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Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:11:56 +0000

 



Who Are the Top 10 Catchers in Baseball History?

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the top 10 catchers in Major League Baseball history.



Who Are the Top 10 Center Fielders in Baseball...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the top 10 center fielders to ever play professional baseball.



The Best Baseball Songs of All-Time

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

There's one baseball song that everybody knows, a few others that many people know, and a lot of other



The Basic Rules of Fantasy Baseball

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best Dominican MLB Players

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 10 best players, and much more, in Major League Baseball history from the Dominican Republic.



Who Are the Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the top 10 first basemen in Major League Baseball history.



11 Baseball Game and Season Simulators

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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 Best Second Basemen Ever

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

You don't need a big arm, but speed and guile are paramount. And some of the greatest players in history have called it their position.



A Rundown of Major League Baseball's Free...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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 Canada

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Canada.



Baseball for beginners: The basic rules of the...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Learn the basic rules of baseball and softball.



Using the Proper Symbols to Score a Baseball Game

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Cuba.



Top 10 MLB Players from Japan

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Japan.



Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.



Yogi Berra (1925-2015): The best years, quotes,...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

The legendary former Yankees catcher was a 10-time champion and 15-time All-Star and, maybe most of all, a quote machine.



Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Venezuela.



Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the 10 best relief pitchers in baseball history.



Top 10 Best Broadcasters In Major League...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.



Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Mexico.



Glossary of Baseball Statistics

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A glossary of basic statistics used in baseball and softball, with abbreviations and formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.



Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Puerto Rico.



Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

These players combined the quickest reflexes and strongest arm with great hitting skills to become the hottest at the hot corner.



10 Best Managers In MLB History

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the top 10 managers in Major League Baseball history, part of a series of top-10 baseball lists.



Who Are the Best Right Fielders in Major League...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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 Lefty Pitchers in Baseball...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Randy Johnson and Tom Glavine are the most recent southpaws to enter the Hall of Fame. But how do they measure in the history of the game?



Baseball's 10 All-Time Best at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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 Sabermetrics Acronyms and Definitions

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A glossary of sabermetrics terms used in baseball, with abbreviations and explanations of formulas for hitting, pitching, fielding and baserunning.



How to Understand the MLB Baseball Playoff System

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Learn about how Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from post-season wildcards, tiebreakers, division series, league series to the World Series.



Biggest MLB Pennant Race Collapses

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the 10 worst pennant race collapses in baseball history



Baseball's Origins -- An Illustrated History

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

The story promoted as the “invention” of baseball by Abner Doubleday, a Civil War hero for the Union, has largely been discredited. Learn more.



Baseball Players and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A running list of Major League Baseball players accused of or suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.



Best New York Yankees Teams of All-Time

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the top 10 New York Yankees teams of all-time, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, Lou Gehrig to Mariano Rivera.



How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

The key to the pitch is putting topspin on the ball, which generates wind resistance with the laces and causes the pitch to drop. Learn more



Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

The top 20 right-handed pitchers to ever pitch in professional baseball in the United States.



Who Are the Top 10 Shortstops of All Time?

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the 10 best shortstops in baseball history. The list includes Ozzie Smith, Cal Ripken, Derek Jeter and more.



Yogi Berra

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra.



The 10 worst contracts in baseball: 2016

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Albert Pujols now has MLB’s worst deal, and it might not be close.



The Best MLB Players From Panama

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 10 best players in Major League Baseball history from Panama.



Read Lou Gehrig's Famous Farewell to Baseball...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

The theory behind a changeup is it comes with the same arm position and motion as a fastball but is 10-15 mph slower based on the drag on the ball.



How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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 100 Major League Baseball...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the top players in Major League Baseball history.



World Series Results and Recaps: 1903 to Present

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

World Series winners, from 1903 to present.



American League Most Valuable Player Award...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A rundown of all American League MVP Award winners, from 1931 to the present.



Best Designated Hitters in MLB History

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the 10 best designated hitters in baseball history.



Best Baltimore Orioles Teams Of All-Time

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best All-Time Cardinals at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

How to hit a baseball or softball - learning the basics of the swing.



Breaking Down the Best Ways to Break In a...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

If you take a glove directly from a retailer to the field, you're probably in for a tough game. Here are some of the best ways to get that mitt ready.



2014 Major League Baseball payrolls

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A look at the 2014 payrolls for all 30 MLB teams. The Dodgers' payroll reaches a record $235 million.



Baseball Curses - The Haunted and Whimsical...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the best (or worst) curses in baseball.



Best All-Time Blue Jays at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Baseball's best left-handed starters: 2016

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

The top five has three Cy Young winners, a pitcher who had one of the best postseasons ever and a White Sox with 708 Ks since 2013.



How the Kansas City Royals built an unlikely...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Chicago White Sox All-Time Lineup

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Johnny Bench

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.



The Different Types of Fantasy Baseball

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Learn the different types of fantasy baseball leagues and h to understand the differences between rotisserie and points-based fantasy baseball leagues.



Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



See the 10 best brothers to play major league...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

See the top 10 brother duos (and trios) in Major League Baseball history, ranked by the contributions of each brother.



Best All-Time Cubs at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Top MLB Players From Outside United States

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Can using Sabermetrics - the complex new statistics invented in the past couple of decades - help in fantasy baseball evaluation?



Little League World Series

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

All About The Little League World Series



Who Would Be in the New York Yankees All-Time...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



See National League MVP Award Winners

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

See the complete list of winners of the National League MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award from 1931 to 2015.



Top 10 Cincinnati Reds Teams

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best All-Time Mets At Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best All-Time Reds at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



See the 10 most influential baseball books of...

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.



Top 10 Detroit Tigers Teams

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the top 10 Detroit Tigers teams in the history of the Major League Baseball team.



20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the 20 most famous home runs in baseball history.



Umpires

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

All about umpires, the person or people in charge of the calls and the rules interpretation of any organized game of baseball.



How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

How to throw a knuckleball, step by step.



Best All-Time Indians At Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



All College Baseball World Series Winners

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A list and look at the winners of the College Baseball World Series since 1947, organized by most championships won.



Basebal's All-Star Game Explained!

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

Learn about the history, rules and rituals of Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game each July, which marks the midpoint of the season.



Best All-Time Royals at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Baseball's 10 best left-handed starters: 2015

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

The top four on this list is as stacked as any other position, and it starts with the best pitcher in the game.



10 Players Who Didn't Belong In The All-Star Game

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A countdown of the 10 worst players to ever make an All-Star team in baseball history.



National League Cy Young Award Winners

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

A rundown of all National League Cy Young Award winners, from 1956 to the present.



Best All-Time Rangers at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Four MLB postseason predictions

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

We think the Dodgers -- who have the best 1-2 pitching combination -- will beat the team with the best lineup, the Blue Jays, in the World Series.



List of Every Perfect Game In MLB History

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

List of all perfect games in Major League Baseball history, including the three games that were unofficial, with teams, opponents, dates and scores.



Best All-Time Dodgers At Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best World Series Game 7s of All-Time

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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:



Best All-Time Orioles at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best All-Time Pittsburgh Pirates at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best All-Time Mariners at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Florida/Miami Marlins All-Time Lineup

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



One Hit Wonders in MLB History

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



The Best Apps for Baseball Fans

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best All-Time Detroit Tigers Lineup

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



National League Rookie of the Year winners

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

There have been 11 unanimous NL Rookie of the Year selections, including an honor by a Cardinal who later landed a $240 million contract with an AL team.



MLB season predictions

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

We pick the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year winners, along with the postseason results.



Best San Francisco Giants at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Houston Astros All-Time Lineup

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



10 Baseball Records That May Never Be Broken

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.



Best All-Time Braves at Each Position

2016-12-05T11:11:56Z

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.