Hand gestures are notoriously prone to misinterpretation.
Following a pilot run in the minor leagues, several rule changes have been introduced to the MLB 2023 season to accelerate the pace of the games.
Scientists analyzed 100,000 baseball games, from the days of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to Aaron Judge. Here’s what they learned about the climate’s growing role.
In between pitches, it might seem as if nothing is going on. But the game’s drama is still unfurling – you just need to know what to look for.
Just five days before the first pitch of the 1947 World Series, a deal was struck to air the Series on television.
Erroneous calls increase the chances of subsequent calls in favor of the person who was harmed. What drives this behavior, and do people even recognize they’re doing it?
If any industry is crying out for unionization, it’s this one.
Legendary broadcaster Red Barber took a chance on Scully when he asked him to be an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Three years later, Scully was the voice of the World Series.
High temperatures make baseball players and coaches more irritable, and are associated with an increase in violence.
The insistence on preserving the team name – along with fan traditions like the ‘tomahawk chop’ – is even more glaring given the city’s links to the civil rights movement.
Years before Colin Kaepernick was born, Robinson wrote, ‘I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world.’
The deadline for formal bids to buy Chelsea FC is March 18. Expect some very rich US businessmen to be in the running.
A sports economist explains how the deal leaves players with a fundamentally different – and in many ways, worse – arrangement than their counterparts in the other major US sports leagues.
Among the more than 20,000 men who have played major league baseball, not one has publicly come out of the closet while still in uniform.
The Netflix documentary A Secret Love tells the remarkable story of a decades-long relationship between two gay athletes and opens up a conversation about racism, classism and homophobia in the 50s.
Pitchers in Major League Baseball have been striking out more batters than ever, and some people say it’s because they’re adding sticky stuff to the balls.
Twenty years ago, a few small-market Major League Baseball teams used advanced analytics as a secret weapon to compete with large-market teams. But the Moneyball effect is gone now.
More competitive games between top soccer clubs is desirable but creating a ‘closed’ system would harm a soccer culture built on dreams, says the man who predicted the Super League two decades ago.
Crowd size matters. When football games had thousands of fans in attendance, COVID-19 case numbers tended to spike within three weeks.
We’re the only species that can throw at speeds that kill.