Monthly Archives: August 2012

More Saves than Ks

Yesterday I wrote about Jim Johnson having more saves than the Astros have wins.  Well, over at TheScore, yours truly got mentioned in their article on the same topic.  In the comments section of that post, a reader named “Hendo” … Continue reading

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One Player’s Saves greater than Another Team’s Wins

This afternoon the Orioles’ Jim Johnson notched his 41st save of 2012, nailing down a 5-3 win over the White Sox.  That save puts him temporarily ahead of the Astros total wins (40) this year. If Johnson can keep the … Continue reading

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Contracted Player Names

Due to an intestinal bug suffered by Cole Hamels, the Phillies are giving rookie Tyler Cloyd the start tonight.  It’s Cloyd’s big league debut.  When I saw the name, I thought of this guy, and apparently so did Andy, of … Continue reading

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Remember those Canonical Batting Lines?

A few months ago I embarked upon a rather ambitious bit of research, to catalog all the different batting lines (AB-R-H-RBI) in MLB history.  It was a lot of work, going through each combination in the Baseball Reference Play Index, … Continue reading

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Homering and Cycling … the new Biathlon?

Coming into Friday night’s action there had at least 237 cycles in major league history, and there have been at least 510 instances of a batter hitting at least three homers in a game.  It takes a pretty unique skill … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like (insert day of week here)

We’ve discussed the best and worst teams on specific dates within the seasons.  We’ve gone over the best and worst teams on specific days of the week.  Now its time to look at the best and worst single-season records on … Continue reading

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Active Franchise Won-Loss Records by Day of Week

Last time out we discussed the best and worst franchise won-loss records for each date of the season.  There’s another way to parse the baseball calendar and that is by the day of the week.   For example, the Braves recently … Continue reading

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