Most Runs the Same as Hits for Both Teams in a Game

I noticed a bit of a statistical quirk in Wednesday’s Marlins/Rangers game: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Miami Marlins 2 0 0 9 0 0 2 5 4 22 22 0 Texas Rangers 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 10 10 0 Despite the high … Read moreMost Runs the Same as Hits for Both Teams in a Game

“Celebrity” Pitching Matchups

Various sports outlets and Twitter folks are noting tonight’s “Ray-Romano” pitching matchup in the Arizona-Cincinnati game. Here are some more “celebrity” pitching matchups that have taken place (thanks to the gamelogs at Retrosheet): DATE VIS HOME VIS P HOME P 19340522 SLN NY1 Dean Smith 19340719 SLN BSN Dean Smith 19360521 SLN NY1 Dean Smith … Read more“Celebrity” Pitching Matchups

Astros are Road Runners

Sitting at 60-29 at the All-Star Break, the Astros boast a gaudy 33-11 record on the road. and that .750 road winning percentage is 2nd-best since 1901 (1906 Chicago Cubs went 60-15 away from home, for an .800 winning percentage). The Astros have put up a remarkable 314 runs in their 44 road games, an … Read moreAstros are Road Runners

Consecutive Games Facing Pitcher with Same Last Name

Friend of the VORG (and fellow you should definitely follow) Doug Kern asked me the following this morning:

After a bunch of data wrangling with the Retrosheet game logs, I don’t know about the Brew Crew having experienced this phenomena nine times, but here is what I was able to come up with in terms of one team facing pitchers with the same last name in consecutive games, through 2016.  If there is only a last name listed, just trust me when I say that each pitcher had a different Retrosheet ID.  I’m not 100% certain on this list, but I think I’m ….. in the ballpark.

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