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The Best Greg Maddux Quotes to Inspire Any Young Ballplayer

Despite his small stature (6-foot, 170 pounds), Greg Maddux defied the odds to become one of the most feared pitchers in baseball for over two decades.

How Edgar Martinez Went From Factory Worker to Baseball Hall of Famer

How a 20-year-old factory worker became one of the best hitters in MLB history.

By Tyler O'Shea

Inspiring Jim Abbott Quotes to Help You Overcome Any Challenge

The media referred to him as “the one-handed pitcher” due to a birth defect, but Abbott never let it define him.

By Tyler O'Shea

The Best Undrafted Free Agents in MLB History

616 players were picked in the 2022 MLB Draft. A small percentage will go on to have productive big league careers. And an even smaller percentage of players – those who signed as undrafted free agents – will even make it to the MLB level.

By Tyler O'Shea

Breaking Down the Biggest Misconceptions About D3 Baseball

We spoke to college coaches across the nation to clarify the biggest misconceptions about D3 baseball.

By Alex Horowitz
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The Best Greg Maddux Quotes to Inspire Any Young Ballplayer

Despite his small stature (6-foot, 170 pounds), Greg Maddux defied the odds to become one of the most feared pitchers in baseball for over two decades.

By Alex Horowitz
Aug 25, 2022

How Edgar Martinez Went From Factory Worker to Baseball Hall of Famer

How a 20-year-old factory worker became one of the best hitters in MLB history.

By Tyler O'Shea
Aug 06, 2022

Inspiring Jim Abbott Quotes to Help You Overcome Any Challenge

The media referred to him as “the one-handed pitcher” due to a birth defect, but Abbott never let it define him.

By Tyler O'Shea
Aug 04, 2022

The Best Undrafted Free Agents in MLB History

616 players were picked in the 2022 MLB Draft. A small percentage will go on to have productive big league careers. And an even smaller percentage of players – those who signed as undrafted free agents – will even make it to the MLB level.

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 26, 2022

Breaking Down the Biggest Misconceptions About D3 Baseball

We spoke to college coaches across the nation to clarify the biggest misconceptions about D3 baseball.

By Alex Horowitz
Jul 17, 2022

The Best Rule 5 Draft Picks in MLB History

MLB’s Rule 5 Draft provides players with a unique opportunity. Over time, it’s proven that one team’s trash is another team’s treasure.

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 10, 2022

The Oldest Rookies in MLB History

From Satchel Paige to Jim “The Rookie” Morris, some of baseball’s best rookies were among the game’s oldest.

By Alex Horowitz
Jun 21, 2022

NAIA Baseball Players Who Made it to MLB: Now & Through History

While not as recognizable as the NCAA teams you see on TV, the NAIA produces big-league talent every year.

By Tyler O'Shea
Jun 12, 2022

Jose Cuas: From FedEx Driver to MLB Pitcher

Baseball is full of unlikely heroes and incredible journeys. But this one might top them all.

By Tyler O'Shea
Jun 07, 2022

Chris Coste: From Division 3 to Indy Ball to World Series Champion

Chris Coste joins us for an exclusive interview on his unique journey to Major League Baseball.

By Tyler O'Shea
Jun 06, 2022

How Ken Griffey Jr’s Childhood Grudge Turned Him Into a “Yankee Killer”

In 1983, a 13-year-old boy was kicked out of the Yankees dugout. His response changed baseball forever.

By Tyler O'Shea
May 23, 2022

Breaking Down the Smallest Market Teams in Major League Baseball

With no hard salary cap in baseball, small market MLB teams are at a disadvantage when it comes to retaining talent and remaining competitive.

By Tyler O'Shea
May 09, 2022

The Shortest MLB Players: Now & Throughout Baseball History

Baseball is beautiful because it doesn’t discriminate – you can either hit a fastball or you can’t. Fans have witnessed players of all shapes and sizes succeed at baseball’s highest level.

By Tyler O'Shea
Apr 27, 2022

Sandy Koufax Almost Quit Baseball Before Becoming a Hall of Fame Pitcher

Before becoming one of the greatest pitchers of all time, Sandy Koufax was a struggling southpaw who nearly quit baseball to work for an electronics business.

By Tyler O'Shea
Apr 26, 2022

JUCO Players Who Made it to Major League Baseball

Some of the best players to ever make the major leagues had humble beginnings in the sport, working their way up from the JUCO level.

By Alex Horowitz
Apr 19, 2022

D3 Players Who Made it to Major League Baseball

Talent can emerge from unexpected places. It isn’t always confined to the powerhouse programs you see on ESPN.

By Tyler O'Shea
Apr 15, 2022

The Absolute Best Walk-Up Songs for Baseball Players

We’ve put together a curated list of choices recommended by ballplayers across the nation. As a bonus, we also included some recommended start times.

By Tyler O'Shea
Dec 02, 2021

5 Movies to Watch If You Like ‘Moneyball’

If you loved this film and are looking for something similar, we’ve put together our own hand-picked list.  Here are five movies like Moneyball.

By Tyler O'Shea
Nov 04, 2021

Trey Mancini: Beating the Odds On & Off the Field

The best story in baseball this season comes by way of one of the sport’s brightest young stars – whose wins off the field inspire us all.

By Sandler Douglas
Aug 16, 2021

Jake Gronsky: Professional Baseball Player Turned Award-Winning Author

Jake Gronsky is a former pro baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. After hanging up the cleats, he became a writer whose work has been featured on ESPN, FOX Sports, and other outlets.

By Tyler O'Shea
Mar 05, 2021

The Most Inspirational Baseball Quotes of All-Time

These inspiring baseball quotes will motivate you to play like a Hall of Famer in one of the most difficult mental sports on earth.

By Tyler O'Shea
Feb 25, 2021

Julio Urias Conquers Eye & Shoulder Surgeries en Route to MLB

When you think of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Julio Urias probably isn’t the first name that comes to your mind. But Urias has battled adversity throughout his entire life to…

By Bryan Contino
Oct 19, 2020

From Bar Fights & Blackouts to Big League Baseball: The Nick Anderson Story

The Tampa Bay Rays dominated the 2020 regular season and cruised into the playoffs as the #1 seed in the American League. Firing on all cylinders, they finished with the…

By Bryan Contino
Oct 07, 2020

Mike Yastrzemski is Not Here Because of His Name

If you are reading this and are a millennial who just started following baseball, or know very little about the Boston Red Sox history, you may not know the name…

By Henry Duncan
Jul 20, 2020

Dustin Pedroia: A Laser Show with an Unstoppable Motor

He goes by many different monikers: Pedey, the Muddy Chicken, and my favorite, Laser Show. Each name represents a different story of the legend of the little engine that could,…

By Charlie Salek
Jun 12, 2019

Tommy La Stella’s SoCal Star Turn

You probably have a Tommy La Stella in your life.  Maybe it’s a friend that has an uncanny ability to fully recover after every late-night adventure.  Perhaps it’s a charismatic…

By Charlie Salek
Jun 07, 2019

South Side Hero Ball: Lucas Giolito’s Triumphant Rise

“With great power comes great responsibility.”  Uncle Ben’s famous words to his nephew foreshadow the pains that Peter Parker experiences in his vigilante role as Spider-Man.  The same phrase also…

By Charlie Salek
May 28, 2019

Jessica Mendoza: The Legend, The Pioneer, The Trailblazer

Jessica Mendoza is best known for her success on the softball field. And she didn’t just play, she broke records. Jessica Mendoza is one of the most decorated softball players…

By Roxana Aviles
May 15, 2019

How the 2019 Tampa Bay Rays Have Become One of The Best Surprises in Baseball

If I would have told you that after last season when the Red Sox won 119 games en route to their fourth World Series Championship in 15 years and the…

By Henry Duncan
May 08, 2019

Netflix’s ‘The Battered Bastards of Baseball’ is Not Your Typical Underdog Story

Three hundred baseball players, young and old, stretched across the right field line. Each of them with a large white paper pinned to the back of their shirt. On each…

By Tyler O'Shea
Apr 17, 2019

The Turtle in The Twin Cities: How Willians Astudillo Forced The Baseball World to Take Him Seriously

It’s a warm September afternoon at Target Field. The park is half-full, with 20,000 fans sprinkled between the rows of empty seats. It’s the bottom of the ninth, tie game,…

By Tyler O'Shea
Apr 02, 2019

How Luke Filled The Voit: A True Bronx Love Story

It was a steamy Saturday in the Bronx. The Yankees just split a doubleheader against the underachieving Kansas City Royals, watching the wheels continue to fall off for their ace,…

By Domenic Fierro
Mar 20, 2019

How Brock Holt Became Boston’s Glue Guy

This piece has been a long time coming, and this person is well deserved for a sincere take on his career as a player. But, most importantly as a person….

By Henry Duncan
Feb 25, 2019

Brady Policelli Looks to Make His Mark With Detroit

Just 2.1% of high school baseball players will go on to compete at a Division 1 level. Of those talented enough to play at the highest collegiate rank, 9.1% will…

By Troy Cavell
Feb 18, 2019

The 37-Year-Old Southpaw Seeking a Comeback For The Ages

Luke Hagerty is a bit of a mystery. His name is unfamiliar, even to the biggest of baseball nerds. And unlike other professional athletes, when you Google his name, a…

By Tyler O'Shea
Feb 11, 2019

Blake Snell’s Rise From Struggling Prospect to “CyZilla”

The 2018 MLB Season was one for the books. It brought us three 100-plus win teams. It brought us a game 163 in the National League. But most importantly, it…

By Bryan Contino
Nov 16, 2018

From Minor League Journeyman to Underdog Hero: The Steve Pearce Story

As I sat at my friend’s house watching Game 5 of the World Series, I thought to myself, “This is like the All Star Game. It’s the best of the…

By George Marinos
Nov 02, 2018

How David Bote Went From 18th Rounder to American Folk Hero

Down by three.  Bases loaded.  Two outs.  Bottom of the ninth.  Crowd roaring.  The manager sends a pinch hitter to the plate.  It’s every kid’s dream scenario. Cy Young front-runner…

By Tyler O'Shea
Aug 14, 2018

The Anatomy of a Late Bloomer

Youth is one of the most valuable assets a player can possess in professional baseball.  Today, international scouting directors are competing for players as young as 14-years-old. Across the MLB,…

By Tyler O'Shea
Jul 18, 2018