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A letter to baseball fans

12:03 AM EST


Baseball enters 1st work stoppage in 26 yrs.

12:43 AM EST

Major League Baseball commenced a lockout of its players early Thursday morning after a pair of Wednesday meetings left the league and the MLB Players Association at a bargaining impasse. The Collective Bargaining Agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, sending the sport into its first work stoppage since 1994-95,

FAQ on the CBA negotiations 

12:06 AM EST

Q: Why did MLB lock out the players? A: Simply put, we believe that an offseason lockout is the best mechanism to protect the 2022 Championship Season. We hope that the lockout will jump-start the negotiations and get us to an agreement that will allow the season to start on

A note about our website content

12:09 AM EST

You may notice that the content on this site looks a little different than usual. The reason for this is because the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the players and the league expired just before midnight on Dec. 1 and a new CBA is currently being negotiated between the owners and

Every player making HOF ballot debut in '22

December 1, 2021

Each year, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America reveals its Hall of Fame ballot, it’s always interesting to see which new names appear for the first time -- there’s usually a mix of all-time greats, All-Stars and names you’d place under the category of, “Let’s remember some guys.” This

Ichiro shows up at high school, blasts dingers

The 48-year-old answered the team's request to visit
November 30, 2021

Ichiro has been retired for a couple years, spending his time with the Mariners as special assistant to the chairman. But unlike most retirees who give up their craft, the world's greatest hitter has continued to make frequent appearances on the field -- throwing batting practice or catching bullpens. He

Maris up for Hall of Fame consideration

December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

Storylines to watch on '22 Hall of Fame ballot

November 22, 2021

An unprecedented streak of additions to the Baseball Hall of Fame ended in 2021, but will it be more than a one-year blip? That's the question as we head into the 2022 voting cycle, which kicked off with Monday's reveal of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) ballot. The

The Hall of Fame case: Minnie Miñoso

December 1, 2021

On Dec. 5, the Hall of Fame’s Early Baseball Era Committee (pre-1950) and Golden Days Era Committee (1950-69) will meet to vote on 10-player ballots, with the results announced live on MLB Network that night at 6 p.m. ET. We're here to offer a primer on the 20 players who

A 27-strikeout no-hitter? 'No big deal'

Ron Necciai threw a nine-inning no-hitter ... with 27 strikeouts
May 18, 2021

Ron Necciai, now 88 years old and living in Florida, almost seemed amused that I, and others, still want to talk about an unreal game he pitched back in 1952. "I still get cards, letters and pictures to sign," Necciai told me over a recent phone call. "Yeah, surprisingly. It's

Vin Scully: My thoughts on Gil Hodges ...

November 29, 2021

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully penned the following essay on Gil Hodges, who is a candidate on the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Days Era Ballot. The 10-name Golden Days Era Committee ballot features candidates whose primary contribution to the game came from 1950-69. A 16-member committee is scheduled

25 of the best baseball movies ever

November 30, 2021

Baseball is older than the movies themselves, and the first baseball movies featured well-recognized baseball players as the stars themselves; in many ways, they were our first movie stars. "Right Off the Bat," widely considered the first baseball flick ever made, came out in 1915, the same year as the

4 players facing last chance on HOF ballot

November 22, 2021

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed its 2022 Hall of Fame ballot Monday, and four players who were among the best of their generation -- two pitchers and two position players -- are in their 10th and final year of eligibility. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling and Sammy

The harmless practical joke that changed baseball

How Yaz’s farewell led to the Reds hiring Pete Rose to manage
April 27, 2020

On Oct. 2, 1983, the Boston Red Sox, their fans and the baseball world said goodbye to Carl Yastrzemski. There was a whole massive production at Fenway Park for his final game, with an hour-long pregame ceremony, the retirement of his No. 8 jersey and a letter, read aloud to

These MLB records might be unbreakable

September 6, 2020

The saying "Records are made to be broken" is about as old as the existence of sports records themselves. But in baseball, some achievements truly stretch the limits of that adage. Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hitters is one of those achievements. Only a handful of the 200-plus pitchers with a

This is each position's all-time hit king

November 30, 2021

After previously looking at each position’s top all-time home run hitter, we now turn our focus to the overall hits leader at each spot on the diamond. As you’ll see below, just two players lead their respective positions in both categories. For the purposes of this story, a player must

The story behind the Fenway pizza throw

The infamous slice thrower is here and he's ready to talk
March 10, 2021

It's one of the most bizarre fan interactions ever caught on video at a baseball game. Sure, spectators get in arguments, they get in fights, they'll even steal foul balls from each other. But throwing a slice of pizza at a fan? A fan who's cheering for the same team

These 10 swings are the sweetest we've seen

April 3, 2020

One of the most aesthetically pleasing elements of baseball, other than the beauty of a baseball field or a fantastic defensive play, is a sweet swing. There have been many players throughout MLB history who have had that special quality of a beautiful motion through the strike zone, and here's

Every back-to-back World Series champ

November 6, 2021

Winning one World Series is hard enough, but there have only been 14 teams to win at least two in a row. takes a look back at those repeat champions, beginning with the most recent. 1998-2000 Yankees (three straight World Series wins) 1998: Yankees defeat Padres, 4-0 1999: Yankees

These 10 legends' careers ended with a reunion

@_dadler and @mattkellyMLB
November 1, 2021

It's always nice to see a homecoming for a franchise icon, and throughout MLB history, plenty of players have returned to the teams where they became stars. Let's take a look back at these reunions, highlighting some of the most prominent players who were, in fact, able to go home

A-Rod's 25 grand slams stand alone

Gehrig, Manny rank right behind Rodriguez on all-time list
March 29, 2020

Few plays can swing a baseball game like the grand slam. It's the biggest offensive weapon in baseball, one that can clear the bases, boost the score and send the opposing pitcher into dismay with one swing of the bat. It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that some of

Former Cy winner LaMarr Hoyt dies at 66

December 1, 2021

CHICAGO – LaMarr Hoyt, who won the American League Cy Young Award with the Chicago White Sox in 1983, passed away on Monday in Columbia, S.C., following a lengthy illness. He was 66. Hoyt spent eight seasons in the Major Leagues with the White Sox (1979-84) and San Diego (1985-86),

Miñoso worthy of Hall call: 'He belongs there'

November 29, 2021

CHICAGO -- Minnie Miñoso was more than a nine-time All-Star with a wide array of talents. He was a trailblazer, becoming the first black Cuban to suit up for the White Sox. On May 1, 1951, in his Major League debut, he homered off the Yankees' Vic Raschi during the