Category Archives: factoids

More Errors than Strikeouts in a Season

As with many prior posts, it began with an innocent tweet: David Schoenfield @dschoenfield Andrelton Simmons still with no strikeouts and no errors on the season. Which will come first? #Braves . . . which elicited this response from me: … Continue reading

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It Could be a Good RotAAAAAtion

With the signing of Masahiro Tanaka today, the Yankees added a much-needed arm to their questionable staff.  If Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova join Hiroki Kuroda, CC Sabathia and Tanaka in the rotation, the Bombers could break Spring Training with … Continue reading

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If “Baseball Player” is ever a “Wheel of Fortune” Category

Loyal VORG reader Jeff Gelman emailed me recently: A short time after his call-up to the majors I read that Andy Pettitte had become just the second major leaguer with 4 t’s in his last name, joining Mickey Tettleton. I … Continue reading

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Hanging Around .500 . . . a Lot!

Last time out, we discussed the record for a team alternating wins and losses, both to start a season and within a season.  Now let’s go on a slight tangent and explore the universe of .500 teams. The record for … Continue reading

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A Win, a Loss (ad infinitum)

The New York Jets set an NFL record this weekend despite losing to the Bills 37-14.  As ESPN.com reported: “The Jets (5-5), coming off their bye, continued their string of inconsistent outings by becoming the NFL’s first team to alternate … Continue reading

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The VORG 2013 World Series Preview

Other sites can give you all the match-ups and tactical forecasts for the showdown between the Red Sox and Cardinals.  At the VORG, we’re going to give you the fact(oids) about each of the main contributors for each team: Cardinals: … 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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