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4A Player: Baseball Terminology

Tweet A 4A baseball player is someone who is good enough to play well in Triple-A but isn’t good enough to succeed in the Majors. Guys who are called up and optioned down frequently might think of themselves as 4A players because they aren’t the ones who stay in the Majors. They are the players […]

Molina: An Unlikely Baseball Dynasty

Tweet Bengie Molina is the oldest of three brothers: himself, Jose, and Yadier. Depending how big of a baseball follower you are, it might be common sense that they are all current or former big league catchers. Bengie took it upon himself to construct a memoir that centered not only on himself but also on […]

Unwritten Rules: Baseball Terminology

Tweet Unwritten rules are somewhat of an oxymoron, because if they were real rules they should be written down somewhere. Somehow, over the course of baseball history, the game developed its own way of being played. Whether it be a gentleman’s game, a kid’s game played by grown men, or somewhere in-between, there are no […]

Gift Ngoepe: South Africa to the Pittsburgh Pirates

Tweet Gift Ngoepe might not be on your fantasy radar or in MVP discussions, but he probably has one of the top moments of the baseball season. Ngoepe became the first African-born player to appear in a Major League Baseball game back on April 26. He has made plenty of appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates […]

Derek Jeter Night at Yankee Stadium

Tweet Derek Jeter had his number retired by the New York Yankees on Sunday evening. While the Yankees won the first game of a double-header, they couldn’t pull off the sweep to send the fans home 100% happy. The best part of the day though was the ceremony in-between games that honored Jeter. The Yankees […]