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How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
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 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.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...
Breaking down the best ways to break in a baseball or softball glove.
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 a Curveball Step-By-Step
How to Throw a Curveball. Baseball.
Who Are the Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League 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.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step-by-step instructions on how to throw a split-finger fastball or splitter.
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?
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.
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.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
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.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.
Top 10 Managers In Major League Baseball History
A look at the top 10 managers in Major League Baseball history, part of a series of top-10 baseball lists.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step. Page 2.
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.
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 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
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 Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
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 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-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.
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 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.
The Tigers and Royals are set for a battle to...
A look at the best teams in Major League Baseball heading into Week 25 of the season. The Tigers' soft remaining schedule could lead to a fifth straight division title.
Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
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.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to pitch a baseball knuckleball, step by step.
World Series Quiz
World Series Quiz Trivia About The Fall Classic Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
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 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
Career Hit Leaders, By Team
All-time hit leaders for each team in Major League Baseball.
1973 MLB First-Round Amateur Draft Choices
First-round choices in the Major League Baseball amateur draft from 1973, with teams, schools and draft order.
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.
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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
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.
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.
Rick Ankiel
Profile of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz - Test Your...
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz Ten interesting trivia questions Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
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.
American League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all American League Cy Young Award winners, from 1958 to the present.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League World Series
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.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the 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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
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.
Major League Ballparks Quiz
Baseball Ballparks Quiz Think you know a lot about big-league stadiums? Sorry, but this quiz requires
Top 10 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
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.
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.
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
How to fix the Baseball Hall of Fame voting...
Here are four solutions to help the Baseball Hall of Fame select its members. The process needs to be streamlined -- and expanded.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
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.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
2014 Major League Baseball preview
A look ahead at the 2014 baseball season. With predictions, lineups, rotations, key additions, key losses and key questions.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
How to Manage Your Fantasy Baseball Team in the...
Learn ways to win a championship in fantasy baseball. Refer to this fantasy baseball analysis of how to manage your team in the postseason. Methods of having the best chance to win your league championship.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
World Series winners
World Series winners, from 1903 to present.
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.
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.
A Look at the Most Lucrative Contracts in...
The top 10 player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.
Step-By-Step: How To Bunt
Step-by-step instructions on how to bunt a baseball or softball.
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.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
'42' Review: Respectful Yet Raw
Review of the movie Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, about how Ivy League statisticians changed baseball.
Five pitchers aiming for comebacks
Five pitchers aiming for comebacks
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.
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.
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
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.
Derek Jeter
Profile of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter
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.
Jack Morris
Profile and bio of former Major League Baseball pitcher Jack Morris.
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.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
Longest MLB Hitting Streaks
The longest hitting streaks in the history of Major League Baseball.
Ron Washington didn't have much of a chance...
A look at the best teams in Major League Baseball heading into Week 24 of the season. Ron Washington didn't have much of a chance with the injury-riddled Rangers this season.
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.
Top No. 1 Overall Draft Picks
Ranking the top 10 No. 1 overall picks in the 43-year history of the baseball amateur draft.
Clayton Kershaw is poised to add an MVP to his...
Clayton Kershaw, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, is the leading candidate to add an MVP to his resume.
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
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?
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
Cleveland Indians All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Cleveland Indians in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Mickey Cochrane
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
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.
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?
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
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.
A closer look at Philadelphia Phillies prospect...
Maikel Franco appears to be a future cornerstone for the Philadelphia Phillies at third base. He was ranked as MLB's No. 17 prospect by Baseball America in 2014.
Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball
Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?
Earl Weaver
Profile and bio of former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver.
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.
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.
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.
Baseball on Twitter: Who To Follow For Baseball...
Suggestions on who to follow on Twitter if you're a baseball fan.
Baseball Opening Day History Quiz - Baseball...
Test your knowledge of the history of Major League Baseball's Opening Day with this 10-question quiz.
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.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
Royals prospect is first 2014 draft pick to...
Brandon Finnegan is pitching out of the Royals' bullpen, but he could be an effective starter in the future. This is the latest in our Welcome to the Show series.
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.
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.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.
Major League Baseball Power Rankings
Rankings of all 30 teams in Major League Baseball, changed weekly, for the 2011 baseball season.
2013 MLB Playoffs Central
A one-stop look at schedules and coverage of the 2013 Major League Baseball playoffs.
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.
American League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all American League Rookies of the Year, from 1949 to the present.
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.
Babe Ruth
Profile and bio of the New York Yankees legendary outfielder Babe Ruth.
Learn to Play Baseball - Baseball Lessons for...
Learn to play baseball with these photo tutorial lessons.
Fantasy Baseball: Coors Field, Still the Most...
An analysis of Coors Field, the best hitters' park from a fantasy baseball perspective. A breakdown of the most hitter-friendly park in Major League Baseball. Coors Field has a long run of being the best hitters' park in baseball.
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