Research on the relationship between mascots and fandom shows just how tricky it is to truly eradicate a mascot from a region's collective identity.
Konrad Reuland's death shocked sports fans and, famously, gave new life to baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew. But how is it that a young athlete in top shape could suddenly develop a deadly condition?
What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
Injuries to the throwing arm of young baseball players have been increasing for years. Studies that assess pitch count are helping, but there are also actions that parents and coaches can take.
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?
No team in sports has inspired better literature than the hapless Chicago Cubs. The oeuvre includes a little-known tale by W.P. Kinsella: 'The Last Pennant Before Armageddon.'
Charleston's Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars thought they'd have a chance to compete for a spot in the coveted Little League World Series. But South Carolina's Little League director had other ideas.
More action sports will be on the Olympic bill in Tokyo with skateboarding, surfing and climbing added to the programme.
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.
Good pitching technique is often debated, but there may be subtle 'tells' in a pitcher's motion that indicate increased stress on the joints.
The intense spotlight on one female baseball star might lead some to believe that she's the first and only one. She's not.
With owners deeply divided over radio, a 20-year tug-of-war would ensue.