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?
As a Coach, when it comes time to set your batting order, you need a strategic approach regarding where your contact hitters and where your power hitters should be in the lineup. On the other hand, as a player, you need to take a similar approach when it comes time to choose a baseball bat that is best for your hitting style.
The JustBats.com team can help determine the differences between contact hitter bats and power hitter bats so that you can make the most informed decision possible.
The ceremonial first pitch before all Major League Baseball games is an iconic tradition where a distinguished guest throws a ball to mark the end of pregame festivities. This guest can be anyone from a celebrity, to a hero, or even the President of the United States. They take their place at the front of a pitcher's mound and try their best to throw a strike.
While it is everyone’s dream to throw a perfect strike in front of a huge crowd, that doesn’t always happen. So, here at JustBats, we’ve created this list of the worst first pitches ever.
The first impression that many first-time baseball players receive of America's pastime is swinging a soft ball off a tee. If a player doesn't enjoy their time in tee ball, there's a good chance they won't move on to Little League, and then high school, and even the Major Leagues. If you're a first-time coach or even an experienced coach looking to expand on your practice plan, JustBats is all about helping.
Finding the right softball bat is the single most important part of every player's game, and the debate between single wall and double wall bats has always been a topic of discussion in the softball community. In a sports world chalked full of league restrictions and regulations, it is extremely beneficial to know all of the ins and outs of your slow pitch softball bat.
Certain Leagues will require a single wall bat while others will allow both single wall and double wall. Why is that? What are the biggest differences between the two? Which bat performs better? Does one have superior durability? How does the pop compare? Why should I use one over the other? Don't worry, JustBats has the answers.
Oh, no. The family car is packed up for the big travel ball tournament with gloves, baseball bats, softball bats, suitcases, etc.. But, as you are pulling out of the driveway, you remember that it is your turn to provide team snacks after the game. What are you going to bring them? Candy and soda? Don’t stress; JustBats is here to inform you of the 15 best snacks for your favorite Little League team.