Saturday, June 19, 2021

Explainer series

Who are the Yomiuri Giants?

Who are the Yomiuri Giants?
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The most dominant franchise in Nippon Professional Baseball history, the Yomiuri Giants are termed the New York Yankees of Japanese baseball. Read on to discover who they are and how they reached the pinnacle of Japanese Baseball.

Finding the Hot Hand: Defensive Sabermetrics for the Shortened Season

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New strategies are already in place for lineups on the offensive side, now that both leagues have a designated hitter. On the defensive side, though, the strategy is less clear. Read on as we take a look at the sabermetric tools that could impact the 2020 MLB season strategy on defense.

A Brief Guide to Mexican Baseball

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Historians have placed the origin of Mexican baseball back to the 1840s, but the Liga Mexicana de Beisbol, also known as the LMB, hadn't emerged until 1925. Read our brief guide to Mexican Baseball to learn more.

How does the MLB draft work?

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As part of the Explainer Series, we have an in-depth look at how the MLB draft works and the upcoming changes to the 2020 and 2021 drafts.

A Brief Guide to Japanese Baseball

A Brief Guide to Japanese Baseball
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The roots of Japanese professional baseball are traced back to 1934, where the first league was established known as the Greater Japan Tokyo Baseball Club. In 1936, the league was called the Japanese Baseball League, where it operated until 1949. It wasn't until 1950 that Nippon Professional Baseball officially formed.

Who are the Doosan Bears?

Who are the Doosan Bears?
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The Doosan Bears have won six Korean Series titles with the most recent being last year. We take a look at who they are and some key facts about The Bears.

Who are the Samsung Lions?

Who are the Samsung Lions?
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The Samsung Lions are one of South Korea's most successful baseball teams. We take a deeper look into who they are.

Major League Baseball vs. Chinese Professional Baseball League

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With the Chinese Professional Baseball League currently underway, and fans beginning to appear in the stands, you may be wondering what the difference is between MLB and the CPBL. Read ahead to identify the differences, but let's just say the two leagues vary significantly.

Who are the Rakuten Monkeys?

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The Rakuten Monkeys are one of the most dominant teams in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, and so we thought we should introduce them first as part of our "Explainer Series." However, before discussing the Rakuten Monkeys, we need to delve into the history of the Chinese Professional Baseball League to understand their backstory.