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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.
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 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in 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.
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.
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League 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.
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.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
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 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
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.
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.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
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 Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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 Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
Who Are the Best Right Fielders in Major League...
A countdown of the top 10 right fielders in Major League Baseball history - Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente and Tony Gwynn, among others.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
Top 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in 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.
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.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League 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 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
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.
Rick Ankiel
Profile of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
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 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step. Page 2.
Baseball statistics glossary
A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
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.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
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.
Trout wins first MVP, Kershaw completes Cy...
The Angels outfielder is a unanimous choice after finishing second to Miguel Cabrera the previous two years, and the Dodgers' ace accomplishes a rare feat.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
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 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.
American League MVP winners
Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx and Alex Rodriguez (yes, A-Rod) are the only players who have won three AL MVP awards.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to pitch a baseball knuckleball, step by step.
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.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
Kershaw wins third NL Cy Young in four years,...
Dodgers lefty is a unanimous selection and becomes ninth pitcher to win three Cy Youngs. In the AL, the Indians' Kluber edges King Felix by 10 points.
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.
Career Hit Leaders, By Team
All-time hit leaders for each team in Major League Baseball.
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.
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.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.
World Series winners
World Series winners, from 1903 to present.
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.
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.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
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.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
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.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
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.
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.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
National League MVP winners
Barry Bonds won seven NL MVP awards -- four more than any other player in history. Can you name the four NL players who have captured three MVPs?
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.
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.
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.
Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom take home Rookie of...
The White Sox's Abreu is a unanimous choice after hitting .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBI, and deGrom is the Mets' first Rookie of the Year since Doc Gooden.
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.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
Baltimore Orioles All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Baltimore Orioles in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
American League Cy Young Award winners
Roger Clemens won six of his seven Cy Youngs in the AL -- with three teams in the same division. Check out the year-by-year winners of the top pitching award.
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.
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.
Top World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
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.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
Learn to Play Baseball - Baseball Lessons for...
Learn to play baseball with these photo tutorial lessons.
Mickey Cochrane
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane
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.
2014 Major League Baseball preview
A look ahead at the 2014 baseball season. With predictions, lineups, rotations, key additions, key losses and key questions.
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.
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.
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.
O's Showalter and Nationals' Williams are...
Showalter joins Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as the only managers to win the award with three organizations.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
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.
Longest MLB Hitting Streaks
The longest hitting streaks in the history of Major League Baseball.
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz - Test Your...
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz Ten interesting trivia questions Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
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.
Metrodome Memories
Memories and images from the Minneapolis Metrodome, which closes after the 2009 season.
Step-By-Step: How To Bunt
Step-by-step instructions on how to bunt a baseball or softball.
'42' Review: Respectful Yet Raw
Review of the movie Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, about how Ivy League statisticians changed baseball.
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.
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.
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.)
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
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.
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.
World Series MVPs
A rundown of MVPs throughout the history of baseball's World Series.
Injuries prevent Bryce Harper from taking the...
Is Bryce Harper injury-prone? The Nationals left fielder is beaten out for the top spot in our position rankings by a Rockie who has had his share of ailments.
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.
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.
Earl Weaver
Profile and bio of former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.
Craig Kimbrel leads the way in our closer...
Craig Kimbrel is an obvious choice as the best closer in baseball in 2014, but the Braves' stopper has some fierce competition for the top spot.
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.
Baseball on Twitter: Who To Follow For Baseball...
Suggestions on who to follow on Twitter if you're a baseball fan.
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.
2013 MLB Midseason Awards
A look at each league's possible MVP, Cy Young winner, Rookie of the Half-Year and Manager of the Half-Year for the 2013 baseball season, with stats as of the All-Star break.
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.
Barry Bonds
Profile of San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds
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