Category Archives: demographics

Most of a Given Name on a Team

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 … Continue reading

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Most Popular First Name – Yearly Leaders 1871-2013

We seem to have a lot of Brandons in baseball nowadays.  The Giants had three-quarters of an all-Brandon starting infield earlier this year.  However, Brandon is not the most popular first name in baseball today.  We’re going to list the … Continue reading

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The VORG Honors “Victoria Day”

This Monday is Victoria Day.   Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25 in every province and territory. It honors Queen Victoria’s birthday. In Quebec this holiday is called “National Patriotes Day” (Journée nationale des … Continue reading

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Heavyweight Pitching Matchups

In Atlanta this evening, 285-pound Bartolo Colon is facing off against 260-pound Aaron Harang.  That got Stuart Johnson thinking, and good friend of the VORG Mark Simon putting out the “bat signal” . . . Stuart Johnson @stujo11 Bartolo Colon … Continue reading

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“Baby New Year” for Ballplayers

We’re coming up on the annual tradition of stories noting which child was the first born in a particular city in the new year.  To give this a VORG flavor, we are providing you the first player of each “birth … Continue reading

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Hitting (or pitching) Your Weight

As the baseball world awaited the announcement of this year’s Cy Young winners, this conversation took place on Twitter (excerpted): Jesse Spector @jessespector Fun fact I discovered that will be part of an upcoming SN feature: Bartolo Colon is listed … Continue reading

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Weighty Match-up Matters

Friday’s Giants/Yankees game in New York should feature Tim Lincecum versus CC Sabathia.  With Lincecum listed at 170 pounds and Sabathia at 290 (at least on Baseball Reference, with the proviso that these weights aren’t updated very often if at … Continue reading

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