Miami veteran outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (yes, he’s still playing) tied the legendary Babe Ruth for 42nd on MLB’s all-time hit list with 2,873 base-knocks when...
“Billy Martin” by Bill Pennington, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30.00, 530 pages is a monster lode of material on the man the book’s sub-title calls “Baseball’s... Read more
What’s With the (Winning) Yankees?
Home runs by sluggers Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira; a strong pitching performance by CC Sabathia; and Skipper Joe Girardi managing the first-place New York... Read more
Is This the Beginning for Bryce Harper?
He made the cover of Sports Illustrated as a 16-year-old. He was baseball’s No. 1 overall draft pick at 17. By the time he was... Read more
Royals Bring All-Star Closer Greg Holland Off Disabled List
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Royals activated All-Star closer Greg Holland from the disabled list and optioned reliever Yohan Pino to Triple-A Omaha before their... Read more
Baltimore Orioles Play White Sox in Empty Park Amid Protests Against Police
BALTIMORE—With tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore and nearby neighborhoods clearing out rubble and debris, the Orioles played a baseball game on Wednesday. This wasn’t... Read more
Unprecedented Crowd Situation at Camden Yards? Contact the Royals …
Although Camden Yards played host to Baltimore’s 8–2 win over the Chicago White Sox on April 29, it was in front of a empty stadium... Read more
White Sox-Orioles Postponed Again in Riot-Ravaged Baltimore
BALTIMORE—The Baltimore Orioles postponed a second straight game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday after a night of rioting near Camden Yards. Public schools... Read more
Buyer Beware: Hamilton Deal Shows the Risk of Free Agency
With five-time All-Star Josh Hamilton being traded/given away by the Angels, who are still reportedly going to pay roughly $68 million of the remaining $80... Read more
How Sandy Alderson Got His Mets on a Winning Streak
After holding off a late Marlins rally on Sunday the Mets prevailed 7–6 and have now won eight straight games, their longest winning streak since... Read more
Kris Bryant Still Raking in the Minors: Who’s to Blame?
Kris Bryant, the Cubs über-prospect, is continuing his assault on AAA pitching this season, thus far posting a .381/.375/.714 (batting average/on-base average/slugging percentage) in seven... Read more
Best Record in the Majors: Could the Royals Strike Twice?
After their 12–3 win yesterday in Minnesota, the Kansas City Royals have the league’s best record at 7–0, which means I finally get to write... Read more
Let’s Face It: A-Rod Looks Good
I’ve always had trouble sympathizing with cheaters. If someone broke the rules, it only seemed right that instant karma would catch up with them and... Read more
Bumgarner’s World Series Hangover Performance Has Precedence
Following his out-of-this-world postseason performance last fall, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has come back to earth in 2015—so far. In two starts this year, the... Read more
Adrian Gonzalez Homers Again: How Far Will He Go?
With five home runs in three games to start the season, Adrian Gonzalez has suddenly done what no other major-leaguer in MLB history has accomplished... Read more
Encarnacion HR Off Tanaka, Blue Jays Beat Yankees in Opener
NEW YORK—Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6–1 on Monday in Alex Rodriguez’s return to... Read more
Foreword From the New “Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball”
On July 16, 1889, Joseph Jefferson Wofford Jackson was born into a poor family in Greenville, South Carolina. He never learned to read or write... Read more