Tag: baseball

Dermot Mulroney, William Peterson, and Larry Riley as the 1957 Tampico Stogies in the Alabama-Florida minor league. (Image: HBO)
Sports Movies

Best Baseball Movie You Never Saw: ‘Long Gone’ (1987)

Sports geeks consider “Long Gone,” a 1987 made-for-TV film at HBO, the best baseball movie you never saw about a minor league ball club set in the Florida panhandle in 1957.  William Petersen (“To Live and Die in LA”) stars as player/manager Stud Cantrell of the Tampico Stogies in Class […]

Choi Jun-seok, power hitter for the Lotte Giants, flips his bat after a home run in a 2015 KBO game. (Image: Jean Chung/New York Times)

Korean Baseball (KBO) Bat Flips After Home Runs

Pro baseball in Korea, known as the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), has always been known for its flashy players when it comes to bat flips after home runs. In Korea, it’s not frowned upon to flip your bat (“ppa-dun”) after a home run. In fact, bat flips are the norm […]

The Cape Cod League All-Star Game at Spillane Field in Wareham, MA in 2015. (Image: Andrew Felper/SBNation)

Cape Cod League Canceled for First Time Since WW2

Every summer, 10 teams of college ballplayers scattered around in various beach towns compete in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) in Massachusetts. Now, due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials voted unanimously to cancel the upcoming season for the first time in 75 years. The Cape Cod Baseball League originally […]