By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — It’s been a few days since the Cleveland Indians’ American League record 22-game winning streak came to an end last week. It’s the second-longest in MLB history behind the 1916 New York Giants’ 26-game win streak. But to really appreciate what the Central Division champions […]Read more "A Tribe Quest: The Streak and Beyond"
EMBRACED…By The Dark Side! By Michael – Louis Ingram , Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom (www.basnnewsroom.com) THE BRONX, NY (www.basnnewsroom.com) Do you remember the exact moment – when you became a fan? Many can recall being at a sporting event young and wide-eyed to the spectacle of cheers and jeers-all while indulging […]Read more "EMBRACED…by the Dark Side!!!"
By Mark Newman, MLB.com NEW YORK — Major League Baseball released the 2017 postseason schedule on Tuesday — and it is similar to last year’s, except in one important way: The 113th World Series will begin Oct. 24 on FOX at the home of the league champion with the better regular-season record. The standard playoff tiebreaker rules will apply […]Read more "MLB releases 2017 postseason schedule"
By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Fans of former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Dick Allen are urging the team to retire his iconic number 15. As Philadelphia’s first African American superstar and one of the game’s greatest power hitters, Allen deserves to have his number displayed along with Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Jim […]Read more "Fans Call on Phillies to Retire Slugger Allen’s Number 15"
By Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. OAKLAND, Ca. — On Friday, July 14, 2017, the Cleveland Indians wore their dark blue road jerseys with the grinning chief on their caps and on their left sleeve […]Read more "CHIEF WAHOO’S LAST STAND"
NEW YORK — Below is the full list of the most valuable teams across all sports (51 this year thanks to a tie at $1.75 billion between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim). Values are based on Forbes Magazine valuations done over the past year for NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, F1, soccer, […]Read more "The 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams in 2017, according to Forbes Magazine"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct — Back in the eighties, author Dan Schlossberg released a unique baseball book entitled “The Baseball Catalog”. Filled with all sorts of trivia, tidbits, photos, and other information that any baseball junkie would go crazy over, “The Almanac” was one of my favorite books about […]Read more "Review: The New Baseball Bible"
KANSAS CITY — The Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball today announced that they are jointly contributing $1 million to the Kansas City-based Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM). The grant will strive to inspire future generations of minority youth to play baseball by helping to ensure the Museum’s sustainability as the preservationists […]Read more "MLB, Players Association to provide $1 million to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to preserve history and inspire future generations of minority players"
NOTE: On this date in 1970, Curt Flood lost his lawsuit against Major League Baseball challenging the reserve clause. Today, we take a look back at the back story surrounding Flood’s courageous stand. This feature was first published on BASN in February of 2006. By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus When baseball historians conjure […]Read more "A BASN Remix: The Plight of Curt Flood"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct. — For the first time in my life, I’ll be experiencing Father’s Day this weekend without my father. Clifton McClean Sr. passed away just less than a month ago at the age of 85. He had been ailing for over a year, so it was […]Read more "Dad, Baseball, And The “Black” Yankees"