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How to Choose Suitable Baseball Gloves 0

Posted on October 09, 2020 by Aaron Nguyen

When it comes to choosing baseball gloves, you have a slew of options at your disposal. From different types of leather to varying degrees of comfort, your choice depends on multiple features.

But apart from these aspects, you also have to consider other factors such as your position on the field. This means that buying the right baseball glove isn’t just a matter of ordering the right fit. The process needs ample time and thought from your end.

From learning about outfield gloves to researching the material, here’s a lowdown on how to choose suitable baseball gloves for yourself.

Learn the Difference Between Pitcher’s Gloves, Outfield Gloves, and Catcher’s Mitts

One of the most critical factors in selecting the right glove is your playing position on the field.

For instance, if you play as a pitcher, then your glove’s primary purpose will be to hide your throwing position from the batter. But if you play as an outfielder or a catcher, your glove has to be shaped in a certain way that gives you maximum advantage through your position.

That is why you must keep your playing position in mind while selecting a glove. Fortunately, almost every vendor allows you to sort through baseball gloves by positions quickly. This ensures that you can make your selection without any compromise.

Assess the Overall Comfort and Protection Level of the Gloves

This particular factor usually refers to the way your glove is made, built, and designed.

No matter what position a glove is styled for, it has to excel at delivering optimal comfort and protection to the wearer. This is especially true for those positions where the ball comes towards the player at significant speeds. Outfield gloves are a shining example in this category, which easily allows players to absorb the ball’s force.

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Baseball World Says Goodbye to Several All-Time Greats 0

Posted on October 04, 2020 by Dean Hybl

There is no question that 2020 has been a tough year for everyone, but it has been an especially sad year for long-time baseball fans. Bob Gibson, who passed away this weekend, is the fourth member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to pass away in 2020. The other members of the HOF to pass away this year are Al Kaline, Tom Seaver and Gibson’s long-time teammate Lou Brock.

Bob Gibson facing Al Kaline in the 1968 World Series.

In addition, the game has said goodbye to several other notable players including Don Larsen, Jimmy Wynn, Tony Fernandez, Tony Taylor, Bob Watson and Claudell Washington. Here is the full list from Baseball Reference.

Gibson, Brock and Kaline were all part of the dramatic 1968 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers. As should be the case on the World Series stage, all three of the future Hall of Famers were at their best during the seven-game series.

For Kaline, who played his entire 22 year career with the Tigers, the 1968 World Series marked the first post-season opportunity of his career. He definitely made the most of it as he registered at least one hit in each of the first six games and finished with a team-high 11 hits and a .379 average. He also hit two home runs and drove home eight runs.

Gibson and Brock were both playing in their third World Series in five seasons in 1968. The Cardinals claimed World Series titles in 1964 and 1967. Both Gibson and Brock were key performers in both of those wins.

In the 1964 World Series against the New York Yankees, Gibson won two of three starts, including a 7-5 victory in the decisive seventh game. Brock had two hits, scored a run and drove home a run in the seventh game. Over the full seven game series, Brock had four multi-hit games and drove home five runs.

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Check Out These Five Most Valuable Barry Bonds Cards 0

Posted on September 13, 2020 by Muhammad Saood

Now, who doesn’t know Barry bonds? He’s one of the most celebrated and cherished baseball players in the world. And like him, Barry Bonds rookie card are widely popular too. His cards are a worthy addition to any baseball lover’s card collection. Regardless of all the scandals linked to him, his rookie cards remain very popular amongst the fans especially those cards that were printed in a limited quantity. Therefore, in this article, we have compiled the most valued and cherished Barry bonds rookie and autographed card.

5. 1987 Fleer Baseball’s Hottest Stars Barry Bonds no. 5: One of the most unpopular bonds rookie card was founded by a pharmacy chain named Revco. It had a white, blue, and red border all around the card. It was made in 1987 and was sold as a set in a small box of paper, whoever bought this set also received a set of 6 stickers along with it.

4. 1987 Fleer Glossy Barry Bonds RC no.604: This Barry bonds rookie card was the first premium set produced by the fleers. It was glossy material and it’s rapidly become a fleer collection as it was printed in a very limited quantity. The lesser the cards were printed the better the quality of the product was. It is said that around 100,000 glossy cards were printed and sold.

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25 Years Ago: Cal Ripken Jr. Passes the Iron Horse 0

Posted on September 05, 2020 by Dean Hybl

It is hard to believe that a quarter century has passed since Cal Ripken Jr. put Major League Baseball on his back and helped it get past one of the darkest periods in its illustrious history.

On September 5, 1995 Ripken matched the seemingly unbreakable record of Lou Gehrig by playing in his 2,130th consecutive game. After the game became official and the streak numbers on the B&O Warehouse turned to 2,130, he punctuated the night with a sixth inning home run.

The drama was even better the following night as Ripken hit a home run in the fourth inning. Then, with Baltimore leading 3-1 midway through the fifth inning the game was halted for the dramatic unveiling of the number 2,131.

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The Role of Baseball in the American Culture 0

Posted on August 07, 2020 by Bijoy Hembram

Playing baseball is a leisure and pass time activity for American families. Baseball plays a significant role in the development of children in the states. Most American baseball fans grew up knowing and playing baseball. This is the reason that millions of American citizens follow the sport.

A Brief History of the Sport

The history of baseball dates back to hundreds of years in the past. In the 1800s, the sport received recognition from the government and set on the path to create a formal league. The Major Baseball League came into existence in the 1900s. In the modern era, the Jackie Robinson jersey portrays the end of racial segregation in professional baseball.

Unity through Baseball

In the past, when America was undergoing a civil war baseball was a factor in unifying the people. Not only was the sport efficient in the unity of the North and South of America but it brought people together because of the athleticism and ability to play the sports. After the game broke the New York borders, the sport gained popularity as a national symbol of unity. The pastime was responsible for building a rapport between soldiers of the different sides and the conclusion of the war.

Fast-forward to modern times and the sport is a factor in unifying rivals in the global political scene. Amid the growing political divides in residents of Washington DC, the locals come together to support their team. The game presents the chance for Americans of different social and political views to put the differences aside.

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Early Wynn: 300 Game Winner 0

Posted on August 01, 2020 by Dean Hybl
Early Wynn

The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month pitched in four decades, was a veteran of World War II and is one of only two pitchers to finish with exactly 300 career victories.

Hall of Famer Early Wynn began his career as a 19-year old in 1939 by pitching three games for the Washington Senators. After spending the 1940 season in the minors, he went 3-1 with a 1.58 ERA in a brief stint in the majors in 1941.

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    • Stan Jones – Weight Training Trailblazer
      October 11, 2020 | 1:48 pm
      Stan Jones

      The Sports Then and Now Athlete of the Month was one of the great linemen of his era and is considered a trailblazer for using weight training and conditioning to develop his skills.

      After a standout career at the University of Maryland, Stan Jones spent nine seasons as an offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, making seven Pro Bowl appearances and earning first team All-Pro three times.

      In 1962, assistant coach George Allen suggested Jones move to defense to help solidify that unit for the Bears. He played both ways in 1962 and then in 1963 moved permanently to the defense.

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