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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.
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
Who Are the Top 10 Catchers in Baseball History?
A countdown of the top 10 catchers in Major League Baseball history.
Baseball for Beginners: The Basic Rules of the...
Learn the basic rules of baseball.
Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History
A countdown of the top 10 third basemen in Major League Baseball history.
Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever
Ranking the top 10 second basemen in baseball history.
Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup
How to pitch a baseball changeup, step by step. Page 2.
How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs
Step-by-step instructions on how to throw a split-finger fastball or splitter.
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.
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.
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.
Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...
A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.
How MLB Playoffs Work
How the Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from the tiebreakers to the World Series.
How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches
How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.
15 MLB predictions for 2015
From the future champs to familiar MVPs and a very disappointing year for the Bronx Bombers, here are our prognostications for the year.
Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting
How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.
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.
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 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History
The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.
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:
Top 10 MLB Players from Japan
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.
Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in 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.
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.
Baseball's best lineups
The Blue Jays added Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin to an already-strong offense. Will that be enough to make up for a few notable losses?
Baseball's best starting rotations
The signing of Max Scherzer makes an already-strong starting rotation even more formidable. But can the Dodgers' starters be even better?
Baseball statistics glossary
A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.
10 Baseball Records That May Never Be Broken
A breakdown of ten baseball records that are the most likely to stand the test of time, including Cy Young's wins, Nolan Ryan's career strikeouts, and more.
Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...
Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in 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.
Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.
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 Baseball Broadcasters Of All-Time
A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.
Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.
Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.
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.
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 10 MLB Players From Venezuela
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.
A breakdown of baseball's 20 biggest salaries:...
The list of the largest salaries in MLB includes plenty of the worst contracts in the game. It also has Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez, so it's not all bad.
How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step
How to pitch a baseball knuckleball, step by step.
20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget
A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball 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 New York Yankees Teams
A countdown of the top 10 New York Yankees teams of all-time, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, Lou Gehrig to Mariano Rivera.
Top 10 Baseball Brothers
A countdown of the top 10 brother duos in Major League Baseball history.
2015 MLB power rankings
Our early look at the best teams in baseball begins with the Nationals, who added Max Scherzer to an already-dominant starting rotation.
Top 10 Designated Hitters In Baseball History
A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.
Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...
A countdown of the top players in Major League 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.
Yogi Berra
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.
Week 3 MLB power rankings: A surprising start...
Rodriguez has four homers in his first 11 games. That leads us to this question: Is he the Yankees' biggest threat the plate?
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 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 MLB Players From Canada
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.
What Is A Magic Number?
How to derive baseball's magic numbers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National League Rookies Of The Year
A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.
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?
Lou Gehrig
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig
Top 10 MLB Players From Panama
A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.
Johnny Bench
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.
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?
2015 American League Central predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL Central team this season.
Top 10 Detroit Tigers Teams
A countdown of the top 10 Detroit Tigers teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team.
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.
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.
Learn To Pitch: How To Throw Several Different...
Step-by-step photo tutorials on how to throw several different pitches.
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.
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.
2015 American League East predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL East team this season.
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.
College World Series Champions
Winners of the college baseball NCAA championship at the World Series by year since 1947.
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.
Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now
What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?
2015 MLB preview
About Baseball's homepage for 2015 MLB predictions, best-and-worst lists and a heck of a lot more.
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.
10 Worst Pennant Race Collapses
A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history
Longest MLB Hitting Streaks
The longest hitting streaks in the history of Major League 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
American League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
How Do Teams Make the College World Series?
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.
Jennie Finch: Softball Superstar
Profile of USA Softball Pitcher Jennie Finch
2015 American League West predictions
A predicted order of finish and prognostications for each AL West team this season.
Step-By-Step: How To Field Ground Balls
A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz - Test Your...
Baseball Hall of Fame Quiz Ten interesting trivia questions Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
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.
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.
MLB season predictions
We pick the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year winners, along with the postseason results.
Umpires
All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.
Little League World Series
All About The Little League 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.
How are teams selected for the NCAA tournament?
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.
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.
Ichiro Suzuki
Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki
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.
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.
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.
Pedro Martinez
Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez
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.
Mickey Cochrane
Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane
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.
Baseball's best contracts
Mr. Fall Classic, Madison Bumgarner, is the biggest steal in baseball, and an unlikely Cy Young winner is the runner-up.
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.
How many teams make the NCAA tournament?
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.
What is the format for the tournament?
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.
National League Cy Young Award Winners
A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.
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.
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.
AT&T Park
A photo gallery packed with information about the 30 major league baseball stadiums, with details about each, including costs to build, outfield dimensions, owners and much more. Page 2.
Toronto Blue Jays All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays in the team's history. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
Hank Aaron
Vital Statistics: Born: Feb. 5, 1934 Teams: Milwaukee Braves (1954-65), Atlanta Braves (1966-76), Milwaukee
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.
Top American Olympic Softball Players
Athlete profiles for the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team.
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 World Series Feats
A countdown of the top 10 individual feats in the history of the World Series.
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.
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.
How is the NCAA baseball tournament different...
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 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.
National League Most Valuable Player Award...
A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.
2015 Major League Baseball payrolls
A look at the 2015 payrolls for all 30 MLB teams. The Dodgers are first with a record $272.8 million, and the average player salary is $4.25 million.
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.
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 aren't the biggest spenders.
Major League Ballparks Quiz
Baseball Ballparks Quiz Think you know a lot about big-league stadiums? Sorry, but this quiz requires
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Learn to Play Baseball - Baseball Lessons for...
Learn to play baseball with these photo tutorial lessons.
U.S. Cellular 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 28.
Alex Rodriguez
Profile of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez
Tampa Bay Rays All-Time Lineup
A look at the all-time starting lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays/Devil Rays in the team's history, which dates to 1998. It's not a career record - it's taken from the best season any player had at that position.
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.
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.
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.

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