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How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
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
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.
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.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
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.
Who Are the Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.
How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
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.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step by step instructions on how to throw a four-seam fastball, a two-seam fastball, a cut fastball or cutter and a split-finger fastball.
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:
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 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in 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.
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
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.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step.
Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
Top 10 MLB Players from Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
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.
Top 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
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.
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.
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.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
Handicapping the race: AL MVP
Toronto's Josh Donaldson has a very slight lead on Mike Trout, who is on track for his fourth straight top-two finish.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
Longest Baseball Hitting Streaks (Above 35 Games)
The longest hitting streaks in the history of Major League Baseball.
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.
What They're Saying: Baseball Playoffs Expansion
Inside the debate about whether Major League Baseball should expand the playoffs, with an opportunity for readers to join in.
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.
What is the format for the tournament?
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to throw a knuckleball, step by step.
Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
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.
15 MLB predictions for 2015
From the future champs to familiar MVPs and a very disappointing year for the Bronx Bombers, here are our prognostications for the year.
Baseball statistics glossary
A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
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.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
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.
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.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
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.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Handicapping the race: NL Rookie of the Year
Cubs phenom Kris Bryant is our choice as the top rookie, but it's a much closer race than you might think.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
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.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
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.
Baseball's best lineups
The Blue Jays added Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin to an already-strong offense. Will that be enough to make up for a few notable losses?
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
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.
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.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
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.
2015 American League East predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL East team this season.
George Brett
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
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.
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.
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 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.
Chipper Jones
Profile of Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones
Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics...
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics 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.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
Houston Astros All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Houston Astros 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 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:
Minnesota Twins All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Minnesota Twins 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Baseball's best starting rotations
The signing of Max Scherzer makes an already-strong starting rotation even more formidable. But can the Dodgers' starters be even better?
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.
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.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
Handicapping the race: AL Rookie of the Year
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa -- the top overall pick in the 2012 draft -- has lived up to the hype, and then some.
Tampa Bay Rays All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays/Devil Rays in the team's history, which dates to 1998. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
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.
Baseball's 10 best center fielders: 2015
With Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen and Adam Jones in the top three, this position is as stacked at the top as any other.
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.
Omar Vizquel
Profile and bio of Major League Baseball shortstop Omar Vizquel.
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.
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.
2015 MLB preview
About Baseball's homepage for 2015 MLB predictions, best-and-worst lists and a heck of a lot more.
American League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all American League Rookies of the Year, from 1949 to the present.
One Last Look at the 2014 Postseason Race
A look at the best teams in Major League Baseball heading into Week 26 of the season. There isn't much drama left as MLB enters the final week of the regular season.
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.
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.
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
Angel Stadium
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.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
Major League Baseball All-Star Game
About Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game each July, which marks the midpoint of the season.
U.S. Cellular Field
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. Page 28.
Top 10 Detroit Tigers Teams
A countdown of the top 10 Detroit Tigers teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team.
Wrigley Field
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. Page 29.
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.
Baseball's 10 best relief pitchers: 2015
Aroldis Chapman takes over the top spot, and last year's No. 1 could be switching teams for the second time in 2015.
2015 American League Central predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL Central team this season.
World Series Quiz
20 fun, interesting questions about the World Series, testing your knowledge of baseball's World Series.
Top Major League Baseball Salaries and Contracts
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
Roger Clemens
Profile of former major-league pitcher Roger Clemens.
The 10 Worst All-Stars In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 worst players to ever make an All-Star team in baseball history.
What Is Fantasy Baseball?
An overview of how to play fantasy baseball for beginners. Learn the different types of fantasy baseball leagues, rules, formats and draft types. How to understand the different types of fantasy baseball.
Top World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
AT&T Park
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. Page 2.
Turner Field
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. Page 27.
Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez
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Top 15 MLB Stars Who Played In College World...
A countdown of the best 15 players who played in the College World Series, as ranked by their Major League Baseball accomplishments.
Yankee Stadium
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. Page 30.
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.
Mike Schmidt
Profile and bio of Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Comerica Park
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. Page 7.
Baseball's best contracts
Mr. Fall Classic, Madison Bumgarner, is the biggest steal in baseball, and an unlikely Cy Young winner is the runner-up.
New York's Baseball Stadiums
History of baseball stadiums in New York, from Hilltop Park to the Polo Grounds to the present day.
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