HBCU Swingman Classic Comes To Texas | Ken Griffey Jr’s Star Shines Light On Black College Baseball’s Brightest

The annual HBCU Swingman Classic is just five months away.   Tickets will go on sale now due to the great turnout from last year’s inaugural event. Last year it was in Seattle, this year it's at Globe Life Field, home of the World Series Champion Texas Rangers,...

Mookie Betts 50/50 Foundation Gears Up For Another Bowling Fundraiser | The 2023 MLBbro Player of the Year Is Culture Shifting

MLBbro Player of the Year Mookie Betts will one day see his name in Cooperstown. Along with his passion for the game of baseball, Betts holds a deep love for connecting with his community and established the 50/50 Foundation. It's a shining example of charitable...

Retired? Well… Kind Of… Dusty Baker Returns to The San Francisco Giants as Special Advisor

Every time he tries to leave something keeps pulling MLBbro Dusty Baker back to the field of dreams. Only this time he’ll be moving on up to the front office. After originally retiring from managing after a 26 year career, Baker is returning with the San Francisco...

MLB.com Recognizes These Melanated Mound Marauders For Their Dominance | ‘Hoot’ and ‘Doc’ Produced Top 5 Cy Young Seasons

There has only been a total of 116 CY Young Award winners in baseball history. According to a recent report on MLB.com, two of our MLBbros were acknowledged as having one of the Top 5 most dominant Cy Young award-winning seasons we have ever seen.   #3 Nobody...

Mookie Betts Is MLBbro Player of the Year For 2023

As Black baseball stars continue to make waves around the baseball world, one in particular has represented the bunch as well as anyone on and off of the field. Following an incredible season, it’s now former AL MVP Mookie Betts’ turn to grace the 2023 MLBbro.com...

Trent Grisham is The BX-Factor In Juan Soto Trade To Yankees

Juan Soto isn’t the only one coming to the Bronx this offseason. So is MLBbro Trent Grisham. On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres put together a blockbuster deal to send young superstar Soto to the Bronx along with Grisham. The Padres received...

Marcus Stroman Would Be A Great Fit For A Baltimore Orioles Team With The Lowest Total Payroll In MLB

Pitching is the key to success at all levels of baseball, especially in MLB, where elite arms are pivotal to teams with an opportunity to compete for a World Series title against some of the best hitters in the world.   Marcus Stroman is one of those elite...

One Season After Contemplating Retirement, A Rebirthed Jason Heyward Runs It Back With LA Dodgers

Long-time right fielder Jason Heyward is back for another one.   The 14-year veteran has reportedly re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a one-year $9 million deal. Heyward will enter the season at 34 years old and will have the chance to add to his stellar...

They Chose To Serve: An MLBbro Veterans Day Retrospective

When it was all said and done, they chose to serve.   Despite the racial inequities they received on and off the field, they chose to serve. Whether it was World War I or World War II, whether it was the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, they chose to serve....

Mookie Betts Looking To Join Frank Robinson and Become Second Player In MLB History To Win MVP In Both Leagues

Mookie Betts had an exceptional 2023 season and while he didn’t get the opportunity to win a third World Series title, he still ended the season as one of the league’s best.  ...

Was This World Series The First Step In Marcus Semien and Corey Seager’s Texas Rangers Dynasty? | The $500M Infield Will Dominate For Years To Come

With the Texas Rangers winning their first World Series in franchise history, stars Marcus Semien and Corey Seager laid the foundation for what has the chance to be Major League Baseball’s next great dynasty.   Marcus Semien has stamped himself as the greatest...

Marcus Semien Discusses The Keys To A Texas Rangers World Series Title

MLBbro.com lead baseball reporter Malik Wright spoke to Texas Rangers All-Star second baseman Marcus Semien, who provided his opinion on what the Rangers have to do against the scrappy Arizona Diamondbacks to win the first World Series in franchise history.  ...

Marcus Semien Reached Base Safely In Four Of His Five Game 6 At Bats | Texas Rangers Push Dusty Baker’s Astros To ALCS Game 7

Marcus Semien reached base safely in four of his five Game 6 at-bats, knocking in two singles, walking twice and scoring a run in the Rangers 9-2 win over the Astros.  Now, just one game stands between him and his first career World Series appearance.   Semien...

Philadelphia Phillies Send The Atlanta Braves Home, But The Future Is Bright In ATL

Philadelphia - On Thursday Night, Michael Harris II and the Atlanta Braves season came to a disappointing end as they fell 3-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia’s series clenching victory on Thursday pushed their playoff home record to...

Atlanta Braves Facing NLDS Elimination | Money Mike Harris, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Matt Olson Need To Get Bats Going Against Philly

Philadelphia -- After one of the most exciting comeback victories in recent MLB history on Monday, Michael Harris II and the Atlanta Braves came crashing back to earth in Philadelphia on Wednesday.    Despite their offense striking first, the Phillies responded...

Texas Rangers Clinch First ALCS Birth Since 2011 | 3B Coach Tony Beasley Has Seen The Best and Worst Times During Eight Years With Organization

The Texas Rangers clinched a berth to the American League Championship Series for the first time since 2011 after completing a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday night.  Now, they can get some much-needed rest while waiting for the Twins and Astros to finish their...

Dusty Baker Gets 53rd Postseason Win & 30th As A Houston Astros Manager | Stros’ Cruise To 9-1 Game 3 ALDS Win Over Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins proved that they are not to be taken lightly after Game 2 of the ALDS when they blitzed the defending World Series champion Houston Astros 6-2 in Texas to knot the ALDS at 1-1 entering Tuesday night’s pivotal Game 3. The lines in Vegas didn’t shift...

All-MLBbro Team 2023 | These Bros Were The Top Of The Class

With the regular season completed and the playoffs heating up, it’s time for MLBbro.com to honor the very best Black and brown players of 2023.   The third annual All-Bro Team represents excellence at the plate, in the field, and as a leader. It was selected by a...

Marcus Semien Gets His Playoff Bat Going | Texas Rangers Keep Rolling To 2-0 ALDS Lead Over Baltimore

Marcus Semien got back on track with a two-hit day in the Rangers 11-8 victory over the Orioles Sunday night.  Now, needing only one win to clinch a berth to the ALCS, he sets his sights on a sweep in the biggest game in Arlington since the 2011 World Series.   A...

Texas Rangers Beat Reporter Kennedi Landry Talks MLB Playoffs

Mark Gray talks to Texas Rangers beat reporter Kennedi Landry about the team’s play in the MLB Postseason as they hold a 1-0 lead over Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS.   https://youtu.be/cYproknd5HU?si=bRDVvpRe4lT7iKwj  

Marcus Semien Struggles, But Texas Rangers Advance To ALDS | Expect A Big Series Against Baltimore

Marcus Semien and his Texas Rangers busted the brooms out on their way to sweeping the Rays in the Wild Card round, despite him only going 1-for-9 in the series and 2-for-17 overall in his last three games. If Semien can break the skid and join his other teammates in...

MLBbro.com Staff Playoff Predictions (Divisional Round) | Agree?

As we do every year at this time, the staff at MLBbro.com has made its annual postseason predictions.   Our Panel: Rob Parker, JR Gamble, Mark Gray, David Grubb, Malik Wright, Dante Miles, Ronald Agers, Gary Sheffield Jr., Rachel Hill, Jaelen Gilkey, Kevin Moore...

Royce Lewis Becomes Third Player In MLB History To Homer In First Two Postseason Plate Appearances

Minnesota Twins rookie slugger Royce Lewis is fresh off an AL Rookie of the Month award for September and the former No. 1 overall draft pick started his first October run bro bombing the Twins to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card...

MLBbro.com Staff World Series Predictions

As we do every year at this time, the staff at MLBbro.com has made its annual postseason predictions.   With the matchups for the Division and League Championship Series still yet to be determined, our panel of 11 contributors made its selections based on the...

Jazz Chisholm & Josh Bell Drive The Miami Soul Train Into Wild Card Series With The Philadelphia Phillies

The Miami Marlins were competing in one of the toughest divisions this season, but they found a way to make it to the postseason and two of our MLBbro’s played a key role in making that happen.  ...

MLBbro Umpire Malachi Moore Is Holding Free Camps In Compton To Teach Kids How To Execute The Craft

By Seneca Sumners Special to MLBbro.com  WE WANT MOORE! This is what the kids say about the Compton Youth Academy umpire camp. Malachi Moore, an alum of the CYA, is a Black MLB umpire doing his first full-time season this year. Moore will be holding a youth umpire...

#HIGHFIVE | These MLBbros Ended The 2023 MLB Regular Season With A Bang

Aaron Judge brought back his record-breaking Mojo from 2022 this week and put on a power display for the ages. He became the first Yankee ever with multiple three home runs games in the same season after hitting three in last Friday's contest against Arizona to earn...

Cedric Mullins, Aaron Hicks & Jack Flaherty Are About To Lock Down Baltimore Orioles First Division Title Since 2014

The last time the Orioles hoisted the division title, they had just two MLBbros, Adam Jones and Delmon Young, on their American League Division Series roster.   ...

Devin Williams Is Thirsting His First Taste Of MLB Postseason Action | America Is About To Meet The ‘Airbender’

The Milwaukee Brewers are headed to the playoffs this season after missing the postseason last year.   And that means we may have the opportunity to watch MLBbro, Devin Williams make his postseason appearance.   That’s right, Williams has not appeared in the...

Mookie Betts Sets RBI Mark For Leadoff Hitters, With More Record-Breaking, Title-Making On The Horizon

Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts’ month-long pursuit of presumed National League MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. may not result in winning his first NL MVP award, but going forward there is potential for Mookie to accomplish something just as special on the game's...

MLBbro HOFer Barry Larkin Is Spearheading Baseball United | First League Focused on the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent

MLBbro legend Barry Larkin is helping to expand the game all over the world and create opportunities for Black players. Baseball United, an upstart pro baseball league, will be the first league focused on the Middle East and Indian subcontinent.   Larkin has...

Cleveland Guardians Welcome MLBbro Triston McKenzie Back To the Rotation This Weekend

With postseason hopes fading with each passing day, the Cleveland Guardians may have to start their transition plans to figuring out their inventory of talent in preparation for next season. That change in mission statement is probably the reason why MLBbro Triston...

#HIGHFIVE | Return Of The Greene Machine, T.A. Is A Closer, Ke’Bryan Hayes Has Arrived

Hunter Greene “Machine” is the best pitcher in the Majors under the age of 25 and with his Cincinnati Reds in the thick of the playoff race, he performed like an Ace Wednesday afternoon, striking out 14 Twins which is the most in a single start by a Reds pitcher since...

Adam Jones To Cedric Mullins | The Bros Are Carrying On Tradition In Baltimore With 2023 World Series Dreams

The Baltimore Orioles officially clinched a spot in the postseason Sunday for the first time since 2016. While the excitement around this achievement is palpable, it also serves as a poignant reminder of a bygone era in Orioles baseball, personified by the legendary...

Tim Anderson Is Finishing A Rough Season Like The Resilient All-Star He Is

Tim Anderson has had a pretty good week at the plate for the Chicago White Sox. From September 13 to 18, the two-time All-Star carried a five-game hitting streak, hitting .476 during that stretch. He had a three-hit performance on the 16 against the Minnesota Twins...

Byron Buxton Could Return For Playoffs | A Big Bux Sighting Would Be Big Luck For Minnesota Twins

Byron Buxton could make a return before the season ends.   The Minnesota Twins star player last appeared in a game on August 1. He went 1-for-4 with a double that game. He was placed on the 10-day injured list a few days after that game due to a right hamstring...

Is it Time For The New York Yankees To Shut Down Aaron Judge For the Season?

The New York Yankees have had a season of injury, inconsistency and disappointment to say the least. After being on the short list of teams that could represent the American League in the World Series, the Yankees will potentially finish out the season at the bottom...

#HIGHFIVE | Better “Late Night” Than Never, Return Of The “Greene Machine”

“Late Night” Lamonte Wade Jr. made true to his name with two walk-off hits in the Giants' three-game series against the Guardians this week. Thanks to Wade, San Francisco has won five of their last six games and enter the weekend just a half game back of the final...

Jordan Walker’s Lived Up To Billing In Rookie Season | The Record-Breaking MLBbro Is Already Gearing Up For 2024 Takeoff

Jordan Walker, the rookie sensation of the St. Louis Cardinals is living a storybook first season, and he's looking to use this late-season surge to set him up for an All-star season next year.   September has arrived, and the rise of the young slugger continues....

Taj Bradley’s Roller Coaster Rookie Season Is Preparing Him For His First MLB Playoff Action

Rookie pitcher Taj Bradley won his first three starts of the season and it looked like he would be a candidate for the American League Rookie of the Year award.   Well, Bradley is no longer in that conversation and he currently has more losses than wins. He will...

MLBbro Michael Harris Dashes Towards Record Books Along With Teammate Ronald Acuna Jr.

On Sunday, Michael Harris Jr. and the Atlanta Braves became the first team in all of Major League Baseball to lock down a playoff berth.    With five consecutive NL East crowns already secured and a sixth well within reach, Harris and the Braves had no time to...

Making The Case For Mookie Betts As National League MVP

Since coming to the National League in 2020, Mookie Betts’ impact has been undeniable. He’s a three-time All-Star, Golden Glove, and Silver Slugger award winner. It's time we give credit where credit is due. Betts' performance this season has been nothing short of...

MLBbro.com Shines the Spotlight on MLBbros Sending Balls Out Chocolate Thunder Style

The mission statement of MLBbro.com is covering and exposing the excellence of Black and Brown players in Major League Baseball.   The most exciting part of the game for fans are when they get blessed with towering home run balls that go into the seats and then...

#HIGHFIVE | Another Week, Another Edition From The MLBbro Flow Commission

Jordan “Sky” Walker put on a show this week in the first series he played in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. The Cardinals rookie highlighted it with a home run over the head of his childhood best friend “Money” Michael Harris to earn him the top spot in Week 22 of...

Marcus Stroman Faces Second Rehab Journey with a Curveball: A Rib Cage Cartilage Fracture

Marcus Stroman finds himself in the throes of a second rehabilitation journey, one that is marked by a different injury altogether.   The initial setback occurred when Stroman was sidelined due to a diagnosis of right hip inflammation, leading to his placement on...

Melanated Mound Marauder | Taijuan Walker Is The First Phillies Pitcher To Reach 15-Win Plateau Since 2018

Taijuan Walker continues to impress the baseball world as he picked up his team-leading 15th win of the season on Monday as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the San Diego Padres 9-7.   Philadelphia’s offense made sure they supported Walker as they jumped out to...

Kyren Paris Introduces Himself To The Show & Gets First Career Hit

In the baseball world, it’s a player’s dream to find out they’ve been called up to the big leagues.   For Kyren Paris, his dreams came true a few days ago. The Los Angeles Angels decided to call him up from Double-A Rocket City on September 1.to ...

#HIGHFIVE | Mookie Betts Is Two Homers From Becoming First Leadoff Hitter In History To Smash 40 Bro Bombs

Mookie Betts’ scoring month of August has him in prime position to compete for the National League MVP award and becoming the only player besides Frank Robinson to win the award in both leagues. That earns the most versatile player in the Majors the top spot on our...

Darius Vines Introduces Himself To Braves Nation With A Commanding Quality Start Win at Coors Field

MLBbro hurler Darius Vines made his Major League debut for the Atlanta Braves in “Mile High” Denver, Colorado Wednesday night, becoming their franchise record-tying 16th different pitcher to start a game this season.  The 25-year-old Vines looked to make a lasting...

Jazz Chisholm Is At A Career Crossroads | Is He All The Way Up Or Breaking Down?

LOS ANGELES - The Marlins’ Jazz Chisholm has been in a funk this season. Jazz is not having the season that he was hoping for. To go with his .244/.297/.431 slashline, with both his batting average and on-base percentage being the lowest since his rookie season, he’s...

MLBbros In A Close Battle For American League West Division Crown

As we head into the final month of the 2023 MLB season, it appears the balance of power in the American League could be shifting from East to West. Going into Monday night’s action, the AL West holds three of the available six playoff spots, something that hasn’t been...

Michael A. Taylor Has Tied A Career-High In Homers This Season For Minnesota Twins

Michael A. Taylor has been on fire for the Minnesota Twins lately as they are fighting to stay atop of the American League Central Division. For the Twins, they will need to win the division if they want a shot at postseason play and that is something that Taylor...

The Hottest MLBbro In Baseball Right Now? | Mookie Betts Or Aaron Judge?

When MLBbro.com acquired the mission statement to cover and spotlight Black and brown baseball players from the past to present to the future, it was a huge undertaking, but a very necessary one.  While doing that, the company has grown in reputation and contributions...

#HIGHFIVE | Mookie & Judge Still Reign, But Tommy Pham Was Real Active And Josh Bell Is Loving Miami

Ahead of Mookie Betts' return to Boston for the first time since being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, he went off! He is riding the wave of an 11-game hitting streak with hits in 26 of their last 27 games and had the 28th multi-homer game of his career Saturday...

Redefining the Game: MLB’s Commissioner’s Ambassador Program Sparks Diverse Future

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred unveiled the launch of the Commissioner’s Ambassador Program on Tuesday, a program that is poised to reshape the way the world views America's favorite pastime.   The program will be led by former MLBbros, MVPs, and...

LaMonte Wade Jr. Is Doing Everything He Can To Get San Francisco Back To MLB Playoffs

The San Francisco Giants are fighting to make a wild card spot this season. It’s going to be a close battle in the National League and the Giants are going to continue to look for LaMonte Wade Jr. to set the tone at the top of the lineup.   Wade had his struggles...

Tommy Pham Keeps Cranking Clutch Hits After Fans Cross The Line Yet Again

There’s nothing like acquiring a solid veteran during the trade deadline who actually gets hot exactly when you need him. Well Tommy Pham can mash baseballs, argue with racist fans and still won’t apologize for slapping the chalk off the face of Joc Pederson over a...

Stanton Doesn’t Deliver | The MLBbro Has Become A Symbol Of Yankees Recent Playoff Failure

Injuries have been as much of a part of Giancarlo Stanton’s career as towering home runs, maybe even moreso.   That wasn’t a problem when Stanton was toiling in anonymity for the Miami Marlins. However, since he arrived in The Bronx in 2018, Giancarlo Stanton’s...

“Diapers Are Not Cheap”| DJ Stewart Power-Producing For Mets, Who Is This MLBbro?

Despite struggling to reach expectations for this season, the New York Mets, with the highest payroll in baseball, surprised many around the league when they decided to become sellers at the trade deadline.   Moving star pitchers Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer...

#HIGHFIVE | The Bro Show Was Live Last Week, These Ballers Were Poetry In Motion

Mookie Betts danced his way to the top of the Week 19 #HighFive chart after hitting .444 and driving in six runs over his last seven games.  His Dodgers have won 10 games in a row and sit in first place in the National League West as they lock in on another playoff...

Miguel Cabrera’s 509th Career Homer Ties Gary Sheffield All-Time | Reminds Us Of The Legacy of Bro Bombers Continued Today

Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer on Tuesday was just his second of the season but the 509th of his career, tying him with MLBbro Gary Sheffield for 26th on the all-time home run leaderboard.    The 40-year-old designated hitter is soaking up all the memories on his...

“Self-Inflicted Damage” | Is Washington Nats Ace Josiah Gray Running Out Of Gas Down The Stretch?

MLBbro.com's Mark Gray goes live at the ballpark with Washington Nationals pitcher Josiah Gray, who has struggled since the All-Star Game.   https://youtu.be/QXTCmnCoxC4

Xzavion Curry Hunting First Win As Starter Against Motor City Tigers

Right-handed pitcher Xzavion Curry will look to pick up his first win of his career as a starter tomorrow as the Cleveland Guardians take on the Detroit Tigers.   This will be Curry’s sixth start of the season as the Guardians are looking to see how the...

MLBbros Impacting Playoff Races Across the Bigs | X-Factors

As baseball fans gear up for the home stretch there are several division races that are starting to take shape.    You have teams like Atlanta and Los Angeles in the National League, who have bashed their way to the largest division leads. Meanwhile, no other...

Dusty Baker Just Keeps Rolling Along | His Managerial MasterClass Is A Sight Of Beauty

The biggest change for the Houston Astros has been the return of their offense.   Since the All-Star break, Houston has been sending balls into orbit with regularity and sending runners around the basepaths. They lead the AL in runs and RBI, are second in home...

Is MLBbro Michael Harris II Trending Upwards Just In Time For the Atlanta Braves Postseason?

The deafening yawn that is being heard across the baseball world is coming from the Atlanta Braves and its fan base as they wait for the postseason. Despite having injury problems with their pitching staff, Atlanta still owns the best record in the Majors (as of...

Mookie Betts’ World | The Best All-Around Player In The Game Is Heating Up For LA Dodgers Summer Stretch Run

LOS ANGELES - This is Mookie’s world, and we’re just lucky to be a part of it.   Mookie Betts continues to show why he’s one of the best players in baseball once again. The seven-time All-Star has been playing out of his mind as of late, hitting .356 with 11 home...

Mookie Betts Leads LA Dodgers Charge Towards Another World Series Title | The Black Knight Shines

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking like a team that can seriously contend for a World Series title this year and Mookie Betts has played a big role in that.   Betts has been on fire at the plate and continues to show us that pop in his bat. On Monday, he belted...

Cleveland Guardians Give MLBbro Xzavion Curry an Opportunity to Grow | He’s Officially A Starting Arm

The Cleveland Guardians were one of the teams with a decision to make before last week’s trade deadline; pursue more talent for a potential playoff push or begin to plan for 2024?    When the dust finally settled, it seems the Guardians chose the latter. First,...

Time For Tim Anderson To Depart Chicago

It should have happened before the trade deadline.   The Chicago White Sox should have traded shortstop Tim Anderson somewhere, anywhere, before it got to this.   The former batting champion was ejected, and will face a lengthy suspension, for his role in an...

Black Jack Flaherty Is Second Player In Baltimore Orioles History To Retire At Least 15 Consecutive Batters In His Debut

For the most part “Black Jack” Flaherty looked more like the ace of the young Baltimore Orioles pitching staff in his first start for the baby birds less than 48 hours after his trade from the St. Louis Cardinals.   After waiting to the very late stages of 2023...

MLB Celebrates Announcement Of First MLB Game At Negro League Park | The Bros Came Out To Rickwood Field

Major League Baseball unveiled the official logo and name Thursday for the first MLB game at the oldest professional baseball park in the United States: MLB at Rickwood Field A Tribute to The Negro Leagues.   Rickwood Field was built in 1910 and is known for...

The Addition Of Pitcher Jack Flaherty Adds More Soul To Baltimore’s Band Of Bros

Acquiring Jack Flaherty at the end of the trade deadline on Aug. 1 from the St. Louis Cardinals allowed the Baltimore Orioles to keep an MLBbro on their active roster.    Baltimore began the season with just three Black players on its roster, Mychal Givens,...

Melanated Mound Marauder Taijuan Walker Keeps Shining With MLB-Leading 12th Win

If you had a chance to watch Taijuan Walker pitch this season, the word quality comes to mind.   And Walker has continued to show why he’s been one of the best starting pitchers this season. On Monday, he became the first pitcher to reach 12 wins on the season...

Baseball’s Stretch Run Highlights Strength/Weaknesses of MLB Today

The 2023 Major League Baseball season officially reaches its point of no return on Tuesday, August 1, at 6:00 pm ET with the trade deadline. Roughly 22 of 30 teams are still in contention for the playoffs. Several players are having historic seasons once again.  ...

Tampa Bay Rays & Rookie Taj Bradley Have Struggled Mightily In July

At the start of the season, Tampa Bays rookie pitcher Taj Bradley took the league by storm. He won his first three starts of the season and was looking like a strong candidate for the American League Rookie of the Year.   https://youtu.be/VgcX-1U1-Hw   Well,...

Aaron Judge Return Was A Pitcher’s Duel | But Baltimore Didn’t Want To Pitch To Him

Aaron Judge returned to the New York Yankees on Friday after a prolonged hiatus that put the team in postseason peril.   (PHOTO: Charles Nyonga for MLBbro.com) Despite his absence, it was obvious that pitchers still approach him very carefully as he walked three...

#HIGHFIVE | These MLBbros Blew Up This Week. They Don’t Want July To End.

Devin Williams’ Airbender changeup has been the best pitch in Major League Baseball this year, giving hitters the blues since the start of April. He has not surrendered a run in 18 of his last 19 appearances and his Brewers own the top spot in the National League...

The Pittsburgh Pirates Miss Franchise Player Ke’Bryan Hayes | The Numbers Don’t Lie

In a challenging season for the Pirates, the absence of their franchise third baseman has left a noticeable void since July 7. However, Ke'Bryan Hayes is starting his rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, a step in the right direction for an...

What If? | In The Midst Of 20-Game Batting Tear, Mookie Betts Says He Wanted To Be A Red Sox Star “For Life” But Boston Had Other Plans

With the Major League Baseball trade deadline less than a week away, the trending storyline will be focused on the city of Los Angeles and the Angels' decision to possibly trade their two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani for a boatload of younger players and hit the reset...

Could Marcus Stroman and Tim Anderson Be Exactly What The San Francisco Giants Need?

As we inch closer to the August 1st MLB trade deadline, buyers and sellers across the league are finalizing their respective wish lists and preparing to do business.    One team that will certainly be buyers this season is LaMonte Wade Jr.'s San Francisco Giants....

Fred “Crime Dog” McGriff Enters Cooperstown | The Model Of Consistency Finally Gets His Hall of Fame Props

One of the most consistent run producers and clutch performers of his era, Fred McGriff was finally inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame this past weekend.   It’s been almost two decades since McGriff collected the last of his 2,490 career hits, 493 home runs,...

CJ Abrams Is Becoming The All-Around Force Washington Nats Expected

The second half of the MLB season is here and reality is settling in across the league. Teams are coming to terms with their status as contenders or non contenders as it pertains to the playoffs.   For the Washington Nationals, they have long been out of the...

Will Aaron Hicks Give the Orioles the Production the Yankees Wanted?

This Major League Baseball season has gone by kind of quickly with quite a few under-the-radar storylines, particularly when it comes to the MLBbros holding down such a small percentage of representation this year. According to MLBbro columnist, David Grubb, Black...

#HIGHFIVE | Josh Naylor Continues To Clown His All-Star Snub

Josh Naylor is the best player that nobody talks about. He was snubbed from the All-Star Game despite ranking near the top of the Major League leaders boards in RBI and batting average. His tear continued this week, highlighting it by hitting a historic home run in...

With Cedric Mullins Ailing, Orioles Still Haven’t Been Swept In 70 Straight Series | Hunting Sole Possession Of First Place For First Time Since 2016

Cedric Mullins is the veteran centerpiece for the young Orioles squad, but injuries have plagued his season in a year that Baltimore has the chance to get over the hump.    The center fielder was drafted with the 403rd overall selection in 2015. A year later,...

Can Giancarlo Stanton’s Hot Streak Get the Yankees Back In Contention Without Aaron Judge?

The New York Yankees are dealing with a roller coaster of positives and negatives right now.   The bad news is that they are in last place in the American League East with a 50-45 record, including a two-game losing streak. The good news is that even though they...

Bros On The Move? | These Players Will Be Valuable Additions To Any World Series Contenders

As baseball resumes its first full week of action since the All-Star break, rumors have begun to swirl about players who could potentially be on the move before the August 1st trade deadline.  Whether it be teams adding a player they consider the missing piece to a...

The Black Baseball Renaissance Must Be Televised To Be Acknowledged As Reality

At times it can be easy to be discouraged.    When we started MLBbro.com in the spring of 2021, baseball was just coming back from the pandemic. It was reintroducing itself to the world just as we were making our debut.   Our mission, today as it was then,...

Top 5 Most Valuable Bros Entering Season’s Second Half

PHILADELPHIA - With the All-Star game behind us and the regular season getting deeper and deeper, the question now becomes who are the top five most valuable Bros for the second half of the season? Which Bros give the most value to their team as far as winning is...

Has Barry Bonds’ Chances For the MLB Hall of Fame Improved With His “Vindication”?

Major League Baseball finished off the unofficial halfway point of the season on Tuesday with the All-Star Game. The National League edged out the American League 3-2. It seems around this time of the year similar discussions are brought up to the point that they will...

The Continued Success Of MLBbro Taijuan Walker Is Vital To A Second Half Comeback For Philadelphia

With the first half of the 2023 MLB season in the rearview mirror, teams and players are focused on what the second half of the season has in store. With games resuming today, players get back at it with adjusted goals in mind. For a certain MLBbro, the second half...

Betts Takes An L, But Legacy Of Bro Bombers In Home Run Derby Lives On

On Monday, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder and six-time All Star Mookie Betts checked one more accomplishment off his long list of career achievements when he participated in the 2023 T-Mobile Home Run Derby.   Mookie credited a conversation with his wife for...

Devin Williams’ Airbender Won’t Be Putting Batters To Sleep In Seattle | But He Will Be In The Building

Devin Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Devin Williams has been in the league since 2019 and he already has two All-Star selections under his belt to go along with a Rookie of the Year and Reliever of the Year Award.   https://youtu.be/2LHCnXijsQ8 Since he’s...

Banged Up Bros | We Need These Guys Back Healthy After All-Star Break

Anyone that follows Major League Baseball knows that the season is a marathon instead of a sprint. Based on how a team lasts in the postseason up to spring training, some of these players are basically playing year round. Eventually over time, injuries start to creep...

There Will Be No Stro Show In Seattle | Cy Young Contender Marcus Stroman Will Be Resting His Mind & Body During MLB All-Star Break

For the second time in his career, Marcus Stroman was selected for the All-Star game, but this time around, he won't be taking the mound.    The 32-year-old has been phenomenal for the Cubs through the first half of the season. In an MLB-high 19 starts this...

#HIGHFIVE | These Five MLBbros Are So Hot They Don’t Want The Season To Stop For All-Star Break

Mookie Betts is baseball's most versatile player and he celebrated being named to his seventh career All-Star Game with one of his best weeks of his season as he slashed .435/.545/1.043 and added three home runs, earning the top spot in Week 14 of our #HighFive List....

Jo Adell Is Back In The Majors…Again | This Time He Looks To Permanently Earn His Keep

Jo Adell has been biding his time with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, waiting for an opportunity to return to the show for an elongated period, and with the Angels placing All-Star outfielder Mike Trout on the 10-day injured list with a left hamate fracture that could...

Mookie Betts Knows A Bro Bombing Home Run Derby Is Long Overdue | The Last MLBbro To Win It Was Aaron Judge Back In 2017

When it comes to All-Star games, L.A. Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is no stranger. He will make his seventh appearance as an All-Star this year in Seattle.   But he will be making his first appearance in the Home Run Derby. That’s right, Betts will be the only...

Aaron Hicks’ Yankee Stadium Return Was Bittersweet, But He Has Three More Games To Ruin The Yankees’ Week

In his first game back at Yankee Stadium facing his old team, Aaron Hicks took some vengeful hacks at the baseball, fought off some tough pitches and went 1-4 with a single to right field off a change up in the 8th inning off a 3-3 game. Any questions about what would...

Straighten It Out! | Elly De La Cruz’s Foul Ball Breaks Hunter Greene’s Car Window, So Who Pays?

In April of 2023, Cincinnati Reds flamethrower Hunter Greene signed a 6-year/$53M extension with the Cincinnati Reds, so the Melanated Mound Marauder enters this Spring Training with some veteran scratch.   ...

Jason Heyward Has Done It All In 15-Year Career | Now He’s Shohei Ohtani’s “Unofficial Spokesperson”

As the old saying goes, “hard work pays off,” and that is the case with outfielder Jason Heyward of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers basically saved Heyward from retiring prior to last season. The 34-year-old outfielder decided to take one more crack at it and put...

MLBbro Andrew McCutchen: The Pride of Steel City, Named 2023 Pittsburgher of the Year

When it comes to representing Pittsburgh pride, MLBbro Andrew McCutchen’s name shines brightest as he takes home the honor of being named the 2023 Pittsburgher of the Year. Cutch expresses his love for the city every chance he gets and it’s great to see that love...

The Dates Are Set For Mets To Retire Jerseys Of Legendary MLBbros Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry

They will always belong to Queens, NY. They played together, won a championship (1986) together, conquered off-field demons together, and now their jerseys will be retired where they will hang together, forever. The dates are set for MLBbros Darryl Strawberry and...

The Hairstons: Another Pioneering MLBbro Family

A few days ago, we introduced our loyal readers to the Fabulous Bankhead boys. A group of five brothers who left their mark on the Negro Leagues and the Major Leagues.   Today, we spotlight another family whose roots began in the Negro Leagues and would also...

San Francisco Mayor Announces 2-4-24 Is ‘Willie Mays Day’ | The 92-Year-Old MLBbro Icon Gears Up For A Big Season

Thanks to a lifelong Willie Mays fan's attention to the numbers, the Giants are taking advantage of the numbers and celebrating their most beloved franchise icons.   Feb. 4, 2024, will officially be proclaimed “Willie Mays Day” by San Francisco Mayor London...

Chris Archer Is Now Part of LA Dodgers Front Office and He’s Seeing The Fruits Of MLB Black Baseball Initiatives

As an African-American man who was raised in the inner city, I know all too well about the struggles of bringing baseball to these areas. The lack of fields, the lack of funding and facilities, which leads to a lack of fans amongst my peers due to them not being able...

At Age 37 Andrew McCutchen Still Impacts Rising Pittsburgh Pirates

Earlier this offseason the Pittsburgh Pirates signed outfielder Andrew McCutchen to a one-year, $5 million deal. McCutchen, 37, is entering his 16th season in the MLB and is coming off a partially torn Achilles he suffered in his left foot on Sep.4.   McCutchen...

HBCU’s & The Negro Leagues: A Long Standing Kinship

"You pitched in high school with the idea of moving up to either college or the Negro Leagues. I went the college route and pitched with the idea of moving up to the Negro Leagues. It was my dream, just like a white teen's dream would have been to move up to the...

Arrest Made In Case Of Stolen, Damaged and Burned Jackie Robinson Statue

The Wichita (Kansas) Police Department on Tuesday said an arrest has been made nearly three weeks after a Jackie Robinson statue was stolen from a park and found “dismantled” days later, to the dismay of baseball fans across the country. The reaction to the hideous...

Former Diamond Dasher Michael Bourn Says He’ll ‘Definitely’ Steal 100 Bases In Today’s MLB | Baseball Saw Highest Total Since 1987 

Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. led the MLB with a franchise-record 73 stolen bases last season in the first year of baseball's new rules designed to increase stolen bases and make them easier to achieve. Former base-bagger Michael Bourn thinks he could top that in...

The Baseball World Unites, Raising Almost $200,000 To Replace Stolen and Damaged Jackie Robinson Statue

Major League Baseball and its 30 member clubs will work together to replace a statue of Jackie Robinson that was stolen from a youth baseball park in Kansas last week. Donations have also poured in from around the globe as Jackie Robinson's 105th birthday was all the...

Russell Martin Inducted Into Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame | The MLBbro Catcher Is Still Inspiring A New Generation

Few people have had as much of an impact on Canadian baseball history than MLBbro catcher Russell Martin.   Born in Toronto, Ontario's East York district to Russell Martin Sr, a Black Canadian and Suzanne Jeanson, a Franco-Manitoban woman, Martin's journey from a...

The Fabulous Bankhead Brothers: Sam, Dan Joe, Garnett and Fred Were A Pioneering MLBbro Family

In the world of Black baseball, there have been several royal families of the game. The Griffeys, Bonds, Aarons, and Hairstons are just a few of the many MLBbro siblings that have been a part of the game.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKOLWwd_zNA   Dan...

Jackie Robinson Doesn’t Meet Branch Rickey If Not For Legendary Journalist Wendell Smith

As our founder and editor, Rob Parker reached an age milestone earlier in the month (Cue the Jeopardy music: It’s a number between 59 and 61, so you do the math!), I thought about some of the pioneering Black journalists that paved the way for all of us here at...

Gone Too Soon: The Tragic Story of MLBbro Lyman Bostock

"We hear about Lyman Bostock. But not as much as we should. He deserves to be more than a footnote, more than a name on a morbid list of 'Ballplayers Who Died During A Season'. He deserves better, because he might have been among the best".-- Chad Finn, Concord News....

Nick Gordon Is On The Move To Miami Marlins | He’s a Top 5 MLB Utility Guy

MLBbro Nick Gordon is on the move to the Miami Marlins. In return, the Minnesota Twins get left-handed reliever Steven Okert. The Marlins are looking for Gordon to make plays on the baseball diamond. That's what he has done throughout his career. Gordon was drafted in...

Aaron Judge Singing ‘God Bless America’ Isn’t Just a Tradition, It’s Also a Way to Express His Gratitude

Since the 9/11 terror attacks, "God Bless America" has blared through the speakers during every 7th inning stretch at Yankees Stadium, replacing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as the galvanizing tune at that point in the game.   For some, the song has different...

Aaron Judge Moving To Centerfield This Season As Yankees Outfield Takes Shape

The New York Yankees made one of the biggest splashes this offseason by acquiring four-time Silver Slugger winner and 2019 World Series Champion Juan Soto via trade with the San Diego Padres.   Pairing a top-five player in the league in Soto with another top-five...

The MLBbro That Started It All and Endured the Most: A Deeper Look at Moses Fleetwood Walker

Over six decades separated the careers of Black baseball pioneers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Jackie Robinson.   Walker, who attended both Oberlin College and the University of Michigan Law School, played for the Toledo Blue Sox of the Northwest League in 1883. A...