July is upon us, so its time to check in again on the league leaders for the annual “Pi Young Award“. First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement. Leading the race at 3.13 is Orioles’ reliever Troy Patton. He is followed closely by a quartet of hurlers .02 off of pi. The … Read more2012 Pi Young Award – June Update
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 moreAll-Initial Matchup Sunday Night
A bunch of us were debating the “most valuable Expo of all time” on Twitter in response to this tweet jonahkeri @jonahkeri Interesting debate if Vlad’s done. Who’s the best Expo of all-time, as in contributions only with Expos. Raines? Dawson? Carter? Vlad? I mentioned Steve Rogers, winning pitcher in franchise history. In going over … Read moreDecisions Decisions Decisions
Two months in the books, so its time to check in again on the league leaders for the annual “Pi Young Award“. First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement. We have a pair of currently injured starting pitchers leading the way, as the Tigers’ Doug Fister is .01 off the magic mark, … Read more2012 Pi Young Award – May Update
Yesterday, Colby Lewis, who has five letters in his first and last names, became only the fifth pitcher in history to give up five homers as the only (5) hits in a start (see table below). He did this on the tenth day (2*5) of the fifth month. For two of the homer-hitters (Nick Markakis … Read moreSo many Fives!
With the first month of the season gone (already!), let’s see which hurlers are leading their respective leagues in the race for the annual “Pi Young Award“. First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement. A pair of PaleHose lead the charge as Chris Sale and Gavin Floyd come in just under the … Read more2012 Pi Young Award – April Update
It was only a couple of weeks ago that we examined the record-setting “one-batter” relievers. Apparently Astros’ manager Brad Mills reads the VORG, as he decided to go and set a one-game record for one-batter relievers last night during Houston’s 4-3 win over the Mets. Mills used five relievers for just one batter apiece, breaking … Read moreNo Relief for Breaking Brad
Last time we listed the pitcher/catcher combos with the most game starts in history. Now let’s see if some of those same pitchers and catchers were tossing the old ball around with lots of other batterymates. Here are the pitchers who have started games with at least 30 different catchers in their career: PITCHER # … Read morePitchers “Pitching Around” & Catchers “Catching Around”