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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
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.
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 for Beginners: The Basic Rules of the...
Learn the basic rules of baseball.
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?
When You Should Draft Your First Pitcher in...
A look at the strategy involved with drafting pitchers in fantasy baseball, including which round to draft and what mistakes to avoid.
Who Are the Top 10 Catchers in Baseball History?
A countdown of the top 10 catchers in Major League Baseball history.
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.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
Baseball's 10 All-Time Best at Each Position
Who is the best shortstop? The best center fielder? A look at the top ten players at each position on the diamond in Major League Baseball history.
2015 MLB preview
About Baseball's homepage for 2015 MLB predictions, best-and-worst lists and a heck of a lot more.
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third 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.
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.
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.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step. Page 2.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step-by-step instructions on how to throw a split-finger fastball or splitter.
How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
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.
Who Are the Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.
Baseball statistics glossary
A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and 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 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.
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.
2015 American League East predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL East team this season.
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.
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 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.
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 Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
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 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
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.
Read Lou Gehrig's Famous Farewell to Baseball...
The text of the most famous speech in baseball history: Lou Gehrig's address in Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
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.
Fantasy Baseball: The Most Hitter-Friendly...
A look at the best hitters' parks from a fantasy baseball perspective. A breakdown of the most hitter-friendly parks in Major League Baseball. Is Coors Field the best hitters' park in baseball?
Baseball'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?
How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
Top 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
2015 National League East predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each NL East team this season.
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.
2015 National League Central predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each NL Central team this season.
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 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 MLB Players From Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs 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.
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.
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 Opening Day History Quiz - Baseball...
Test your knowledge of the history of Major League Baseball's Opening Day with this 10-question quiz.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
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.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to pitch a baseball knuckleball, step by step.
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.
Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball
Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?
2015 MLB power rankings: American League
Our early rankings feature a top three that doesn't include last year's league champ, nor the team that had the best record in baseball in 2014.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
What Is Fantasy Baseball?
An overview of how to play fantasy baseball for beginners. Learn the different types of fantasy baseball leagues, rules, formats and draft types. How to understand the different types of fantasy baseball.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
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 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
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.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls. Page 5.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
2015 National League West predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each NL West team this season.
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.
2015 American League Central predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL Central team this season.
2015 American League West predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL West team this 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.
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.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
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.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
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.
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
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 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:
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 to Assign Value in Rotisserie Baseball
Refer to this analysis of the dos and don'ts of ranking players and assigning values for a rotisserie league in fantasy baseball.
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.
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.
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.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
How to Run a Fantasy Baseball League
Learn ways to run a fantasy baseball league.How to be an effective fantasy league leader and keep it fun for everyone.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
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.
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.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
Baseball's best bullpens
The Royals' bullpen was lights out in the 2014 postseason, and it's Kansas City's best chance for a playoff return this year.
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.
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.
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.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
Fantasy Baseball: How to Value Steals in...
Learn ways to evaluate the value of stolen bases in fantasy baseball. How valuable are steals in fantasy baseball? How to differentiate between a player who steals a lot of bases and a player who doesn't.
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
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.
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.
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.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
Top World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
Fantasy Baseball: How to Target Players in a...
A look at the strategy involved with targeting players in fantasy baseball. Tips on drafting the players you want without taking them too early. Fantasy baseball mock drafts and preparation will give owners an idea of when players are being selected.
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.
What should the Yankees do with Alex Rodriguez?
The disgraced slugger is owed $61 million the next three seasons, and could make another $30 million in bonuses. Is it time for the Yanks to move on?
Blockbusters revisited: Roy Halladay trade
Roy Halladay has played in the major leagues for 15 seasons and has one of the smallest transaction histories of any modern player. He was drafted by the
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
New York Mets All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the New York Mets in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history.
Fantasy Baseball: The Worst Draft Ever
A look back at the worst fantasy baseball draft ever, proving not all fantasy baseball draft sites are created equal.
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.
2015 Hot Stove losers
A look at the five teams that have had the worst offseasons. Three of the five were American League playoff clubs in 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
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.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
Learn to Play Baseball - Baseball Lessons for...
Learn to play baseball with these photo tutorial lessons.
Step-By-Step: How To Bunt
Step-by-step instructions on how to bunt a baseball or softball.
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.
Baseball's worst contracts
Believe it or not, Alex Rodriguez no longer has the worst deal in baseball. Congrats, Angels.
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.
Baseball Trivia Quizzes
Need a trivia fix? Take these About.com quizzes about baseball and see how your knowledge stacks up.
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.
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.
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 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.
World Series winners
World Series winners, from 1903 to present.
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.
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.
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz - Test Your...
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz Ten interesting trivia questions Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
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
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.
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.
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.
2014 fantasy baseball: Position-by-position...
Position-by-position rankings for fantasy baseball. Mike Trout is the consensus No. 1 overall choice for the first time, but Miguel Cabrera isn't far behind.
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.
Mickey Cochrane
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
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.

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