Dan Holmes

A Look Back at 19th Century Superstar Buck Ewing

William “Buck” Ewing is the only catcher who played the entirety of his career in the 19th century who has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was one of the most respected players of the early days of baseball, and one could argue that he was the greatest player in the sport in the 19th century.

Most Hits by Batting Order Position

Mickey Doolin was born about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia. He didn’t have to travel far to become a major league ballplayer. In 1905 he was inserted

Remembering Oakland Ace Vida Blue, Dead at 73

Vida Blue, who pitched a no-hitter in his fourth start in the major leagues, has died at the age of 73. He was a member of three straight Oakland teams to win the World Series in the 1970s.

VIDEO: Fred McGriff’s First Home Run for Tampa Bay

Fred McGriff was born in Tampa in 1963. At that time, the only professional baseball in that part of the country was minor leagues or spring training competition. But, by the time McGriff had become a home run champion and All-Star in Major League Baseball, pro ball was in his hometown.

VIDEO: Don Baylor Career Highlights

When Don Baylor debuted with the Baltimore Orioles, he was compared to Frank Robinson. Eventually, like Robby, Baylor won an AL Most Valuable Player Award.

VIDEO: Comiskey Park’s Famous Exploding Scoreboard

The most memorable aspect of Comiskey Park was a giant scoreboard in center field that was topped with pinwheels that lit up, spun, and “exploded” with sparks when a Chicago batter hit a home run or the White Sox won.

VIDEO: Bob Horner Hits 4 Home Runs Against Expos in 1986

But Horner struggled with injuries in his major league career and never got to the 500-home run mark. Or the 300-home run mark, for that matter. But he frequently showed the ability that made so many baseball experts excited about his future.

Explaining the new MLB Rules for 2023

The 2023 Major League Baseball season will start on March 31. This year, fans will see many new or amended rules. A few of these new rules could radically alter the way the game is played and enjoyed.