    - 34 days ago, 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 59 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…
    - 63 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…
    - 87 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…
    - 19 Mar 20, 11:40pm -

Mister Baseball

  • WBSC U23 Baseball World Cup 2020 in Mexico postponed to 2021
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation LAUSANNE, Switzerland — 30 June 2020 — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), together with the Mexican Baseball Federation and respective Local Organizing Committee (LOC), today anno…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 6:02pm -
  • Opening Day in Italian Serie A1 Baseball set for July 8
    The Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS) announced after a video conference with the seven participating clubs on Monday, June 29 that the 2020 season in the Italian Serie A1 Baseball will start on July 8. Each week during the regular seas…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 8:15am -
  • Results Swiss Nationalliga A June 26 to 28, 2020
    In the Swiss Nationalliga A the Zurich Barracudas, Bern Cardinals and Therwil Flyers celebrated two-win weekends. Results: 26.06. 18:30 Zürich Challengers Zürich Barracudas 4-5 Box / 27.06. 18:00 Zürich Challengers Zürich Barracudas 5-9 Box / 27.…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 6:41pm -
  • Results Bulgarian Baseball League June 27 & 28, 2020
    by Alex Gorrin Results June 27: Buffaloes Blagoevgrad – Akademiks Sofia 12:0 Akademiks Sofia – Buffaloes Blagoevgrad 0:10 Athletic Sofia – Lions NSA Sofia 10:0 Lions NSA Sofia – Athletic Sofia 5:9 Results June 28: Sofia Blues – Coyotes Dupn…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 4:40pm -
  • Results Czech Extraleague June 24 to 28, 2020
    The Czech Extraleague continued this past week with 16 games. Draci Brno and Arrows Ostrava picked up three wins apiece. Kotlarka Prague and Eagles Prague won two of three each. Results: St 24. 6. 2020 17:00 Cardion Hroši Brno Draci Brno 3:9 19:00 O…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 2:25pm -
  • Baseball Mexico: Monday, June 29, 2020
    by Bruce Baskin, Baseball Mexico, http://baseballmexico.blogspot.com/ WILL LMP PLAY IN FIVE CITIES, MEXICAN PLAYERS ONLY? The Mexican Pacific League held a videoconference last week to discuss a number of issues related to their upcoming season. Repo…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 10:10am -
  • Ukrainian Baseball Championship starts on July 4
    by Olexandr Vynogradov The 2020 Ukrainian Baseball Championship (Division A) will start on Saturday, July 4th. During the weekend, the bronze medalist ‘2019, “BioTexCom SDUSHOR” (Kropyvnytskyi) and “Western Fire” (Rivne) will play three gam…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 9:47am -
  • Results Lithuanian Baseball League June 27, 2020
    June 27 results: Titanai Utena – Kaunas Lituanica Green 12:8 Titanai Utena – Kaunas Lituanica Green 15:0 BK Vilnius – Kaunas Lituanica White 9:8 BK Vilnius – Kaunas Lituanica White 3:6 Standings: Titanai Utena 6:0 Kaunas Lituanica White 2:3 B…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 8:10am -

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 -