Shohei Ohtani Would Be a Nightmare Matchup for Shohei Ohtani
The one pitcher the Los Angeles Angels' power-hitting rookie sensation might struggle against the most is himself.
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.
Throwback Thursday: The Year Babe Ruth Lost It, And Grew Up
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.
Forgiving, Forgetting, And Bob Shawkey's 46-Year Yankees Exile
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.
Recovering Ballplayer Vol. 4: Swag Baseball Out Again
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.
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.
The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig
Elizabeth Stroud was a professional baseball pitcher in the 1890's, and she was damn good. She's just one of many baseball-playing women who are lost to history.
The New York Yankees are Bad at Acting
Members of the Yankees recreate a classic scene from The Sandlot and it's something.
Johnny Manziel and a Brief History of Athletes Beating Up Fans
Mr. Football joins Charles Barkley, Babe Ruth, and many others on a long list of athletes accused of being less than kind to the fan community.