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Is Mike Trout the Least Exciting Superstar in Baseball History?

One of the problems of being really good when you’re young is that expectations are set very high. That’s what happened to Mike Trout. He had arguably the best first five seasons of any position player, all before his 25th birthday. But now, as he navigates his 30s, the outfielder is facing the reality of being human.

From Wooden Bats to Advanced Technology: Evolution of Baseball

There were as many distinct varieties of baseball bats as there were baseballs in the 1860s. Early batters carved bats to fit their hitting style. As a result, there are many different types of bats, including flat, round, short, and thick ones.

Top 5 College Baseball Programs in the US

Colleges have baseball teams that consistently win championships and can plummet the next big star into ultimate success with the right training and guidance.

Greatness Score: The Shortstops

Here we are back with the second installment in a series called “Greatness Score,” a system I devised to help rate the candidacy of players for the

A Complete History of Batting Stances

If there’s a baseball bat around it’s hard to resist picking it up and taking a stance. We’ve all done it. Some of us who played baseball