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
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… Continue reading
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Matt Nadel here of Baseball with Matt with some more on the history of America’s Pastime. As it has been announced, Charlie Manuel was just fired from his job as manager of the Phillies and was replaced with Ryne Sandberg. I know what some… Continue reading
Home Runs have symbolized the essence of baseball over the last ninety years. When Babe Ruth’s bat first met an opposing fast ball, the game of baseball begun a new. Home runs were once considered worthless and unnecessary. Baseball greats like Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker built their careers on the smarts within baseball; bunting,… Continue reading
Those people like myself who never saw Duke Snider play baseball missed out on a real Hall of Famer. Though many considered Snider the third best outfielder in New York during his career, he was a legend. Snider’s raw power and clutch hitting led the Dodgers year after year. His leadership both on and off… Continue reading
It is often Legends of the game find their careers overlapping. Heroes of the past make way for the Greats of the future. For instance Hall of Fame catchers Billy Dickey and Yogi Berra were teammates during the 1946 season. Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle were teammates in 1951. Heck even Don Mattingly and Derek… Continue reading
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Matt Nadel here of Baseball with Matt with some more of the history of America’s Pastime. Did you know that the Angels won the World Series in seven games in 2002 against the Giants? Well, if you didn’t, you just learned something new. Here’s another fun fact about the 2002 Angels: that… Continue reading
In the next edition of our Pro Tips series, I sat down with former NL CY Young award winner Tom Glavine to discuss all things pitching.
Tom Glavine was known for hitting his spots and getting batters out. He didn’t have the power fastball of Randy Johnson or the disappearing splitter of Roger Clemens.… Continue reading
New Jersey Baseball Magazine would like to wish all fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers a “Happy Father’s Day!!!” Whether you’re at the ballpark, at home, on the road etc, we hope you enjoy a wonderful Father’s Day!
Below are a list of Father-Son combinations from Major League Baseball history. Comment… 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
In the installment of our “Pro Tips” series, we sat down with Houston Astros pitcher Bud Norris to discuss all things baseball.
Bud’s favorite pitch to throw is the fastball because he can generate a lot of speed with the pitch. However speed isn’t everything as Bud explained. “… Continue reading
In the next installment of our “Pro Tips” series, I sat down with former Major League pitcher Frankie Rodriguez to discuss all things baseball.
Frankie is a self determined individual. He told me “ The only person that every really inspired me was the person in my mirror. In the… Continue reading
The 2013 Major League Baseball draft featured different players from all across the world uniting for the common dream of making the Major Leagues. Each player that signs with a team hopes to one day make the Major Leagues; a once in a life time opportunity. However some players I n this year’s draft were… Continue reading
There was no hitting combination more feared in the 1920′s then Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Pitchers would have nightmares if they had to face Ruth or Gehrig. Babe Ruth was the sultan of swat; a man who never met a fastball he didn’t like. Lou Gehrig was the model for baseball excellence;… Continue reading
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Matt Nadel here of Baseball with Matt with some more on the history of America’s National Pastime. How many times do you think Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson struck out? The answer is 2,597, a record for most times struck out. Now how many times do you think Hall of Famer Joe… Continue reading
Joe DiMaggio is widely considered to be the greatest right handed hitter in the history of Major League Baseball. To say anything in the New York area is considered blasphemous and punishable by banishment. My grandfather once told me that it was a privilege and honor to watch Joe DiMaggio swing the bat. It’s been a… Continue reading
I’m nineteen years old. My colleague Matt Nadel is fourteen years old. Without bragging, I consider us to be up and coming baseball historians. However while Matt and I show youthful exuberance in the work force, I feel we may have met out match.
Matt Nadel tweeted… Continue reading
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Matt Nadel here of Baseball with Matt with some more baseball history. I know that the Indians don’t have the greatest history of producing winning pitchers, except for Bob Feller and Satchel Paige. However, there was a certain pitcher on Cleveland that was pretty good, and if he had been on a… Continue reading