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Great Opening Day Moments In New York Met & Yankee History

Enjoy some Opening Day moments for both the New York Mets and New York Yankees that have proved to be memorable as the years have gone by.Read More ›

Beyond "A League of Their Own"

Check out some of these books on women who have transformed the world of baseball.Read More ›

Great Books on 19th Century Baseball

While many folks are still in the holiday spirit, it continues to be my job to get all of you excited for another exciting season of Major League Baseball. Read More ›

Go, Cubs, Go: Books on the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs

To celebrate the North Side Nine's first championship win in over a century, take a look at some of our offerings.Read More ›

5 Hall of Famers Who Were Moved Mid-Season

Let's take a stroll down memory lane and see some of baseball's best players change uniforms mid-season and make an impact.Read More ›

Baseball Fiction To Get You Ready For Opening Day

Now I don't want you guys to neglect your library cards just because the baseball season is about to be in full swing, so I've decided to give you guys a helping hand, and give you some baseball fiction titles to check out. Read More ›

More Costly Errors! Championship Series Edition

Some of the more costly errors in League Championship Series history.Read More ›

5 of the Costliest Errors In World Series History

The good thing about the upcoming calendar flip is that we're getting a whole new season of baseball come April 3rd! Slate's wiped entirely clean, and everyone starts in the exact same position, tied for first! Read More ›

5 Baseball Executives You Really Should Know!

As we relax and warm our hands on the "hot stove", let's take a gander at the past and read up on some successful baseball executives from yesteryear who left their fingerprints on winning ballclubs.Read More ›

Daniel Okrent's World Series Booklist

We asked acclaimed author, fantasy baseball innovator, and first public editor of The New York Times Daniel Okrent to share his Fall Classic themed booklist, perfect for any fan of America's pastime.Read More ›

5 MLB Postseason Home Runs You May Have Forgotten

Let's look back at some of baseball's lesser-remembered postseason walk off bombs, in order to get you hyped up (as if you're not already) for the playoffs!Read More ›

Having Fun With Retired Baseball Numbers!

Induction to the Hall of Fame is one way players can be recognized for their greatness in the game. Another way? To have their number retired by one (or in some cases, more than one) Major League Baseball organization. Read More ›

Origins of Yogi Berra's Finest "Yogiisms"

Last week marked the 90th birthday of one of baseball's living legends, Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra. Berra is also well-known for his "Yogiisms", statements that often either contradict themselves or state the glaringly obvious, yet they are lovable and charming all the same. In honor of Yogi's 90th, we take a look at some of his best Yogiisms.Read More ›

5 Baseball Books That Recap A Single Season

Interested in what makes individual baseball seasons so special for certain teams? There are plenty of baseball books out there that help out with your history by just covering one year.Read More ›

Outlaw Baseball! The Federal League of 1914-1915

The baseball season is underway, and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the folding of the Federal League.Read More ›

5 Umpires Who Are In The Hall of Fame

As players shed the rust that built up over the winter, let's keep in mind that the umpires will be doing the same as well.Read More ›

1968: Baseball's "Year of the Pitcher"

1968 was a year of misfortune. Unless you were on the mound.Read More ›

Biz, Bullet, Baseball: History and Nicknames in the Negro Leagues

During preparations for a book display, I learned a great deal about these players, their stats, and the origins of their nicknames.Read More ›

Toni Stone: Pioneer for Women's Baseball

Did you know that Toni Stone was the first of three women to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues?Read More ›

5 Noteworthy Babe Ruth–World Series Moments

The Babe had a flair for the dramatic. Especially when it came to World Series play.Read More ›
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