On This Day: Ray Chapman Fatally Injured by Pitch - August 16, 2011 06:00 AM
On Aug. 16, 1920, Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman was struck in the head by a pitch. He died a day later, becoming the only player in major league history to die from a pitched ball.
On This Day: George Brett Hits “Pine Tar Home Run” - July 24, 2011 05:00 AM
On July 24, 1983, the Royals’ George Brett wildly charged toward umpires after his ninth inning home run was disallowed because there was too much pine tar on his bat.
The 10 Most Memorable Moments in All-Star Game History - July 12, 2011 08:00 AM
Before the first pitch of the 82nd MLB All-Star game, we look back at the 10 most memorable moments, be they exciting, disappointing, historically significant or bizarre.
On This Day: First Baseball All-Star Game Played - July 06, 2011 05:00 AM
On July 6, 1933, Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward organized the first All-Star game as a part of the Chicago World’s Fair.
A History of Baseball Players Struck in the Head - August 17, 2009 07:30 PM
After three players—David Wright, Ian Kinsler and Hiroki Kuroda—were hit in the head by a pitch or line drive, we look back on the most frightening incidents of players being struck in the head.
Senior Softball Players Offer to Teach the Mets How to Play - July 17, 2009 12:55 PM
A senior softball team is offering to teach the New York Mets the fundamentals of baseball, after a dreadful first half marked by a succession of spectacular blunders.
Luis Castillo Evokes Memories of Brant Brown With Dropped Pop-Up - June 13, 2009 10:30 AM
Luis Castillo’s game-ending dropped pop-up recalls a similar error by Brant Brown that nearly cost the Cubs the 1998 wild card.
Stephen Strasburg Could Change Future of MLB Draft - June 09, 2009 07:00 PM
The contract negotiation between the Nationals and first overall pick Stephen Strasburg could force baseball to reform its draft process.
Remembering Pud Galvin, Baseball’s First 300-Game Winner and First PED User - June 04, 2009 04:25 PM
Today Randy Johnson could become just the 24th pitcher to win 300 career games, a milestone first reached in 1888 by Pud Galvin, regarded as the first player to use a performance-enhancing drug.
Examining Anxiety Disorders in Baseball - June 02, 2009 07:30 PM
Khalil Greene and Joey Votto were placed on the disabled list last Friday for social anxiety disorder and “stress-related issues,” respectively, joining Zack Greinke and Dontrelle Willis as prominent major leaguers to be sidelined by mental issues.
Fans Rally Around “Vote for Manny” Campaign - June 01, 2009 07:30 AM
A fan’s online campaign to vote suspended drug user Manny Ramirez into the All-Star game ridicules baseball’s steroid policies and All-Star voting procedure.
Some College Baseball Players May Be Using Illegally Doctored Composite Bats - May 27, 2009 07:00 AM
With the NCAA baseball tournament starting Friday, the use of potentially doctored composite bats has been called into question.
Ryan Church’s Baserunning Blunder Recalls Others Who Missed Bases - May 20, 2009 10:30 AM
Ryan Church, who missed third base while trying to score Monday, joins players such as David Justice and Fred Merkle who missed a base in a key situation.
MLB and Fox Finally Agree to Start World Series Games Earlier - May 19, 2009 07:24 PM
After years of complaints from fans who believe World Series games end too late, Major League Baseball and Fox have agreed to move up the start of games by more than a half hour.
Reviewing Baseball’s Instant Replay System - May 15, 2009 07:00 AM
Instant replay, which was used for the first time Wednesday night to overturn home run calls, has had little effect on the game since being implemented by MLB last August.
What Drug Did Manny Ramirez Use? - May 07, 2009 05:30 PM
Baseball suspended Manny Ramirez today for testing positive for a banned substance. Ramirez denied using steroids, and reports suggest he used a women’s fertility drug.
Empty Seats Convince Yankees to Cut Ticket Prices - April 28, 2009 06:40 PM
After rows of field-level seats were empty during the opening home stand at new Yankee Stadium, the Yankees have cut ticket prices in premium seating areas by as much as 50 percent.
Yankees’ and Mets’ New Ballparks Open to Mixed Reviews - April 23, 2009 07:40 AM
The Yankees and Mets have played before lackluster crowds in the opening home stands of their new ballparks.
Is the World Baseball Classic Responsible for Dice-K’s Injury? - April 20, 2009 07:20 AM
The Red Sox blame the WBC for an injury to Daisuke Matsuzaka, but overall the tournament has not caused a rise in injuries.
Baseball Pays Tribute to Jackie Robinson - April 15, 2009 04:30 PM
Major League Baseball is honoring Jackie Robinson today on the 62nd anniversary of his first major league game.
Baseball Leader in Online Broadcasting - April 13, 2009 10:00 AM
Though it has experienced some technical problems to start the season, MLB continues to lead other sports in its use of technology to attract fans.