Monthly Archives: July 2011

Now Here is a Linescore You Don’t See Every Day!

Not all no-hitters are the same. According to Retrosheet records, there have been 193 instances of a team being no-hit in major league history (they have linescore records for 1918 through 2010).  Not surprisingly, in 180 of those games, the … Continue reading

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Yankees and A’s considered Prime Number Suspects

Remember a few weeks ago, when the Mets beat the Tigers by the “perfect square” score of 16-9?  I promised at that point that I’d discuss “prime number” score games.  Well, we had one last Friday night.  The Yanks pummeled … Continue reading

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KIPNIS plays well with others … other letters that is

The Cleveland Indians, in desperate need of some offense given their recent rash of injuries, last week called up their top prospect, 2B Jason Kipnis. While the VORG applauds this move for baseball reasons, it also makes good sense for … Continue reading

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Why the NL Central is Up for Grabs

You could say the NL Central race is competitive. You could also say the NL Central race is evenly-matched. You should say the NL Central race is a battle of mediocrity, featuring one team exceeding all expectations (Pirates), one team … Continue reading

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Little Altuve Tall in the Saddle

Baseball has long been a sport for persons of slightly above average height.  Through the decades, the average height of a player has increased from about 5’10″ (in the 1900s) to just under 6’2″ (in the 2000s). So when a … Continue reading

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I’m a Good Luck Charm if I’m 3,000 Miles Away

On the night the Yankees clinched their most recent World Series, I was in San Francisco. Today, as Derek Jeter collected his 3,000 hit, I am in Long Beach. I hereby offer to stay in California if the Yankees pay … Continue reading

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Will Jeter’s 3,000th be a 38 Special?

Derek Jeter is indeed in the lineup tonight for the Yankees, despite the statistical possibility of his getting the four hits necessary to reach 3,000, away from home. For those of you wondering, the 37-year-old Jeter has . . 37 … Continue reading

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