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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

  • Ways to Improve Your Baseball Skills
    Baseball is the all-time favorite pastime sport by Americans, and everyone in America loves playing it. However, not all who play are good at it, and these people often think that knowing the rules is enough to dominate the sport. Most baseball fans…
    - 12 days ago, 6 May 21, 1:43am -
  • Vision and Baseball Batting: The Facts
    By Bill Brown Baseball is a sport that requires a set of skills, including the ability to pitch or throw, swing a bat, catch the ball, and sprint. Professional baseball players are usually capable of performing any of these skills with little effort.…
    - 13 days ago, 5 May 21, 1:41am -
  • The biggest Hitting Players From Canada
    Canada is not known for its baseball talent but that does not mean there have not been some big hitters over the years. Several players have made it to the major league teams. For those who enjoy betting on Canadian baseball make sure to keep an eye…
    - 16 days ago, 1 May 21, 11:14pm -
  • Boston Red Sox Through April 17, 2021
    After getting swept by the Baltimore Orioles to start the 2021 MLB season, the Red Sox have gone 10-1 including a 9-game winning streak (in tribute to late Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams who wore # 9). After those first three games, Red Sox fans…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Apr 21, 6:28pm -
  • How to bet on live MLB from home
    Major League Baseball is one of the most popular competitions in world sport. As well as having a fanbase in the millions across the United States, it also draws a vast global audience. Baseball lovers from Europe, Africa and South America follow the…
    - 42 days ago, 6 Apr 21, 2:20am -
  • 4 Habits That Can Help Boost Your Baseball Skills
    Baseball is a game that has a lot of fanfare, tradition, and fame attached to it. The game of baseball has produced some amazing stars over the years and some of these stars have been trailblazers and pacesetters. Becoming a successful baseball playe…
    - 48 days ago, 31 Mar 21, 12:07am -
  • The Fear of Striking Out
    The fear of striking out is a common sentiment in all of us, not just in baseball. Nobody likes to fail, but where would we be without failure? Nowhere. Most of the time, society progressed through trial-and-error. Think of all the scientists that tr…
    - 53 days ago, 26 Mar 21, 2:58am -
  • The best starting pitching staffs in the last 100 years
    Pitching, pitching, pitching. You may have heard the saying, “You can never have enough pitching.” Obviously, if you are going to have good pitching it begins with your starting pitching staff. Which starting pitching staff was the best ever? A f…
    - 54 days ago, 25 Mar 21, 3:30am -
  • 5 Ways to Support Your Kid in Baseball
    Every parent wants nothing but health and happiness for their child, and participating in team sports is one of the best ways to encourage them to lead active lifestyles which will support their physical and emotional health. One of America’s favor…
    - 56 days ago, 22 Mar 21, 11:11pm -
  • Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players
    By Bill Brown It’s no secret that professional sports is a lucrative industry, and the MLB is no exception. Professional baseball players give everything into becoming the best that they can be in order to provide us with top-tier entertainment and…
    - 67 days ago, 12 Mar 21, 2:30am -

Mister Baseball

  • Belgian Baseball to Start June 11
    Graphic and press release from KBBSF-FRBBS. In accordance with the recent positive developments around COVID-19 the KBBSF-FRBBS has decided to start all Belgian Baseball and Softball competitions from Friday 11th of June 2021. “Our intention is to…
    - 2 days ago, 16 May 21, 6:00am -
  • Lithuania Week 4: Three-Horse Race as Two Undefeateds Split Series
    The race for the pole position of the Lietuvos Čempionatas became a little more interesting on Saturday as two of three unbeaten teams split an exciting doubleheader. In the weekend’s only action, Vilnius travelled to Utena to take on the 2020 cha…
    - 3 days ago, 15 May 21, 6:41am -
  • Streaming Schedule, German Bundesliga and Czech Extraliga (May 14 – May 17)
    Germany’s Ben’s Bundesliga After a full slate of mid-week games, the German Bundesliga South continues on short rest this weekend, with Week 8 action signalling the start of the second round of play. The teams are now familiar with one another. S…
    - 4 days ago, 14 May 21, 4:34pm -
  • German Bundesliga South Plays Full Slate on Thursday
    The German Bundesliga South will play a full slate of games, Week 7 of action, on Thursday, Father’s Day in Germany. The most intriguing match-up pairs the resurgent host Munich-Haar Disciples and the Mannheim Tornados, with a sweep for either team…
    - 5 days ago, 13 May 21, 9:51am -
  • German Bundesliga Week 6: Regensburg and Heidenheim Split, Stuttgart Swept Away by Tornados
    The highlight of Week 6 of the Ben’s Bundesliga was the long-awaited match-up between the undefeated defending champion Heidenheim Heideköpfe (10-0) and the challengers from Regensburg (9-1). The clubs each claimed a victory in the series, which k…
    - 5 days ago, 13 May 21, 9:22am -
  • Baseball5 Introduced in Sweden
    Graphic by Swedish Baseball and Softball Association.  The Swedish Baseball and Softball Association (SBSF), led by the Youth Committee, will roll out Baseball5 in Sweden in 2021. Baseball5 in Sweden recently launched its brand new website, https:…
    - 5 days ago, 13 May 21, 8:00am -
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    - 6 days ago, 12 May 21, 8:43am -
  • Austrian Bundesliga Week 5: Kiefer, Obermayer Impress in Traiskirchen Sweep; MetroStars Blast Bulls
    Austria’s eastern division continued its impressive run of late, taking all eight games against its western rivals in convincing fashion, with only two games finishing at four runs or closer. Both of those came in the Diving Ducks’ hosting of Wes…
    - 7 days ago, 11 May 21, 5:02pm -

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 -