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The Importance of Pitching Velocity

With pitchers bigger, stronger and fitter than ever, the question ultimately rises—does pitching velocity matter in the big leagues? ESPN.com recently took on that question, profiling a few of the young guns who are, as a Chicago Cubs special assistant … Read More

Kill the Umpire?

Don Denkinger’s phone hasn’t exactly been ringing nonstop, but it’s getting close. Denkinger was an umpire when the Kansas City Royals were last in baseball’s World Series in 1985, And Royals fans, not to mention those of the larger baseball … Read More

Major League Baseball Playoffs in Full Swing

October is here! That means that fall has arrived in full force, and also that Major League Baseball has moved on from the regular season into the postseason. Baseball’s playoffs are the most exclusive in all of the American major … Read More

Baseball History: the Designated Hitter Saga

Major League Baseball (MLB), as America’s oldest major pro sports league, has held onto some eccentricities which are alien to the more modernized NBA and NFL. One of baseball’s proudest traditions is its division into two separate leagues—leagues whose differences … Read More

Human Machines: the Greatest Major League Pitchers

There are many ways to try to measure greatness among athletes. Statistics, big-time postseason performances, and other events and metrics all come into play. Sometimes the greatest argument for a player’s status as an all-time great is the existence of … Read More

Baseball’s Home Run Kings

The most prized statistical feat in baseball is the home run—nothing else gets the fans, players, and sportscasters so excited as a ball knocked out of the park! Baseball’s history is full of notable home-run feats and climactic chases to … Read More

MLB History: Baseball’s Ultimate Pitching Feat

Major League Baseball is an historic game that is forever joined to its record books. Perhaps no other sport so highly prizes outstanding performances and achievements, to the extent that many past baseball seasons are remembered more today for the … Read More