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Oracle Park in San Francisco, the stadium where Barry Bonds broke the single-season home run record in 2001. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

Aaron Judge makes history but Barry Bonds should still be considered the home run king

Jonathan Plazola, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

Aaron Judge hit his 62 home run of the year on Oct. 4 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. The home run broke an American League record that stood for 61 years when Roger Maris did it, which many consider...

Baseball has numerous unwritten rules such as not running up the score, excessively celebrating, bat flipping after home runs and more. These rules still cause controversy today and should be changed to help baseball grow. (Photo via Pixabay)

MLB’s unwritten rules need to change to help grow the new era of baseball

Jahson Nahal, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

Baseball, otherwise known as America’s favorite pastime, has a number of old-school unwritten rules that still cause controversy in Major League Baseball today.  These unwritten rules were put in...

The MLB saw many pitchers having historically good seasons in 2021. Little did the world know that those pitchers used substances such as sunscreen, rosin, and pine tar to doctor their pitches. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

MLB’s newest cheating scandal is worse than steroids

Samuel Berg, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

Since the creation of Major League Baseball in 1869, baseball has been known as a game of sportsmanship and integrity. Any actions that are unsportsmanlike or ungentlemanly are frowned upon and punishments...

Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros were caught cheating in the 2017 season by using cameras and trash cans to signal their batters what type of pitch was coming. (Photo Illustration by Brandon Zamora)

Opinion: Astros cheating scandal sets bad example for student athletes

Brandon Zamora March 16, 2020

For as long as anyone can remember, cheating in sports is something that’s always happened. Teams and players throughout history in every sport have cheated at one point or another and it’ll keep happening...

American River College baseball manager Doug Jumelet talks to his team after getting routed 15-7 by Diablo Valley College in 2015. Jumelet is not qualified to manage the baseball team for he hasn’t finished with a winning record since 2005. (File Photo)

Opinion: ARC baseball should dump Jumelet, now

Gabe Carlos May 1, 2019

The American River College baseball team finished its 2019 season in a 7-1 victory over Cosumnes River College on April 26. The team finished its season with a poor 8-32 overall record and went 5-19...

American River College outfielder Ian McIsaac runs to third base off a hit. ARC lost to San Joaquin Delta College 11-2 at ARC on April 12, 2019. (Photo by Hameed Zargry)

ARC baseball falls to San Joaquin Delta, 11-2

Hameed Zargry April 30, 2019

The American River College baseball team suffered its third consecutive loss, 11-2 to San Joaquin Delta College on April 12. According to players and coaches there are some areas that the team should improve...

American River College catcher Casey DeMello steps into the batters box against Yuba College. DeMello went 0-3 with one walk and one strikeout. ARC lost to Yuba College 5-3. (Photo by Gabe Carlos)

ARC baseball suffers first loss of season to Yuba, 5-3

Gabe Carlos February 4, 2019

The American River College baseball team hosted Yuba College on Jan. 29. ARC lost the matchup, 5-3. ARC came out strong, getting two runs in the bottom of the first inning by a single from starting...

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