“Unoccupied” Career Totals Records

Baseball is full of career records, with numbers that everyone can reference … 762, 511, 652, 4256.   But what about the numbers that no player currently has? The VORG wanted to know what is the LOWEST career total that no one is currently sitting on. In other words and as an example, does no one … Read more

Greatest Difference in Age of Opposing Starting Pitchers

One of the cool facts of the upcoming Super Bowl is the record 13-year age difference between the starting quarterbacks (Peyton Manning is 39 while Cam Newton is 26). That got the VORG wondering what the regular season record is for age difference between starting pitchers.  With the Retrosheet gamelogs accessed, here is the answer: … Read more

Most Future Managers in a Lineup

Here’s a topic that was brought to me by friend of the VORG Kurt Blumenau: @dianagram (This inspired by ’62 Mets, who had four appear in their first-ever game. Probably not a record but it got me thinking.) — Kurt, still. (@kblumenau) December 7, 2015 Well it turns out that while four is quite a … Read more

Most Consecutive Games with Same Score (one team)

Another instance of one blog post inspiring another.  I posted this a couple of weeks ago: Now at the VORG, which date(s) in #MLB history featured the most common final score? http://t.co/jmCfFt2o05 #dougkern #espn — Diane Firstman (@dianagram) September 11, 2015 And then friend of the VORG @BravesStats chimed in: @dianagram Related request: Consecutive games … Read more

Unanimous Once, Never Considered Again

While doing research for the “World Series Preview“, we discovered (thanks to some helpful friends of the VORG) that Jake Peavy was the ONLY unanimous winner of a Cy Young Award to never receive at least one vote in any other year. The Award has been bestowed unanimously 22 times, to 16 different hurlers. Every … Read more

V is for Victory (for One Team)

Game four of the World Series will feature a match-up of Ryan Vogelsong and Jason Vargas.  It will mark the 39th World Series game with starting pitchers with matching first letters in their last names.  This will be the first World Series contest where both starters have last names beginning with the letter “V”. The … Read more

The VORG’s 2014 World Series Preview

We’ve finally reached the World Series, and with it the established institutions will of course give you the standard previews of the Royals/Giants showdown.

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.

Here now … with major thanks to Baseball Reference and its Play Index, the VORG 2014 WORLD SERIES PREVIEW

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Consecutive Game Hitting Streak to End One’s Career

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 more

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