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The Game Within the Game: By Nakeem Grant

Staff Writer, April 16, 2014

One pitch, one error, one run, one play. These aspects can be difference between winning and losing. For this reason, it is important as a ballplayer to analyze any element that can potentially change the outcome of a ballgame. The players with the most “savviness” are commonly the ones that are the most successful. I’m sure that at some point in your baseball careers, you have heard the phr...
Derek Jeter begins his Historic Run: April 2nd 1996

Matthew Orso, April 2, 2014

Derek Jeter is the greatest shortstop in modern baseball history. In this, his final season, New Jersey Baseball Magazine takes a look back at one of the top moments in the career of Derek Jeter. Today we look back at April 2, 1996, when Jeter makes his first big impression in Major League Baseball. The Yankees faced the Indians in Cleveland on Opening Day. Each team made the playoffs th...
Top Five Predictions for the 2020 Baseball Season

Matt Nadel, March 27, 2014

Given the announcement of Derek Jeter’s retirement after this season, one can conclude that he will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020. Along with that, I believe there could be some other major MLB events in 2020. Here are my top five: #5: Mike Trout Wins his first MVP Award: In the past two years, Mike Trout has finished second in the AL MVP race, both times to Miguel Ca...
Final Year for the Captain, Derek Jeter: By Nakeem Grant

Staff Writer, March 22, 2014

New Yorkers and baseball fans alike were stunned last month when Derek Jeter announced that this year will be his last season in the majors. With this, it’s only right to reminisce about all of the great moments that he has given us, where he ranks among the all-time greats, and what he will leave behind in terms of his legacy. Since his rookie season back in 1996, Jeter has been nothing...



The Best Single Person Baseball Drills: By Matthew T. Barrett

Staff Writer, March 19, 2014

Welcome to Mid-March in the amateur baseball season. The days are longer, and the Sun is shining brighter. For many middle-school and high-school athletes across New Jersey, tryout season is over and it’s time to prepare for the regular season. The next few weeks until opening day can be the most important days of the season. It’s when players develop habits and tendencies that are difficult t...
Tommy John speaks on Godfather of Tommy John surgery: Dr. Frank Jobe dies at 88 (EXCLUSIVE)

Matthew Orso, March 7, 2014

Dr. Frank Jobe, the man who performed the first “Tommy John” surgery, passed away on Thursday morning at the age of 88. “He was operated on in January for ruptured diverticulitis,” said Tommy John, who did a phone interview with Sports World News on Thursday evening. “I went to see him about two weeks ago and he wasn't responding. His organs were failing and it was only a matter of ti...
Video Game Umpire Review #3: Virtual League Baseball-By Sean Orso

Staff Writer, February 17, 2014

NJBM's resident Video Game Umpire, Sean Orso, takes a look at Virtual League Baseball on the Virtual Boy video game system. So far in our baseball video game reviews here on New Jersey Baseball Magazine, we have been focusing on the earlier video games from the 1980s, such as on the Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Entertainment System. Now, we are going to jump forward through time to 1995 and r...
Perfect Timing

Joe Nardini, February 11, 2014

Roger Mischel, Queensborough Community College (QCC) Head Baseball Coach, could not have timed it any better. Over his 7 years as a Division 3 Junior College coach at QCC, plus 5 years in summer ball, he has wanted to stage his own travel baseball tournament and give kids the opportunity to play at a well-organized, competitive venue in the New York area. For Coach Roger and his players, there’s...


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The Industry in 2014

Staff Writer, February 8, 2014

Editor's Note: This article was written by Matthew Barrett, head of PremierSports.  To find out more about PremierSports, please check out the website  www.premiersports.com For decades, the Instructing and Training industry has grown at a conservative rate, at approximately 5-7%. Its label as...
Premiering the Future

Joe Nardini, January 26, 2014

The fast-growing youth travel team industry has given rise to a parallel, equally massive athletic instruction and training industry, which has threatened the quality of baseball training, the integrity of the game, and the fabric of youth development. Matthew T. Barrett, Founder and CEO of PremierS...
Striking out Injuries: The 2014 PBI Pitcher's Symposium

Matthew Orso, January 26, 2014

Injuries have forever been a part of Baseball. Like it or not, players (primarily pitchers) are susceptible to injuries if they do not learn how to take care of themselves. This is where Professional Baseball Instruction steps up to the plate. On Wednesday, Profession Baseball Instruction, o...
Jimmie Foxx: From Hall of Fame Hitter to unbeaten Pitcher

Matthew Orso, January 22, 2014

Jimmie Foxx may have been the strongest hitter to ever play the game of baseball. He retired with 534 home runs, which at the time was second most in Major League history, only trailing the Bambino himself. His .609 career slugging percentage is fifth best in baseball history to this day. Very few...
How to play Defense: with St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Jon Jay

Matthew Orso, January 20, 2014

In the next installment of our pro tips for kids series, I sat down with St. Louis Cardinals' center fielder Jon Jay, to discuss all things baseball. Jay was drafted by the Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. He made his Major League debut with the team on Apri...
Baseball with Matt: Ted Williams Edition

Matt Nadel, January 20, 2014

Hey baseball fans! There is a huge debate that is still going on today over who is the greatest hitter that ever lived. There are many players in the running, like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, and so many more. However, I think the man who is actually nicknamed “...
Moses Walker: The original Jackie Robinson

Matthew Orso, January 6, 2014

The American icon, Jackie Robinson accomplished feats in his lifetime that no mere mortal could comprehend. His sacrifices on and off the baseball diamond created the foundation for the Civil Rights Movement, insuring that all men were created equal, regardless of color or appearance. Indeed for the...
Adventures in Dollywood Part 3: Pitcher Perfect

Staff Writer, December 26, 2013

Armed with nothing more than a broken arm and a wheelchair, Dorothy Juba of Park Ridge set out to Professional Baseball Instruction in Upper Saddle River late Sunday evening. Juba, an avid baseball fan at the age of 90, wanted to prove that a broken arm wouldn't stop her from playing the game...

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