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Who Are the Top 10 Catchers in Baseball History?
A countdown of the top 10 catchers 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
Baseball for Beginners: The Basic Rules of the...
Learn the basic rules of 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.
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Using the Proper Symbols to Score a Baseball Game
Instructions about how to score a baseball or softball game, with the symbols, abbreviations and step-by-step examples from a major league baseball game.
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.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
MLB regains its senses: A catch is back to...
Major League Baseball reverses its ruling on when a catch isn't a catch.
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.
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 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Is Prince Fielder on the decline?
Is Prince Fielder on the decline? The Rangers took a huge gamble on the first baseman prior to the 2014 season.
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.
Baseball Players Accused Of Using Performance-E...
A running list of Major League Baseball players accused of or suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, as named by the George Mitchell report in 2007 or by MLB suspensions.
Top 10 MLB Players From Dominican Republic
A look at the 10 best players, and much more, in Major League Baseball history from the Dominican Republic.
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.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
Who Are the Best Right Fielders in Major League...
A countdown of the top 10 right fielders in Major League Baseball history - Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente and Tony Gwynn, among others.
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.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
Top 10 Managers In Major League Baseball History
A look at the top 10 managers in Major League Baseball history, part of a series of top-10 baseball lists.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Softball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of softball, from its origins as an indoor alternative to baseball in the winter to today.
How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
Top 10 MLB Players from Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
Rick Ankiel
Profile of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel
Top 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
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.
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.
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 split-finger fastball or splitter.
Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.
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.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
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.
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-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 Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
Jeter adds another impressive accomplishment to...
A look at the best teams in Major League Baseball heading into Week 20 of the season. Derek Jeter adds another impressive accomplishment to his résumé.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
The 10 worst contracts in Major League Baseball
Alex Rodgriguez has baseball's largest -- and worst -- contract. But there is plenty of competition in the latter category.
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step. Page 2.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
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 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 statistics glossary
A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
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.
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.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
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.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
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 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.
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.
Career Hit Leaders, By Team
All-time hit leaders for each team in Major League Baseball.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to pitch a baseball knuckleball, step by step.
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.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
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.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
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.
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.
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 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.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
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.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
World Series winners
World Series winners, from 1903 to present.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
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.
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.
The Tigers' \$292 million man is an obvious...
Miguel Cabrera is an obvious choice as the top first baseman in baseball. We rank the top 10 at the top position, plus give three honorable mention selections.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.
New York Mets All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the New York Mets in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history.
Kansas City Royals All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Kansas City Royals in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Cano is off to a slow start in Seattle, but...
Robinson Cano and Dustin Pedroia lead the way at second base. We rank the top 10 players at the position, plus give three honorable mention selections.
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.
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
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.
2014 Major League Baseball preview
A look ahead at the 2014 baseball season. With predictions, lineups, rotations, key additions, key losses and key questions.
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.
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?
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
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.
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.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
Mickey Cochrane
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Clemens vs. McNamee: A Breakown Of Their...
A look a the issues brought about by allegations of performance-enhancing drug use by former trainer Brian McNamee against ex-pitcher Roger Clemens. (Clemens was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with perjury for allegedly lying to congress in August 2010.)
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.
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.
Baseball on Twitter: Who To Follow For Baseball...
Suggestions on who to follow on Twitter if you're a baseball fan.
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.
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.
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.
A weekly look at the best teams in Major League...
A weekly look at the best teams in Major League Baseball. See which teams were No. 1 each week in 2014.
'42' Review: Respectful Yet Raw
Review of the movie Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, about how Ivy League statisticians changed baseball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
American League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all American League Rookies of the Year, from 1949 to the present.
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.
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.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
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.
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.
Miguel Cabrera
Profile of Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera
Learn to Play Baseball - Baseball Lessons for...
Learn to play baseball with these photo tutorial lessons.
Troy Tulowitzki is an easy choice as the top...
Troy Tulowitzki is an easy choice as the top shortstop in baseball. We rank the top 10 in MLB, plus give three honorable mention selections.
Major League Baseball Power Rankings
Rankings of all 30 teams in Major League Baseball, changed weekly, for the 2011 baseball season.
Roberto Clemente
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Roberto Clemente.
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 Boston Red Sox Teams
A countdown of the top 10 Boston Red Sox teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team.
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.
Where is Miguel Cabrera when you need him? Our...
Evan Longoria is No. 1 at a position that is much weaker without Miguel Cabrera. We rank the top 10 third basemen in MLB, plus give three honorable mention selections.
Top World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
Earl Weaver
Profile and bio of former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
New York's Baseball Stadiums
History of baseball stadiums in New York, from Hilltop Park to the Polo Grounds to the present day. Page 5.
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.
All-Star Home Run Derby Champions
Champions of the Major League Baseball All-Star Home Run Derby throughout history.
Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball
Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?
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.
Alex Rodriguez
Profile of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez
Major League Baseball: 2014 Hot Stove winners
The Rangers spent $130 million on Shin-Soo Choo, and they're on the hook for $138 million of Prince Fielder's monstrous contract. We actually like the moves.
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