Research

What does it mean for the rest of the season?

After taking apart and examining twenty-six baseballs, a possible explanation for the rise in both home runs and pitcher blisters emerged: The laces in the newer baseballs are noticeably different.

Following numerous studies, an MLB commission has confirmed that the baseball has changed since mid-2015.

On 6,105 occasions last season, a major leaguer walked to the plate and hammered a baseball over the outfield wall. The 2017 season broke the home run record th…

In each of the last two seasons, Joe Maddon's Tampa Bay Rays did more infield shifting than any other team in the majors. But does it work? And are they taking things to a new level in 2012?