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10 Iconic Baseball Stadiums Worth a Roadtrip to See. Part 2

Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers One of the few stadiums completed during the 1960s on our list, Dodger Stadium’s architecture is modern in its simplicity. The style helps keep all eyes...

10 Iconic Baseball Stadiums Worth a Roadtrip to See. Part 1

There’s nothing quite like a trip to the ballpark: the uniform-clad crowds, the salty peanuts, the 7th-inning stretch—and the all-important game, of course. Yet as much as die-hard fans care about the home team’s...

Interesting facts about the “Field of Dreams” movie. Part 3

It’s time for the last part of interesting facts about one of the greatest American movies!

Interesting facts about the “Field of Dreams” movie. Part 2

And we continue sharing with you interesting facts about one of the well-known baseball movies!

Interesting facts about the “Field of Dreams” movie. Part 1

If you have seen the “Field of Dreams”, you likely have a strong opinion on it. Either way you look at it, the Oscar-nominated movie – which made its debut on May 5, 1989...

Field of Dreams (1989)

The “Field of Dreams” is a 1989 American fantasy-drama sports film written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, adapting W. P. Kinsella’s novel “Shoeless Joe”.

New edition of the “Baseball in Europe” book!

Josh Chetwynd has updated his book “Baseball in Europe” and released the new edition recently.

The “Hello, Friends!: Stories From My Life and Blue Jays Baseball” book

Fans of baseball, and particularly the “Toronto Blue Jays”, will enjoy this interesting and entertaining book by Jerry Howarth.

Motivational Baseball Sayings

Sweat plus Sacrifice equals Success. Unity in Adversity. The last swing could win the game. Don’t Give up. Bringing out the best in each other! Good players inspire themselves. Great players inspire others. On...

Inspirational Baseball Mottos

Opportunity may knock, but you must open the door. Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it. The true champion loses many battles before winning the war. The greatest game you can win is...

Funny Baseball Sayings

Shut up and pitch.

The Best Baseball Slogans

Every game is game seven.

Baseball Mottos

Championships are won at practice.

Cool Baseball Expressions

Deeds not Words. Hard luck is composed of laziness, bad judgment, and poor execution. Victory comes to those who make the least mistakes. “I can’t do it” never yet accomplished anything – “I will...

Achievements of Ukrainian baseball players in USA

Recently, the baseball National Team of Ukraine took part in “Roy Hobbs World Series” tournament.

Double hand transplant boy plays baseball

From the first sigh, 10-year-old Zion Harvey from Philadelphia is no different from his peers. He is active and likes to play baseball. But Zion has a secret; his hands were removed and replaced...

“The Numbers Game” by Alan Schwarz

“The Numbers Game: Baseball’s Lifelong Fascination with Statistics” (2004) by Alan Schwarz is a non-fiction book about statistics in baseball.

Baseball`s Last Hero

The American film studio “Legendary Pictures” has decided to tell the world a life story of the legendary baseball player from Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente who was a real role model, both inside and...

61* (2001)

“61*” is a 2001 American sports drama film written by Hank Steinberg and directed by Billy Crystal. It stars Barry Pepper as Roger Maris and Thomas Jane as Mickey Mantle on their quest to...

“BASEBALL: An Illustrated History” by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

“BASEBALL: An Illustrated History” it is a companion volume to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series – updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning.

“A League of Their Own” (1992)

“A League of Their Own” is a 1992 American sports comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL).

“Bull Durham” (1988)

“Bull Durham” is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film.

10 MLB ballparks fun facts

Baseball season isn’t just about the game, it’s about the experience. And the ballpark is a huge part of that. We put together fun facts about the top 10 MLB ballparks to improve your...

“Mr. 3000” (2004)

“Mr. 3000” is an American sports comedy film starring Bernie Mac and Angela Bassett and directed by Charles Stone III.

15 kickass and interesting facts about baseball

Baseball gloves have evolved more than any other piece of the sport’s equipment. The first pro baseball game ever to be aired on television was on August 26, 1939. It was a doubleheader between...

“The Perfect Game” (2009)

“The Perfect Game” is a 2009 American drama film directed by William Dear, based on the 2008 book of the same name written by W. William Winokur.

“The Rookie” (2002)

“The Rookie” is an American sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

“Million Dollar Arm” (2014)

“Million Dollar Arm” is a 2014 American biographical sports drama.

“Trouble with the Curve” (2012)

“Trouble with the Curve” is a sports-drama film. The film revolves around an aging baseball scout whose daughter joins him on a scouting trip.

“Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk”

Carlton Fisk retired having played in more games and hit more home runs than any other catcher before him.

The origin of baseball in Odessa

Stanislav Bakan is considered to be a kind of godfather of baseball in Odessa region (South Ukraine).

10 Great Baseball Magazine Covers. Part 2

We continue to talk about our favorite baseball magazine covers!

“The Natural” (1984)

“The Natural” is a 1984 American sports drama film adaptation of Bernard Malamud’s 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson.

10 Great Baseball Magazine Covers. Part 1

We’ve dug deep into archives to present 10 of our favorite baseball magazine covers to you!

The strangest inventions in baseball history. Part 5

This is the last part of the strange innovations series!

The strangest inventions in baseball history. Part 4

We continue to talk about strange innovations series.

The strangest inventions in baseball history. Part 3

We continue to talk about strange innovations series.

One of the best baseball books “Baseball in Europe”

Written by award winning journalist Josh Chetwynd the “Baseball in Europe” is overview extensive game’s history on the Continent and British Isles.

“I played with a false beard”. The story of a woman who won MLB legends

Only one baseball game was enough to input Jackie Mitchell in the baseball history.

The strangest inventions in baseball history. Part 2

We continue to talk about strange innovations series.

The strangest inventions in baseball history. Part 1

It took a long, long time for baseball to become the game we know and love – years and years full of trial and error and all manner of detours.

“Ballplayer: Pelotero” (2011)

“Ballplayer: Pelotero” is a documentary film focusing on two Dominican Republic Major League Baseball prospects in 2009, Miguel Angel Sanó and Juan Carlos Batista.

35 years ago as Jackie Robinson became the first baseball player featured on a U.S. stamp

The US Post Office issued its first stamp all the way back in 1847.

The book “The Pride of the Yankees” by Richard Sandomir

In “The Pride of the Yankees,” Richard Sandomir tells the story behind what he calls “the first great sports film,” the 1942 movie starring Gary Cooper as the doomed Lou Gehrig.

“The Pride of the Yankees” by Samuel Wood

Recently, a famous American writer Richard Sandomir has published a book based on the movie “The Pride of the Yankees” by Samuel Wood. So we decided to remind you the origin story.

US Embassy donates sports equipment to the Baseball and Softball Association of Ghana

The US Embassy presented a set of bats, gloves and baseballs to the Ghana Baseball and Softball Association, in order to help them organize the participation of their National Teams in International competitions.

Odd Baseball Facts That Are Too Strange To Be Made Up. Part 3

We would like to draw your attention to the last part of the “Odd Baseball Facts” series!

Toronto Blue Jays joined as partner of WBSC U-18 World Baseball Cup 2017

Major League Baseball (MLB) club Toronto Blue Jays have been announced as an Official Supporter of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017, which will be staged in Thunder Bay, Canada, from 1-10 September.

Odd Baseball Facts That Are Too Strange To Be Made Up. Part 2

We continue to talk about the “Odd Baseball Facts” series.

Odd Baseball Facts That Are Too Strange To Be Made Up. Part 1

When Jimmy Pearsall hit his 100th home run in 1963, he ran the bases in the correct order but facing backward to celebrate.

WBSC unveils new brand slogan

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today unveiled its brand new slogan – “Game Time!”. A launch event was at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

TOP 10 Sleeper Hitters for Week 15

The first week back from the All-Star break is about half the size of a normal week, making every lineup decision critical. Scott White offers up his favorite sleeper hitters.

Boy born with no legs follows brothers into baseball

An 8-year-old boy who was born with severely deformed legs hasn’t let his disability get in the way of playing the game he loves.

Global Pro Player Agreement for U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced a global professional players’ agreement for the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2017. 

Logo revealed for All-Star Game in Germany

The German Baseball and Softball Federation (DBV) announced the logo for the 2017 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 23 in Munich-Haar. 

Europeans in the Majors & Minors

Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins (MLB). Germany.

Baseball bookshelf 2017. Part 8

This is the last part of the “Baseball bookshelf 2017” series.

Baseball bookshelf 2017. Part 7

We continue to review the “Baseball bookshelf 2017” series. 

Baseball bookshelf 2017. Part 6

We continue to review the “Baseball bookshelf 2017” series. Free agency would eventually disrupt all clubs, but its earliest victims may have been the Oakland A’s.

Baseball bookshelf 2017. Part 5

We continue to review the “Baseball bookshelf 2017” series.

Baseball bookshelf 2017. Part 4

We continue to review the “Baseball bookshelf 2017” series. “One Nation Under Baseball” by John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro looks at how the turmoil of the 1960s sowed the seeds for today’s game.

Baseball bookshelf 2017. Part 3

We continue to review the “Baseball bookshelf 2017” series.  

Baseball bookshelf 2017. Part 2

We continue to review the “Baseball bookshelf 2017” series.

Baseball bookshelf 2017. Part 1

It happens every spring. It’s time to play ball, so publishers fill out a new lineup card of biographies, team histories and other baseball scholarship.

Women’s Baseball Asian Cup launched

The World Baseball Softball Confederation the launch of the sport’s newest official championship, the Women’s Baseball Asian Cup.

MLB’s Opening Day Rosters feature 259 Players born outside United States

A record total of 259 players on 2017 Opening Day were born outside the 50 United States, Major League Baseball announced. The 259 players born outside the U.S. (29.8 percent) come from the pool...

Logo released for U12 European Championship in Utrecht

Organizers of the U12 European Championship in Utrecht, Netherlands have released the logo for the juveniles tournament. Germany is entering the tournament as defending champion, having defeated the Czech Republic in Trebic last July....

CEB names heads of commissions for 2017-2020

Zagreb, Croatia. The new Board of the European Baseball Confederation has named members and heads of commissions for the 2017-2020 period. Germany’s Juergen ELSISHANS will keep its duties as head of the Technical Commission...

Yokohama, Fukushima approved as Venues for Baseball, Softball at Tokyo 2020

Fukushima’s Azuma Baseball Stadium has been added as an official venue for Olympic baseball and softball events at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The International Olympic Committee approved the 30,000-seat venue at its executive board...

2017 World Baseball Classic sets overall Attendance Record

The 2017 World Baseball Classic has drawn 976,828 setting the all-time event attendance record through the Second Round. This year’s tournament has already surpassed the previous total tournament attendance record of 885,212, set in...

Combined Congress of CEB and ESF

The Confederation of European Baseball and the European Softball Federation held combined Congress in February 2017, in Belgrade (Serbia). During the meeting members held the report-elective conference of CEB and ESF, where the delegates...

WBSC launches new Global Youth Baseball Commission and Development Programmes

The World Baseball Softball Confederation has launched a new Youth Commission to further position baseball among the leaders in youth sport. The WBSC Executive Committee approved the establishment of the youth-centered commission at its...

MLB announces Rule Changes for 2017 Season

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association today jointly announced a series of modifications that have been approved and will be in place in the 2017 regular season. The changes include...

Marketing Partners Worldwide Align With 2017 World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic, Inc. announced its marketing partners for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The list includes global, team and venue partners from 15 countries across five continents. The four Global Sponsors for the...

MLB Commissioner talks about Olympics, Future of WBC IBB Rule Change coming for 2017

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred held another press conference on Tuesday in Arizona. During the Q&A he lamented that the MLBPA is blocking a couple of proposed rule changes to try to speed up the game. However, he...

42 (film)

“42” is a 2013 American biographical sports film written and directed by Brian Helgeland about the racial integration of American professional baseball by player Jackie Robinson, who wore jersey number 42 through his Major...

Play Global! Eastern Cape Baseball Initiative

Coach Anthony Bennett’s home for the next two months will be in East London, South Africa. He’s representing Play Global and leading our Eastern Cape Baseball Initiative. Through this project, Coach Bennett will introduce...

WBSC President welcomes India’s first-ever Baseball Stadium

Lausanne, Switzerland – World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari today welcomed news that the construction of India’s first-ever baseball stadium has been completed near the Gurgoan-Delhi border, as reported by The Times of...

MLB plans to test new extra-innings rules in rookie ball

Major League Baseball plans on testing a rule change in the lowest levels of the minor leagues this season that automatically would place a runner on second base at the start of extra innings,...

Rules revealed for 2017 World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic, Inc. announced the rules and rule modifications for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which will begin on Monday, March 6th when Korea hosts Israel at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul,...

Logo revealed for 2017 CEB Cup

The organizers of the 2017 CEB Cup in Brno and Prague, Czech Republic have revealed the logo. The tournament, which was re-established on the European calendar last year, will be played from June 7...

MLB proposes Changes to Strike Zone, Intentional Walks to Player’s Union

Major League Baseball is talking to the Major League Baseball Players Association about rule changes for the 2017 season. Especially two main items are at stake. MLB would like to raise the bottom end...

The inspiring story of a little Markie DeVoe

For anybody who has ever played the game of baseball, whether it be in the sandlot with neighborhood friends, or in the Bronx in front of 54,000 screaming fans, the most vital component to...

CEB Congress 2017 / Didier Seminet new CEB President

On Saturday, February 4 the Confederation of European Baseball held its annual congress as part of the joint 2017 ESF-CEB Congress in Belgrade, Serbia. 32 member federations were present for the European Baseball gathering,...

Paying it forward: Baseball players raise money for good cause

COMBS — Baseball players practiced their hitting as they waited for their guest of honor at the Alejandro Martinez Baseball Academy. And after countless line-drive practice hits, she arrived. San Benito resident Ayssa Mercado,...

The Austrian baseball player in Uganda. Life after baseball

Lutz Rauch is a former baseball player of Austrian league. In 2000’s he has made great contribution to the development of sport in the National League and in the Austrian National Team as well....

Dummy Willie. The history of the deaf cobbler who made baseball America’s best game

William Hoy got his Diploma of the best school graduate in absolute silence. He could not hear his own footsteps, noise from the streets, rustling gown. The rest of the students applauded him and...

Five of the most superstitious players in baseball history

While most people probably look at Friday the 13th as a silly superstition, don’t say that to a ballplayer. After all, since the game of baseball began there have been bizarre tricks and routines...

Who won and lost on Hall of Fame election night? (Part 2)

Here’s what else we learned with the results of Hall of Fame election night: Trevor Hoffman (74 %) fell just short of the 75 % needed. He’ll clearly get in, probably next year. Only Jim...

“Fences” – film about internal struggle for baseball

“Fences” is drama film written by August Wilson and based on his play of the same name. It centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. He dreams to become...

Who won and lost on Hall of Fame election night? (Part 1)

Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines became the newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Both selections were long overdue. Bagwell, pride of the University of Hartford, is the second-greatest first...

«Moneyball» 2011

Moneyball is an amazing sports drama film, directed by Bennett Miller. It is based on a true story, it is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the baseball system....

5 Reasons Why Off-Season Training Is So Important For Baseball Players

When the season ends, rest and recovery are necessary. How you spend the rest of your off-season is critical for the next year. Here’s why. Baseball is a unique sport. The term “off-season” varies...

4 baseball players’ bizarre off-season jobs

Baseball players catch headlines for multimillion dollar contracts, but even today many minor leaguers (and some in the majors) take off-season jobs. In the past, almost all players did. But not all off-season jobs...

Well-travelled Dave Bishop wants the Gold Coast to become a power in baseball

DAVE Bishop’s family history in baseball runs across New Zealand, Australia and the US and now he wants the Gold Coast to become a force in the sport. You would be hard pressed to...

Baseball geography, Part 4, Other part of Asia

In addition to NPB in Asia some countries also have own professional baseball leagues. Korea (Korea Baseball Organization), China (China Baseball League) and Taiwan (Chinese Professional Baseball) have successful professional baseball leagues. Recently the...

Baseball geography, Part 3, Japan

Structure of Japanese baseball is like American one. NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) also consists of two leagues (the Pacific League and the Central League). In the Pacific League, there is a rule of the...

Baseball geography, Part 2, Latin America

It is quite strange to hear – “The Dominican Republic is one of the grand prize owners” but in baseball that’s just the way it is. Considering system of isolation in Cuba and self-sufficiency...

Confederation of European Baseball has divided teams for the European Cup 2017 participation

The Technical Commission of the Confederation of European Baseball has already divided teams into groups for the European Cup 2017 participation. Championship will take place at the Armin-Wolf-Arena in Germany, Regensburg. Eight teams, including...

Baseball geography, Part 1, MLB

Some years ago, Europeans wondered talking about baseball. The most common questions were “Why do we need this American game?” and “How can this boring game be interesting?” and so on. But if looking...

WBSC welcomes approval of Yokohama Stadium for Tokyo 2020

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to approve the Tokyo 2020 venue proposal, which confirmed the 30,000-seat Yokohama Stadium as the main venue for baseball...

Team Europe concludes Asia Baseball Winter League with 4 Wins in 2016

Team Europe showed a much improved performance at the Asia Baseball Winter League in Taiwan compared to their first appearance last year. Competing against selections from the professional leagues in Japan, South Korea and...

Former Raider playing baseball abroad

Braden Lee’s journey in baseball has covered many miles and numerous languages. The former Central Lakes College Raiders player is a right-handed pitcher for the Ostrava Arrows in the Czech Republic and the Silesia...

Five European players to International Power Showcase in Miami

Three players from the Netherlands, one from France and one from Germany have been selected to participate in the annual International Power Showcase at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. A total of 170 players...

How to bet on baseball

“One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something” –...

WBSC is the most visited sports page on Facebook

The official Facebook page of the World Baseball Softball Confederation was the top sports page on Facebook in terms of year-to-year follower growth from 2015 to 2016, per the Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report...

5 European Umpires nominated for 2017 World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic, Inc. invited five umpires from Europe to participate during the main tournament in March 2017. Winfried Berkvens (NED) and Michael Ulloa (ESP) are going to Mexico, Jens Waider (GER) and Fabrizio...

Winners of the European baseball tournaments 2016

TOUTRNAMENT LOCATION DATE WINNER Champions Cup Rimini (ITA) San Marino (SMR) 31st May – 4th June L&D Amsterdam (NED) C.E.B. Cup Rouen / Chartres (FRA) 1st – 5th June Rouen Huskies (FRA) Federations Cup Brno...

About the growth of European baseball

Baseball is always considered a North American sport. However, the first recorded game of baseball was in Surrey, England in 1749. Since then America, Canada, Japan and various other countries have become the real...

The best ones in baseball

As in any sports, baseball also has its heroes and the best players. Many of them have set national or world records, some showed abysmal performance. Nevertheless they became known all over the world,...

American nuns earned money on baseball

The rare card with photo of legendary American baseball player Honus Wagner, which was owned by the nuns of Catholic religious order (USA, Baltimore) was put up for sale for 262 thousand U.S dollars....

The most expensive baseball relics

Several million dollars for a baseball shirt or sport equipment of famous baseball player – and this is not a joke! Baseball of Babe Ruth The cost of this ball, with which Babe Ruth...

The greatest players in baseball

Babe Ruth George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. “Yes best player ever...

Unbreakable baseball records

Nolan Ryan’s 5,714 career strikeouts When most people hear “strikeouts,” Nolan Ryan is usually the first name that comes to mind. Throughout his 27-year career, he struck out an unprecedented 5,714 batters. The closest...

Baseball Fan Has Caught over 5,800 Home Run and Foul Balls

Zack Hample, from New York, is a baseball fan and bawl hawk – he’s great at catching and stealing balls. But Zack isn’t an ordinary ball hawk, because no one else boasts a collection...

Interesting facts about Ukrainian baseball

The first games of the Ukrainian Championship and Cup took place in the Soviet Union, alongside with the Federal baseball championship. By the way, three Ukrainian clubs were among the eight major league teams...

History of baseball in Ukraine

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game which is played between two teams. They consist of nine players in each, who take turns batting and fielding. The batting team attempts to score runs by hitting a...

Baseball Origins

The evolution of baseball from older bat-and-ball games is difficult to trace with precision. A French manuscript from 1344 contains an illustration of clerics playing a game, possibly la soule, with similarities to baseball....