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Nats unveil World Series championship rings

32 minutes ago

The World Series rings are like the cherry on top of the baseball victory sundae. After facing uncertainty because of the pandemic as to how and when the Nationals would commemorate their 2019 World Series championship, the team held a virtual ring design unveiling on Sunday night. The Nationals also

Hall of Famer exits booth, takes mound

The one-of-a-kind Dizzy Dean returned in a one-of-a-kind way
May 23, 2020

Forget Jordan returning from retirement -- twice. Ignore Andy Pettite’s return to the Bronx. And don’t even think about Gronk’s upcoming reunion with Tom Brady. Dizzy Dean had the chance to be the greatest to ever come back from retirement. It has less to do with the fact that he

This is every position's WAR leader

May 23, 2020

After previously looking at every position’s all-time home run, hit and RBI leader, we’ll now turn our focus to the Wins Above Replacement leader (per Baseball-Reference) at each spot on the diamond. For the purposes of this story, a player must have played at least two-thirds of his games at

Each MLB team's best Draft of all time

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 23, 2020

The Dodgers had mixed success in the first three years of the Draft, sandwiching lackluster efforts in 1965 and 1967 around finding three All-Stars (Charlie Hough, Bill Russell, Billy Grabarkewitz) and a Rookie of the Year (Ted Sizemore) in 1966. Los Angeles slid from a World Series championship to an

The next Marcus Stroman? Stro might think so

Duke right-hander made big leap in junior season
10:12 AM EDT

Duke right-hander Bryce Jarvis used a big start to his junior season to catapult himself into first-round consideration. Here are 10 facts you should know about MLB Pipeline’s 25th-ranked Draft prospect.

Next stage of Bracket 2 features 16 gripping games

10:21 AM EDT

The quest to crown the best single-season team in MLB history is underway, with the completion of the Round of 64 Friday in the Dream Seasons edition of the MLB Dream Bracket. The Round of 32 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The simulated competition, featuring many of the

Can you name the HR champ at each NL park?

12:02 AM EDT

After testing you on the home run leader at every American League ballpark, this edition of the "MLB Quiz of the Day" will shift the focus to the 15 current National League stadiums. One note for clarity before we get started: These are based on the physical ballparks themselves, not

Remember the year the MVP vote was tied?

May 23, 2020

Everybody loves a great debate come MLB awards season in November, and perhaps none more than the most prestigious honor of them all. The MVP Awards for the American and National Leagues have been overseen by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America since 1931 and are voted on by 60

Rowand reflects on the day he met Mike Ditka

'This is the greatest day of my life'
1:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO -- Chicago’s downtown location of Ditka’s restaurant closed last week due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the short term left on the restaurant’s lease. The business’ announcement means the end of its signature pot roast nachos and pork chops in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood,

This Minor League stadium could be your rental

Wake up to batting practice and have dinner in left field
May 23, 2020

Ever spend your spare time scrolling through Airbnb, dreaming of your next vacation escape? Well, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos have a new listing that should be an instant bookmark for baseball fans. The Twins’ Double-A affiliate has listed Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, Fla., on Airbnb for $1,500 per night.

Complete MLB Dream Bracket 2 rosters

May 14, 2020

With 64 of the greatest teams in baseball history competing in the ultimate simulation tournament, MLB Dream Bracket 2: Dream Seasons is poised to be a wild ride from start to finish. The field will be made up of two of the top single-season teams from every big league franchise,

NOW: Watch Royals rally to win 2015 pennant

Here’s the schedule of games to watch on, social media, TV
5:35 PM EDT

Why not enjoy some of MLB's classic games while you wait for baseball to come back? MLB is streaming games every day across its various platforms -- one in the afternoon, and another in the evening. In addition, MLB Network, ESPN and FS1 will all be airing classic games throughout

The day Shawn Green went wild at the plate

On May 23, 2002, Green set record for total bases
May 23, 2020

History was made on May 23, 2002, a Thursday afternoon getaway day at Miller Park. When the dust settled from a 16-3 Dodgers blowout of the Brewers, right fielder Shawn Green had produced a box score line for the ages: 6-for-6 with a modern record-tying six runs scored, a record-tying

10 things to know about Dillon Dingler

Ohio State star ranks among top catchers in 2020 Draft
10:32 AM EDT

Ohio State’s Dillon Dingler is positioned as one the top catchers in this year’s MLB Draft. Here are 10 facts you should know about Dingler, MLB Pipeline’s 24th-ranked Draft prospect.

Papi's legacy: Boston's 'Mr. October'

May 23, 2020

It was 17 years ago this month, in David Ortiz’s first season with the Red Sox, that everything started to change for him -- and for the Red Sox. Ortiz was batting .200 at the start of May 2003, .247 by the middle of the month and up to .272

Memorial Day on MLB Network 

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This Memorial Day will be very different from Memorial Days past, but it doesn't make it any less significant, and any less a day to reflect on the heroes in our country's history. It's also the traditional start to summer, a domain owned in the sports world by America's pastime.

1990: The Oakland A's and the dynasty that wasn't

May 22, 2020

Throughout our hopefully short time without real live games, we’ll be taking a weekly look back at a specific year in baseball history. What happened, why it mattered, what we’ll remember most. Send us the years you’d most like us to talk about at [email protected]. So far: 1983 | 1984

He wears glasses, he crushes homers into forests

His nickname is 'The president of elementary school students'
May 22, 2020

There are far too few glasses-wearing baseball players today. Eric Sogard and J.D. Hammer are a couple players that come to mind. Even throughout baseball history, there aren't that many: Reggie Jackson and Chris Sabo wore a form of spectacles, there was the professor Greg Maddux, there was this guy

The best games by 1 batter for every club

May 21, 2020

Do you know your favorite team's best individual single-game hitting performance? From Hall of Famers to players who otherwise had obscure careers, there's a diverse list in that category. With the help of all 30 beat writers, here's the best game any one batter has had for each club.

Did Mets win the Mike Piazza trade?

May 22, 2020

May 22 is one of the most important dates in New York Mets history, marking the anniversary of the team's trade for Mike Piazza. The deal, which went down on May 22, 1998 (22 years ago today), saw the Mets receive Piazza from the Florida Marlins for Preston Wilson, Ed

Undrafted out of HS, Torkelson now looks like No. 1

'I didn't see this coming. I just saw a good high school player'
May 21, 2020

PHOENIX -- The numbers look like they are straight out of a video game, as if Spencer Torkelson mashed his way through the Pac-12 with the difficulty settings turned all the way down. Since his arrival in Tempe, Ariz., Torkelson has hit .337/.463/.729 with 54 homers and 130 RBIs in

Most consecutive games with HR to start season

May 23, 2020

Getting off to a good start in a new season is always a plus, and what better way is there for a hitter than launching a home run? There have been six players in Major League history to hit at least one homer in each of their team’s first four

Big Unit or Pedro? Choose your legendary ace

You can't go wrong with either Hall of Famer
May 21, 2020

There were many great starting pitchers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Think Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Mike Mussina, Roy Halladay, all Hall of Famers. Then Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling and the list goes on. But no one was better at the turn of the century than Randy Johnson

MLB doing its part to help military families

May 22, 2020

For the past two years, Major League Baseball has honored two military-based charities on Memorial Day in an effort to meaningfully acknowledge what the holiday stands for. The two selected organizations -- the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Folds of Honor Foundation -- focus on families who have