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Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles lost their Wild Card game against the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion belted a three-run walk-off bomb to send the Blue Jays to the ALDS to take on the Texas Rangers. Surprisingly, the…
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Bat flips have been making their way into Major League Baseball over the last few years.  A recent article posted on ESPN took an inside look at a big difference between American and Korean baseball.  The bat flip has gained popularity, good or bad, in…
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Tim Tebow showed enough in his recent baseball workout to garner a contract offer from the defending National League champion New York Mets. He will report to the Mets’ fall instructional league in Port St. Lucie, FL. The former Heisman Trophy winner and…
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Titletown, USA, could be claimed to be located in New York, Boston, or even San Francisco. One city that has not claimed that title is Cleveland. The Indians have not been to the World Series since 1997, and they haven’t won a title since 1948 over the…
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Pitchers take note. How often does a team have one player drive in all his team’s runs in a game? Sometimes. How many times does a pitcher hit a home run? Two or three times a year it could happen. What about a pitcher driving in all of his team’s runs…
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Small ball is not a term used to describe the actual size of the baseball. Rather, it does describe the distance that a ball typically travels by a team that utilizes a small ball game plan. Some teams rely on the long ball, or the home run, to…
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  A pitchout is when a pitch is thrown outside the batter’s box so the hitter cannot reach it. This allows the catcher to essentially stand up to receive the ball and be in position to throw out a base runner attempting to steal. If the base runner does…
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Murderer's Row: Baseball Terminology #MurderersRow #Yankees #MLB

Murderer’s Row refers in particular to the 1927 New York Yankees and the heart of their lineup. It included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Bob Meusel, and Tony Lazzeri. Although the term can refer to any team’s lineup, it was first used…
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The New York Yankees had special guests in their Legends premium seating for Tuesday’s Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. The two fans, Joe Spillo and John Welch, paid a whopping 25 cents each for their tickets that normally Prices for over $1,000. The…
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Grapefruit League Stadiums: #1 Bright House Field #Baseball #MLB #Phillies #SpringTraining

We have come to #1 on our Grapefruit League Spring Training countdown. Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida, home to the Philadelphia Phillies, tops the list as the best Grapefruit League venue. While other stadiums have highlights and special…
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