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 .500 1 6-7 5-4 Kansas City 6 15 .286 5.5 0-10 6-5 Minnesota 6 15 … Read more
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: so, check out this box score today. http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=320425223 has any team done this before – … Read more
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 for the highest number of the same runs scored in two consecutive innings. It turns … Read more
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 hits of a certain type in a season with no other extra-base hits? To the … Read more
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 4/20/1912. Happy Centennial to Fenway Park!
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 by this possibility, and searched the web for any existing analyses of this. It turns … Read more
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 been any changes, correct some inaccuracies and find some new categories. First up, the batters … Read more
The Orioles came into Monday night with a perfect 3-0 record. But before their fans get too excited, they need to realize/remember two things: 1) Those three wins came at home, against the Twins. 2) Over the past decade, they’ve more often than not started out decently, then plummeted. It is seemingly an annual migration … Read more