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10 Greatest Home Runs in World Series History

By Aaron Tallent, 1 year 12 months ago
This year’s World Series has already seen history made when it comes to the home run. In Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers combined for eight home runs, the most ever in a World Series game. Of the 13 total run scored, only three were not courtesy of a home run.   And while George Springer’s two-run home run in top of the 11th inning proved...

World Series Preview and Prediction: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 12 months ago
It’s hard to believe, but 100-win teams have not met in the World Series since 1970 — until now. The Houston Astros (101–61 in the regular season) meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (104–58) in a matchup that at first glance will come down to how well the Dodgers’ pitching (second in MLB in runs allowed) fares against Houston’s stacked lineup (first in MLB in runs...

Tim Raines Talks Expos, Hall of Fame and Lionel Richie

By Nathan Rush, 2 years 3 weeks ago
Tim Raines was known for his blazing speed during a 23-year MLB career. But for Raines, 58, waiting for the phone call confirming his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame was an excruciatingly slow process. It took 10 long years, the maximum amount of time a player is eligible to remain on the ballot. But this year, that call finally came.   “When my phone rung, it was a weird...

Who Should Win the 2017 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the American League?

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 2 years 3 months ago
On Sunday, MLB announced the American League and National League rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game, the 88th edition of the Midsummer Classic. The game, set for Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, will be packed with the brightest stars in the game on one stage. In a sizable switch from previous years, this year’s game will not determine home-field advantage in the World...

Mike Schmidt's and Jerry Remy's Comments Are Disappointing to Fans and the League

By Juan Jose Rodriguez, 2 years 4 months ago
Though different words were used and in somewhat different contexts, two men with close ties to MLB made distasteful and arguably racist remarks yesterday about the culture that so often is a point of pride in baseball.   In an interview Tuesday morning on WIP (94.1 FM, Philadelphia), Hall of Fame third baseman (and former Phillie) Mike Schmidt argued that the Phillies should not (and...

5 American League Storylines to Watch During Spring Training

By Nicholas Ian Allen, 2 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...

New York Yankees: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 8 months ago
It’s been four years since the Yankees last won a playoff game. The icons of a previous dynasty are long gone, and the fruits of a much-improved farm system are on the way. For the time being, this is a team in transition, trying to contend in the short term while preparing for the long term. Recent spending has been relatively restrained while the organization has emphasized player...

Dave Winfield talks Yogi, Steinbrenner and his 22-year Hall of Fame career

By Nathan Rush, 2 years 11 months ago
Dave Winfield, 65, is one of sports’ true gentlemen, as fans of the Padres, Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Twins and Indians can attest. The 6’6”, 220-pound outfielder brought a sweet swing, great glove and positive attitude to every team he played for over 22 MLB seasons. We caught up with Winfield, and he was a class act, as always.   You went straight from the University...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos

By Athlon Sports, 3 years 6 months 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...