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Kid Wearing Baseball Cap While Running Bases

Baseball players wear hats because wearing a hat is correct

by Fred Hofstetter on April 9, 2022

Practicality explains why baseball players may want to wear a billed cap. But why does every player always wear a hat? Because it’s the right thing to do.

Baseball on Right Hand Batter's Box on Baseball Field

5 reasons why baseball needs the 2022 MLB lockout

by Fred Hofstetter on February 8, 2022

Enough consternation about the 2022 lockout's potential for disaster. Here's why the lockout comes at a great time for baseball.

Corporate Worker Exercising No Trade Clause

I just exercised my no-trade clause

by Fred Hofstetter on July 31, 2021

Despite my employer's efforts to sell high on me, I coolly declined their proposition to trade me to a competing firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Unwritten Rules of Baseball

Unwritten rules of baseball: the stupid, broken, and OK

by Fred Hofstetter on July 1, 2021

While several unwritten baseball rules are worthy only of laughter and derision, they aren't all stupid, and there's a good reason they exist.

Do Strikeouts Matter Win Percentage in Games with No Strikeouts

What are the odds of winning if a team doesn't strike out?

by Fred Hofstetter on January 21, 2021

Strikeouts have been on the rise. But outs are just outs, right? Does it really matter how often a team strikes out in terms of wins and losses?

Total Solo Homers in 2020 Regular Season

MLB solo homers in 2020: a brief breakdown

by Fred Hofstetter on January 15, 2021

Discover the Hot Facts about the instances of MLB home runs in which no baseball players occupied bases. The shocking truths revealed within will surely shock you.

MLB Bullpen Catcher Salary 2020 Average

How much do MLB bullpen catchers make?

by Fred Hofstetter on December 15, 2020

Let’s take a crack at estimating the average major league bullpen catcher salary. Then daydream about becoming one.

Tallest MLB Baseball Player All Time Jon Rauch

Who is the tallest baseball player ever? And right now?

by Fred Hofstetter on December 8, 2020

Baseball’s height-iest players never made the major leagues. Learn about them and some of the tallest in MLB history, both active and all-time.

Who Gets MLB World Series Rings Rules

Who gets a World Series ring?

by Fred Hofstetter on May 6, 2020

It’s up to owners - there are no hard and fast rules for who gets World Series rings. All players and coaches get them, and so do select employees and staff.

2019 MLB Batting Average League Leader I Didn't Notice Tim Anderson

Two obvious things I missed about the 2019 MLB season

by Fred Hofstetter on April 19, 2020

I must confess a blind spot for the American League. It ballooned embarrassingly when I finally realized Tim Anderson and Jorge Soler had pretty great seasons in 2019.

MLB Baseball Rain Delay Rules 2019

Brush up on these 7 MLB rain delay rules

by Fred Hofstetter on April 14, 2020

As we endure the strangest baseball delay of my adult lifetime, read up on the the rules of MLB baseball’s more conventional rain delay.

MLB Strike Zone Size Dimensions and Spectrum

Something feels off about the official MLB strike zone dimensions

by Fred Hofstetter on April 13, 2020

When it comes to the size and dimensions of the strike zone, it sure doesn't seem anyone cares much about MLB's official rules.

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Youth Girl Using Best Hitting Training Aid Hit A Way

These are the 11 best baseball hitting/swing trainers (2024)

by Fred Hofstetter on January 22, 2024

Find the perfect batting swing training aids for yourself or your team. Get better at hitting and have more fun playing baseball.

JUGS BP3 Best Baseball Pitching Machine You Can Buy in 2024

Here are 10 of the best baseball pitching machines (2024)

by Fred Hofstetter on January 22, 2024

See some of the most common types of pitching machines you can buy, and what you can expect for price vs. quality for youth, adults and pros.

Collection of the Best Baseball Pitching Training Aids

Here are the 5 best types of baseball pitching training aids (2024)

by Fred Hofstetter on January 22, 2024

There’s one you can’t go without - but there are several additional great pitching training tools for both youth and adult pitchers.

Three of the Best Baseball Rebounders You Can Buy in 2024

These are the 5 best baseball rebounders & pitchback nets (2024)

by Fred Hofstetter on January 22, 2024

These rebounders/pitchback return nets are perfect for backyard fielding drills when your obsessive kid won't call it quits even after the sun goes down.