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

  • Bob Feller’s Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom
    Ever want extra advice from a respected elderly gentleman? Well, if that’s the case, look no further. Head to your nearest bookstore and pick up a copy of Bob Feller’s Little Black Book of Baseball Wisdom. This book is comprised of a selection of…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 Apr 17, 12:26am -
  • Book Review: Whatever Happened to “Super Joe”?
    Prior to the mid-90s there was no fan base more used to losing than those who rooted for the Cleveland Indians. That being said, there were still many who cared deeply about the team and its players throughout their years in the cellar. While these p…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 11:23pm -
  • Book Review: Cooperstown Hall of Fame Players
    Ever wanted a picturesque book complete with large full page stories and statistics of all of the great ballplayers enshrined in Cooperstown (through 2005)? Well, look no more because Cooperstown: Hall of Fame Players is as good as it gets. This coff…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 17, 2:36am -
  • The Evolution of the New York Yankees Uniform
    When we talk about the evolution of the Yankees uniform it’s done so a little tongue-in-cheek, as this baseball team has barely made any changes to their kit in over a century. The Yankees have worn pinstripes since 1912 and made jersey numbers a p…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Apr 17, 7:32pm -
  • Book Review: The Entitled by Frank Deford
    Since baseball is so romantic, many have tried their hand at writing a novel on the subject. Perhaps Bernard Mulamud’s classic work The Natural, since turned into a movie, is the best known of baseball novels. However, after reading Frank Deford’…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Apr 17, 11:41pm -
  • Real Fantasy Baseball
    In preparation for the upcoming season, here at Baseball Reflections we have decided to do something to get us even more excited for the start of baseball than we already were. We are putting a different spin on fantasy baseball. The writers of…
    - 26 days ago, 30 Mar 17, 2:00am -
  • How Proper Biomechanics Can Prevent Sports Injuries – Pitching Edition
    More than ever before, players, coaches, parents and others are searching for ways to prevent sports injuries. While a certain amount of injury is inevitable in any sport, modern science is finding new and innovative ways to reduce that amount. Propo…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 12:46am -
  • Puerto Rico: Having Fun, Undefeated, Wednesday night make History and Remembering History!
    By Ismael Nunez    According to the website Bleacher Report, “No team is having more fun in the WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC than Team Puerto Rico” their so right! They added “The undefeated squad showed series camaraderie when they bleached their…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 2:13am -
  • Baseball’s Biggest Wins by Underdogs
    The game of baseball has many hard to believe success stories, some of which have been made into films. The game proves the underdog always has a chance. We are all aware of the happy fact that even the chief underdog has a chance, and a sport that h…
    - 35 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 1:11am -
  • Book Review on Handsome Ranson Jackson: Accidental Big Leaguer
    Ransom Jackson isn’t the household name it once was, but back in the 1940s and 50s, Jackson was well known to those who followed baseball. During that time, if you followed sports, you followed baseball, so that meant many knew the man who they cal…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 3:23am -

Mister Baseball

  • CEB, ESF announce joint Top 6 Tournament for 2018
    The governing bodies for European Baseball and Softball, the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB) and the European Softball Federation (ESF) announced on Monday in a joint press release a new tournament. The currently called Top 6 event will feat…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 4:29pm -
  • Italian Baseball League: Sweeps for San Marino, Parma
    In the Italian Baseball League week two was completed on Saturday with a pair of doubleheaders and a couple of night games. Angel Service Nettuno handed reigning champion Unipol Bologna their first loss with a 6-4 win. On Friday Bologna had prevailed…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 3:59pm -
  • Results Czech Extraleague April 21 & 22, 2017
    The Czech Extraleague completed their game day on Saturday with seven games. After Technika Brno, Draci Brno and Arrows Ostrava already won on Friday evening they completed two-game sweeps over their opponents Olympia Blansko, Tempo Titans Prague and…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 17, 2:57pm -
  • Dutch Hoofdklasse: L&D Amsterdam remains undefeated
    In the Dutch Hoofdklasse three games were played on Saturday afternoon. L&D Amsterdam improved to 5-0 with a 9-6 win over Curacao Neptunus Rotterdam. Four runs in the top of the ninth inning broke a 5-5 tie en route to the victory. Remco Draijer and…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 17, 2:30pm -
  • Results Baseball League Austria April 21 & 22, 2017
    The first game day in the Baseball League Austria is in the books. Three of the four matchups ended with sweeps. Only the duel between the Vienna Wanderers and the Wiener Neustadt Diving Ducks ended with a split. After Vienna had prevailed 5-1 on Fri…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 17, 1:55pm -
  • Baseball League Austria: Vienna Wanderers win BLA Opener on Friday
    The Vienna Wanderers won the opening game of the newly formed Baseball League Austria 5-1 on Friday evening over the Diving Ducks Wiener Neustadt. Christian Tomsich struck out ten batters in eight scoreless innings for the win. He conceded only six h…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 2:45pm -
  • Italian Baseball League: Bologna shuts out Nettuno, San Marino bests Rimini
    In the Italian Baseball League two games were scheduled on Friday evening. Unipol Bologna downed Angel Service Nettuno 10-0 in eight innings. Rudy Owens and Filippo Crepaldi combined for a two-hit shutout. Osman Marval, Alessandro Vaglio, Alessandro…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 2:16pm -
  • Czech Extraleague: Arrows, Draci and Technika score big on Friday
    Three games were played in the Czech Extraleague on Friday evening. Technika Brno scored seven runs in the first of a 13-5 win over Olympia Blansko. Peter Gehle struck out 11 for the win. Andrew Medeiros and Michal Koci picked up three RBI each. Kenn…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 1:45pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • 47 Then and Now: Yankees, Montgomery Lose To Nova, Pirates
    When a former Yankees pitcher faces his old team for the first time, I always hope for nothing but complete failure from him. Yesterday was different, however.Despite his mediocre career, Ivan Nova was always one of my favorite Yankees. I was so sorr…
    - 17 hours ago, 24 Apr 17, 10:19am -
  • Yankees On The Road: Pittsburgh, Boston, Then On To A Stronger Lineup?
    Tonight the Yankees start a series in Pittsburgh, where the sweeping Pirates or swept Pirates are now in line to sweep. And the Yankees need to stop that trend. The Pirates were swept by the Red Sox in the opening series (one game was postponed but a…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 17, 11:19am -
  • Yankees' Aaron Hicks Stuck In The Sticks
    To borrow from John Sterling, Aaron Hicks hit one to the sticks last night.It was Hicks' first career pinch hit home run, the icing on the cake that was the Yankees' 9-1 drubbing of the White Sox. The win completes an 8-1 home-stand, an impressive op…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 17, 9:55am -
  • Yankees Win Streak Ends, Despite Severino Gem
    Until recently, if you'd heard the Yankees lost a game pitched by Luis Severino, you'd have assumed that, somehow, it was all his fault. Not last night, however. As he and the entire rotation have been lately, Severino was on his game:8IP, 3H, 4R, 3E…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 10:10am -
  • Yankees Tied For 1st After 8th Straight Win
    I wasn't too happy to hear that Joe Girardi decided to sit Greg Bird against the lefty Derek Holland. After all, Bird had broken out of his slump BIG time on Sunday. It looked like a pretty bad decision, especially with Chris Carter going 0-3. But al…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 17, 9:49am -
  • Yankees, Mets and A Tale Of Two Weekends
    As the 2017 season began, the consensus was that the New York Yankees would be around a .500 team for most of the season. The New York Mets, on the other hand, were expected to rule the town. By the time the last pitch is thrown in early November, th…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 17, 10:51am -
  • Yankees Win 4th Straight, Prep For Cardinals This Weekend
    Prior to Thursday night's finale with the Rays, the Yankees lineup was posted. Greg Bird was returned to the lineup, but moved down to the 6th spot. So the Yankees cleanup hitter became Starlin Castro. The same Starlin Castro I saw as the Cubs cleanu…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Apr 17, 11:50am -
  • Yankees' Aaron Judge & The Safety Of Opposing Pitchers
    The Yankees continued their Baby Bomber roll-out yesterday, with the MLB debut of Jordan Montgomery in their 8-4 win against the Rays. Monty Gumby pitched well, giving up 2ER in just under five innings, while striking out seven. He was helped by sev…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 17, 9:56am -