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The 14 All-Time Best Songs About Baseball
There's one baseball song that everybody knows, a few others that many people know, and a lot of other
Who Are the Top 10 Catchers in Baseball History?
A countdown of the top 10 catchers in Major League Baseball history.
Baseball for Beginners: The Basic Rules of the...
Learn the basic rules of baseball.
11 Baseball Game and Season Simulators
A review of baseball simulators, from intricate computer simulations such as Diamond Mind and Baseball Mogul to the old-school Strat-o-Matic and APBA.
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Baseball's 10 All-Time Best at Each Position
Who is the best shortstop? The best center fielder? A look at the top ten players at each position on the diamond in Major League Baseball history.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
Using the Proper Symbols to Score a Baseball Game
Instructions about how to score a baseball or softball game, with the symbols, abbreviations and step-by-step examples from a major league baseball game.
Who Are the Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Biggest contracts of the Hot Stove season...
A look at every contract worth at least $10 million that has been signed since the end of the World Series. The list is led by Giancarlo Stanton's record deal.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
Who Are the Top 10 Lefty Pitchers in Baseball...
The top 10 left-handed pitchers to ever take the mound in a major league game:
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.
Who Are the Top 10 Shortstops of All Time?
A countdown of the ten best shortstops in baseball history who have excelled as both hitters and fielders, including Ozzie Smith, Cal Ripken, and more.
Free Agency Primer
An overview of the free agency rules in baseball, including the history of free agency, eligibility rules, the Rule 5 draft, arbitration, and more.
Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
Who Are the Best Right Fielders in Major League...
A countdown of the top 10 right fielders in Major League Baseball history - Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente and Tony Gwynn, among others.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
Baseball Players Accused Of Using Performance-E...
A running list of Major League Baseball players accused of or suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, as named by the George Mitchell report in 2007 or by MLB suspensions.
Top 10 MLB Players From Dominican Republic
A look at the 10 best players, and much more, in Major League Baseball history from the Dominican Republic.
Top 10 MLB Players from Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
Read Lou Gehrig's Famous Farewell to Baseball...
The text of the most famous speech in baseball history: Lou Gehrig's address in Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.
How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
Baseball Definitions: What Are Sabermetrics,...
A glossary of sabermetrics statistics used in baseball, with abbreviations and explanations of formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
Top 10 Managers In Major League Baseball History
A look at the top 10 managers in Major League Baseball history, part of a series of top-10 baseball lists.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
Top 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step-by-step instructions on how to throw a cut fastball or cutter.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
Baseball statistics glossary
A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
Top 10 New York Yankees Teams
A countdown of the top 10 New York Yankees teams of all-time, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, Lou Gehrig to Mariano Rivera.
How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
10 Baseball Records That May Never Be Broken
A breakdown of ten baseball records that are the most likely to stand the test of time, including Cy Young's wins, Nolan Ryan's career strikeouts, and more.
Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom take home Rookie of...
The White Sox's Abreu is a unanimous choice after hitting .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBI, and deGrom is the Mets' first Rookie of the Year since Doc Gooden.
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Softball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of softball, from its origins as an indoor alternative to baseball in the winter to today.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
Who Would Be in the New York Yankees All-Time...
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the New York Yankees in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
Rick Ankiel
Profile of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to pitch a baseball knuckleball, step by step.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step. Page 3.
Yadier Molina gets the call over Buster Posey...
Yadier Molina gets the call over Buster Posey as baseball's best catcher in 2014. We rank the top 10 backstops in MLB, plus give three honorable mention selections.
The Best Apps for Baseball Fans
A review of the best baseball apps for the Mac and Android systems that provide news and stats, are useful to coaches and umpires, and are just plain fun.
The Different Types of Fantasy Baseball
Learn the different types of fantasy baseball leagues and h to understand the differences between rotisserie and points-based fantasy baseball leagues.
Top MLB Players From Outside United States
A look at the top 10 players from several countries that feed players to Major League Baseball, including Cuba, Dominican Republic, Canada, Venezuela, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and more.
The 10 worst contracts in Major League Baseball
Alex Rodgriguez has baseball's largest -- and worst -- contract. But there is plenty of competition in the latter category.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
Major League Baseball Payrolls by Team
A look at the 2014 payrolls for all 30 Major League Baseball teams. For the first time since 1998, the Yankees are the biggest spenders.
Detroit Tigers All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Detroit Tigers in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup.
Cincinnati Reds All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Cincinnati Reds in the team's history, which dates to 1882. The Reds are the oldest team in baseball. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup.
10 Most Influential Baseball Books
A look at the books that are must-reads for every baseball fan, the 10 baseball books that have the best shelf life, or changed the game.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup.
Top 10 remaining free agents in baseball
A look at the best players left on the market -- a list that's led by a pair of starting pitchers who will command huge deals.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
Perfect Games In Baseball History
List of all perfect games in Major League Baseball history, including the three games that were unofficial, with teams, opponents, dates and scores.
With Lester and Maddon, are the Cubs contenders?
The Cubs' already-excellent offseason includes the additions of pitchers Jon Lester and Jason Hammel, manager Joe Maddon and catcher Miguel Montero.
How does a double-elimination tournament work?
Frequently asked questions about the NCAA Division I college baseball tournament. How the tournament is formatted, how teams are selected, how teams become a host school and how teams qualify for the College World Series.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
San Francisco/New York Giants All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the San Francisco Giants and New York Giants in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Major League Baseball Stadiums Image Gallery
A photo gallery packed with information about the 30 major league baseball stadiums, with details about each, including costs to build, outfield dimensions, owners and much more.
Earl Weaver
Profile and bio of former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls. Page 5.
Fantasy Baseball: The Most Hitter-Friendly...
A look at the best hitters' parks from a fantasy baseball perspective. A breakdown of the most hitter-friendly parks in Major League Baseball. Is Coors Field the best hitters' park in baseball?
Fantasy Baseball: Petco Park is the Most...
An analysis of Petco Park, the best pitchers' park from a fantasy baseball perspective. A breakdown of the most pitcher-friendly park in Major League Baseball. Petco Park has been the best pitchers' park in baseball since it opened in 2004.
Who Created Fantasy Baseball?
Learn who is credited with creating fantasy baseball. The beginning of fantasy baseball dates back to 1980, and it is believed to have been started by a group of friends in New York City in 1980.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
2014 MLB awards recaps
A look back at the major baseball honors -- MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year -- in each league, along with the awards' histories.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
Top 10 Cincinnati Reds Teams
The Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team, and have the longest history of any major-league Team. For purposes of this exercise, we'll only count the teams from the 20th and 21st century, as the competition and the game itself is very different from Major League Baseball today. A look at the 10 greatest teams in Reds history.
Boston Red Sox All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
Baseball Strategy: Why Managers Use Multiple...
Why managers use relief pitchers in the late innings of baseball games to face certain hitters. Left-handed pitchers fare better against left-handed batters, and right-handed pitchers fare better against right-handed batters.
Seattle Mariners All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Seattle Mariners in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
Chicago Cubs All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Chicago Cubs in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the St. Louis Cardinals in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Major League Baseball: 2014 Hot Stove winners
The Rangers spent $130 million on Shin-Soo Choo, and they're on the hook for $138 million of Prince Fielder's monstrous contract. We actually like the moves.
Is Prince Fielder on the decline?
Is Prince Fielder on the decline? The Rangers took a huge gamble on the first baseman prior to the 2014 season.
Fantasy Baseball: The Most Pitcher-Friendly...
A look at the best pitchers' parks from a fantasy baseball perspective. A breakdown of the most pitcher-friendly parks in Major League Baseball. Is Petco Park the best pitchers' park in baseball?
Toronto Blue Jays All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
20 Biggest Flame-Outs In Major League History
To make this list of the 20 biggest flame-outs in big-league history, they had to be great for at least a brief period. For some, it was part of a season, or a time when they really came through. And then they went away just as fast.
New York Mets All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the New York Mets in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history.
Kansas City Royals All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Kansas City Royals in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Atlanta/Milwaukee/Boston Braves All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Atlanta/Milwaukee/Boston Braves in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Cleveland Indians All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Cleveland Indians in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
How to Choose the Best Keepers in Fantasy...
Five things you need to know when selecting the best players for the future in fantasy baseball to help you win a championship.
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
Baltimore Orioles All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Baltimore Orioles in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
MLB regains its senses: A catch is back to...
Major League Baseball reverses its ruling on when a catch isn't a catch.
Top 10 World Series Game 7s Of All-Time
And when a seven-month season comes down to one nine-inning game, some classic stuff tends to happen. A look at the 10 best Game 7s in World Series history:
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
2014 MLB attendance analysis
MLB had its seventh-best year at the gate in 2014. The Dodgers led the way for the second consecutive season.
American League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all American League Rookies of the Year, from 1949 to the present.
Fantasy Baseball: How to Target Players in a...
A look at the strategy involved with targeting players in fantasy baseball. Tips on drafting the players you want without taking them too early. Fantasy baseball mock drafts and preparation will give owners an idea of when players are being selected.
Presidential First Pitches
A list of ceremonial first pitches thrown out by sitting United States Presidents, from 1910 to the present, with teams and results.
Florida/Miami Marlins All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Florida/Miami Marlins in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Los Angeles/Brooklyn Dodgers All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Los Angeles/Brooklyn Dodgers in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz - Test Your...
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz Ten interesting trivia questions Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
Career Hit Leaders, By Team
All-time hit leaders for each team in Major League Baseball.
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
Red Sox rebuild their starting rotation, but...
Boston lost out on Jon Lester, but then traded for Rick Porcello and Wade Miley, and signed Justin Masterson. That brings up a question: Where's the ace?
Mike Trout
Profile and bio of Major League Baseball outfielder Mike Trout.
Who runs the league? All about the commissioner
Somebody has to be in charge. Baseball.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
Philadelphia Phillies All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history.
Chicago White Sox All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Chicago White Sox in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup.
2013 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Third Basemen
An breakdown of the best fantasy baseball third basemen in 2013. Who are the best third basemen in fantasy baseball? Breaking down the best players.
The Basic Rules of Fantasy Baseball
Learn the different types of fantasy baseball leagues. Each rotisserie league has its own set of rules, formats and draft types. How to understand the different fantasy baseball formats. This is fantasy baseball for beginners.
San Diego Padres All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the San Diego Padres in the team's history since they were formed as an expansion team in 1969. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Barry Bonds Quiz
A quiz on home run king Barry Bonds: san francisco giants sans serif font free newsletter sign francisco giants slugger scott kendrick
A weekly look at the best teams in Major League...
A weekly look at the best teams in Major League Baseball. See which teams were No. 1 each week in 2014.
Barry Bonds
Profile of San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds
How stacked is this position? Giancarlo Stanton...
Right field is so stacked Giancarlo Stanton couldn't crack the top two and Carlos Beltran didn't make the top 10.
Josh Donaldson trade analysis: What in the...
Oakland deals Josh Donaldson, a 2014 All-Star who can't become a free agent until 2019, to Toronto for Brett Lawrie and three prospects in a puzzling move.
Branch Rickey
Profile and bio of Baseball Hall of Fame executive Branch Rickey, who signed Jackie Robinson and broke the color barrier in the major leagues.
Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball
Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?
Los Angeles Angels All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Los Angeles/Anaheim/California Angels in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos All-Time...
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Washington Nationals in the team's history, which extends back to the 36 years the team was the Montreal Expos. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
Mariano Rivera
Profile and bio of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
Albert Pujols
Profile of St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols.
Who Are Baseball's Best Players This Year?
About.com's look at the best players in baseball in 2014. We rank the top 10 at each position and give three honorable mention selections.
Top 10 Boston Red Sox Teams
A countdown of the top 10 Boston Red Sox teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team.
Top 10 St. Louis Cardinals Teams
A countdown of the top 10 St. Louis Cardinals teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team.A countdown of the top 10 St. Louis Cardinals teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team.
Texas Rangers All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Texas Rangers in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup. It also includes the records of the 1961-71 Washington Senators, who moved to Texas in 1972.
How to Prepare for a Fantasy Baseball Draft in...
Learn ways to quickly prepare for a fantasy baseball draft. Refer to this fantasy baseball analysis of how to get ready for a draft in one hour. If you don't have time to prepare for a fantasy baseball draft, here is what you can do.
Little League World Series Champions
Year by year winners and championship game scores from the Little League World Series, held each August in South Williamsport, Pa.
Chief Bender
Profile of Hall of Fame pitcher Chief Bender.
World Series Quiz
World Series Quiz Trivia About The Fall Classic Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
Colorado Rockies All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Colorado Rockies in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Top Baseball DVDs
A countdown of the 10 best baseball DVDs of all time: Nine movies and one stellar baseball documentary. The top 10: Bull Durham, Major League, Baseball, The Natural, Field of Dreams, 61*, A League of Their Own, Cobb, The Bad News Bears and For Love of the Game.
How to Make Effective Trades in Fantasy Baseball
Learn ways to make an effective trade in fantasy baseball. Refer to this fantasy baseball analysis of how to make a trade.
Roberto Clemente
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Roberto Clemente.
Derek Jeter
Profile of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
Top 10 Baltimore Orioles Teams
A countdown of the top 10 Baltimore Orioles teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team, which also includes its seasons as the St. Louis Browns.
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