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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
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.
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 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.
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 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Who Are the Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League 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.
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.
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.
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 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.
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
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.
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 MLB Players from Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.
Top 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
A-Rod, Cano and Pujols: the Top 15 Contracts in...
Alex Rodriguez has signed the two biggest contracts in MLB history. His first one worked out just a bit better than the second.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step-by-step instructions on how to throw a cut fastball or cutter.
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 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
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.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
The Royals seem poised to make their first...
A look at the best teams in Major League Baseball heading into Week 22 of the season. The red-hot Royals are on track to make the postseason for the first time since 1985.
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
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.
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.
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.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
Rick Ankiel
Profile of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel
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.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
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.
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.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to throw a knuckleball, step by step.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
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.
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 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.
Longest MLB Hitting Streaks
The longest hitting streaks in the history of Major League Baseball.
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
How to Manage Your Fantasy Baseball Team in the...
Learn ways to win a championship in fantasy baseball. Refer to this fantasy baseball analysis of how to manage your team in the postseason. Methods of having the best chance to win your league championship.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
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.
American League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all American League Rookies of the Year, from 1949 to the present.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
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.
World Series winners
World Series winners, from 1903 to present.
Mike Trout is an obvious choice at No. 1, and a...
Mike Trout is an obvious choice as the top center fielder in baseball, and there's a reigning MVP at No. 2. We rank the top 10 and give three honorable mention picks.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
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.
Dodger 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 9.
Fenway 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 11.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
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.
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.
Sun Life 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 10.
Coors 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 8.
What should the Red Sox expect from the Cuban...
What should the Boston Red Sox expect from the Cuban outfielder who signed a seven-year, $72.5 million contract? Maybe more Yoenis Cespedes than Yasiel Puig.
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.
Great American Ball 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 12.
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.
Petco 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 18.
Minute Maid 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 16.
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.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
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.
Kauffman 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 13.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
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 14.
Miller 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 15.
Busch 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 3.
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?
Nationals 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 17.
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.
Chase 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 5.
The A's and Angels are set for a battle to the...
A look at the best teams in Major League Baseball heading into Week 21 of the season. The Athletics and Angels are set for a battle to the finish in the AL West
Career Hit Leaders, By Team
All-time hit leaders for each team in Major League Baseball.
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.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.
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.
Citizens Bank 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 6.
Jim Bottomley
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Jim Bottomley.
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.
Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball
Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?
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.
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.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
Baseball Curses
A countdown of the best (or worst) curses in baseball.
Milwaukee Brewers All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers 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.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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 4.
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.
PNC 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 19.
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.
Progressive 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 20.
Rogers Centre
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 22.
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.
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
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.
Safeco 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 23.
Rangers Ballpark
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 21.
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.
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.
Citi 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 24.
Tropicana 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 26.
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.
Derek Jeter
Profile of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
Earl Weaver
Profile and bio of former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.
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