The one pitcher the Los Angeles Angels' power-hitting rookie sensation might struggle against the most is himself.
The 1920 death of Ray Champan, who was hit in the head by a pitch, played a significant role in ushering in MLB's Live Ball Era.
Fresh off two of the most dominant seasons in history, Babe Ruth spent 1922 getting in trouble, getting suspended, and generally messing up. It changed everything.
Bob Shawkey was one of the Yankees' first great aces during the team's golden age, and, for one year, a manager. He never quite forgave the team for the last part.
The battle over unwritten rules is actually about the battle between pitchers and position players. To solve it, we must heed the man who was both: Babe Ruth.
Baseball players come in all shapes and sizes, up to and including ones like Pablo Sandoval, but for some reason this is always forgotten around spring training.
FUTURE OF THE GAME is a new series exploring the cutting edge in sports technology, co-produced with our pals at VICE's tech channel Motherboard. In our first episode we meet the architects of MLB Statcast.
The roots of the 1919 Black Sox scandal can be found in the 1918 World Series, which saw the Boston Red Sox attempt to strike after baseball owners cut their pay.