Category Archives: Names

Drop a Letter and You Still Have a Name

Andy, owner of the terrific High Heat Stats and friend of the VORG, asked the following question this afternoon: High Heat Stats MLB @HighHeatStats Oswaldo Arcia makes me wonder how many MLB players have a surname the same as another, … Continue reading

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Most of a Given Name on a Team

Last time out, we listed the yearly leaders for most popular first names in baseball.    A natural extension of this is to find the teams with the most players with the same first name in a single season.  There have … Continue reading

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Most Popular First Name – Yearly Leaders 1871-2013

We seem to have a lot of Brandons in baseball nowadays.  The Giants had three-quarters of an all-Brandon starting infield earlier this year.  However, Brandon is not the most popular first name in baseball today.  We’re going to list the … Continue reading

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Your Name Doesn’t Ring a Bell

A few days ago, this tweet came in: Eric Garcia McKinley @garcia_mckinley @dianagram . . . Have you ever done “current players with deadball era names”? I nominate Tuffy Gosewisch as the starting catcher. In fact, I haven’t tackled such … Continue reading

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“Presidential” Pitching Matchups

Friend of the VORG Mike Gianella pointed out the following Saturday: ‏@MikeGianella Just noticed it is a battle of 19th Century Presidents in Philadelphia today. Indeed, Edwin Jackson was facing David Buchanan, calling to mind presidents Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan.  … Continue reading

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Days of Wine and Pete Roses

The Yankees apparently have joined a select number of teams with their own line of wines. Catch this snappy ad copy! New York Yankees™  Reserve 2013 Finger Lakes Dry Riesling Be it stickball on the streets of Brooklyn, or the … Continue reading

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The Chris Wi-THROW All-Stars

This morning’s “Effectively Wild” Baseball Prospectus podcast had Sam Miller recalling that Chris Withrow‘s write-up in the BP Annual mentioned that he’s the only Major Leaguer with the word “throw” in his name. This caused us to wonder what other … Continue reading

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