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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:13:19 +0000

 



Who Are the Top 10 Catchers in Baseball History?

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Best Dominican MLB Players

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



The Best Baseball Songs of All-Time

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Top 10 Relief Pitchers In Baseball History

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



11 Baseball Game and Season Simulators

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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 for beginners: The basic rules of the...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Learn the basic rules of baseball and softball.



Baseball's 10 Best Second Basemen Ever

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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 MLB Players From Cuba

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Top 10 MLB Players From Venezuela

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Top 10 MLB Players From Mexico

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Top 10 MLB Players from Japan

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Using the Proper Symbols to Score a Baseball Game

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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 Canada

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Top 10 Best Broadcasters In Major League...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

A countdown of the top 10 baseball broadcasters in history.



Who Are the Top 10 Leftfielders in Baseball...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Countdown of the top 10 left fielders in baseball history.



Top 10 MLB Players From Puerto Rico

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Glossary of Baseball Statistics

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



10 Best Managers In MLB History

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Top 10 Third Basemen in Baseball History

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Best New York Yankees Teams of All-Time

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Biggest MLB Pennant Race Collapses

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Baseball's Sabermetrics Acronyms and Definitions

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Baseball Players and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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






How to Throw a Curveball Step-By-Step

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Who Are the Top 10 Shortstops of All Time?

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Baseball's Origins -- An Illustrated History

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Top 20 Right-Handed Pitchers In Baseball History

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



The Best MLB Players From Panama

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



World Series Results and Recaps: 1903 to Present

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

World Series winners, from 1903 to present.



How to Throw 4 Different Types of Fastballs

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.









Baseball Curses - The Haunted and Whimsical...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



American League Most Valuable Player Award...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Best All-Time Blue Jays at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Best Baltimore Orioles Teams Of All-Time

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Step-by-Step: Basic Hitting

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



The Different Types of Fantasy Baseball

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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






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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Best Designated Hitters in MLB History

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



How to Throw Various Types of Baseball Pitches

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

How to pitch a baseball slider, step by step.



Best All-Time Cardinals at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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: How To Throw A Changeup

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Best All-Time Reds at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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 Orioles at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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 Cubs at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



20 Home Runs Baseball Fans Will Never Forget

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Top MLB Players From Outside United States

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Best Boston Red Sox Lineup of All Time

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Olympic Softball Stars: Where Are They Now

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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






Johnny Bench

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Profile of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench.



All College Baseball World Series Winners

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Best All-Time Dodgers At Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



List of Every Perfect Game In MLB History

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



See the Best American Olympic Women Softball...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



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

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Best All-Time Royals at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



See National League MVP Award Winners

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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



Little League World Series

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

All About The Little League World Series



Best All-Time Pittsburgh Pirates at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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 Indians At Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



The 10 best contracts in baseball: 2016

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt have the two best long-term deals in MLB.



Pedro Martinez

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Profile of free agent pitcher Pedro Martinez






Best All-Time Braves at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Best San Francisco Giants at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Best All-Time Rangers at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



How to derive magic numbers in baseball

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

How to derive baseball's magic numbers



How To Throw A Knuckleball Step By Step

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

How to throw a knuckleball, step by step.



Houston Astros All-Time Lineup

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Best World Series Game 7s of All-Time

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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 Mariners at Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



10 Baseball Records That May Never Be Broken

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.



Little League World Series Winners (1947-2016)

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Year by year winners, runners-up, and championship game scores from the Little League World Series, held each August in South Williamsport, Pa.



David Ortiz

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Profile of Boston Red Sox designated hitter/first baseman David Ortiz



See baseball's biggest contracts of all time

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

See a list of the top 15 baseball player contracts in baseball history, both by total value and annual salary.



How does a double-elimination tournament work?

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Frequently asked questions about the NCAA Division I college baseball tournament, including how does a double-elimination tournament work?









Gobbling Up Grounders In Baseball

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

A look at how the best infielders field ground balls.



Best All-Time Mets At Each Position

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

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.






When You Should Draft Your First Pitcher in...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

A look at the strategy involved with drafting pitchers in fantasy baseball, including which round to draft and what mistakes to avoid.



Robinson Cano

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Profile of New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano



Predicting how much Jake Arrieta will get in...

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

The Chicago Cubs’ ace is under team control through 2017, and he’s made it clear he isn’t going to take a hometown discount.



Ichiro Suzuki

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

Profile of Seattle Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki



New York baseball stadiums -- past and present

2017-01-23T11:13:19Z

A history of the baseball stadiums in New York, from Hilltop Park to the Polo Grounds to the present day.