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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.
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.
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
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 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Baseball for Beginners: The Basic Rules of the...
Learn the basic rules of baseball.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step.
How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
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 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 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.
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional 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.
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 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
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.
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 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 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 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
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.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
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 Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to throw a knuckleball, step by step.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
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.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Baseball's 10 best right-handed starters: 2015
Max Scherzer has proven to be a terrific, and must-needed, acquisition for the Nationals.
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.
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
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
Top Major League Baseball Salaries and Contracts
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
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.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
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.
How Gatorade created a perfect goodbye for...
The 90-second commercial was a fantastic tip of the cap to one of the best shortstops in history.
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
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:
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.
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
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.
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?
Major League Baseball All-Star Game
About Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game each July, which marks the midpoint of the season.
Baseball's 10 best left-handed starters: 2015
The top four on this list is as stacked as any other position, and it starts with the best pitcher in the game.
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.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
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.
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.
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 Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
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'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.
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.
The best players in baseball: 2015
About.com's homepage for breakdowns of the top players at each position includes some easy choices (see Cabrera, Miguel) and some tossups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Baseball's 10 best right fielders: 2015
Giancarlo Stanton takes his deserved spot atop the position, and last year's No. 1 drops three places.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
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 World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.
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.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
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.
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.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 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.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
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 8 best designated hitters: 2015
As he approaches his 40th birthday, David Ortiz's numbers are down, but he deserves to stay atop this list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baseball's 10 best catchers: 2015
Buster Posey tops our list of the best backstops in the game, and a touted Mets prospect rounds out the top 10.
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.
Mickey Cochrane
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane
Ted Williams
Profile of Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame left fielder Ted Williams.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
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.
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 left fielders: 2015
Michael Brantley, who was third in the American League MVP race in 2014, takes over the top spot at the position.
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?
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.
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 shortstops: 2015
The injury-prone Troy Tulowitzki again tops our rankings, but we wonder if his best baseball is behind him.
A look back at the history of the College World...
A look back at the history of the College World Series, which was won by Vanderbilt for the first time in 2014.
Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball
Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?
Jimmie Foxx
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Jimmie Foxx.
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz - Test Your...
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz Ten interesting trivia questions Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
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.
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.
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.
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
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.
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.
2015 MLB preview
About Baseball's homepage for 2015 MLB predictions, best-and-worst lists and a heck of a lot more.
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.
Baseball Curses
A countdown of the best (or worst) curses in baseball.
Baseball's 10 best second basemen: 2015
Jose Altuve jumps ahead of Robinson Cano in our rankings.
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.
Gary Carter
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter.
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.
Career Hit Leaders, By Team
All-time hit leaders for each team in Major League Baseball.
Roy Campanella
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella.
Frank Thomas
Profile of baseball player Frank Thomas, a first baseman/designated hitter from the Chicago White Sox.
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.
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