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Sticky baseballs: Explaining the physics of the latest scandal in Major...

John Eric Goff, University of Lynchburg Cheating in baseball is as old as the game itself, and pitchers’ modifying...

MLB’s decision to drop Atlanta highlights the economic power companies can...

MLB's decision to drop Atlanta highlights the economic power companies can wield over lawmakers – when they choose to

Utility Power Player Jake Elmore has made MLB history and baseball...

He's been right in front of you, all these years. Fifteen. That's how many players have played all nine...

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,...

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