You make the call – 2

Taken from “You’re the Umpire” by Wayne Stewart. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale was talented enough to be the ace of most any pitching staff. However, with the Dodgers for several years he was relegated to being their second-best … Read More

ABCA 2015 – Orlando, FL

The American Baseball Coaches Association Convention for 2015 was held in Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL from Jan 2-5, 2015. It was attended by over 4,000 coaches from all across the country. I even met some folks from South … Read More

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? 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

This Year’s Best: MLB 2014 Season Highlights

The 2014 Major League Baseball regular season has just come to a close. It will be a notable one for numerous reasons—it will be commissioner Bud Selig’s final year running the league, the season saw a total of five no-hitters … 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

The Triple Crown of Pitching: An Overview

While we previously discussed Major League Baseball’s famed Triple Crown of hitting, the sports also boasts another legendary “Triple Crown” feat. Pitchers are also capable of achieving Triple Crown titles, which are attained when a pitcher leads his league in … Read More

Pitching Machines: a Modern Touch on Batting Practice

Though batting cages have been around since the early 20th century, many components of modern batting cages are more recent creations. One of the most indispensable features of a batting cage is a pitching machine, yet these handy devices were … Read More

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