Out of the Park Baseball 16 Now Licensed by MLB

Out of the Park Baseball 16 Now Licensed by MLB

29 January 2015

Out of the Park Baseball 16 is nearing release and it is going to be the best one yet. If you have never played the game before it is simply the best simulation game on the market. The OOTP 16 version will finally be licensed by MLB and Minor League Baseball meaning there are more […]

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Premier 12: Japan Announces it will form Dream Team

Premier 12: Japan Announces it will form Dream Team

29 January 2015

With the Premier 12 making its debut this coming November in Japan and Taiwan, a few teams are not taking this for granted and going all out to make an impact. Former big leaguer Carlos Guillen has been named the manager for the No. 10 ranked Venezuela club. His first big test at the helm […]

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Italy: Great Article on the Career of New Nettuno Manager Lenny Randle

Italy: Great Article on the Career of New Nettuno Manager Lenny Randle

29 January 2015

It was announced late last year that former MLB player Lenny Randle will take over at the helm of Nettuno this coming season. Randle is no stranger to Italy having played for Nettuno back in the early 1980s after being released by the Seattle Mariners. Randle’s story is one that has definitely been interesting. But […]

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Japan Replaces USA in 2015 World Port Tournament

Japan Replaces USA in 2015 World Port Tournament

29 January 2015

Team USA has pulled out of the biannual World Port Tournament for 2015. Due to a full schedule Team USA has decided it will not participate. Japan will replace them in Rotterdam for the biannual event. The four other teams participating will be the host Netherlands, Curacao, Cuba, and Chinese Taipei. The 2015 tournament will […]

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USA: ABCA Officially Supports Pitch Smart

USA: ABCA Officially Supports Pitch Smart

29 January 2015

Press Release USA Baseball The American Baseball Coaches Association board of directors votes unanimously DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball, Major League Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association announced on Tuesday that the ABCA is officially supporting USA Baseball and MLB’s joint youth arm care safety initiative, Pitch Smart. The announcement follows the ABCA’s board […]

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USA Baseball Forms Golden Spikes Award Committee

USA Baseball Forms Golden Spikes Award Committee

29 January 2015

Press Release USA Baseball 13-man selection committee will be responsible for identifying candidates for the nation’s premier amateur baseball award DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball announced today the formation of the Golden Spikes Award committee that will select the watch lists and semifinalists for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top […]

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Italy: Baseball and Softball Federation Unveils New Logo

29 January 2015

The Italian Baseball and Softball Federation (FIBS) has unveiled a new logo via Twitter for 2015. What do you think? Here is a look at the old one and new one.

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China: Two Players Selected for MLB Development Academy

China: Two Players Selected for MLB Development Academy

29 January 2015

One of the hardest places to find information on baseball has been China. I wanted to share this story from William Chu over at his blog Chinese Baseball. It is about two futures prospects selected for the MLB Development Academy. He also links to a story (great photos) of a coach training players with very […]

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Teams Set for 2015 Caribbean Series in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Teams Set for 2015 Caribbean Series in San Juan, Puerto Rico

29 January 2015

The 2015 Caribbean Series will begin in just a few short days in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The series will be held at Hiram Bithorn Stadium which may be familiar to many of you since the Montreal Expos played part of their home games there in 2003 and 2004 before moving to Washington D.C. It […]

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Update: Field O’Dreams Baseball Field Being Built in Ireland

Update: Field O’Dreams Baseball Field Being Built in Ireland

29 January 2015

Almost two years ago we helped spread the word of the Field O’Dreams project in Ireland to help build the first proper baseball facility in the country. I am glad to report back to you today that the project is still underway and the field is in the process of being built. We here at […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 29th

Today in Baseball History – January 29th

29 January 2015

January 29, 1958 Three time NL MVP Roy Campanella is paralyzed in a car accident cutting his career short. The future Hall of Famer was an 8-time All-Star with the Brooklyn Dodgers and helped them win the 1955 World Series. Campanella hit 242 home runs over his 10 year career. He got his start with […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 28th

Today in Baseball History – January 28th

28 January 2015

January 28, 1949 The New York Giants sign their first black players in Monte Irvin and Ford Smith, both from the negro leagues. Monte Irvin would be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973. He would play 8 seasons in the big leagues hitting 99 home runs. Pitcher Ford Smith would never make the […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 27th

Today in Baseball History – January 27th

27 January 2015

January 27, 1966 Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W. Roller rules that the Milwaukee Braves must stay or the National League must promise the state an expansion team for the 1966 season. January 27, 1982 Philadelphia trades veteran shortstop Larry Bowa and minor leaguer Ryne Sandberg to the Cubs for shortstop Ivan DeJesus. Bowa […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 26th

Today in Baseball History – January 26th

26 January 2015

January 26, 1932 William Wrigley Jr., the namesake of Wrigley Field and owner of the Chicago Cubs, died at age 70. Wrigley started a company selling soap and baking powder, but when he started including gum with each purchase the gum soon become more popular. He bought a minority stake in the Cubs in 1916 […]

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MLB: New Commissioner Manfred Open to Eliminating Defensive Shifts

MLB: New Commissioner Manfred Open to Eliminating Defensive Shifts

25 January 2015

Okay commissioner Manfred, let’s slow down and take a deep breath. I like the idea of speeding up the game. No it will never be basketball or hockey. Baseball is a talking sport. That is one of the beauties of it. To be able to reflect and talk with people around you during a game. […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 25th

Today in Baseball History – January 25th

25 January 2015

January 25, 1974 Ray Kroc, businessman and founder of McDonald’s Corporation, bought the San Diego Padres for a reported $12 million. Kroc owned the team until his death in 1984. January 25, 1978 The San Diego Padres traded Dave Tomlin and cash to the Texas Rangers for pitcher Gaylord Perry. Perry, then 40, had pitched […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 24th

Today in Baseball History – January 24th

24 January 2015

January 24, 1939 George Sisler, Willie Keeler, and Eddie Collins are elected to the Hall of Fame. George Sisler played 15 seasons, mostly with the St. Louis Browns. In 1920, he set the record for hits in a season with 257 which stood until 2004. He finished his career with a lifetime batting average of […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 23rd

Today in Baseball History – January 23rd

23 January 2015

January 23, 1950 The Associated Press chooses the 1914 Miracle Boston Braves as the greatest sports upset of the 20th century. At one point the Braves were 16 games under .500 (12-28). However, even with the dreadful start, the Braves steamrolled through the later part of the schedule to outdistance the Giants by more than […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 22nd

Today in Baseball History – January 22nd

22 January 2015

January 22, 1929 The New York Yankees announce they will put numbers on the back of their uniforms. The numbers were based on the batting order. All AL teams will use them by 1931 and all NL teams by 1933. January 22, 1982 Reggie Jackson signs a free agent contract with the California Angels for […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 21st

Today in Baseball History – January 21st

21 January 2015

January 21, 1953 In his first year of eligibility, Joe DiMaggio is not elected into the Hall of Fame. Instead Dizzy Dean and Al Simmons are elected. Dizzy Dean was best known for leading the St. Louis Cardinals “Gashouse Gang” in 1934 to a World Series title. That year he went 30-7 with 25 complete […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 20th

Today in Baseball History – January 20th

20 January 2015

January 20, 1871 The Boston Red Stockings are born establishing the oldest continuously playing team in American professional sports. The team would eventually become today’s Atlanta Braves. January 20, 1966 The BBWAA elects Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. He is the last player to hit .400 in a season (.406 in 1941) and […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 19th

Today in Baseball History – January 19th

19 January 2015

January 19, 1934 Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Shoeless Joe Jackson‘s appeal to be reinstated after being banned as part of the 1919 White Sox team that threw the World Series. To this day he is still on Major League Baseball’s ineligible list and thus not eligible for the Hall of Fame. January 19, 1977 […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 18th

Today in Baseball History – January 18th

18 January 2015

January 18, 1947 The Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Greenberg would play one final season for the Pirates hitting 25 home runs and leading the league in walks with 104. He became the first player to hit 25 home runs in both leagues. He would help and up and coming young […]

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Today in Baseball History – January 17th

Today in Baseball History – January 17th

17 January 2015

January 17, 1970 Willie Mays is named the 1960s Player of the Decade by The Sporting News. During the decade, Mays hit 350 home runs four times hitting more than 40 with a high of 52 in 1965. He was the 1965 NL MVP. He was also a 10-time All-Star and 9-time Gold Glove winner […]

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