Throwback Thursday: Ray Chapman, the Only Major League Baseball Player Killed By In-Game Injury
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.
Boxing The Great Bambino
In 1925, Babe Ruth’s career was in turmoil. Sick, overweight, and at odds with his manager, the Babe turned to trainer Artie McGovern, who salvaged the baseball player’s life and career—through boxing.
Until There's Baseball, We're Going to Talk About Pudgy Ballplayers
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: Baseball's Latest Statistical Revolution
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.
Throwback Thursday: The Red Sox World Series That Almost Wasn't
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.