Babe Ruth

Shohei Ohtani Is the Great Bambino 2.0, Living Two Dreams at Once

<b>It was easy</b> to roll your eyes when you heard what the Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani was going to attempt this season: become the first full-time pitcher/hitter since Babe Ruth. No one has successfully done it since then. But Ohtani had set his sights on shattering conventional wisdom, breaking …

Baseball

John Sterling Makes First Big On-Air Blunder

John Sterling, the Yankees radio voice, has finally done it. Since 1989 he has announced every Yankees game flawlessly-until now.Close your eyes and …

Baseball

Carl Yastrzemski

"They can talk about Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby and Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial and all the rest, but I'm sure not one …

Baseball

How Aaron Judge Plays Above the Rim

<b>Aaron Judge is Paul Bunyan</b> on the baseball field, Gulliver in the land of Lilliputians. A physical giant, ox-strong, swinging his bat like an ax. The future.<p>Smash MLB's single-season rookie home run record, as Judge did with 52 in 2017, in, say, Oakland, where Mark McGwire set the old record of 49 …

Baseball

Ted Williams on 'American Masters': The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived

The special profiles the player's career, naval service, and personal life.

Korean War

This Week in Cleveland Indians History: Lee Fohl’s great managerial blunder

Cleveland Indians manager Lee Fohl, frequently criticized for managerial blunders, made his most memorable, and last blunder.<p>On July 18, 1919, the …

Baseball

Jose Quintana goes the extra mile and Kyle Schwarber goes deep as the Cubs beat the Cardinals 7-2

The script might not have been ideal, but the Cubs are willing to use any formula that allows them to sustain momentum in their pursuit of a National League Central title.<p>Jose Quintana was impressive in throwing a Cubs season-high 121 pitches to preserve a taxed bullpen. And Anthony Rizzo continued …

Baseball

'The Sandlot' Celebrates Myth And Reminds Us To Keep The Past Alive

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beloved baseball movie “The Sandlot.” To mark the occasion, <i>Esquire</i> published a retrospective that, to its …

Conservative View

Mike Trout handles Rob Manfred comment as you'd expect, doesn't take the bait

A year ago, during the All-Star break, commissioner Rob Manfred was positively giddy the morning after the Home Run Derby at Marlins Park.

Long Island

Dan Shaughnessy: Baseball’s data scientists are inventing new ways to suck the life out of the game

Picked up pieces while making hotel reservations for Chicago in October (Sox-Cubs, finally), Atlanta in February (I’ll wear my 28-3 shirt), and San …

Inventions

The Most Consistent Hitter In Baseball History

Oakland’s Khris Davis can’t stop hitting .247.<p>The skeptics have been proven right so far this season in refusing to believe that Khris Davis’s …

Baseball

Deal to reopen Fort Worth Cats' LaGrave Field full of dreams, but is there money?

The worse the Texas Rangers play, the more we want the Fort Worth Cats back.<p>And with the Rangers about to open a $250 million party palace next to …

Fort Worth

Duffy shines as Royals open 2nd half with W

Danny Duffy has looked like the best Danny Duffy in the last few starts. For a Royals team that’s getting ready to unload some trade assets, that’s a …

Kansas City Royals

Aaron reaches 755 through unwavering consistency

In fact, Aaron only dipped below the 20-home run threshold three times. And those seasons happened to be his first, 22nd and 23rd in the majors. So …

Milwaukee Brewers

LISTEN: ‘It’s great’ says Reggie Leach on being inducted into Hall of Fame

Friday, July 20th, 2018 9:19am<p>Reggie Leach<p>“Nothing comes easy. You have to work to be successful… If you want to help your First Nation, get an …

Aboriginal Canadians

Yankee has a book on N.E. adventures (and we’re drawn to the weirder ones)

The editors of Yankee magazine recently released a book titled “Yankee’s New England Adventures: Over 400 Essential Things to See and Do’’ (Globe …

New England

White Sox Game Notes For Friday @ Seattle

• The Mariners took two of three from the White Sox in late April, losing the series opener before rattling off two wins. Chicago has limited the M’s …

Baseball

Tipsheet: Cubs piling up runs, waiting for pitching reinforcements

Two things are pretty clear from watching the Cubs outlast the Cardinals 9-6 Thursday night.<p>First, they are going to need more pitching to make a …

St. Louis

Bold predictions for MLB's second half

<i>With another interminable All-Star break nearly (mercifully) over, Jonah Birenbaum, theScore's senior MLB writer, gets you ready for the stretch run</i> …

Baseball

Jim Thome going to Cooperstown; former White Sox says you should, too

Former White Sox slugger Jim Thome will wear a Cleveland Indians cap when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame.<p>He just as well could wear a hat …

Baseball

The Houston Astros and the Transformative Power of Analytics

By<p>Irving Wladawsky-Berger<p>In 2013, the Houston Astros finished the season with a 51-111 record, the worst record in the history of the franchise. In 2017, the Astros won 101 games, finished first in the American League West Division, and went on to win their first ever World Series. How did the …

Baseball

For the D-backs, Manny Machado to the Dodgers is no big deal

PHOENIX — If any of the Diamondbacks are dismayed by seeing the rival Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Manny Machado, they did well in hiding their …

Arizona Diamondbacks

Ohtani cleared to start throwing progression

The Angels announced on Thursday that two-way star Shohei Ohtani is medically cleared to start a throwing progression.<p>Following his six-week …

Baseball

Angels have no reason to bring Shohei Ohtani back this year

The Los Angeles Angels could bring Shohei Ohtani back to the mound this year, but should they?<p>For two months this season, two-way sensation Shohei …

Baseball

Exploring Batter xwOBA and its Applications, Part 1 | Community

We are around the halfway point of the fourth season for which we have had Statcast data. One of the primary metrics created with Statcast data, …

Data Science

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/20/18

<b>NJ.com | Brendan Kuty</b>: Kuty reports that the San Francisco Giants are hot on Yankees right-handed pitching prospect Albert Abreu, who is Baseball …

San Francisco

Yankees and Red Sox, both bound for 100 wins, gear up for epic pennant race: 'Bring it on'

It was the summer of 1993, and Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel still remembers the stress, the nightly angst he and his family felt every single day.<p>Now, 25 years later, those feelings are back.<p>The difference now is that instead of being a young Atlanta Braves fan growing up in Alabama, he’s a …

Sports

The extremely unlikely but somewhat reasonable case for trading Bryce Harper

With the MLB trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Washington Nationals should consider dealing the face of their franchise, Bryce Harper.<p>Now that …

Baseball

Atlanta Braves and some thoughts about the first half of 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: A detail view of the Under Armour cleats worn by Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves and the National League as he …

Baseball

Ridgefield Rays On Their Way to The Netherlands

The team boards the bus for Amsterdam on Friday.<p>RIDGEFIELD, CT -- The Ridgefield Rays 14U Babe Ruth baseball team is preparing to leave France …

Tampa Bay Rays