The national pastime is more than just a sport. In this roundup, we feature stories about baseball's relationship to race, politics, the media and health.
Many sports enthusiasts are notoriously superstitious. Why is that so?
If your city has a team with a Native American mascot, you're more likely to hold stereotypical views of Native people.
Radio legend Graham McNamee was baseball's first broadcast star. So why did it take 74 years for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to honor him?
Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey liked to take credit for breaking the color barrier. In truth, it was the culmination of a long campaign waged by the left wing press and labor unions.
As the talking heads line up to predict this season's division winners, many are hoping fans will forget their abysmal forecasts for the 2015 season.
Much has been written about Robinson’s first major league game. Far less is known about the first integrated spring training game in Florida.
The US risks being left out of Cuba's transformation if it doesn't act quickly.
The first World Series radio broadcasts were a far cry from today's pricey television productions.
Why do white players seem so intent on preserving an unspoken set of rules?
TV ratings are down, but the rebirth of the ballpark could be a reason that the sport still boasts the highest total attendance of any in the world.
As the NFL Draft starts in Chicago, it is important to remember that most college athletes need to pay attention to their academic life: only about 4% will go on to play professionally.