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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
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.
How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
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.
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.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step. Page 2.
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.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step-by-step instructions on how to throw a two-seam fastball.
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.
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
How Does The NCAA Baseball 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.
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 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.
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.
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.
How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
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 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
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.
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:
How are the sites for regionals and super...
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.
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 Dominican Republic
A look at the 10 best players, and much more, in Major League Baseball history from the Dominican Republic.
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.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
How Do Teams Make the College World Series?
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 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 Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
Baseball statistics glossary
A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.
How are teams selected for the NCAA 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.
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.
How many teams make the NCAA 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.
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 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
The most important part of the pitch is not to snap your wrist when you throw. Keep your wrist as stiff as possible. Don't think of throwing a knuckleball to the plate: Think of pushing it toward home plate with your usual motion. As you release the pitch, extend your fingers straight out toward home plate. It's hard to keep a knuckleball secret. But if it's thrown well, it shouldn't matter.
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 Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
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.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
How is the NCAA baseball tournament different...
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 Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
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 Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
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.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
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 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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
Baseball's 10 best shortstops: 2015
The injury-prone Troy Tulowitzki again tops our rankings, but we wonder if his best baseball is behind him.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
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.
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?
2015 MLB power rankings
Our early look at the best teams in baseball begins with the Nationals, who added Max Scherzer to an already-dominant starting rotation.
All-Star Game Quiz - Test Your Knowledge Of...
MLB All-Star Game Quiz How much do you know about the Midsummer Classic? Sorry, but this quiz requires
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.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
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.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
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.
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.
Baseball's 10 best third basemen: 2015
Cubs phenom Kris Bryant doesn't crack the top 10 -- but he is REALLY close. There's also a new No. 1 at the hot corner this year.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
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.
Longest Baseball Hitting Streaks (Above 35 Games)
The longest hitting streaks in the history of Major League Baseball.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
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.
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.
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.
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
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.
Top World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
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.
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.
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.
2015 American League Central predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL Central team this season.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
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:
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.
2015 MLB preview
About Baseball's homepage for 2015 MLB predictions, best-and-worst lists and a heck of a lot more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
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.
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.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
2013 American League All-Star Picks
Be an informed All-Star voter: Here are some educated selections for the 2013 American League team, with statistics, who will win, who should win and the full ballot.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
Major League Ballparks Quiz
Baseball Ballparks Quiz Think you know a lot about big-league stadiums? Sorry, but this quiz requires
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.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
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.
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.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 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.
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.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls. Page 3.
Fantasy Baseball: Should You 'Punt' Saves in...
Should you avoid closers in fantasy baseball? The case for not drafting closers until the middle or late rounds of a fantasy baseball draft. Punting saves completely isn't the best option in fantasy baseball.
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.
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz - Test Your...
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz Ten interesting trivia questions Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Major League Baseball All-Star Game
About Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game each July, which marks the midpoint of the season.
Ted Williams
Profile of Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame left fielder Ted Williams.
Week 8 MLB power rankings: Royals are ready for...
Kansas City, thanks to a lights-out bullpen and a top-three lineup, is No. 1 for the first time this season.
2015 American League West predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL West team this season.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
2015 Major League Baseball payrolls
A look at the 2015 payrolls for all 30 MLB teams. The Dodgers are first with a record $272.8 million, and the average player salary is $4.25 million.
Baseball's top 10 prospects in 2015
With the help of MLB.com, ESPN and Scout, we compile a consensus list of the top 10 prospects in baseball entering the 2015 season.
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.
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.
Mark McGwire Timeline
Timeline of the career of slugger Mark McGwire, who hit 583 home runs, 70 in 1998, and admitted he took performance-enhancing drugs for much of his career.
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.
Ken Griffey Jr. Highlights
A photo gallery/timeline looking back at the highlights from the Hall of Fame baseball career of Ken Griffey Jr.
Mariano Rivera
Profile and bio of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
World Series Quiz
World Series Quiz Trivia About The Fall Classic Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
Career Hit Leaders, By Team
All-time hit leaders for each team in Major League Baseball.
Derek Jeter
Profile of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
Baseball Curses
A countdown of the best (or worst) curses 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?

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