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Sat, 09 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400A baseball cap is considered as a variety of hat that is very smooth and has a stiff and extended brim that can be either bent or flat. One of the main advantages of using this cap is that because it has a visor, it is capable of protecting your eyes from rays of the sun.
Sat, 02 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400Pitching machine is an essential softball and baseball tools that people require to cover. That machine is designed to suggest a good turn in preparation softball as well as baseball. A good number experienced and expert in softball and baseball players make use of the machine to guide best swing method and hitting speedy and trick pitches.
Mon, 30 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400Major league baseball season quickly shows up. But whether we are baseball enthusiast or not, witnessing the buzz of a live baseball game, in conjunction with the engineering of a specific stadium, you are guaranteed to be in for a terrific time. So just what makes a perfect baseball ground? I would personally argue that it would be the trend of modern tradition and engineering, coupled with the environment of early 20th century baseball parks.
Sat, 24 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400A short story on the history of why the Chicago White Sox were broadcast on a small radio station in Greenville, SC in the 1950's and 1960's. Since Shoeless Joe Jackson played on the Textile Leagues in the same town and also played for the White Sox, was there a connection?
Fri, 16 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Baseball is an international sport. It is played between two teams of nine players having nine innings. However it is mostly played in US and Canada. Baseball is similar to other bat and ball sports like cricket. One team is on the field with one player designated pitcher while the remainder fields. The other team rotates a player to bat. It has four bases and the hitter needs to negotiate until a home run is hit.
Mon, 22 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Joe DiMaggio has a special place in the hearts of American sports fans.His on field performance and records are remarkable for his era but there's more to his legend than that. America loves the DiMaggio persona as much as it admires his feats on the field and his many MLB records.
Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Baseball was a very young sport in the mid-eighteen hundreds, so batters usually made their own bats. This led to a lot of experimentation with the shape and size of the baseball bat. It didn't take long for players to learn that the best bats were those with rounded barrels. With all the shapes and sizes being used, some rule had to be established about the bat. In 1859, it was established that baseball bats could be no larger than two and a half inches in diameter, though they could be any length. After ten years, a restriction of 42 inches was put on the length of the baseball bat, but still no regulations governing the shape.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games preceding the regular season. It serves the purpose of both auditioning players for final positions in the team and giving players practice prior to competitive play.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Thus you decided to become a trainer of baseball, perhaps because your child had a team but nobody was been willing to intensify to give particular lessons or perhaps you have just a passion to work in this field. That which it reason is really is not the important factor. Each trainer wants a team of profit and each player wants the same thing but this all to find them below the total effectiveness of the team as a whole, including the trainer.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Baseball and photography in the United States were both seeing an explosion of popularity in the mid nineteenth century. This provoked baseball clubs to start taking individual and group pictures of their members. Some of these pictures were printed on smaller cards, much like modern-day, wallet sized photos. In the late 1860s, baseball became a professional sport, and trading cards began to appear with photos of players and teams. These were mainly used as a means of advertisement for companies, who placed an ad on the back of the card.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500There are a number of different types of pitching machines available. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and can use 3 different types of propulsion methods. Some are portable and some are stationary. Some have the option to throw both soft balls and baseballs. Some do not. Most have the ability to change the speed at which the ball is thrown and the angle or pitch that it is released. Finally, pitching machines can cost any where from $150 to over $3000.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500In 1884 the team joined the American Association (AA) as the Brooklyn Bridegrooms. The team's ambiguous future shattered instantaneously when they won the American Association in 1889. The AA folded in 1890 and the team switched to the NL as the Brooklyn Superbas. Under Ned Hanlon, the Superbas won the NL pennants in 1899 and 1900, becoming the only franchise in MLB history to win pennants in different leagues in successive years.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500This article is structured in two parts: The first will talk strictly about ash baseball bats, and the second will be about maple baseball bats. You can then decide for yourself which wood baseball bat is more suitable for you. Ash is among the most common materials chosen to make bats out of. In fact, ash baseball bats have an important position in the history of the game of baseball. The characteristics of ash (soft, light and porous) make it very suitable for baseball bats. The straight grain patterns in ash are convenient for designing beautiful baseball bats and making them very effective.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500With the game comes the gear, as technology advances into the 21st century so does technological baseball products. There are some extremely interesting baseball products that are being produced year after year. From baseball gear, to protection, to improving your swing, protecting equipment and memorabilia, the coming years promise great technological advances and some old favorites. Each praised for the high quality, competitive pricing, and innovative designs. Here is a rundown on some of the products that you can expect to see now and in the future.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500In the beginning, there was baseball. And, being a typically 'male' sport of the day, baseball equipment was designed and created to accommodate the needs of men. Of course, women's leagues soon followed and wise manufacturers adjusted their product lines to include equipment made especially for women.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The Baltimore Orioles were just a horrible mess last year, finishing in the bottom half of the AL in runs per game, and only one team finished worse in runs allowed per game. Though they will keep the same offensive team, they will make a very significant addition to it, Aubrey Huff. The outfield, amazingly enough, still has Jay Payton as one of the starting lineup. How did this happen? It's absurd to think that the Orioles are a desperate enough team to keep Jay Payton as a player at all.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500New Baseball training products are ready for sale for the 2007 year. Some of the big hitters are the hitting machines. Hurricane Baseball Hitting Machine made with adjustable ball speeds easily adjustable for multiple skill levels. You do not have to adjust the machine to accommodate left handed or right handed batters. This machine offers a challenging workout without picking up balls. Inexpensively priced at under $200.00 this machine is perfect for team practices.
Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The 2007 lineup for the Boston Red Sox looks pretty questionable thus far. Most of Boston's outfield was down for a good deal of the season, including their newest outfielder, J. D. Drew, who is notorious for his health issues. Due to these things and more, this season will probably be pretty rough for the Red Sox.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500No one expected much from the Toronto Blue Jays in 2005. But surprisingly, prior to the all star break Toronto pitching managed to remain in the American League top 10 while their battling ranked 5th overall in the AL with a collective .268 team average. Unfortunately for Toronto it was all downhill from there as they slid to a final disappointing 80-82 record and fell 15 games behind the Red Sox and Yankees to end their season in 3rd place.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Buck Showalter's 2005 Rangers ended up the season with a disappointing 79-83 record despite having one of the better lineups in baseball. What made the 2005 season particularly disappointing was the fact the 2004 team ended the season with 89 wins and one of the most impressive home records in baseball. In 2004, the Rangers won 51 home games which ranked 4th overall in the American League, while in 2005 Texas managed only to win 44, ending the season 16 games behind the AL West Angels.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The 2005 Cardinals were led by one of the greatest offensive player's in baseball, Albert Pujols (.330 41 117). Joined by outfielders Jim Edmonds (.263 29 89), Reggie Sanders (.271 21 54) and Larry Walker (.289 15 82), Pujols and company assembled a regular season winning record of 100-62. During the playoffs, the St. Louis Cardinals lost in 6 games to the Astros. Tony's Larussa's team performed well in the postseason, first by sweeping the Padres in 4 straight games and then with Pujols providing some memorable extra inning heroics in game 5 of the LCS against Houston.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The Seattle Mariners provided little for fans to become exited about in 2005. Seattle ended the 2005 season posting the 3rd worse record in the American League finishing up 69-93 which was only a 6 game improvement from the previous year. The Mariners also managed to only score a total of 699 runs all season which ranked 2nd worse in the entire American League behind the Minnesota Twins.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500In 2005, the NL West Champion San Diego Padres managed to accomplish more with less. Despite a new ballpark, the offense for the team was spotty all season. Ryan Klesko (.248 18 58) led the team with 18 homeruns while Mark Sweeney (.284 8 40), Brian Giles (.301 15 83), shortstop Khalil Greene (.250 15 70) and catcher Ramon Hernandez (.290 12 58) completed the better parts of the lineup.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The Oakland Athletics finished the 2004 season with an impressive 91-71 record ending the year only 1 full game behind the division leading Angels. Unfortunately, the 2005 season didn't end up quite as well for Oakland as they finished up the year with a final 88-74 record, 7 games behind the AL West Champion Los Angeles Angels.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Rookie Manager Willie Randolph and General Manager Omar Minaya entered the 2005 season with two new key acquisitions. Both Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran arrived via free agency hoping to improve the New York Mets lineup and rotation. Martinez (15-8 2.82) certainly impressed, posting a 10-3 record prior to the all star break. Beltran (.266 16 78) on the other hand struggled for most the season as the Mets finished the season with an 83-79 record, 7 games behind the Atlanta Braves.