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Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:14:11 +0000

 



How to Understand the Baseball Playoff System

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

Learn about how Major League Baseball Playoffs work, from post-season wildcard tiebreakers to the World Series.



Four MLB postseason predictions

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



The Best Baseball Songs of All-Time

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



How to derive magic numbers in baseball

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

How to derive baseball's magic numbers



Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Top 10 Best Broadcasters In Major League...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.



Best Dominican MLB Players

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Who Are the Top 10 Catchers in Baseball History?

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Top 10 MLB Players From Cuba

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Biggest MLB Pennant Race Collapses

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

Learn the basic rules of baseball and softball.



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



11 Baseball Game and Season Simulators

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



The Basic Rules of Fantasy Baseball

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



10 Best Managers In MLB History

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



The 10 worst contracts in baseball: 2016

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Glossary of Baseball Statistics

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



One Last Look at the 2014 Postseason Race

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

A look at the best teams in Major League Baseball heading into Week 26 of the season. There isn't much drama left as MLB enters the final week of the regular season.



Top 10 MLB Players from Japan

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Top 10 MLB Players From Canada

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



How the Kansas City Royals built an unlikely...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

An overview of the free agency rules in baseball, including the history of free agency, eligibility rules, the Rule 5 draft, arbitration, and more.



Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.



Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Step By Step: How To Throw A Changeup

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Who Are the Top 10 Lefty Pitchers in Baseball...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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?



Best New York Yankees Teams of All-Time

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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 4 Different Types of Fastballs

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Baseball's 10 All-Time Best at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



10 Baseball Records That May Never Be Broken

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



American League Most Valuable Player Award...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Baseball Definitions: What Are Sabermetrics,...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Best Designated Hitters in MLB History

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



What They're Saying: Baseball Playoffs Expansion

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

Inside the debate about whether Major League Baseball should expand the playoffs, with an opportunity for readers to join in.



Who Are the Top 10 Shortstops of All Time?

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



The Best MLB Players From Panama

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Baseball Players and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

A countdown of the top 10 right fielders in Major League Baseball history - Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente and Tony Gwynn, among others.



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

The text of the most famous speech in baseball history: Lou Gehrig's address in Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939.



Best All-Time Cubs at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Where does Tony Gwynn rank among the best...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

Where does Tony Gywnn rank among the best hitters ever? A look back at the career of Mr. Padre, who passed away in 2014.



How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.



2016 MLB payrolls

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

The Dodgers have baseball's largest payroll for the third consecutive year. The average salary jumped 4.4% to $4.38 million in 2016.



Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Baseball's Origins -- An Illustrated History

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Best All-Time Blue Jays at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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 Curses - The Haunted and Whimsical...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Top MLB Players From Outside United States

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Baseball's best left-handed starters: 2016

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Best All-Time Reds at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Best All-Time Dodgers At Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



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

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Best All-Time Cardinals at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



World Series Quiz

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

20 fun, interesting questions about the World Series, testing your knowledge of baseball's World Series.



Best Baltimore Orioles Teams Of All-Time

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



The Different Types of Fantasy Baseball

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Chicago White Sox All-Time Lineup

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Best All-Time Braves at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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 top five MLB stories of 2015: Nos. 1 and 2

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

The Royals winning their first title in 30 years is an obvious choice, and the next champ could be the second item on our list.



Using Sabermetrics In Fantasy Baseball

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



2014 Major League Baseball payrolls

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



List of every NL Rookie of the Year

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

A rundown of all National League Rookies of the Year, from 1947 to the present.



2016 MLB player rankings

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

We're back with position-by-position rankings of the best players in MLB. Goldschmidt or Cabrera? Correa or Lindor? Join the debate.



Best St. Louis Cardinals Teams of All-Time

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



List of Every Perfect Game In MLB History

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Who Are the Top 100 Major League Baseball...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



See the Best American Olympic Women Softball...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

Learn about the 2008 Olympics Team USA softball team and the women who starred on the team.



Basebal's All-Star Game Explained!

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



The Best Apps for Baseball Fans

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

What are the top softball players from previous Olympics doing these days?



Best Boston Red Sox Lineup of All Time

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



One Hit Wonders in MLB History

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



See National League MVP Award Winners

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



See all American League Rookie of the Year...

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

See the complete list of the winners of the American League Rookies of the Year since 1949 — the year the award started.



Best All-Time Indians At Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Best All-Time Orioles at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

How to throw a knuckleball, step by step.



Top 10 Detroit Tigers Teams

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Best All-Time Pittsburgh Pirates at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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 Cincinnati Reds Teams

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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 Royals at Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Pedro Martinez

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez



Little League World Series

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

All About The Little League World Series



Ichiro Suzuki

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki



World Series Results and Recaps: 1903 to Present

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

World Series winners, from 1903 to present.



2015 World Series: By the numbers

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

A statistical breakdown of the television, money, history and on-field numbers for the Royals and Mets in the Fall Classic.



MLB season predictions

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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



Florida/Miami Marlins All-Time Lineup

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.



Best All-Time Mets At Each Position

2016-09-29T11:14:11Z

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.