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Though the traditions involved in baseball history are confusing and irrelevant to some people, these have barely changed since the inception of the game. For example, the baseball uniforms still look quite the same to the original uniforms that were used from the very first baseball game. The wooden baseball bat is a tradition that stays with the history of baseball. As a fact, the MBA implements the use of wooden bats and nothing else with the exception of titanium and aluminum bats for other levels of baseball. The rationale for this ruling is to protect the old batting records by maintaining the tradition of using wooden bats only.

If you’re a fan of pro basketball, you’ve probably seen that the players on the court wear their team’s basketball uniforms while the coaches wear their formal suits. The origin of this popular tradition came from a legendary school gym teacher. The gym teacher who invented basketball preferred to wear suits during his team’s basketball games. This became a fashion trend and it became a tradition that will go on until it became the official dress-code in the rules for basketball games. The same coach set the ruling for the no on-court participation of the coach during the basketball game. In baseball, the coaches can run to their players while they are on the field, in basketball this is not allowed.

If you are wondering why the MLB managers wear baseball uniforms then here is the answer. Before the 20th century, the baseball team managers were usually players too. They were responsible for administrative duties, public relations and travel plans. There was no real coach. However, the team captains got older and though they lost their playing prowess, their knowledge and experience of the game were valuable to help the team win. Instead of leaving the team, the captains stayed with them in the dugout and eventually they are what we now call coaches.

The Slimming Effects of Pinstripes and Full-Brimmed Hats: A Historical Look at Baseball Uniforms

In 1849, the first official baseball uniform was introduced by the New York Knickerbockers Baseball club. It became one of the biggest sources of profit for the Major League baseball by means of merchandising and popular branding. Towards the late 19th century, the uniforms became popular that the professional baseball teams had official uniforms for [...]

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Shifting Styles: Basketball Uniforms

Every time basketball season arrives, people from all walks of life come together to cheer and eat nachos to celebrate a victory, or to mourn the loss of their favorite team. If you are a diehard basketball fan since you were a kid, then you’ve noticed the transformation of basketball uniforms thru the years. Basketball uniforms [...]

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For Baseball, Hitting is the Name of the Game.

In general, baseball teams tend to fill their roster with plays who play a good offense not that they are disregarding the importance of a solid defense play. Coaches and scouts has this perspective that a good hitter can produce runs so the defensive skills could be developed later. As an example, Manny Ramirez might [...]

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Congratulations to Warner Robins Little Leaguers

Just like the last edition of the Little League, this year LL World Series game was a thriller. We congratulate the kids from Warner Robins in Georgia. Their heads up plays, great teamwork and unselfish game plan, especially in the clutch time, catapulted them to the LL World Series title.It is such a great joy [...]

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The Home Run King at Last – What Should Bonds Do Now?

Just few nights ago, Barry Bonds clinched his home run journey by bagging his 756th home run and leaping over the legendary Hank Aaron. You will definitely notice how Bonds achieved this feat the moment the ball jumped off his bat. He is visually relieved as he threw up his hands in sheer joy. I [...]

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Let’s Start Giving Barry Bonds the Benefit of the Doubt – We’re Not French Are We?

The Napoleonic Code, a judicial system, was implemented in 1804 in France. Contrary to American law, the French believes that you are proven guilty until proven you are innocent. The burden of proof relies on the defendant. It holds no water in French courts that the prosecution has no proof whether or not the accused [...]

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Should the All-star Game Decide Home Field Advantage?

Several years ago, the MLB gave a new rule that states All-star games would determine home field advantage in the World Series. Should the All-star game play a role in the World Series? The answer to that is NO!Nowadays, the All-star games serves as a night for entertainment and to honor determined to be worthy [...]

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How to Calculate Slugging Percentage

Slugging percentage or slugging average as defined is the ratio of the total number of bases reached on base hits to official times at bat for a baseball player. Slugging percentages are often computed up to 3 decimal point. This measures the overall effectiveness and power of a hitter. It’s easier to just compare and [...]

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Baseball in Shanghai? Another American Sport Exported to China

As a former athlete and avid sports fan, one of the hardest things I experienced in Shanghai, China is having almost no access to American sports. Though basketball has gained popularity in China in the past 10 years, it still has to establish a base in their sports culture. There are some kids who are [...]

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