So cable network FXX has begun its marathon showing of all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons”. To celebrate, the VORG presents the list of Major and Minor league players whose names closely resemble characters from the beloved show: Character Character’s role Player Homer Simpson Husband of Marge; father of Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. Harry Simpson, … Read moreThe VORG’s Salute to FXX’s “The Simpsons” Marathon
Did you know that August 13 is Lefthanders Day? As per Wikipedia: As the name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and differences, who are from seven to ten percent of the world’s population. Thousands of left-handed people in today’s … Read moreVORG’S International Left-handers Day Salute
The San Francisco Giants have been occasionally starting five different players whose last names begin with the letter P. One such instance occurred Thursday night at Milwaukee, when their starting nine went as follows: Batting Angel Pagan CF Hunter Pence RF Buster Posey 1B Pablo Sandoval 3B Mike Morse LF Joe Panik 2B Brandon Crawford … Read more“P”ing on the Shoulders of Giants
(Corrected from an earlier version) Last week, we listed the lineups with the most letters in them (considering last AND first names). Now we’ll consider only last names. The starting lineup containing the most letters in the last names was achieved by the Chicago Cubs on August 23, 1946, as they hosted the Boston Braves. … Read moreLotta (Last Name) Letters in the Lineup
Paul Swydan of The Hardball Times and Fangraphs tweeted the following: Paul Swydan @Swydan 1.87 would be a great ERA for a reliever. Too bad that’s Craig Breslow’s WHIP. Why is he on the Red Sox still? Give me one reason. I then responded: dianagram @dianagram @Swydan HMMM …. seasons in which a pitcher’s ERA … Read morePitchers with a Lower ERA than WHIP in a Season
Last time out, we listed the yearly leaders for most popular first names in baseball. A natural extension of this is to find the teams with the most players with the same first name in a single season. There have been four teams with at least seven different players with the same first name: 1989 … Read moreMost of a Given Name on a Team
The Yankees apparently have joined a select number of teams with their own line of wines. Catch this snappy ad copy! New York Yankees™ Reserve 2013 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling Be it stickball on the streets of Brooklyn, or the Bombers on a Sunday in the Bronx, New York is sacred baseball country. In recent … Read moreDays of Wine and Pete Roses
As the Mets and Phils finished up their second consecutive five-hour contest Saturday evening, the Mets Twitterverse was abuzz with folks trying to figure out if New York had ever experienced back-to-back 300+ minute games. Turns out, not only had the Mets not done that previously . . . NO TEAM had ever done that. … Read moreFive … Five Hour … Five Hour Ballgame!