Today’s topics: What is a foul ball in baseball and softball? Is a foul ball a strike? Howdy friends and welcome back! As the MLB season is wrapping up, I thought we would continue with our baseball 101 articles where we have been explaining the rules of the game. We have covered quite a few topics recently and I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed … [Read more...] about What Is A Foul Ball? – How to Determine a Foul Ball
What Is A Baseball Made Of
My son and I were out playing catch the other day and he asked me, "what is a baseball made of?" This got me thinking; while I had a pretty good idea, I wasn't completely sure. I decided to do a little investigating and find out. Over the years, baseballs have been made from many different materials. Most baseballs made today consist of a cork or rubber center. The center is … [Read more...] about What Is A Baseball Made Of
How Many MLB Teams Are There? – A Complete List
One commonly asked question I hear is, "How many MLB teams are there?" While the number of teams has grown since the beginning, I thought I would make a list of all the teams, when they started, and where they play. There are 30 teams in Major League Baseball. The teams are split into 2 leagues with 15 teams in each league, The American League and The National … [Read more...] about How Many MLB Teams Are There? – A Complete List
Baseball Stats Abbreviations – What Do They Mean?
Hey everyone and welcome back! Today, we will be going through some of the most common baseball stats abbreviations and their meanings. The game of baseball is filled with tons of statistics. Some of the abbreviations used can be quite easy to understand, while others can be downright confusing. I get a lot of questions about what this stat or that stat means, so I … [Read more...] about Baseball Stats Abbreviations – What Do They Mean?
TOP 5 PITCHES IN BASEBALL
Hey everyone and welcome back! Today's topic: What are the top 5 pitches in baseball? First things first: This is not a list compiled of strictly statistical data. This is a list of my own opinions on the importance of each pitch, with a brief description of what each pitch does and why I believe it is important. While everyone will have their own opinion on what pitches … [Read more...] about TOP 5 PITCHES IN BASEBALL