But this is the VORG … we don’t do “standard” … we do factoids, minutiae, trivia, oddities, random bits of info on all the major participants for both teams.
As Derek Jeter winds down his stellar career with a mediocre at best final season, he’s managed to find one last burst of youthful ability. Coming into today’s game, he had fashioned a seven-game hitting streak. That streak ended with an 0-for-4 in the Yankees’ 9-5 loss to Baltimore. If Jeter had managed to keep … Read moreConsecutive Game Hitting Streak to End One’s Career
Wednesday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the “Jewish New Year”. That means its time for another Sabbathmetrics post, in which we look at whether certain Jewish players performed better on worse on the Sabbath. This time, we focus our attention on Kevin Youkilis. Many fans first found out about Youkilis in the pages … Read moreKevin Youkilis and “Sabbathmetrics”
Its been a trying year for the Yankees. They haven’t been able to establish any real momentum, as their longest winning streak is five games (done twice). However, they’ve never really gone into a prolonged tailspin, with their longest losing streak also encompassing five games (also done twice). As such, it shouldn’t be a surprise … Read moreHovering Around .500 All Season
Sunday gives us the first weekend of the new NFL season. To help celebrate this “other” sport, the VORG presents the following list of MLB and MILB names that have associations with pigskins: C: Frank Sacka, Wesley Holder, Kick Kelly, Robert Counterman, Bruno Block P: Claude Passeau, Pete Center, Brandon Backe, Harold Tackleson, Eddie Guardado, … Read moreThe VORG’s Football Terminology Roster
Seattle Mariners prospect Jesus Montero apparently got into an altercation with one of the team’s scouts Thursday, over an ice cream sandwich: Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified crosschecker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford. Montero then headed … Read moreThe VORG’s Ice Cream Roster
Jorge Soler, the latest prospect called up by the Cubs this year, is making his big league debut tonight, batting fifth. That’s a pretty heady part of the order in which to make your first start in your first game. It got the VORG wondering how many batters have made their debut in each of … Read moreDebuts by Batting Order Slot
In a few weeks, Derek Jeter will complete his Hall of Fame-worthy career. His stat line in this, his age-40 season, is rather un-Jeterlike. Through Monday night, he has a 79 OPS+ with a slash line of .264/.313/.316. Its entirely possible he’ll end the season with an on-base percentage higher than his slugging percentage. So, … Read moreHOFers with Season OBP Higher than SLG