Category Archives: factoids

Lotta (Last Name) Letters in the Lineup

(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 … Continue reading

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Pitchers with a Lower ERA than WHIP in a Season

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 … Continue reading

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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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Your Name Doesn’t Ring a Bell

A few days ago, this tweet came in: Eric Garcia McKinley @garcia_mckinley @dianagram . . . Have you ever done “current players with deadball era names”? I nominate Tuffy Gosewisch as the starting catcher. In fact, I haven’t tackled such … Continue reading

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Five … Five Hour … Five Hour Ballgame!

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 … Continue reading

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Consecutive Games Scoring Unique Number of Runs

The Red Sox lost 6-4 Wednesday evening, but thanks to friend of the VORG Joey Mallick, we were more disappointed that Boston failed to score either seven runs, or more than nine runs in the game. You see, a couple … Continue reading

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