Craig Calcaterra likes me (or at least my geekdom)

I sent Craig Calcaterra the info on the number of 7-3 games, and he posted this: Sometimes I take pride in myself over my baseball geekdom. And then someone like Dianagram comes along and reveals me to be a rank amateur.  Yet the momentary sadness I feel when I realize how wanting I am in … Read moreCraig Calcaterra likes me (or at least my geekdom)

A day for remembering 7-3 scores

The tweet came across my feed late last night: @craigcalcaterra Four games end with 7-3 final scores. This is important. This means something. [sculpts Devils tower in mashed potatoes] Of course, this set the VORG into action.  Was May 30, 2011 a record-setting day?  Was this the date with the most games ending with 7-3 … Read moreA day for remembering 7-3 scores

The Pirates “Road” to Respectability

Last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates went an amazing 17-64 (.210) on the road.  This season, going into Monday’s game at Citi Field, the Buccos already have 15 wins away from home (15-13, .536).  That’s a .326 improvement so far in 2011. So, which team has the best road winning percentage improvement from year-to-year?  Here are … Read moreThe Pirates “Road” to Respectability

The Most Voweluable Player Award goes to …

A few days ago, I wrote about the longest player names in major league history.  But of course, there is more gold to be mined when it comes to player names. With that, I present the all-time “Most Voweluable Player” awards, given to the players whose last names have the highest percentage of vowels.  The … Read moreThe Most Voweluable Player Award goes to …

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