Category Archives: game events

A Pitcher’s Best Friend, times 1.5

Last night, the Yankees pulled off a triple play, the third one completed in back of CC Sabathia in the last four years. Your browser does not support iframes. This got me wondering what the record is, from the pitcher’s … Continue reading

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Intentionally Walking the Pitcher?

Last Monday night, HighHeatStats tweeted the following: High Heat Stats ‏@HighHeatStats  Boxscore Trivia (difficulty 4 out of 5): what happened most recently in this 1995 game? http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/HOU/HOU199507250.shtml … In attempting to answer the question, I misread the boxscore and this conversation … Continue reading

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The Last Baseball Game Ever Played by Your Team?

So tomorrow is apparently the last day on Earth for all of us, at least to some of us.  If that is indeed the case, here is how every team finished up their 2012 (and final) season. Here are the … Continue reading

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Mariners were RISP-averse last night

The Seattle Mariners toiled for 18 innings last night/early this morning before succumbing to the Orioles 4-2.  As is the case with many extra-inning affairs, the M’s had a bit of trouble getting that one big hit with runners in … Continue reading

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We have Walk-offs in all shapes and sizes

Over at the excellent and entertaining “The Captain’s Blog“, William Juliano wonders if the “walk-off” plate appearance (and inevitable celebration) has become cliched. Maybe it has … maybe it hasn’t.  But the phrase itself has only been around for about … Continue reading

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Pirates create a new linescore for the record books

In baseball history, there have been approximately 2,650 different game linescores (R-H-E) achieved, with about 900 of them only occurring once.  Last year, the Indians gave us the first ever 1-0-5 linescore, scoring a single run and throwing the ball … Continue reading

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Remember those Canonical Batting Lines?

A few months ago I embarked upon a rather ambitious bit of research, to catalog all the different batting lines (AB-R-H-RBI) in MLB history.  It was a lot of work, going through each combination in the Baseball Reference Play Index, … Continue reading

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