All-Initial Matchup Sunday Night

Sunday night’s matchup between the Mets and Yankees looks to be a good one, as both teams are playing well overall and CC Sabathia opposes the remarkable R.A. Dickey. Of course, the VORG finds the “initials as first names” of the pitchers intriguing.  Here are the men with initials for their first names that have … Read more

Salty, the Middle and Me

Yours truly spotted a quirky occurrence regarding names and lengths of words during last night’s RedSox-Phillies game.  I alerted my ESPN-aligned Twitter followers/friends to it, and a few hours later, this happened on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”. Thank you @SBerthiaumeESPN for the shout-out. [My thanks to @bubbaprog for the video]

YOU get one hit … and YOU get one hit … and YOU get one hit

Friends of the VORG often pass along interesting factoids for me to pursue.  Such is the case with the strange event encountered by my friend Dan Wachtell (Met fan, Scrabble player and all-around good guy). Wednesday afternoon, Dan e-mailed me: so, check out this box score today. http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=320425223 has any team done this before – … Read more

Leap Year Leaders

Wednesday is Leap Day and to “celebrate”, the VORG hereby presents the single-season record holders specifically restricted to Leap Years. I limited this to post-1900, if you’re wondering . . . STAT LEADER RECORD YEAR AVG Rogers Hornsby .424 1924 OBP Barry Bonds .609 2004 SLG Babe Ruth .847 1920 OPS Barry Bonds 1.422 2004 … Read more

Congrats on Just Missing the 30-100-.300 Club!

In the midst of researching material for the VORG World Series Preview, I came upon the fact that Albert Pujols finished the year at .299, with 37 homers and 99 RBI.  I noted that he was the first player in history to finish one point short of .300 AND one RBI short of 100 in … Read more

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