10 Apps Every Baseball Fan Needs

Non-fans need not apply. True fans can win mad money with the MLB.com Beat The Streak App.

1. MLB.com At Bat

What it does: Among many, many other things, you can access live game radio feeds, live look-ins, and pitch tracking.
Why you need it: You can get the lowdown on every aspect of your favorite team, wherever and whenever.
How much it costs: Free for basic features, $19.99 a year for the premium package

2. Dark Sky

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What it does: Tells you the weather, including when it’s going to rain, down to the minute.
Why you need it: When you’re going to a game, you need to know if “rain between 10 and 11” means an hour of downpour or three minutes of drizzle.
How much it costs: $3.99

3. StubHub

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What it does: Allows ticket holders to sell tickets to games they can’t attend.
Why you need it: Especially if you buy tickets day-of, you can score majorly cheap seats.
How much it costs: Free

4. GameChanger

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What it does: Tracks stats for any baseball, basketball, or football team.
Why you need it: From middle school T-ball to the majors, you can follow the stats of your favorite team.
How much it costs: Free

5. Ballpark Envi

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What it does: Offers virtual tours of every stadium.
Why you need it: If your team is across the country, you can attend the games vicariously.
How much it costs: $0.99

6. Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

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What it does: Helps users navigate traffic and automatically updates to avoid congestion.
Why you need it: No one wants to sit in traffic while the opening pitch is thrown. If you’re heading to a game, you need to get there on TIME.
How much it costs: Free

7. Cycloramic

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What it does: Among other things, this app lets you post panoramic photos as Instagram videos.
Why you need it: If you’re taking a gorgeous panorama, you want people to get appropriately jealous!
How much it costs: $1.99

8. R.B.I. Baseball 14

What it does: It’s a re-imagining of the iconic 1980s game with MLB teams and players.
Why you need it: If there’s no game on to watch, you can play your own.
How much it costs: $4.99

9. Yahoo Fantasy Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey

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What it does: Helps you manage your fantasy teams.
Why you need it: What if a hot player hits the waiver? You can’t wait to get to your desktop!
How much it costs: Free

10. iScore Baseball

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What it does: Allows you to completely track a game’s stats by yourself.
Why you need it: Remember how your grandfather used to track stats with a pad of paper? This is the same, hands-on experience, without the lead.
How much it costs: $9.99

BONUS: MLB.com Beat the Streak

What it does: It’s a contest—you pick one or two players who you think will get a hit that day. If you can successfully predict a hitter for 57 days in a row, you win the grand prize.
Why you need it: The grand prize is $5.6 million, but you can win prizes for streaks as low as five.
How much it costs: Free

If you sign up for the DD Perks Rewards Program, you can earn a free do-over (and a free medium beverage, what what)! That puts you one step closer to victory.

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