Monthly Archives: April 2012

Division of Labor(ing Teams) at Home

With play now completed for all AL Central teams today, their standings are as follows: Central W L PCT GB HOME ROAD Cleveland 11 9 .550 – 4-7 7-2 Chi WSox 11 11 .500 1 4-7 7-4 Detroit 11 11 … Continue reading

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YOU get one hit … and YOU get one hit … and YOU get one hit

Friends of the VORG often pass along interesting factoids for me to pursue.  Such is the case with the strange event encountered by my friend Dan Wachtell (Met fan, Scrabble player and all-around good guy). Wednesday afternoon, Dan e-mailed me: … Continue reading

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Rolling Two Straight Sevens

While the Yankees’ comeback from a 9-0 deficit to win 15-9 yesterday was impressive, what tickled the VORG’s fancy was that the Bombers scored exactly seven runs in two consecutive innings.  It got me wondering what the record might be … Continue reading

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Batters With Only One Type of Hit in a Season

Earlier today, Jacob Petersen, the owner of the excellent JunkStats site, tweeted the following: Jacob Peterson ‏ @junkstats Carlos Beltran has 5 homers and no other extra-base hits. That sent the VORG world spinning.  Which player has the most extra-base … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Anniversary, Fenway Park!

It doesn’t really matter which team you root for. Everyone loves Fenway Park. Even with its recent modernizations and added seating, its uniqueness shines through. So, here’s the “Sporting News” boxscore for the very first game at Fenway, back on … Continue reading

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One and Done

When I wrote about Jack Spring a few weeks ago, reader Kurt Blumenau tweeted the following to me: @dianagram I noticed Mr. Spring’s 1963 season — 45 G, 38 IP. Was he LOOGY before LOOGY was cool? I was intrigued … Continue reading

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Tax Day 2012

Last year we did a special post for Tax Day, featuring the (primarily) former players who had memorable career category totals of 1,040 (or closest to 1,040).  Let’s revisit it, restricting it now to only inactive/former players, see if there have … Continue reading

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