The Battle Between Baseball and Cricket for American Sporting Supremacy – Atlas Obscura

An illustration of the pitch, from The English Cricketers’ Trip to Canada and the United States, 1860. Internet Archive/ Public Domain In early summer 1859, St. George’s Cricket Club found itself at an existential crossroads. Established in 1838, the Manhattan-based organization had for decades worked assiduously to, in the words of an 1859 club pamphlet, […]

Dear Stupid (and you know who you are, Major League Baseball) – Chicago Tribune (blog)

OK, kids, gather ’round. It’s time to play the game that’s fun for the whole family: “How Stupid Is Major League Baseball?’’ The latest episode occurred with a runner on first and one out in the top of the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Curtis Granderson struck out on […]

Baseball Academy | National Coaches Clinic – MLB.com

Homer Bush, Toronto Blue Jays Alumnus – After an eight year major league career, Homer Bush has spent time as a hitting coach with the San Diego Padres, led the Texas Rangers Baseball Academy and recently penned his first book, ‘Hitting Low in the Zone’. Stubby Clapp, St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Manager – After […]

The Simpsons’ classic baseball episode is receiving the mockumentary treatment – CBSSports.com

“Homer at the Bat,” an episode of “The Simpsons” that has been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame and featured names like Ken Griffey Jr., Roger Clemens and Wade Boggs aired Feb. 20, 1992. Since then, it has been recognized as a key point in the series’ history, and it’s now getting memorialized again […]

MLB Rallies To Help Boy Whose Baseball Collection Was Destroyed By Fire – NPR

As thousands of Californians take stock of the damage caused by wildfires, one boy’s story has at least half of the teams in Major League Baseball rallying behind him. In a letter to the Oakland Athletics, posted on Twitter by Katie Utehs, an ABC 7 News Bay Area journalist, 9-year-old Loren Jade Smith writes about […]

Baseball-loving brothers, now in 90s, were indispensable to Cubs, Dodgers for decades – Chicago Tribune

They worked in Major League Baseball clubhouses for decades, ordering bats and washing uniforms. One brother toiled for the Cubs, a white floppy fishing hat perched atop his head. The other brother labored on the West Coast with the Dodgers, where he befriended Sandy Koufax. After enduring more than a year in an internment camp […]

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