Southern California Trolley League

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The longest-running professional baseball league is the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs. More simply called the National League (NL). On February 2, 1876, the Senior Circuit, a.k.a. the NL, was formed twenty-five years before its’ younger brother the American League, which is occasionally called the Junior Circuit. But what of the shortest professional baseball […] READ MORE


Independent Baseball Leagues

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What does it mean to be independent? The simple answer found in the dictionary is not dependent. Read down a little further and Merriam-Webster states that it means to not be affiliated with a larger controlling unit.┬áSimple and easy to understand. Independent Baseball Leagues Become Outlawed So what does independent mean to professional baseball? Well, […] READ MORE


Masanori Murakami: First Japanese Player in Major League Baseball

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Masanori Murakami: MLB’s First Japanese Player Japanese Baseball: A Very Short Primer Isolation Japan is an island country located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. For over two hundred years until 1853, Japan lived in near isolation from the rest of the world. Then came along American Commodore Matthew Perry. Perry decided to visit Japan with […] READ MORE


1980s Major League Baseball: The Forgotten Decade

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1980s Major League Baseball Just Say No To The 80s The 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, dubbed the Battle of the Bay, concluded on October 28th, thus ending what some claim to be a forgettable decade in the history of baseball. But why does 1980s Major League Baseball […] READ MORE



2020 MLB Season: Cactus League vs. Grapefruit League World Series

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With so much uncertainty facing the upcoming 2020 MLB season, one of several proposals is keeping teams at their spring training facilities. If this should come to pass, the season would be played with teams not being allowed to travel outside of the states of Arizona and Florida, respectively. The Spring Training Leagues would then […] READ MORE


All-Time Great National League Pitchers

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Continuing with our All-Time Great National League Team, it’s time to include some pitchers in our rotation. So, here’s a list of the all-time greatest National League pitchers. Criteria Eight total starting pitchers: Five starters and three starter reserves Five total relief pitchers including two reserves Played at least 70% of their games in the […] READ MORE


All-Time Great National League Team Hitters

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Since 1933, the American League and National League have squared off in arguably sport’s most popular exhibition game. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game has been host to literally hundreds of the games greatest players. But, of all of the all-stars in the history of the game, who would be considered the best? Let’s go […] READ MORE


New York Yankees Minor Leaguer Tests Positive for COVID-19

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New York Yankees Receive Bad News The New York Yankees announced this morning that one of their minor league players tested positive for COVID-19. That is the disease also known as coronavirus. The news was first reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN on Twitter. The Yankees player who tested positive for coronavirus was only on […] READ MORE


Potential Breakout Stars for the 2020 Season: National League

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National League Six Potential Breakout Players Last time around, the focus was on identifying six potential breakout stars in the American League. To conclude this mini series, the focus will now shift over to the National League. Spring Training is underway, but now is the prime time to start identifying potential names to circle on […] READ MORE