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The 14 All-Time Best Songs About Baseball
There's one baseball song that everybody knows, a few others that many people know, and a lot of other
Using the Proper Symbols to Score a Baseball Game
Instructions about how to score a baseball or softball game, with the symbols, abbreviations and step-by-step examples from a major league baseball game.
Baseball for Beginners: The Basic Rules of the...
Learn the basic rules of baseball.
Who Are the Top 10 Catchers in Baseball History?
A countdown of the top 10 catchers in Major League Baseball history.
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.
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 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 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Who Are the Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Baseball Players and Performance-Enhancing Drugs
A running list of Major League Baseball players accused of or suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
Top 10 MLB Players from Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
Baseball statistics glossary
A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
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:
A Rundown of Major League Baseball's Free...
An overview of the free agency rules in baseball, including the history of free agency, eligibility rules, the Rule 5 draft, arbitration, and more.
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.
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 Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step by step instructions on how to throw a four-seam fastball, a two-seam fastball, a cut fastball or cutter and a split-finger fastball.
Who Are the Top 10 Shortstops of All Time?
A countdown of the ten best shortstops in baseball history who have excelled as both hitters and fielders, including Ozzie Smith, Cal Ripken, and more.
Who Are the Best Right Fielders in Major League...
A countdown of the top 10 right fielders in Major League Baseball history - Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente and Tony Gwynn, among others.
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.
How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
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.
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: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step.
Top 10 Managers In Major League Baseball History
A look at the top 10 managers in Major League Baseball history, part of a series of top-10 baseball lists.
Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
Baseball's Origins -- An Illustrated History Of...
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
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 Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
2016 MLB player rankings
We're back with position-by-position rankings of the best players in MLB. Goldschmidt or Cabrera? Correa or Lindor? Join the debate.
Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
See the top10 performances in World Series...
A countdown the 10 greatest performances in World Series history — the the top 10 individual feats, featuring familiar heroes and a few surprising names.
World Series Quiz
20 fun, interesting questions about the World Series, testing your knowledge of baseball's World Series.
Baseball's best catchers: 2016
The Giants' Buster Posey tops our rankings for the second consecutive season.
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.
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.
How to Understand the Baseball Playoff System
Learn about how Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from post-season wildcard tiebreakers to the 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.
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 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.
Baseball's best third basemen: 2016
Reigning American League MVP Josh Donaldson leads our look at the top players at a loaded position.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
Baseball's best shortstops: 2016
The top rookies in the American League in 2015 are No. 1 and No. 2 in our rankings at the position. (That surprised us, too.)
Baseball's best second basemen: 2016
Ian Kinsler wins a four-way battle for the top spot after his third consecutive season with a WAR of at least 5.0.
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
Baseball's best first basemen: 2016
Paul Goldschmidt takes over for Miguel Cabrera as No. 1 at the position, and Cabrera has a lot of competition at No. 2.
Top 10 Best Broadcasters In Major League...
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
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.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
The best players in baseball: 2015
About.com's homepage for breakdowns of the top players at each position includes some easy choices (see Cabrera, Miguel) and some tossups.
Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball
Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?
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.
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.
See the 10 best brothers to play major league...
See the top 10 brother duos (and trios) in Major League Baseball history, ranked by the contributions of each brother.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
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.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
Carlos Correa and Francisco Lindor: The future...
The soon-to-be 22-year-old Indians shortstop has a slight edge on his 21-year-old counterpart with the Astros for AL Rookie of the Year honors.
All College Baseball World Series Winners
A list and look at the winners of the College Baseball World Series since 1947, organized by most championships won.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
How the Kansas City Royals built an unlikely...
The Royals acquired the 2015 ALCS MVP in a trade, drafted a few of their cornerstones in the top three and signed the World Series MVP in free agency.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
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.
Jackie Robinson
Profile and bio of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the first black player in the major leagues.
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.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
'42' Review: Respectful Yet Raw
Review of the movie Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, about how Ivy League statisticians changed baseball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
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?
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.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
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.
Step-By-Step: How To Bunt
Step-by-step instructions on how to bunt a baseball or softball.
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?
See baseball's biggest contracts of all time
See a list of the top 15 baseball player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
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.
Learn to Play Baseball - Baseball Lessons for...
Learn to play baseball with these photo tutorial lessons.
Houston Astros All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Houston Astros in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
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.
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.
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.
See the 10 most influential baseball books of...
See the 10 most influential baseball books of all time. Discover why they are must-reads: how they changed the game and they why we write about it.
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.
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.
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.
See the NCAA College World Series Format
Learn about the College World Series tournament, including the seeding, the rounds, and the final championship series.
Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics...
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
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.
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
Remembering Ernie Banks (1931-2015)
A look back at the career of Mr. Cub, a two-time MVP who starred for a team known for its losing ways.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 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.
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.
See National League MVP Award Winners
See the complete list of the winners of the National League MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award since 1933.
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.
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.
New York's Baseball Stadiums
History of baseball stadiums in New York, from Hilltop Park to the Polo Grounds to the present day.
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.
Baseball's 10 best catchers: 2015
Buster Posey tops our list of the best backstops in the game, and a touted Mets prospect rounds out the top 10.
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.
Baseball's 10 best left fielders: 2015
Michael Brantley, who was third in the American League MVP race in 2014, takes over the top spot at the position.
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.
Baseball's 10 best third basemen: 2015
Cubs phenom Kris Bryant doesn't crack the top 10 -- but he is REALLY close. There's also a new No. 1 at the hot corner this year.
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.
Baseball's 10 best right fielders: 2015
Giancarlo Stanton takes his deserved spot atop the position, and last year's No. 1 drops three places.
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.
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.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to throw a knuckleball, step by step.
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.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
Yogi Berra (1925-2015): The best years, quotes,...
The legendary former Yankees catcher was a 10-time champion and 15-time All-Star and, maybe most of all, a quote machine.
See the Best American Olympic Women Softball...
Learn about the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team and the women who starred on the team.
Intro to College Baseball World Series 101!
Learn the nuts and bolts of the NCAA Division I College World Series --the tournament format, team selection, and hosting and qualifying rules.
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.
See all American League Rookie of the Year...
See the complete list of the winners of the American League Rookies of the Year since 1949 — the year the award started.
Roberto Clemente
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Roberto Clemente.
Baseball's 10 best second basemen: 2015
Jose Altuve jumps ahead of Robinson Cano in our rankings.
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.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
Baseball's 10 best shortstops: 2015
The injury-prone Troy Tulowitzki again tops our rankings, but we wonder if his best baseball is behind him.
Baseball Opening Day History Quiz - Baseball...
Test your knowledge of the history of Major League Baseball's Opening Day with this 10-question quiz.
See A.L. Cy Young Award Winners
See the complete list of American League Cy Young Award winners since 1958.
World Series Results and Recaps: 1903 to Present
World Series winners, from 1903 to present.
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.
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 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.
Gary Carter
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter.
Alex Rodriguez
Profile of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez
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.
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.
Los Angeles Dodgers Profile
A profile of the Los Angeles Dodgers, with information about the team's history, ownership, stadium, famous past players, and team news.
Miguel Cabrera
Profile of Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera
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