Old Cubs Fan Makes Great Catch On Home Run, Throws Dummy Ball Back

This old guy made a great play to grab Mark Reynolds's second-inning blast in Chicago. He scaled the fence and leaned almost as far over as possible to snag the ball, much to the delight of the folks around him. And, just like his fellow fan from a month ago, in nearly the exact same spot, he knew he had to throw… » 8/11/14 9:16pm 8/11/14 9:16pm

Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup

At least three people tried to catch this home run—although "tried" might be a stretch for the guy in orange—and it eluded all of them. With all the hands in front of her face, this poor woman made no attempt whatsoever to catch the ball, and probably assumed at least one of the dudes around her was going to snag… » 7/30/14 11:11pm 7/30/14 11:11pm

Melky Cabrera's HR Broke A Car Windshield Across The Street From Fenway

Toronto's 14-1 win over Boston was an all-out pummeling, punctuated by Melky Cabrera's second home run on the night, a three-run shot in the nine-run sixth inning. Cabrera's shot to left-center, officially tracked at a disappointing 410 feet, completely cleared the stadium and cracked a car windshield across the… » 7/29/14 10:02am 7/29/14 10:02am

Wily Mo Peña Hits Massive Home Run In Japanese All-Star Game

Wily Mo Peña has been playing in Japan since 2011 and represented the Orix Buffaloes for the Pacific League in this year's All-Star Game, played Saturday at Koshien Stadium. Peña smoked the first pitch he saw from Hanshin Tigers 20-year-old pitcher Shintaro Fujinami and damn near hit it out of the stadium. » 7/19/14 2:36pm 7/19/14 2:36pm

Where Does David Ortiz Really Rank Among The All-Time Home Run Hitters?

David Ortiz hit his 450th home run late last month, moving him to 37th on the career home runs list. There's no doubt Ortiz has had a great career. But his are home runs in an era of home runs—and performance enhancers. He blends into his environment, that is to say. Since home runs were more infrequent in earlier… » 7/08/14 12:30pm 7/08/14 12:30pm

Tony Gwynn Was The Babe Ruth Of Not Striking Out

Since Tony Gwynn died Monday, many stories have been written about what a great player he was. But among all the mentions of his eight batting titles and 15 All-Star games, there's an extraordinary facet of his game that goes slightly underappreciated even as it's constantly mentioned—his incredible ability to make… » 6/19/14 4:20pm 6/19/14 4:20pm