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…
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  • 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

  • Dan Driessen, Forgotten Cog of the Big Red Machine
    Do you remember your first trip to a Major League ballpark?   The sights and sounds of the Big Leagues can be dizzying for a young fan getting his first in-person taste of the game at the highest level.   That was certainly the case for me when I v…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 10:51am -
  • World Series Odds as we enter September
    It just so happens, every year I am asked at about this time in the season who I think will make the playoffs and what are the odds of those teams making it to the World Series. So without further ado, here are my predictions entering September … T…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 2:52am -
  • The top 3 MLB Championship picks for 09/02/17
    As the most part of the tournament is over, there are still quite some matches left for the baseball lovers which cannot be missed. with a lot of great matches in the ongoing week, another Sunday is coming where you can actually witness some of the g…
    - 21 days ago, 31 Aug 17, 1:35am -
  • Summer of ’41: Joe DiMaggio’s Epic 56-Game Hitting Streak
    With all the hype and hoopla surrounding Aaron Judge and with all the comparisons to the  accomplishments of the Yankee Clipper, what Joe Di did in 1941 stands at the top of the list . So here is the flashback.    Harvy FrommPhoer The 1941 Yankee…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Aug 17, 12:38am -
    “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…
    - 33 days 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 39 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,…
    - 40 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…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 3:28am -

Mister Baseball

  • German RHP Niklas Rimmel signs with Minnesota Twins
    18-year-old right-handed pitcher Niklas Rimmel is finally signing a minor league contract with a MLB organization. More than a dozen clubs were interested in the services of the German U18 national teamer. The player of the Buchbinder Legionaere Rege…
    - 5 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 6:33pm -
  • Oslo Pretenders win 2017 Championship in Norway Baseball
    The Oslo Pretenders have won the 2017 baseball championship in Norway. In the championship game last Saturday the Pretenders defeated the Kristiansand Suns 13-4. Photo by Oslo Pretenders
    - 6 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 5:09pm -
  • De Glaskoning Twins Head Coach Kevin Roovers not returning in 2018
    According to a blog post by Chris Kabout the Dutch Hoofdklasse club De Glaskoning Twins from Oosterhout needs a new head coach for the 2018 season. The club announced through a team newsletter that Kevin Roovers will not return after three years at t…
    - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:09pm -
  • Register until September 21 for ESCA Softball Camps #lovesoftball
    By European Softball Federation Due to a number of registrations, it was decided to organize two blocks of ESCA Camp instead of four. As a reward to those, who have registered, we are adding one extra day for free to both camps! That means – more t…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 3:07pm -
  • WBSC Promo Video: #GameTime
    Game Time! WBSC Official Promo Video1 billion baseball/softball players and fans by the 2024 Olympics? Today: approximately 200 million. Can we do it? It’s #GameTime Posted by WBSC on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 2:05pm -
  • Dutch Hoofdklasse Playoffs: L&D Amsterdam, Curacao Neptunus win high-scoring games on Tuesday
    The Dutch Hoofdklasse semifinal round robin continued on Tuesday evening with two more make-up dates. Curacao Neptunus Rotterdam overcame an 0-8 deficit to beat the Hoofddorp Pioniers 13-8. Curacao Neptunus scored seven runs in the seventh and six in…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 1:05pm -
  • New sponsor, update for WBSC Baseball World Rankings Presented by ENEOS
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The World Baseball Softball Confederation today unveiled the latest standings in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings and introduced a new sponsorship category and partner for…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:40pm -
  • Results Belgian BBG September 16 & 17, 2017
    In the Belgian BBG only four games were played this past weekend due to rain. Louvain La Neuve Phoenix swept a doubleheader against the Royal Greys. The Brasschaat Braves won a nail-biter 1-0 over the Deurne Spartans. The Borgerhout Squirrels downed…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 17, 5:39pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • Yankees Look To Complete Twin Separation Today
    In this end-of-season stretch of trying to overtake the Red Sox for first place in the AL East, the Yankees have gained just one half game in the standings.So frustrating. Then again, they won their sixth-straight series last night when they beat th…
    - 14 hours ago, 20 Sep 17, 9:37am -
  • Chapman Stirs Playoff Atmosphere As Yankees Beat Twins
    It was just like a playoff game. Well, all of the Yankees' games have felt like that lately, but this one even more so. The Yankees beat their Wild Card chasing rivals, the Minnesota Twins, in a nail biter, final score 2-1.While the Orioles teased Ya…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:52am -
  • Yankees Hope Remaining Games Will Be Lucky 13
    Winning three out of four is always a good thing.  But sometimes it's like settling for a split. That was the case this weekend against the Orioles at the Stadium. The Yankees pretty much split with the Red Sox, with each team winning two of three F…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:09am -
  • Yankees Win As Judge Dominates Orioles Again
    Aaron Judge came up big in Thursday's game with Baltimore with a pair of three run home runs and six RBI. And that was after the Yankees had already scored six runs at the start of the game. Judge now has 43 home runs and 96 RBIs with sixteen games t…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 10:24am -
  • No Friends, No RISP, No Problem: Yankees Win
    I saw a tweet yesterday evening, the gist of which was, "Joe Girardi isn't interested in making friends, and the Yankees aren't interested in scoring with RISP."That pretty much summed up yesterday's series win against the Tampa Bay Rays. Girardi bru…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 9:37am -
  • All Hands On Deck For Yankees Today
    Why doesn't Sonny Gray ever get run support? A person could make $1 million if they came up with the answer to that question. Another million was lost last night when Gray pitched a complete game but lost to the Rays 2-1. Well, at least he saved the…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 10:05am -
  • Yankees Beat Rays On Odd Night At Citi Field
    Things were odd before the game even began.As usual, the Yankees showed up at Citi Field as the road team, but they played the Tampa Bay Rays. Also, the Mets home park was beautiful as usual, but only the lower bowl was open. Then, the game began.Aft…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 9:43am -
  • Yankees Win 3rd Straight Series, Keep Division Hopes Alive
    To borrow from YES analyst Ken Singleton, they did it the hard way.Friday night's devastating loss to the Rangers had me holding terrible thoughts in my head. Though I could understand Joe Girardi's reasoning behind his bullpen management that night,…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 11:08am -