Stopped Before Making His Start

Friend of the VORG Andrew H asked: Has there ever been a 0 pitch start in MLB history? Paging @dianagram for this one. — Andrew H (@AndrewtheNerd85) June 21, 2016 Now, there HAVE been plenty of starts where a pitcher was listed as not facing a single batter, with no pitches listed: Player Date Tm … Read more

Doubleheaders with Same Linescores

Tuesday, the Mets lost both ends of a doubleheader to the Pirates by the same score, 3-1. The Pirates had a 3-10-0 linescore in each game while the Mets themselves nearly had the same linescore in both games. They were off by a grand total of 2 “pips” (1 fewer hit and 1 more error): … Read more

Freddie Freeman IS the Braves Power Source

Last night, Freddie Freeman socked his sixth homer of the season. He now represents 66.7% of the Braves homer total (9) for the year. Here is the Braves’ 2016 homer log.  Note also that only one of the homers has come with someone on base. Date Batter Opp Score Inn Out RBI 2016-04-04 Freddie Freeman … Read more

Multiple Games with Highest Same Final Score on Same Day

This morning, friend of the VORG and ESPN stats nerd Mark Simon forwarded this tweet to my attention: @PeraKCnRoyals cc @dianagram @dakern74 — Mark Simon (@msimonespn) April 25, 2016 I rooted through the Retrosheet gamelogs for all games with more than 22 runs scored, and then aggregated them based on date of game and final … Read more

Opposing Pitchers Batting Eighth – History in Milwaukee Today

Today’s Giants/Brewers game is a first in MLB Opening Day history. Its the first time both opposing pitchers (in this case Wily Peralta and Madison Bumgarner) will bat eighth in an Opening Day tilt. Here are the 25 prior occurrences of both starting hurlers batting eighth, along with the respective managers and team game numbers. … Read more

The Best and Worst “Three True Outcome” Games

We’ve discussed the concept of “Three True Outcomes” (TTO) before, with the calculation of TTO percentage based on walks, strikeouts and homers divided by plate appearances. Now I thought it would be fun to research which games in major league history featured the highest and lowest TTO percentage. Many teams have had a game in … Read more

A Rotation All Ending in a Vowel

Friend of the VORG Bill Arnold wrote to me today: “I was doing some rooting around and I came across Bill’s Chuck’s note about the possibility of a Yankee starting rotation of pitchers whose last names all end with a vowel. I was wondering if this type of rotation has ever been accomplished before? The … Read more

“Unoccupied” Single Season Totals Records

Last week we detailed the lowest career totals that no one is currently sitting on for various stats. Now its time to do the same for single season records. To find out, this time we exported the single season statistics from 1871-2015 for the nearly 17,000 players in baseball history listed via Fangraphs, and sorted … Read more

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