The Bat Nerd, Author at The Bat Nerds



Top 10 Shortest MLB Players

- September 26, 2022
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You’ve probably heard “size doesn’t matter” mentioned a few times, which is as accurate in baseball as in most scenarios. Both height and weight don’t matter – all you need are the tools to produce at a high level. In some sports, short players may not have a chance. In baseball, however, some of the […]

Top 10 Tallest MLB Players

- September 26, 2022
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As you look around the history of Major League Baseball and baseball in general, many tall baseball players have played the game, some of them being some of the best players of their generation and of all time. One former MLB player landing as one of the Tallest MLB Players All-Time is Randy Johnson. Meanwhile, […]

What Is the Best Position in Baseball?

- September 15, 2022
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Baseball has nine positional players – the pitcher, the catcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, shortstop, center fielder, right fielder, and the left fielder. Of all the positions listed, what is the best position in baseball? Best Position in Baseball? We rank the the pitcher as the best position in baseball. However, multiple positions can […]

15 Best Puerto Rican Baseball Players

- September 7, 2022
Best Puerto Rican baseball-players

The history of Major League Baseball is teeming with talented baseball players from Puerto Rico. Roberto Clemente headlines the list as the best Puerto Rican Baseball player of all time. Joining Clemente on the list includes the Alomar brothers Sandy Alomar and Roberto Alomar, future Hall of Famer Yadier Molina, current All-star Francisco Lindor, and […]

How Much Do Professional Softball Players Make?

- September 1, 2022
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Despite Many great female softball players have been showcased, from the great Lisa Fernandez to Jennie Finch to Cat Osterman, many fans still ask the same question about professional softball players, i.e., how much do professional softball players make? While most eyes are fixated on the astonishing record-high MLB contracts professional baseball players land, softball […]

Why Do Baseball Players Wear Chains?

- September 1, 2022
Why Do Baseball Players Wear Chains

Many fashion trends have shown up within the game over the years. From players wearing high socks to baggy baseball pants to crazy eye black designs. With more players making fashion statements with chains, one question that often comes up is why baseball players wear chains.  Let’s find out. Why Do Baseball Players Wear Chains? […]

The Best MLB Mascots Ranked

- August 30, 2022
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Whether you love the history of the MLB mascot or the excitement they bring to the game of baseball, mascots are a staple of the game of baseball, and are one of most exciting parts of going to a game. Mascots deliver a fun and exciting experience for young fans of the game while also […]

Softball Positions and Numbers Explained

- July 11, 2022
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Softball is challenging but highly rewarding for both fans and players. While the simple concept of softball is somewhat easy to understand, it can be challenging to remember the various softball positions and responsibilities, softball position numbers, and even how many positions are in softball.  Over the next few sections, we will answer your questions […]