The position of baseball bench coach has an elusive past. Sports historians continue to debate who worked the dugout as the first bench coach in the history of baseball. Was it Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants who, from 1919 to 1921, rode the pine as special assistant to John McGraw? Was it Johnny Pesky,… Continue reading
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If you play high school baseball and aspire to play in college, don’t miss this free information session at Play Like… Continue reading
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.… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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 a “cottage industry” has been the key to its succe
Publisher’s Note: CBP reprises this article, originally appearing in the Winter 2004 edition of “Officials’ Quarterly,” for it’s common sense approach to umpiring behind home plate, particularly working at the youth league level. The skills, mechanics and philosophy the author discusses are timeless and thus relevant to game applications today. At the time of its first… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
Of all the amazing athletes and inspirational personalities who have graced professional sports, few are as compelling as Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige. The following interview, conducted for County Baseball Publications (CBP) by John Wisniewski, sheds authentic light on the life, times and legacy of a true American hero. John interviewed Larry Nye, whose research on arguably the… Continue reading
Those who believe the era of bunting in baseball is over haven’t met 90-year old Dorothy Juba of Park Ridge.
Juba, an avid baseball fan and weekly bowler at Montvale Lanes, has no patience for those who say bunting will one day leave Major League Baseball.
“I can’t stand watching all these baseball people talk about… Continue reading
Video games are a quintessential part of American pop culture. Millions of consumers in America, as well as across the world, own some sort of video game console in their homes. This has become a no brainer. Back in the 1970s and early 1980s, the concept of playing video games at home was exciting. Different companies,… Continue reading
(This is a first in a series of article’s written by Sean Orso. Mr. Orso is a video game reviewer who will provide his expertise on vintage baseball video games of the past.)
Today, when you think of a baseball video game, what comes to mind?… Continue reading
During his freshman year, as a starting varsity basketball player, Bordentown Regional High School’s Pat Donohue would have never imagined he would be the ace of the baseball’s teams pitching staff come his senior year. Although Pat was very talented as a little league player, he decided to stop playing after eighth grade in order to… Continue reading
A generation ago, kids Matt Nadel’s age would be content collecting baseball cards. But in 2013 Matt is making baseball news. Making and reporting it.
At 14, Matt is the youngest “pro blogger” on MLB.com, writing not about his favorite contemporary players, or even those his dad, Steve, followed as a kid, but back to the… Continue reading
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It has been said that perspiration is the mother of aspiration. If you accept the truth of that statement and package its meaning, you will surely turn out an athlete like Jonathan Rivera every time. Involved in sports “since the age of five,” as Jon explains, he learned early that he… Continue reading
Central Jersey Sports (CJS) is the real deal. Jim Bumstead and Ben Fonseca have teamed up to create what will soon become one of the premier baseball training academies in New Jersey.
Just ask the 80-plus players, parents, and coaches who attended CJS’ first ever professional hitting clinic on Sunday, January… Continue reading
As most baseball fans know, the travel team industry continues to grow unfettered by dire economic times. This phenomenon has produced countless opportunities for young players with big ambitions. Nine year-old Kenneth Coste, a Mercer County product who began playing organized baseball at the age of five, reflects this trend.