It was once a duty for starting pitchers to complete any game they started. After the 1980 A's carried that to an extreme, and the advent of relief specialists, complete games became endangered.
Long home runs have always excited baseball fans. Here's a look at some of the most memorable monster blows.
Scooter Gennett was scarcely known before Tuesday night's homer outburst, but now he joins a short list of other players who hit four in one game.
Most teams have had at least one player reach 50 homers in a season, and others have players who have hit 40 or more - except one team that is still looking for its first 40-homer season.
The runaway seasons for Boston, Cleveland and Chicago haven't materialized as the experts predicted, but Minnesota, Milwaukee and Colorado are defying their predicted places so far.
From a triple play with no fielder touching the ball to a runner scoring from first on a strikeout, baseball offers plenty of different and unusual plays for fans.
Only 44 players have hit at least 100 homers before they turned 25. Two are currently still trying to add to that number.
Derek Jeter's legendary career helped connect three generations of Yankee fans.
Although it's early in the season, Ryan Zimmerman is on a pace to accomplish a homer-and-double combination only a few have in baseball history.
Today's players are doing something that the great Joe DiMaggio rarely did - strike out. His success as a power hitter and contact hitter is unmatched.
The 1964 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals had new stars like Bob Gibson and Tim McCarver, old stars like Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford, and the hilarious Bob Uecker.
The Bambino would probably not have the title of the King of Strikeouts if he were playing in the current era.
Don Mattingly vs. Kirby Puckett: With nearly identical careers, if Puckett is in the Hall of Fame, Mattingly should be
Don Mattingly and Kirby Puckett had nearly identical numbers while playing at exactly the same time in the same conditions. Yet Puckett has been in the Hall of Fame since 2001 while Mattingly hasn't come particularly...