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On the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, a look back...

Rob Ruck, University of Pittsburgh During the half century that baseball was divided by a color line, black America created a sporting world of its...

How gambling built baseball – and then almost destroyed it

Rebecca Edwards, Rochester Institute of Technology Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series...

Curious Kids: How does a curveball curve?

Jim Gregory, The Ohio State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

What’s really behind baseball’s home run surge?

Brian J. Love, University of Michigan and Michael L. Burns, University of Michigan At the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Houston Astros pitcher Justin...

An analysis of nearly 4 million pitches shows just how many...

Mark T. Williams, Boston University Baseball is back, and fans can anticipate another season of amazing catches, overpowering pitching, tape-measure home runs – and, yes,...

How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings turned baseball into a national...

Robert Wyss, University of Connecticut This Major League Baseball season, fans may notice a patch on the players’ uniforms that reads “MLB 150.” The logo commemorates...

The promise and peril of the Dominican baseball pipeline

Rob Ruck, University of Pittsburgh Latinos will comprise about 30 percent of Major League Baseball rosters on Opening Day, in large part because MLB has...

Baseball’s biggest problem isn’t pace of play – it’s teams tanking

Adam Felder, University of Virginia Major League Baseball is in trouble. But for all of Commissioner Rob Manfred’s concerns about pace of play, he’s looking...

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Bolsonaro’s anger won over working-class Brazilians, but his presidency may betray...

Benjamin H. Bradlow, Brown University Brazil’s next president Jair Bolsonaro, who takes power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for...