Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|With Independence Day upon us, and baseball as red, white and blue as mom and apple pie, inquiring minds wish to know who America's team is.
More» FDR sings 'God Bless America' during stretch|
|The records and contributions of the father of free agency, Curt Flood, thrive through the lives of the family that survives him.
|What better person to ask than Andrelton Simmons about his favorite Major League defender to watch at every position?
More» Simmons lays out for diving catch|
|When Bud Selig isn't walking around his longtime Milwaukee neighborhood, stretching his 80-year-old legs while listening through his headphones to any baseball news he can find, he is watching 15 games a day. You know, when all 30 Major League teams are playing.
More»Selig, Attanasio on Miller Park's 'Selig Experience'|
|For so many reasons, the Astros didn't need to open their new ballpark in 2000 with a center field that went on forever. Not only that, they added a terribly steep hill beyond the warning track. Then they placed a flagpole close to the wall near the back of the hill.
More»Crane on proposed improvements to Minute Maid Park|
|Courtesy of more than a century of Major League Baseball, filled with a slew of bigger-than-life individuals, neither Alex Rodriguez nor any other current or future player can diminish the stature of the game's icons just by topping them in various categories.
More» A-Rod passes Mays with home run No. 661|
|Fredi Gonzalez, in the midst of his fifth year with the Braves, constantly is searching for the best set of matchups each day, each hour, each second. Atlanta used 31 different lineups in its first 31 games his year, and the manager is having fun coming up with these combinations.
More» Peterson's single pads Braves' lead|
|Suddenly, that's five straight victories, with several of the youngest Cubs responding like seasoned bears, and here's another thing: The rest of the bleachers will return to Wrigley Field next month. Everything is trending upward for the Cubbies.
More» Maddon on bullpen woes, extra-innings win|
|Davey Johnson owns a degree in mathematics, and he was using sabermetrics as part of baseball strategy decades ago when it didn't have a name. He also is the only person to bat in the same lineup with Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh. While Aaron was Major League Baseball's all-time home run king for 33 years before Barry Bonds broke his record in 2007, Oh remains the undisputed slugging champion of Japan.
|This is the 40th anniversary of the first of consecutive World Series titles for the Big Red Machine. We're talking about baseball's greatest team. Then again, as its all-time biggest fan, I'm biased. I lived in Cincinnati during its birth during the late 1960s and I covered it years later as a local journalist. So, given that none of the current Reds players were born when the Machine lost its final sparkplugs, I'm wondering some things.
More»1975-76 Big Red Machine introduced in Cincinnati|
|Steve Blass was a World Series hero for the Pirates in 1971 and the runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award in '72. But after inexplicably losing control of his pitches, he was out of the game after '74.
More»Blass takes a look back at the 1971 World Series|
|Courtesy of Jackie Robinson breaking the game's color barrier on April 15, 1947, every team in the Major Leagues uses that date each year to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day. But for the rest of the country, there is nothing for Robinson. Well, nothing beyond what baseball does. Thus this question involving the big picture: Why isn't Jackie Robinson Day celebrated as a national holiday?
More»Players, analysts give one-word for Jackie Robinson|
|Roster makeovers are never easy for fans to swallow, but the Braves made the right decision with their purge. They've acquired assets for the long term and they have pieces in place to be competitive immediately.
More» Fredi talks about Braves' sweep to start '15|
|No more paper ballots. Instead, fans will vote for Major League Baseball All-Stars this season exclusively online, and this is huge news. Not the paper ballot thing, or the online thing, but the fan voting thing. To translate, democracy still lives for our national pastime.
More»Castellinis, Frazier on Reds hosting 2015 ASG|
|With the world buzzing over Will Ferrell playing 10 positions for 10 teams in five Cactus League games, he is just the latest celebrity to show the sport that made Babe Ruth synonymous with mom, the American flag and apple pie remains our National Pastime. That's because, more than any other sport, baseball isn't a fad for many of the who's who. It is a lifetime obsession.
More»Best of Will Ferrell at Spring Training|
|Major League Baseball was right to take a step-by-step approach to reverse the slowing down of the game. And despite some early grumbling from a few players, the adoption of these new rules will happen quickly and painlessly.
More»Manfred talks pace-of-play changes, player feedback|
|The Wrigley Field bleachers matter as much as any national or international landmark on this side of the sun. They won't return for a while. Due to record cold weather in the Midwest, construction delays have pushed completion of the Wrigley Field renovations beyond the Cubs' home opener on April 5.
More»1060 Project Phase One Construction|
|Even though Minnie Minoso was Cuban, he was huge for African-American sports fans in the Midwest during the 1950s. That's because on May 1, 1951, he became the first black Major League player of any ethnic group for a Chicago team.
More»MLB Network honors White Sox legend Minnie Minoso|
|As Black History Month draws to a close, everybody mentions the usual suspects associated with Major League Baseball, but when thinking about those other significant African Americans, Monte Irvin's name keeps surfacing for MLB.com's Terence Moore.
More» No. 20, Monte Irvin|
|On the one hand, let's take Melvin Upton Jr. -- formerly B.J. -- at his word. He said his decision to switch from his nickname to his given name after 10 seasons in the Major Leagues has nothing to do with trying to change the vibes in his baseball world after struggling at the plate for two straight years. OK, but there is "on the other hand."
More»Melvin Upton Jr. on using birth name, bouncing back|