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Old New Jersey Baseball with a Vintage Appeal

Matthew Orso, August 28, 2015

The Elizabeth Resolutes, a vintage baseball club in Union County, New Jersey, is forming a new team called “The Central Base Ball Club of Plainfield, NJ.” The Central Base Ball Club of Plainfield, NJ and the Elizabeth Resolutes are among other teams in a vintage baseball league that play by the original rules of 19th century baseball. “This is a historically factual club that played in...
How to Beat the Shift

Nakeem Grant, August 15, 2015

In this day and age, the shift is used on a regular basis in baseball. For those unfamiliar with the term, a defensive shift is where a team moves their players towards one side of the field. It has become a vital defensive strategy in the game today based on a hitter’s tendencies as to where they frequently hit the ball. On some occasions, it’s just used to psyche hitters out. Here are some t...
Johnny’s Interview with MLB Blogger, Sterling Myhre

Johnny Evered, August 10, 2015

Sterling Myhre is a 16 year old Junior at St. Albans High School in Washington, DC. Sterling started his blog, “The First Week Of Summer” in October of 2013 with the goal of chronicling his annual baseball trips with his dad that take place during the first week of summer vacation. In July of 2014, Sterling’s blog became a MLB Pro Blog and one of only four “youth pro blogs.” Since then, ...
NY Gothams at Governors Island

Charles Klasman, August 5, 2015

Hear ye, hear ye, the Gotham Base Ball Club will be hosting the infamous New York Mutual Base Ball Club on Governors Island NYC on August 15th, 2015. That is a ferry ride from the Battery right next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal downtown. The matches will begin at 11:30 AM with two games being played in the fashion of 1864. 1864 is the last year of the bounded ball, where a ball caugh...

Johnny Evered's Division Predictions for 2015

Johnny Evered, July 10, 2015

Hello baseball fans! Here's my predictions for the final MLB standings in 2015! American League AL East: 1: Baltimore Orioles 2: New York Yankees 3: Toronto Blue-Jays 4: Tampa Bay Rays 5: Boston Red Sox AL Central: 1: Kansas City Royals 2: Detroit Tigers 3: Minnesot...
MLB Trade Talk

Nakeem Grant, July 10, 2015

The MLB trade deadline is less than one month away. There hasn’t been any large trades or deals done so far this season, but things should heat up in MLB offices as the deadline approaches on July 31st. The Philadelphia Phillies have two big-named players that have been linked to trade rumors for quite some time. Cole Hamels is outright the best left-handed pitcher that any team could tra...
New Jersey’s Finest: Mike Trout and Todd Frazier

Nakeem Grant, July 7, 2015

For the second season in a row, two natives from New Jersey will be featured in this year’s MLB All-Star game. Mike Trout from Millville, NJ and Todd Frazier from Teaneck, NJ were both voted by the fans as starters in this year’s Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati, OH on July 14th. Trout, the reigning American League MVP is putting together another fine season for the Los Angeles Angels. H...
Zack Hample: The Ballhawk

Johnny Evered, July 4, 2015

Now how, out of all the people, did ballhawk, Zack Hample catch Alex Rodriguez’s 3000th hit which was a home run? This is a question that I have been asking myself as Hample seems to be a magnet for baseballs. Zack Hample, a baseball enthusiast, caught A-Rod’s 3000th hit at Yankee Stadium on June 19th. Initially, he declined to give it back. “I have never sold a ball in my life and I...

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The Amazin' Steven Matz

Johnny Evered, July 3, 2015

Have a day, Steven Matz! The Mets' stud rookie proved last Sunday that the Mets have a new potential star in their starting rotation. The 24-year old lefty was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas last week to make his MLB debut for New York. Mat'z entire family was present to see him take on the Ci...
Gothams in Patterson | Westside Park, Paterson 6-6-15 – 2 Games 1864 Rules

Charles Klasman, July 2, 2015

The early hours of the day threatened to rain on the event. But at Paterson’s Westside Park the park staff, the food vendor and the Gothams set up for a match with the Brooklyn Atlantics. The site is not far from the Great Falls and Hinchliff Stadium built in 1932 and home field for the Negro Leag...
2015 Prospects Shine in the Early Going

Nakeem Grant, June 15, 2015

The MLB’s top prospects in 2015 have fueled their respective teams through the early portion of the season. All of them have added a new flare to the game at the plate, in the field and on the mound. Chicago Cubs outfielder, Kris Bryant had a huge splash on the major league scene, batting ....
Sussex County Miners Win Their Season Opener, 4-1

Chris Masucci, June 15, 2015

This Memorial Day saw the opening game of the Sussex County Miners at the gates of Skylands Stadium. The people of northern NJ flocked to see the new team take on the New Jersey Jackals in an exciting opening game that ended with a Miners victory, 4-1. The crowded stadium sat over 2,000 peopl...
Life and Baseball with Ed Randall

Nakeem Grant, May 19, 2015

Renaissance painter Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.” We have to apply ourselves and take action, especially when it’s for a good cause. Sports broadcaster, TV/radio personality, renowned author and prostate cancer sur...
An Interview with MLB.com’s Prospect Expert, Jonathan Mayo

Johnny Evered, May 19, 2015

I am greatly honored to announce that I had the pleasure of interviewing the one and only, Jonathan Mayo! Mayo has been one of MLB.com's top reporters when it comes to Minor League Baseball prospects since 1999. This interview was conducted prior to start of the 2015 MLB season. Enjoy! Evered...
Q & A with New York Gotham Base Ball Club manager, Charles Klasman

Johnny Evered, April 22, 2015

Charles Klasman is the manager of the New York Gotham Base Ball Club, a club that originated back in 1865! Fun fact: The Civil War was coming to a conclusion when the Gotham Base Ball Club was founded. I had the pleasure of conducting a Q & A interview with the gracious Mr. Klasman! If you enjoy wha...
The Bergenfield Baseball Program

Chris Masucci, March 19, 2015

America’s classic sport of baseball is still alive in the town of Bergenfield, NJ. Sign-ups have begun for recreational baseball and already kids are getting ready for the upcoming season. The Bergenfield program is split into three divisions with junior league covering kids ages 13 and 14, senio...

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