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Two Peas in a Pod: The Star-Spangled Banner & Professional Baseball

The Star-Spangled Banner, our nation’s anthem, is proudly sung before each MLB baseball game – some performances more memorable than others of course.  However, when looking at all of the performances throughout baseball history, it is easy to forget that our national anthem was written 200 years ago!  The history of the Star-Spangled Banner in baseball is set apart from other professional sports – which may seem fitting since baseball is considered America’s pastime.  What better song to represent a sport so rich in tradition than our own national anthem?  Here’s a quick look at the history and fun facts More >

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3 Most Common Injuries in Baseball & How to Avoid Them

If baseball is considered to be a non-contact sport, then how do over 275,000 players visit the emergency room every year for baseball related injuries? Although player to player contact is not part of the game, players can get hurt in numerous ways. Some of the most common injuries in baseball are throwing-arm strains, hip/upper-leg strains, and head/face injuries from being struck by a baseball. Luckily, there are ways to treat and prevent such injuries and drastically reduce the chances of being injured in baseball. Here’s how:

 

Arm Injuries

Since 2000, there has been a fivefold increase in the number of serious More >