Today in Baseball History – March 2

Today in Baseball History – March 2

02 March 2015

March 2, 1874 The batter’s box is officially adopted at the fourth meeting of the Professional Association in Boston. Another topic that is discussed is betting. The penalty for betting on your own team will be expulsion from the league. A player betting on another team will forfeit his pay. Born on this day: 1902 […]

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Today in Baseball History – March 1

Today in Baseball History – March 1

01 March 2015

March 1, 1969 New York Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle retires. Mantle, a perrieniel All-Star, finished his injury laded career with 536 home runs, a lifetime batting average of .298, three AL MVP titles, seven World Series titles, and the 1956 Triple Crown. He has had his #7 retired by the Yankees, and was a first […]

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Today in Baseball History – February 28

Today in Baseball History – February 28

28 February 2015

February 28, 1903 A syndicate led by Pittsburgh owner Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter agree to purchase the Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000. It wouldn’t be until 1910 that owners are forbidden to have interest in more than one team. February 28, 1931 Creator of the American League Ban Johnson dies after a long illness.

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Today in Baseball History – February 27

Today in Baseball History – February 27

27 February 2015

February 27, 1901 The N.L. Rules Committee decides that all fouls are to be counted as strikes, except after two strikes. A few other changes that are made were that catchers must play within ten feet of the hitter. Also a ball will be called if a pitcher is not ready to throw to a […]

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Today in Baseball History – February 26

Today in Baseball History – February 26

26 February 2015

February 26, 1935 Babe Ruth is released by the New York Yankees. He signs with the Boston Braves for $20,000 and will earn a share of the profits. He will only play the 1935 season with Boston before retiring from baseball. February 26, 1991 Bill Veeck and Tony Lazzeri are elected to the Hall of […]

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All-Euro Team News and Notes for Global Baseball Match

All-Euro Team News and Notes for Global Baseball Match

25 February 2015

In the past few days there has been a few notes about the first ever All-Euro team that will take on the Samurai Japan team in March. First of all, the All-Euro team will play an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants. The Global Baseball Match with Japan will take place on March 10 and […]

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Afghanistan Disqualified from 12th West Asia Baseball Cup

Afghanistan Disqualified from 12th West Asia Baseball Cup

25 February 2015

Originally it was announced that Afghanistan would compete in the 12th West Asia Baseball Cup held this week in Pakistan. However, the team is not participating. We have received word from a member of the Pakistan Federation Baseball that the team did in fact show up to play but did not bring the required documentation […]

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12th West Asia Baseball Cup Scores

12th West Asia Baseball Cup Scores

25 February 2015

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The 12th West Asia Baseball Cup is underway in Islamabad, Pakistan. The five team tournament is hosted by defending champion Pakistan with Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and India also participating. Day 1 opened up with a single match between host Pakistan taking on Iraq. It was not a close one as the defending […]

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Today in Baseball History – February 25

Today in Baseball History – February 25

25 February 2015

February 25, 1957 The US Supreme Court decides, by a vote of 6-3, that the only professional sport exempt from antitrust laws is baseball. The issue arose once again when football was seeking antitrust protection as well. February 25, 1957 The St. Louis Cardinals trade pitcher Steve Carlton to the Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise. […]

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Today in Baseball History – February 24

Today in Baseball History – February 24

24 February 2015

February 24, 1943 The Texas League announces it will cease play for the duration of World War II.  The league resumes play in 1946 with the Dallas Rebels claiming the title once again. Born on this day: 1874 Honus Wagner 1956 Eddie Murray 1960 Nick Esasky 1974 Mike Lowell 1977 Bronson Arroyo Died on this […]

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College: Vanderbilt Still Atop BA Top 25 Rankings

College: Vanderbilt Still Atop BA Top 25 Rankings

23 February 2015

Vanderbilt remained atop the Baseball America Top 25 this week after taking two out of three from Indiana State over the weekend. In fact the top 7 remained in tact with no changes. Many schools had to change venues due to terrible weather this week including top ranked Vandy. The Commodores headed to Port Charlotte, […]

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BaseballUnited.net Interviews Secretary General of Pakistan Baseball Federation

BaseballUnited.net Interviews Secretary General of Pakistan Baseball Federation

23 February 2015

John Fitzgerald over at BaseballUnited.net is at it again. In the audio below he sits down to talk with Syed Khawar Shah who is the Secretary General of the Pakistan Baseball Federation and also the Executive Director of the West Asia Baseball Federation. John and Syed talk about baseball in Pakistan who is set to […]

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Asia: 12th West Asia Baseball Cup Starts Today

Asia: 12th West Asia Baseball Cup Starts Today

23 February 2015

The 12th West Asia Baseball Cup is set to start today in Islamabad, Pakistan. Put on by the Baseball Federation of Asia, five teams will compete for the title. Pakistan, No. 24 in the world rankings, is the defending champion having won the 2013 edition of the tournament. Also competing will be Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, […]

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Today in Baseball History – February 23

Today in Baseball History – February 23

23 February 2015

February 23, 1934 Casey Stengel replaces Max Carey as the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. He would go on to manage 25 years in the Major Leagues for four different teams. In 12 years with the New York Yankees he will go on to win 10 pennants and 7 World Series Titles. February 23, 1960 […]

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College: Arizona Stuns Rice with Walk Off Steal of Home

College: Arizona Stuns Rice with Walk Off Steal of Home

22 February 2015

This is something I have never seen, and many never see again. With the game tied 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth, two outs, two runners on, Arizona junior Kevin Newman stole home to win the game. That’s right he had a walk off steal of home. Rice closer Matt Ditman was zoned in […]

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Today in Baseball History – February 22

Today in Baseball History – February 22

22 February 2015

February 22, 1980 The Oakland Athletics sign Billy Martin to manage the club. He would spend three seasons at the helm of the A’s taking them to the ALCS in 1981 only to lose to his former team the Yankees. Born on this day: 1934 Sparky Anderson  

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Today in Baseball History – February 21

Today in Baseball History – February 21

21 February 2015

February 21, 1951 The South Carolina House issues a resolution to have Shoeless Joe Jackson reinstated after being banned as part of the BlackSox Sandal of 1919. He still hasn’t been reinstated. February 21, 1969 After retiring at the end of the 1960 season, Ted Williams returns full-time to baseball as the manager of the […]

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MLB: Will We See a Return of Bullpen Cars?

MLB: Will We See a Return of Bullpen Cars?

20 February 2015

Major League Baseball released new rules to help speed up the game play which seems to be a big concern for new commissioner Rob Manfred. I like what they have done in terms of speeding up the in between inning happenings. This is how the KBO works albeit with a shorter clock between innings at […]

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MLB, MLBPA Announce Pace of Game Initiatives and Replay Modifications

MLB, MLBPA Announce Pace of Game Initiatives and Replay Modifications

20 February 2015

Press Release by Major League Baseball Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark and Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, the Chairman of Major League Baseball’s Pace of Game and Instant Replay Committees, today jointly announced additions to the sport’s pace of game program, which will be effective […]

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Eurosport 2 to Broadcast Global Baseball Match between Japan and All-Euro Team

Eurosport 2 to Broadcast Global Baseball Match between Japan and All-Euro Team

20 February 2015

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced earlier today that the upcoming Global Baseball Match between the No. 1 world ranked Japan versus an All-Euro team to take place in Tokyo on March 10 and 11 will be televised in Europe by Eurosport 2. Eurosport 2 broadcasts to over 73 million homes across 51 counties […]

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Today in Baseball History – February 20

Today in Baseball History – February 20

20 February 2015

February 20, 1943 Chewing gum mogul Philip K. Wrigley creates the All-American Girls Softball League which was quickly turned into the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The league would run from 1943 until 1954 and served in the early years to keep the game of baseball in the public eye while the majority of men were […]

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Today in Baseball History – February 19

Today in Baseball History – February 19

19 February 2015

February 19, 1953 While serving in the Korean War, Ted Williams’ plane, a F9F Panther, was hit by flak during a raid in Pyongyang, North Korea. He and his plane limped back to a nearby Air Force airfield close to the front line where he safely landed. Williams flew 39 missions in Korea and was […]

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USA Baseball to Host Cuba in Friendship Series

USA Baseball to Host Cuba in Friendship Series

18 February 2015

Press Release USA Baseball DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation announced on Wednesday that the two international baseball powers will continue their home-and-home international friendship series in the U.S. this July. 2015 will mark the fourth consecutive year the two countries have met on the baseball diamond for a five-game series. […]

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MLB: Pitchers and Catchers Start Reporting Today for Various Teams

MLB: Pitchers and Catchers Start Reporting Today for Various Teams

18 February 2015

And it begins. The first teams reported for spring training today. Well the pitchers and catchers did. This may not seem like a big day to many, but it marks the first day toward what everyone is waiting for…..Opening Day. Opening Night is Sunday April 5th with the Cubs and Cardinals facing off at Wrigley […]

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