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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 […]

Grapefruit League Stadiums: #6 McKechnie Field

Tweet At #6 in our Spring Training Grapefruit League countdown is McKechnie Field, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is located in Bradenton, Florida, and is close to a handful of other Spring Training ballparks. This park was recently renovated to include a walkway that wraps around the outfield, as well as seating behind left […]

Wild Card Play-In Games for MLB Playoffs

Tweet Last year, Major League Baseball introduced a new playoff format that included adding an additional wild card team in each league.  The two wild card teams have a one-game playoff to determine who moves on to the divisional series match up.  This format may increase the number of teams later in the season that […]

Playoff Celebrations

Tweet Every year there are three division winners in both the American and National Leagues.  With the new wild card play-in game there are two wild card teams in each league.  This means there are ten locker room celebrations where lockers are covered, Oakley goggles are worn by players and coaches, and bottles are popped […]