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How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
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.
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.
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
Read Lou Gehrig's Famous Farewell to Baseball...
The text of the most famous speech in baseball history: Lou Gehrig's address in Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step-by-step instructions on how to throw a cut fastball or cutter.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
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.
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.
World Series winners
World Series winners, from 1903 to present.
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.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
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 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
World Series Quiz
World Series Quiz Trivia About The Fall Classic Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
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 10 MLB Players from Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
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 Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
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.
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.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step. Page 2.
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.
2014 MLB postseason schedules, results,...
Your home for 2014 playoff scores, schedules and picks. The Angels and Nationals have home-field advantage, but they might not be the favorites.
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.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
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?
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.
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 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
NL Championship Series preview: Cardinals vs....
Projected lineups, starting rotations, postseason histories, a prediction and more for the NLCS matchup between St. Louis and San Francisco.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
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 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.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
2014 MLB attendance analysis
MLB had its seventh-best year at the gate in 2014. The Dodgers led the way for the second consecutive season.
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.
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.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 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.
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 To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to pitch a baseball knuckleball, step by step.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
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.
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.
Rick Ankiel
Profile of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel
Ready To Run
An image gallery from softball in the Olympic games. Page 26.
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.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
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.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
Top 25 Free Agents Before 2014
Rankings of baseball free agents after the 2013 Major League Baseball season.
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.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls. Page 5.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
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.
Career Hit Leaders, By Team
All-time hit leaders for each team in Major League Baseball.
Five pitchers aiming for comebacks
Five pitchers aiming for comebacks
Top World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
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.
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.
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.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
Predicting the 2014 postseason participants and...
Our forecast for the division winners, wild cards and playoffs. Will it be $235 million very well-spent for the Dodgers?
2014 Major League Baseball preview
A look ahead at the 2014 baseball season. With predictions, lineups, rotations, key additions, key losses and key questions.
Mickey Cochrane
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane
Metrodome Memories
Memories and images from the Minneapolis Metrodome, which closes after the 2009 season.
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.
Earl Weaver
Profile and bio of former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
Chief Bender
Profile of Hall of Fame pitcher Chief Bender.
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.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
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.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
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.
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.
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.
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:
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
Barry Bonds
Profile of San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds
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.
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.
Baseball Curses
A countdown of the best (or worst) curses in baseball.
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.
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.
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
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.
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.
American League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all American League Rookies of the Year, from 1949 to the present.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
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.
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
Baseball on Twitter: Who To Follow For Baseball...
Suggestions on who to follow on Twitter if you're a baseball fan.
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.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
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.
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.
World Series MVPs
A rundown of MVPs throughout the history of baseball's World Series.
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.
Kansas City Royals Profile
A profile of the Kansas City Royals, with information about the team's history, ownership, stadium, famous past players, and team news.
Top No. 1 Overall Draft Picks
Ranking the top 10 No. 1 overall picks in the 43-year history of the baseball amateur draft.
Wrigley Field
A photo gallery packed with information about the 30 major league baseball stadiums, with details about each, including costs to build, outfield dimensions, owners and much more. Page 29.
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.
Kauffman Stadium
A photo gallery packed with information about the 30 major league baseball stadiums, with details about each, including costs to build, outfield dimensions, owners and much more. Page 13.
The 10 Worst All-Stars In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 worst players to ever make an All-Star team in baseball history.
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.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
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.
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.
Rogers Centre
A photo gallery packed with information about the 30 major league baseball stadiums, with details about each, including costs to build, outfield dimensions, owners and much more. Page 22.
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.
Angel Stadium
A photo gallery packed with information about the 30 major league baseball stadiums, with details about each, including costs to build, outfield dimensions, owners and much more.
Chase Field
A photo gallery packed with information about the 30 major league baseball stadiums, with details about each, including costs to build, outfield dimensions, owners and much more. Page 5.
Derek Jeter
Profile of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
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