Do you hear that? It's the sound of your favorite baseball players, analysts, and organizations filling up their Twitter feed with the buzzworthy news. With a 280 character limit, these tidbits of baseball information will satisfy your cravings for everything related to America's pastime. The team at JustBats.com has asked former players, researched various forums (including Reddit), and scrolled through our personal timelines to create the ultimate list of the best baseball Twitter accounts.
To make this list, we were looking for accounts that post daily, provide insightful information, and have a large following with engaging content. Did your favorite baseball Twitter account make the cut?
Bio: "Official Twitter account of Major League Baseball."
Everything you need to know about Major League Baseball all in one place. Breaking news, player spotlights, and live interviews are tweeted regularly to make sure you get your fix. The eclectic mix of topics is exactly what the doctor ordered for big-time fanatics of America's pastime.
Bio: "A look at baseball through GIFs."
This one is pretty self-explanatory and their bio covers everything. Need we say more?
Bio: "The Society for American Baseball Research is open to all baseball fans. Visit us at sabr.org. Tweets by SABR's Director of Editorial Content."
If you're a history buff and have a soft spot for sabermetrics, SABR is a must follow. This community is a place for like-minded people who have a passion for baseball, the recording of its past, and the research of its future. Major League Baseball Historian John Thorn is a member of SABR and you should be too.
Bio: "Celebrating baseball from the ages through the eyes of old baseball photos. SABR Member."
OTBaseballPhoto stands for Old-Time Baseball Photo. As a member of SABR, this account sets out to preserve the rich history of the sport of baseball. The photos tweeted out each day are so legendary that it should cost money to look at, but you can take in each picture without coughing up any dough.
Bio: "The official twitter of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum."
The National Baseball Hall of Fame is a dream for any player who's ever played in a ball game. With their hashtag #OTD, the National Baseball Hall of Fame starts most days by reminiscing about a memorable moment in the history of Major League Baseball. Who knows... maybe one day your Twitter handle will be mentioned in their timeline.
Bio: "Writer, ESPN.com. Analyst, Baseball Tonight, Monday Night Baseball. Author three books, latest: I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies. Covered baseball since 1979."
One of baseball's most influential and longstanding writers, Tim Kurkjian began his illustrious career with the Washington Star back in 1978. His impressive resume includes stints with Baltimore News American, Dallas Morning News, Baltimore Sun, Sports Illustrated, and now ESPN. Follow Tim's Twitter feed for intelligent, well thought out remarks pertaining to baseball and his life.
Bio: "The Official Twitter account for MLBTradeRumors.com."
Free agent signings, contract deals, and baseball rumors are all extensively covered by MLBTR. If there is any whisper of a trade, they will hear about it and tell it to the world through their Twitter. Three hundred and sixty-five days a year you can count on MLB Trade Rumors to deliver unique content for players, fans, and executives.
Bio: "@BarstoolSports presents Starting 9 Show and Podcast hosted by @Jared_Carrabis and @DallasBraden209, produced by @jayhaykid. New podcast every Thursday."
Starting 9, a reference to the number of players on defense in baseball, is great for behind-the-scenes footage, comical GIFs, and the occasional NSFW tweet. They have labeled themselves as the type of baseball content that everyone wants, but no one else will give you. Give them a follow for a few good laughs and don't forget to check out their podcast that makes listening to baseball fun again.
Bio: "Official Twitter account for Little League Baseball and Softball. #LLWS"
As the largest organized youth sports program, Little League is responsible for millions of players, parents, coaches, and volunteers throughout the nation. For over 80 years, Little League creates courage, builds character, and encourages loyalty in young adults all while having a positive impact on the lives of everyone involved. Stay up-to-date on the latest bat information, read the latest league rules, or follow the Little League World Series through this Twitter timeline.
Bio: "Official Twitter feed of Baseball America Magazine. Your source for baseball information from high school to the pros since 1981."
Some people think that print is dying, but Baseball America is proving them wrong. Since 1981, Baseball America Magazine has provided exclusive content and in-depth analysis of players at every level of competition with an emphasis on the top 100 Major League Baseball prospects. But, if you want breaking news on college baseball, the minors, the majors, and even international ball, Baseball America is a must follow.
Bio: "Pitcher for the New York Mets. Mr. Met has ulterior motives against mankind. Dallas/New York."
One of baseball's most dominant pitchers has game both on and off the field. His Twitter fingers don't hold back and you can see that through his witty, sarcastic tweets. Plus, who wouldn't want to follow a guy with that kind of flow?
Bio: "The official Twitter account of BaseballProspectus.com."
A Twitter feed dedicated to sabermetric analysis and historic preservation of the great game of baseball. See a sneak peak of their latest article, statistics and standings of the current season, or listen to one of their latest podcast episodes all from their timeline.
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Bio: "Official Twitter account of America's largest online retailer of baseball bats and softball bats. Free shipping & customer service. #JustBats"
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