Pitchers “Pitching Around” & Catchers “Catching Around”

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 more

Glove Will Keep Us Together

Its Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, and what better way for the VORG to celebrate it than to examine the “couples” that have lasted the longest on the diamond. I’m speaking of the batterymates . . . pitchers and catchers.  They have to be able to communicate well, in many different, subtle forms.  The twittering of … Read more

Jamie Moyer to AARP: Go Away, I’m Busy Here!

When last we saw Jamie Moyer, he was a 47-year-old hurler going 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA for the Phillies in 2010.  Then his elbow gave out and instead of hanging them up, he underwent Tommy John surgery.  Now, he’s gotten a Minor League deal and an invite to Spring Training from the Colorado Rockies. … Read more

Great Names in Baseball History: A true “4-A” player

You might have missed this minor transaction from this morning’s sports section, but the Washington Nationals now possess a true “4-A” player, as Atahualpa Severino was recalled from the minors today. Just who or what IS an “Atahualpa“: Atahualpa, Atahuallpa, Atabalipa, or Atawallpa (March 20, 1497 – July 26, 1533), was the last Sapa Inca … Read more

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