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 more

Lineups from A to Z

The lineup is of course an integral part of baseball.  It literally establishes an order to the game, as described within the Official Baseball Rules: 6.01 (a) Each player of the offensive team shall bat in the order that his name appears in his team’s batting order. Over the years, lineups have been drawn up … Read more