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BBCOR vs USSSA Baseball Bats – Which is Better?


Player age, price, bat length, drop weight, bat materials – there’s so much to consider when picking baseball or softball bats. This article will be discussing bat stamps, which are yet another critical aspect when picking a new bat. In particular, we’ll be comparing BBCOR vs USSSA bats. What are the construction and performance differences […]

What Does OPS Mean In Baseball?

What is OPS in baseball - how to calculate OPS

Baseball fans generally love the statistics behind the game. One statistic that has become a popular way to measure the overall effectiveness of batters is the OPS stat. Lets define OPS in baseball – What does OPS stand for? OPS in baseball stands for On-base plus slugging. This is a stat that sums a player’s […]

Best Wood Bat Material – Maple vs Ash vs Birch

Best Wood Bat Material - Maple vs Ash vs Birch

Years ago, most players used ash bats. That soon changed, owing to Barry Bond’s triumphant display courtesy of a maple bat. Barry Bonds set a single-season home run record in 2001, and since then, the perception that maple hits farther owing to its harder, denser structure has stuck. Last year, for instance, about 70% of […]

Why Do Baseball Catchers Paint Their Nails?


When watching a baseball game on television, you may want to watch the catcher’s signals to the pitcher. It’s generally a wide array of a confusing-looking combination of fingers pointing.  One thing you may have noticed is catchers with their fingernails painted. It’s not overly common, but it’s necessary for catchers to use nail polish […]

Pitching Distances – Pitcher’s Mound from Home Plate


The pitching distance is the distance from the pitcher’s mound to the front of home plate. Note that this is certainly not the distance from the ball’s release point to the rear point of the plate, which can be several feet shorter depending on the pitcher’s height and method of delivery. The pitching distance varies […]

A Look Back at the Time Randy Johnson Hit a Bird

randy johnson hits bird

We all know Randy Johnson had a “killer” fastball. Well, that was more than just a term used to describe the blazing speed on March 24, 2001. In a spring training game in Tucson, Arizona, a fastball thrown by Johnson hit a dove that was flying across the field. What Kind of Pitch Was It? […]

What is the Diameter of a Regulation Baseball?

diameter of a baseball

A regulation-size baseball measures approximately 2.86 to 2.94 inches (7.3 to 7.5 centimeters) in diameter. Its circumference is between 9 and 9.25 inches (22.9 to 23.5 centimeters).  As for the weight of baseballs, they range from 5 to 5.25 ounces (142 to 149 grams).  Evolution of the Baseball Prior to 1876, there was no standardization […]

What is a DP in Softball and Baseball?


There are two meanings for DP. DP in softball typically stands for Designated Player. In baseball, DP stands for Double Play. We cover both meanings in detail below: What is a DP in Softball? The position is very similar to the Designated Hitter in baseball, but there is a distinct difference. In baseball, the designated […]