Archive for April 2018

Giancarlo Stanton joins a rich history of players booed by the Yankee faithful.

After more than a century of ups and downs, baseball seems to be settling on a “right size” for major league stadiums.

White Sox pitcher Ted Lyons exemplifies the pitch-to-contact era.

On the IFC series “Brockmire,” baseball is a character all its own.

How predictive are minor league stats regarding groundball pitchers and longball hitters?

Is useful pitch-tracking data available below the major league level?

A look at the teams of the past that most resemble this year’s American League clubs.

A look at the physics behind Bryce Harper’s latest feat of strength.

Another year of data gives us a little more insight into the consequences of Tommy John surgery.

As Cleveland and Minnesota kick off a two game series in Puerto Rico, the question remains of how the aftermath of Hurricane Maria will affect the future of baseball on the island.

Erik Sherman’s latest book examines the peripatetic life of a colorful player and manager.

Joe Mauer may be the last of a dying breed of first basemen.

A small crowd on a Tuesday night in 1979 saw a cellar-dwelling team surprise.

Which Negro League players are we forgetting when we only compare Shohei Ohtani to Babe Ruth?

2018 is likely to see some bad baseball teams. How could we make them more watchable?

Which version of each National League team’s past best represent its present?

The physics of the home run boom offer many explanations, all of which are worthy of investigation.

And now we turned to the sadly unforgettable moments for fans of American League teams.

The Pyramid Rating System gets a 2017 update.

The return of two-team AL East dominance shows the beauty of the second Wild Card