Mar 28, 2014 — After the Civil War, Horace Wilson left his farm for Japan, where he introduced baseball. He's a legend there, something his relatives, including NPR's Theo Balcomb, didn't know for generations.
Mar 3, 2014 — The umpires performed perfectly during the spring training game. All three challenged calls were upheld by a replay.
Nov 20, 2013 — NPR messed up Wednesday, saying that Ernie Banks had played for the Chicago White Sox. Boy, did we hear from listeners about that. Banks was known for saying, "Let's play two," but he only ever played for one major league team.
Oct 21, 2013 — Leyland has been one of the most-respected and most-successful managers in baseball. He led the Florida Marlins to a World Series title. At Detroit the last eight seasons, he twice led the Tigers to the Series.
Jul 23, 2013 — Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has accepted a 65-game suspension because of the evidence linking him to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs. The Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and other players have also been tied to that clinic.
Jul 20, 2013 — While most baseball players come to the knuckleball after all else fails, one youngster has caught the media's attention by adopting the pitch early on. It's a unique story that could also bring historic change to the game.
Jul 15, 2013 — Pop star Carly Rae Jepsen essentially rolled a pitch way off the plate. The pitch prompted historical comparisons to other shockingly bad performances.
May 15, 2013 — This year's Little League baseball and softball season is under way — and in the Northeast, some teams and players have taken the field again, despite losing vital equipment to Hurricane Sandy. Many donations were handled by Pitch In For Baseball, which gathered used and new gloves and helmets for the players.
May 2, 2013 — When the South Korean star popped out to entertain the crowd at Dodgers Stadium, Lasorda had a closeup view. But he doesn't appear to have liked what he was seeing.
Mar 19, 2013 — The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will face off in tonight's championship game. Both teams distinguished themselves throughout the tournament, not only with great baseball, but great fun-loving, hip-swaying and plantain-waving passion, as well.