It took nearly 30 years for the Royals to return to the World Series. Yet the best way for a team to win a title in the meantime has often been to rely on a former Kansas City player.
Not every team has deserved an All-Star representative. Which teams least deserved (or, prior to the establishment of the game, would have least deserved) such an honor?
Love it or hate it, the intentional walk is a strategy used by all MLB managers. So far in 2014, some skippers have been able to significantly help their team, while others have hampered theirs.
There is just one living person who played on a pennant winner for the Cubs: Lennie Merullo. Five other teams from the 1940s have just two or three men left.
Michael Pineda was hardly the first pitcher caught doctoring the ball. But how does being caught influence a pitcher's future? It appears that they don't change, but it's still a losing proposition.
A recently discovered film outtake from June 1, 1925 accidentally captures a moment from the game that began the decade of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig dominating baseball.
Robinson Cano signed a 10-year deal during the offseason. What likelihood is there that the young veteran will provide enough punch to justify his new contract?
Yasiel Puig lit up baseball in his first month, then slowed down. Which Puig is the real one, the star or the "normal" player? Hunter Pence's career may be in Puig's future.
David Ortiz just signed a new deal which will bring him a huge amount of money, especially if he can stay healthy for more than two years. Are the Red Sox taking a gamble?
Derek Jeter is returning from a serious injury that caused 2013 to be a lost season. Has there been a comparable comeback at age 40?
The recent MLB series in Australia brings up the question, "Which international major leaguers have played MLB games in their home countries?"
The Numb & Numbers series looks at the stories behind the numbers and the numbers behind the stories in baseball. This is a listing of what to expect as well as a listing of great baseball resources.