MLB Articles

How to Listen to the World Series on Radio
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...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Sports Quotes
Sports is loaded with players, coaches and icons who are full of great sports quotes. They run the gamut, from inspirational and motivational to wisdom-filled and funny, and feature quotations from the world baseball, football, basketball, soccer,...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Barry Bonds tops the All-Time MLB Home Runs List with 762
It’s one of the most revered, yet controversial, records in all of sports. Officially, Barry Bonds hit more home runs than any player in the history of baseball, but many purists still consider Hank Aaron to be the true “Home Run King....
Mitch Light
2 months ago
Youth Baseball Team Names
Need ideas for a great, clever, fun or cool team name for your baseball team?   Here's our list of the best youth baseball team names for 2019:    Bad News Bears The Hitmen Special K's Hitters Bisons Scrappers Bat...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Funny, Clever Names for Your Softball Team
It's time to break out the old bat and glove, and perhaps most essentially, your favorite muscle ointment. That's right, recreational slow-pitch (and fast-pitch) softball season is upon us! That being the case, you are obviously...
Rob McVey
4 months ago
If you are any kind of sports fan, you've undoubtedly heard of Bobby Bonilla Day.   July 1st is the day, thanks to a restructured deal due to a buyout, the Mets deposit over $1 million into Bonilla's account. The organization...
Jasmine Watkins
4 months ago
3 Ways That Craig Kimbrel Upgrades the Chicago Cubs Bullpen
The Chicago Cubs may be in first place in the National League Central Division but they are not without their flaws. A major one this season has been their bullpen. Chicago relievers have combined for a 4.17 ERA, which is tied for fourth in the NL...
Gabe Salgado
5 months ago
Who's On First? by Abbott & Costello
When it comes to famous comedy routines and sports, nothing compares Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's "Who's On First?" The humorous baseball exchange was first made famous by the comedic duo in the late 1930s on radio and during...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
It goes without saying but running onto a field while a game is being played never ends well.    One fan at the Braves game learned his lesson the hard way after making his way down on the field and weaving through security guards...
Jasmine Watkins
6 months ago
This is what happens when brands and sports teams try to get too cute on social media.    The San Diego Padres momentarily changed their Twitter handle to the @Madres to celebrate Mother's Day. Obviously once people realized what...
Jasmine Watkins
6 months ago
We all make mistakes but some, especially to sports fans, are unforgivable.    Coming on the heels of referring to Boston as the "Red Socks" in a press release, The White House issued another statement calling them the "...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
If you insist on doing a gender reveal, this is best way to do it.   One Cleveland couple decided to get a little help from Indians' second baseman Jason Kipnis in order to determine if they were going to have a boy or a girl. It's...
Jasmine Watkins
6 months ago
If you're going to attempt to privately message a married man, at least make sure you have the right account.    One woman learned a valuable lesson when she tried to send a direct message to Bryce Harper on Instagram but evidently...
Jasmine Watkins
6 months ago
Everyone wants a foul ball but may not be willing to go to the lengths this guy did.    This Dodgers fan evidently had his heart set on catching a foul ball, even if it meant jeopardizing his next meal. As you can see when the ball...
Jasmine Watkins
6 months ago
Cole Tucker is quickly making a name for himself in major league baseball.   The Pirates recently called up the shortstop and he's been impressing fans since making the jump to the big league. One thing that caught everyone's eye was...
Jasmine Watkins
6 months ago
Astros Pitcher Collin McHugh Does Crazy Matrix Move
Pitchers don't get enough credit for their reflexes.    Astros' Collin McHugh has earned enough credit and then some after making an amazing move on the mound to avoid getting hit by the baseball. It's a pretty athletic play...
Jasmine Watkins
7 months ago
This is no ordinary nun.    Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw out the first pitch at a White Sox game last season and now she's back for more. The Cardinals enlisted her services for the first pitch of their game and it did not...
Jasmine Watkins
7 months ago
Just when you think social media can't get any weirder, it does.    After the Braves completed a sweep against the Cubs, Atlanta fans took it upon themselves to respond with baseball's newest, and weirdest, meme. Tiger...
Jasmine Watkins
7 months ago
How Long is a Baseball Game?
How long is a baseball game?   If you've ever attended a baseball game in person, you know MLB is not a game for those seeking instant gratification. Instead, a baseball game is something to be savored with a cold beer, a hot dog ...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Best Walk-Up Songs in baseball
While music has long been a huge part of baseball, the evolution of the individual walk-up song over the last three decades has forever changed the ballpark experience for players and fans alike. The walk-up song not only serves as inspiration to...
Rob McVey
7 months ago
What does the MLB 150 Patch stand for?
What does the MLB 150 Patch stand for?   With the new baseball season underway you may have noticed a new patch — MLB 150 — which appears on the cap and right jersey sleeve of MLB clubs. The patch will be worn...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
What does WHIP stand for in baseball?
What does WHIP stand for in baseball?   WHIP stands for "Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched". WHIP is one of the most commonly used statistics for evaluating a pitcher's performance, according to MLB. The statistic shows how...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
What are the dimensions of home plate?
What are the dimensions of home plate?   According to MLB's Official Baseball Rules, home base shall be marked by a five-sided slab of whitened rubber. It shall be a 17-inch square with two of the corners removed so that one edge is 17...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Baseball Games on TV for Opening Day (Thursday, March 28)
It's Opening Day as the 2019 MLB season commences with 15 games on tap for Thursday, March 28. The first games will get started around 1 p.m. ET with the rest to take place across the country throughout the afternoon and one early evening...
Mark Ross
7 months ago
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
1. Strikeouts vs. Hits: The Rematch A funny thing happened in the last decade of Major League Baseball: More than 11,000 balls in play simply disappeared. It’s true — there were 131,860 balls in play in 2008, but only 120,737 last...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago

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