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2014 Major League Baseball preview
A look ahead at the 2014 baseball season. With predictions, lineups, rotations, key additions, key losses and key questions.
The 14 All-Time Best Songs About Baseball
A countdown of the best songs about baseball all-time, from Vaudeville to the 21st century.
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.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
The Top 10 Greatest Catchers in Major League...
A countdown of the top 10 catchers in Major League Baseball history.
10 of the Best Baseball Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
Top 10 Best Baseball Players in MLB History at...
A look at the top 10 players at each position on the diamond in Major League Baseball history. Who is the best shortstop? The best center fielder? The best first baseman?
Top 10 Third Basemen in Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
Step by Step: How to Throw a Curveball
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
Top Baseball Simulators
A review of baseball simulators, from intricate computer simulations such as Diamond Mind, SimLeague, Sim Dynasty and Baseball Mogul to the old-school Strat-o-Matic and APBA.
Top 10 Center Fielders In Baseball History
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.
Top 10 First Basemen in Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.
Top 10 Left-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 10 left-handed pitchers to ever take the mound in a major league game:
Top 10 Most Unbreakable Baseball Records
A breakdown of 10 baseball records that are the most likely to stand the test of time.
Who Are the Top 10 Shortstops Ever?
A countdown of the 10 best shortstops in baseball history.
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.
How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
Top 10 MLB Players from Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Slider
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step. Page 2.
2014 Major League Baseball payrolls
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.
Why do managers often use several relief...
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.
Step by Step: How to Throw Four Kinds of...
Step-by-step instructions on how to throw a cut fastball or cutter. Page 4.
Top 10 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
Top 10 Right Fielders in Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 right fielders 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.
Best Baseball Apps
A review of the best baseball apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android systems.
Top 100 Major League Players All-Time
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
Top 10 Left Fielders in Major League Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech
The text of the most famous speech in baseball history: Lou Gehrig's address in Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
Sabermetrics glossary
A glossary of sabermetrics statistics used in baseball, with abbreviations and brief explanations of formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
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 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Knuckleball
How to pitch a baseball knuckleball, step by step.
Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
Free Agency Primer
A rundown of the free agency rules in baseball, including the history of free agency, eligibility rules, the Rule 5 draft, arbitration, options and draft compensation.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
20 Most Famous Home Runs of All-Time
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
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?
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.
2014 Major League Baseball power rankings: Week 3
A look at the best teams in Major League Baseball heading into Week 3 of the season. The Brewers are an MLB-best 10-2 and have won nine straight games.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
Fantasy Baseball: The Most Pitcher-Friendly...
A look at the best pitchers' parks from a fantasy baseball perspective. A breakdown of the most pitcher-friendly parks in Major League Baseball. Is Petco Park the best pitchers' park in baseball?
Who 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.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
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.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
A Brief Illustrated History Of Baseball
An brief, illustrated history of the game of baseball, from its origins as rounders to today.
How are the sites for regionals and super...
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.
Longest MLB Hitting Streaks
The longest hitting streaks in the history of Major League Baseball.
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.
The Different Types of Fantasy Baseball
Learn the different types of fantasy baseball leagues. How to understand the differences between rotisserie and points-based fantasy baseball leagues. Explaining the most common fantasy baseball formats.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top MLB Players From Outside United States
A look at the top 10 players from several countries that feed players to Major League Baseball, including Cuba, Dominican Republic, Canada, Venezuela, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and more.
Cincinnati Reds All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Cincinnati Reds in the team's history, which dates to 1882. The Reds are the oldest team in baseball. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position in team history to create a lineup.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
Jim Bottomley
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Jim Bottomley.
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.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
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.
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.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
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.
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.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
American 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.
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.
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. Page 2.
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
Let's Go to the Replay: What People Were Saying...
Instant replay became the hot topic in the wake of the perfect-game-that-wasn't on June 2, 2010 in Detroit. A look at the pros and cons, and what the pundits were saying in the aftermath of Armando Galarraga's imperfect 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.
Baseball Curses
A countdown of the best (or worst) curses in baseball.
Fantasy Baseball: When Do You Draft Your First...
A look at the strategy involved with drafting pitchers in fantasy baseball. It usually is best to select a pitcher late in the first round.
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.
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.
Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball
Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?
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:
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.
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn to Play Baseball - Baseball Lessons for...
Learn to play baseball with these photo tutorial lessons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tris Speaker
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Tris Speaker of the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, with statistics, highlights and more.
'42' Review: Respectful Yet Raw
Review of the movie Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, about how Ivy League statisticians changed baseball.
2014 fantasy baseball rankings: Top 100 overall
An analysis of the top 100 players in fantasy baseball. Mike Trout is the top player in fantasy, and Clayton Kershaw might be a little underrated.
Great American Ball 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 12.
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.
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.
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz - Test Your...
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz Ten interesting trivia questions Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
World Series winners
World Series winners, from 1903 to present.
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.
Top World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
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.
Top Baseball DVDs
A countdown of the 10 best baseball DVDs of all time: Nine movies and one stellar baseball documentary. The top 10: Bull Durham, Major League, Baseball, The Natural, Field of Dreams, 61*, A League of Their Own, Cobb, The Bad News Bears and For Love of the Game.
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.
Top 10 Milwaukee Brewers Teams
A countdown of the top 10 Milwaukee teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team.
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.
Coors 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 8.
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.
Citizens Bank 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 6.
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 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.
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.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
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.
Turner 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 27.
Minute Maid 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 16.
Dodger 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 9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miller 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 15.
Top 5 Fantasy pick-ups
A look at five possible fantasy baseball pick-ups after one week of the baseball season. The candidates include Akinori Iwamura, Geoff Jenkins, Dan Wheeler, Kip Wells and Elijah Dukes.
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.
Jim Rice
Profile of Hall of Fame outfielder Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox.
Fenway 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 11.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
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.
Tropicana 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 26.
Los Angeles Angels All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Los Angeles/Anaheim/California Angels in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
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.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
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 14.

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