The Legend began during Spring Training of 1985 when the New York Mets had a possible super-ace in the making. A Sports Illustrated article had tabbed Sidd Finch as a unique and incredible pitching prospect.
“Shop small”. Those two words are the battle cry of the little guys and girls in the business world. It is the mantra of companies that wage a daily battle to find unique ways to pit their services and products against those of the big chain and box stores.
The efforts of these smaller competitors seem to be working. As consumers, it seems more and more, we have that pang of guilt within us when we knowingly bypass the local start-up or long standing Mom n’ Pop location in favor of the large grocer or department store.
A big part of what makes our bat buying process easy is that we’re willing to price match.
Do you need a USABat and a USSSA bat for the holidays? We've got you covered! For the first time ever, JustBats is offering a Pre-Black Friday Bundle Pack! That's right, Black Friday is starting early this year. With $200 in savings you can knock out your holiday shopping with one click.
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This was one of the most difficult articles to write. Creating the Ultimate Fictional Baseball Team was tedious, emotional, and nostalgic, all at the same time. Players who did not make the cut, I’m deeply sorry. Maybe next year. For everyone else; welcome to the ball club.
K is the 11th letter of the alphabet. It's also a popular letter for pitchers.
Do you know what a strikeout in baseball is called a 'K'? Our JustBats.com team is here to help inform you and knock this answer out of the park.
Back in the 1880s, when the sport of baseball wove itself into America's fabric, African-American players formed professional teams because they were not allowed to play in major and minor baseball leagues. The teams eventually formed the Negro Leagues, which featured some amazing athletes and they're all currently honored in Kansas City, Missouri at the Negro League Baseball Museum.
Even though the last Negro Leagues team folded in the early 1960s, the legacy of the players continues. 35 former players reside in Cooperstown now, and stories of Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, and Oscar Charleston remain. Pop culture has kept Jackie Robinson, Rube Foster, and others relevant. But, with many undocumented statistics and exaggerated tales of players, who was the best Negro Leagues baseball player ever? JustBats.com gives our take.
Softball's origins aren't rooted in baseball, as many assume, but in the sport of football.
Softball, which according to the Amateur Softball Association (ASA), is the most played team sport in the United States has an interesting history. The sport started on Thanksgiving Day 1887 and was invented by a Chicago Board of Trade reporter named George Hancock.
The debate rages on...
Batting gloves vs no batting gloves?
One of the most contentious baseball debates for the last century isn’t about what position is the hardest or what pitch should I throw in what count. No, it's should you wear batting gloves or not?
Every baseball and softball player from all levels wear batting gloves. But are they necessary? Is there a benefit to having batting gloves or is it all just for show? Do they give you an extra edge?