Umpires don't need to be replaced by robots, but some troubling findings indicate that they could use a little help.
This season marks the 150th anniversary of the first professional baseball team and the start of its eye-popping 81-game winning streak.
An obsession with statistics has made teams better than ever -- but the game is now more tedious for fans to watch.
Some of the best players in the world come from this small Caribbean nation, where an entire system of training young talent has blossomed. But few actually make it to the big leagues.
Roughly one-third of the league won't be trying to win this season. What's fueling this trend?
The Toronto Raptors have the money to attract the NBA's top players. Here's why the league's salary caps makes that so difficult.
Rachel was by Jackie's side during his most trying moments. Throughout a journey that required self-control, grace and perseverance, she was the unsung hero.
Kavanaugh thinks judges 'must be an umpire – a neutral and impartial arbiter.' So does Chief Justice Roberts. But more liberal jurists believe that the application of the law is inherently subjective.
There is still a place in a sport that remains connected to communities.
The Cincinnati Reds' struggles on the field in recent years have extended into the courtroom, where they are battling to avoid paying sales tax on promotional giveaways they use to sell tickets.
A new form of therapy gives people with dementia the opportunity to chat with other baseball fans, watch footage of old games and even play wiffle ball.
A century-old legal doctrine has protected MLB teams from liability, when a fans gets injured by a foul ball. New research shows why it's time that changed.
The effects of war, economic tension and accidental deaths have been mitigated by a sport that both cultures treasure.
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.'