Why I Love the Little League World Series

The Flailing MLB Could Learn a Thing or Two from These Joyful Tween Athletes

This August, I haven’t been following Major League Baseball. Instead, I’ve been watching the Little League Baseball World Series on television. The event, held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, features the 16 best baseball state champion teams in the country in a double-elimination bracket tournament, following regional play. (Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, international teams are not participating in the tournament this year.)

As I watch, I like to see the faces of the 12-year-old players. A child strikes out, looks to be on the verge of tears, and then, a few minutes …

Why Major League Baseball Tried to Rein in Babe Ruth

The Sultan of Swat Saved a Discredited Game, But the Sport's Establishment Sought to Tame Its Headstrong Superstar

Babe Ruth was baseball’s greatest hero. So why did the national pastime’s establishment turn against him?

The answer lies in the untold story of Ruth’s challenge to the authorities ruling …