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Why do Baseball Players Chew Gum?

posted on May 1, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Discover the reasons behind the iconic gum chewing in baseball. From moistening the mouth to reducing stress and improving focus, find out why players chew gum during games. Learn about popular gum brands and the controversy surrounding excessive gum chewing. Read on for a comprehensive guide on why baseball players chew gum.

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What Is A No-Hitter In Baseball?

posted on April 30, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Explore the history, types, and records of no-hitters in Major League Baseball. From perfect games to combined no-hitters, learn how pitchers achieve this rare feat and the impact it has on the game. Discover the most famous and impressive no-hitters in MLB history and the future prospects for this legendary accomplishment.

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Top 5 Best Eye Black for Baseball Players

posted on April 30, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Looking for the best eye black for baseball? Check out our comprehensive guide, where we review and compare the top 5 eye black products for baseball. We also provide a buying guide, application tips, and answer common FAQs. Find your perfect eye black and enhance your performance on the field.

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What is a Perfect Game In Baseball?

posted on April 30, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

In this comprehensive blog post, we explore the rarity and significance of the perfect game in baseball. From its definition and criteria to historical data and notable achievements, we dive into everything you need to know about this impressive feat. Plus, we compare it to other pitching achievements and analyze recent trends in perfect game frequency. Discover the history and impact of perfect games in Major League Baseball.

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What is a Hitter's Count in Baseball?

posted on April 30, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Discover the importance of hitter's counts in baseball with our in-depth guide. Learn how to recognize predictable counts and explore strategies for both hitters and pitchers. Plus, take a trip through baseball history with famous at-bats featuring hitter's counts. Read more now!

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What is a Shutout in Baseball?

posted on April 30, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Learn about the significance and rarity of shutouts in baseball, their criteria and rules, famous shutout performances, and their comparison to other pitching achievements like no-hitters and perfect games. Discover how shutouts contribute to a pitcher's overall legacy and impact on the game of baseball.

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Statistical Significance of OPS in Baseball Performance

posted on April 29, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

In this blog post, we explore OPS (On-Base Plus Slugging), a statistic used to measure offensive production in baseball. We discuss what constitutes a good OPS, who holds the record for the highest career OPS, and how players can improve their OPS. We also delve into the evaluation of players using OPS and highlight its limitations. Whether you're a baseball fan, player, or analyst, understanding OPS can provide valuable insights into a player's offensive capabilities.

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What is a Dugout in Baseball?

posted on April 29, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

This blog post delves into the history, evolution, and significance of baseball dugouts in professional games. Learn about the many functions of dugouts, how they impact player performance and game outcomes, and how they affect the overall fan experience. Discover answers to common FAQs about dugouts in baseball and gain insights into the importance of understanding this critical component of the game.

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Post-Game Recovery: How to Help Your Body Bounce Back After a Baseball Game

posted on April 28, 2023 in General, Player Development by Chris Sloan

To remain healthy and at your peak throughout the season, it’s important for baseball players to prioritize recovery after every game. Whether you’re a professional, in the minor leagues, or play recreational baseball as a hobby, post-game recovery will help protect your muscles, joints, and tendons to prevent injuries and downtime.

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Why do MLB Games Start at Odd Times?

posted on April 27, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Major League Baseball (MLB) games are known for starting at odd times. While most sports start their games at the top of the hour, MLB games often have start times like 7:05 p.m. or 1:10 p.m. This has led many fans to wonder why MLB games start at such odd times. In this article, we'll explore the reasons behind MLB's start time tradition, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of starting games at odd times.

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What is a Can of Corn in Baseball?

posted on April 27, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Baseball is a sport full of jargon and unique phrases. One of the more curious of these is the term “can of corn.” You might hear this term thrown around during a game or read about it in a baseball article, but what does it actually mean? In this article, we’ll explore the origins of the term “can of corn,” its definition, examples of “can of corn” catches, the role of a “can of corn” in baseball strategy, and more. Whether you’re a seasoned baseball fan or new to the sport, this article will give you a better understanding of this peculiar term.

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What is Spring Training in Basball

posted on April 27, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Spring is a special time of year for baseball fans. Not only does it mark the end of a long, cold winter, but it also signals the start of a new baseball season. And for players and coaches, spring means one thing above all else: Spring Training. But what exactly is Spring Training, and why is it so important to the game of baseball? In this blog post, we'll explore the history, purpose, format, benefits, and future of Spring Training. We'll also answer some frequently asked questions about the annual event. So grab your glove and your favorite team's hat, and let's dive into the world of Spring Training.

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Best MLB players born in Virginia

posted on April 27, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

With the 12th largest population of any state in the United States, and a trio of high school sporting powerhouses in the Richmond, Virginia Beach and Northern Virginia regions, it’s no surprise that the Old Dominion has churned out some of the best players in the history of MLB.

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What are the Types of Hitters in Baseball? Knowing the Difference

posted on April 24, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Welcome to my baseball blog! As a baseball expert and avid fan of the game, I am excited to share with you today an in-depth guide on the different types of hitters in baseball. If you're new to the game or looking to expand your knowledge, understanding the various types of hitters and how they are used strategically can greatly enhance your appreciation and understanding of baseball.

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How to Field a Baseball: Mastering the Fundamentals and Techniques for Defensive Success

posted on April 24, 2023 in Player Development by Chris Sloan

In this blog post, we'll be covering the ins and outs of how to field a baseball effectively, from the basics of proper stance and ready position to advanced techniques for making accurate throws and positioning yourself strategically on the field. We'll explore fielding techniques for both infielders and outfielders, discuss the importance of throwing and catching, delve into defensive positioning and strategy, and even touch on the mental aspects of fielding.

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What is QAB in Baseball?

posted on April 23, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Welcome to our blog post on Quality at Bats (QAB) in baseball. As baseball enthusiasts, we know that hitting is a crucial aspect of the game, and QAB is a key metric that measures a batter's performance beyond traditional statistics like batting average and home runs. In this article, we will delve into the concept of QAB, its significance in a player's overall performance and team success, and how it can be improved.

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Fielding Percentage: Beyond the Basics of Errors and Putouts

posted on April 23, 2023 in General by Chris Sloan

Fielding percentage is a critical defensive statistic in baseball that provides insights into a player's ability to field balls accurately. While errors and putouts are commonly known as the basic components of fielding percentage, there's much more to this statistic than meets the eye. In this blog post, we will delve into the definition and calculation of fielding percentage, exploring its importance in evaluating defensive performance and providing a deeper understanding of this key baseball metric. Whether you're a baseball enthusiast, player, or coach, join us as we go beyond the basics of errors and putouts to unlock the secrets of fielding percentage.

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