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This Day in Sports History: July 6

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 2 weeks 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, July 6 is a day in which one Babe Ruth made his...

This Day in Sports History: June 28

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 4 weeks 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, June 28 is the day in which the greatest basketball...

This Day in Sports History: June 13

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 1 week 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, June 13 is a day in which the Babe said goodbye to...

This Day in Sports History: June 2

By Aaron Tallent, 4 months 3 weeks 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, June 2 is a day in which a blown call ruined a...

This Day in Sports History: May 14

By Aaron Tallent, 5 months 1 week 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 14 is a day in which two surefire NFL Hall of...

How to Listen to the World Series on Radio or by Streaming

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 3 days ago
The 2019 World Series — featuring the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros — is here. And what better way to enjoy this seven-game series than to listen to it on the radio, whether it's traditional terrestrial radio via ESPN Radio, satellite radio via SiriusXM, or streaming on your mobile devices.   ESPN Radio will once again provide live national coverage of all...

MLB 2019: 25 Best Baseball Players 25 and Under

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 1 year 7 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...

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Astros' Yuli Gurriel Defect from Cuba, Arrive at World Series

By Nathan Rush, 2 years 12 months ago
MLB has welcomed a wave of Cuban baseball imports in recent years. And the outcome of the 2017 World Series could be determined by the impact of two of Cuba’s finest — Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, 26, and Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, 33. While Puig and Gurriel share roots in the island nation, they took decidedly different paths to big league stardom...

5 American League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 3 years 7 months ago
Spring training is in full swing, the World Baseball Classic is underway, and Opening Day for the 2017 MLB season is right around the corner. As teams look ahead to baseball games that count in the standings, we give a rundown of some of the biggest American League storylines of the spring.   Boston’s Pennant Hopes Boosted by New Big 3 The Red Sox are the clear favorite to repeat...

Houston Astros: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 8 months ago
On the morning of June 30, 2014, the Astros were in last place with a 36–47 record en route to a 70–92 finish that, while unimpressive, broke a string of three straight 100-loss seasons. The Sports Illustrated cover dated June 30, 2014, featured Astros rookie George Springer and the caption, “Your 2017 World Series Champs.” After somewhat surprisingly making the playoffs...