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.
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.
The opportunity to place bets has changed the way games look, the way they’re talked about – and, of course, how many people have money riding on the outcome.
Just five days before the first pitch of the 1947 World Series, a deal was struck to air the Series on television.
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.
Like millions of other Blacks during the first half of the 20th Century, legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson was a republican. That changed when the GOP opposed voting rights for Blacks.
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.’
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.
By removing Kenesaw Mountain Landis’ name from the plaques awarded to each league’s MVP, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America acknowledged Landis’ role in upholding segregation.
When professional athletes refuse to play, they engage in activism that can’t be co-opted by team owners and corporate sponsors.
It will be possible to compare the outcomes of games with and without fans, giving new insights into the relationship between fans, home-field advantage and clutch performances.
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.
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.
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?