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This Day in Sports History: May 18

By Aaron Tallent, 1 week 2 days ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 18 is a day in which a bad call resulted in...

This Day in Sports History: May 12

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 1 day ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 12 is a day in which an MLB pitcher set a record...

This Day in Sports History: May 11

By Aaron Tallent, 2 weeks 2 days ago
The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.   With that in mind, May 11 is a day in which "Dr. J" made his...

MLB 2019: 25 Best Baseball Players 25 and Under

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 2 months ago
In many ways, 2018 was the Year of the 25-year-old in Major League Baseball. Mookie Betts led the Boston Red Sox to a World Series title while also running away with the American League Most Valuable Player Award. Tampa Bay Rays lefty Blake Snell posted an incredible 1.89 ERA across 31 starts on his way to AL Cy Young Award honors. Cubs infielder Javier Baez emerged as an all-around star and...

Chase Elliott Talks Racing, Dale Jr. and Awesome Bill

By Nathan Rush, 1 year 6 months ago
Chase Elliott, 22, has racing in his blood. As the son of 1988 Cup champ Bill Elliott (aka “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville”), William Clyde “Chase” Elliott II grew up around the track and got involved in the sport at an early age. At 18, Elliott won the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship to become the youngest champ in NASCAR national series history. Two years...

Chipper Jones Talks Atlanta Braves, Hall of Fame and Gross Pranks

By Nathan Rush, 3 years 1 month ago
Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones Jr., 44, did it all during his career with the Atlanta Braves — as the No. 1 overall pick in 1990, World Series champion in 1995, NL MVP in 1999 and MLB batting champion in 2008. Chipper’s new autobiography, Ballplayer, covers those bases and much more. We caught up with the switch-hitting third baseman, who will be eligible for the Hall of...

Atlanta Braves: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 2 months ago
And so, the awkward adolescent phase begins. Following the 2015 season, the Braves began trading away veterans in earnest for what they would bring back in prospects, leaving the major-league roster to be staffed by Freddie Freeman and whoever else happened to be left over. The good news is that those trades have left the Braves with a farm system considered one of the best in the game....

Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

By Jake Rose, 3 years 10 months ago
This past spring training, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper unabashedly donned his “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat in an effort to shed light on baseball’s lack of individuality.   To some baseball lifers, Harper’s tongue-in-cheek ball cap was seen as too brash and self-serving, an indictment of the latest generation of professional athlete — and...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos

By Athlon Sports, 4 years 1 month ago
Brand recognition is important in today’s business climate and that includes professional sports. One critical component to a team’s identity is its logo. While fans certainly relate to the players, it’s the team’s logo that’s displayed prominently on the uniform and pretty much every piece of memorabilia or merchandise.   So when it comes to MLB, which teams...

Atlanta Braves Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 4 years 10 months ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the...