A Very VORGy Thanksgiving – 2012 Edition

Once again, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the following people/entities for making my baseball blogging world a better place (in no particular order): Baseball Prospectus: My first baseball stop each morning.  From prospect talk with Jason Parks and others to fantasy baseball advice to injury news, they’re the best out there. Baseball … Read more

The VORG’s “All-Thanksgiving” Team

With Thanksgiving coming up, the VORG wishes you a very happy holiday, with hopes that you can spend time with friends and family.  In the meantime, here’s our “All-Thanksgiving” Team: C: Yam Yaryan, Harry Sage, Robbie Wine 1B: Ham Patterson, Ham Hyatt 2B: Ham Schulte, Nap Lajoie SS: Turkey Gross, Ham Allen, Bobby Wine 3B: … Read more

The VORG’s 2012 “Most Voweluable Player” Awards

The last of the 2012 season awards will be handed out Thursday afternoon, as the AL and NL MVPs are announced.  Here at the VORG, MVP stands for “Most Voweluable Player”, that being the player in each league with the highest percentage of vowels in their first and last names combined. In the National League, … Read more

Repost: The 2012 “Pi Young Award” Winners

Note:  Since today is the official announcement of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards, the VORG is re-posting its “Pi Young Awards” for 2012. ———————————————————————————————————- We’ve reached the end of another exciting season, and with it, its now time to announce the winners of the 2012 “Pi Young Awards”.  (Here’s a refresher on the … Read more

Rabbis in Baseball?

If you study the Torah, you probably don’t also study how to hit or throw a curveball.  There have only been a couple of Rabbis to make the Majors, and none were “actual” Rabbis.  There was Moses Solomon aka “The Rabbi of Swat“, who appeared in two games with the NY Giants in 1923.  As Howard Lavelle … Read more

2012 VORG Rookie of the Year awards

Major League Baseball begins its awards for the 2012 regular season with Monday’s announcement of the respective Rookie of the Year in each league.  Here at the VORG, there is no doubt as to the winners. Over in the National League, Reds’ shortstop Didi Gregorius played in eight games and compiled a .300/.300/.300 line in … Read more

“Veteran” Teams

Veteran’s Day is here, and the VORG is celebrating by highlighting the oldest teams (relative to league-average age) since 1901.  Listed below are the ten teams with the biggest difference between their average age “TmAge” and the league average that year “LgAge” (expressed as “TotDif”).  You’ll notice that though seven of these squads finished over … Read more