Illinois boasts 1,029 Major League Baseball players born there, dating back as far as 1871 when Caleb Johnson and Al Spalding, currently in the Hall of Fame, first played ball. The century and a half following their run in baseball brought well over a thousand more major league players to the game, all hailing from Illinois.
Hall of Fame inductees from Illinois include:
- Jim Bottomley
- Lou Boudreau
- Charlie Comiskey
- Jocko ConlanRead the rest of this entry »
The sport of baseball has maintained its popularity throughout North America for well over a century for a few simple reasons. It first began in the final decades of the 1800s, and as it grew as a sport, the United States grew as a nation.
Many of the early professionals were everyday people who also worked jobs in factories and office buildings in the off-season. Once players became full-time, the sport became even more popular as legends such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig became larger-than-life figures that the entire nation looked up to.
As human beings became more Read the rest of this entry »
TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha is the home field of the Creighton University Bluejays baseball team, the NCAA College World Series, and is the largest college baseball field in the United States. It is located at 1200 Mike Fahey Street, just a few blocks from the Missouri River, in Omaha, Nebraska.
â€œThe Tradeâ€, as it is nicknamed, is designed to seat 24,000 fans but also has the ability to expand to accommodate 35,000. It replaces the previously largest college baseball field, Rosenblatt Stadium, also located in Omaha, which has a capacity of 23,145.
Park construction started in January 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
Baseball if full of great stadiums. In the Majors, you can find a number of awesome places where the food is great, the beer is cold, and the sight lines are wonderful. What is the best place in the Majors to see a baseball game? Many stadiums might qualify though San Francisco has to take the cake. Some people might say that Wrigley Field or US Cellular Park should win this award. San Francisco, though, has built a stadium with a great atmosphere. The food is affordable, and people continue to fill the stands to watch a Giants team that Read the rest of this entry »
Unlike college football, which has several major rule differences from the NFL, college baseball and professional baseball are essentially the same game. Every rule that you known and love from Major League Baseball can be applied to college baseball. While the basic games are exactly the same, there is one major difference between college baseball and the MLB.
The only major difference between the two games is that aluminum bats are used in college baseball instead of the wooden bats used in Major League Baseball. The baseball Read the rest of this entry »
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