Category Archives: Play Index mining

The “First Half” Record Holders

A couple of weeks ago on Sunday Night Baseball, John Kruk mentioned how the “first half” of the season doesn’t really match up with the “All-Star Break” anymore.  Now, loyal readers of the VORG will remember that we covered this … Continue reading

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Best Hitting Pitchers (Team) vs. Worst Hitting DHs (Team)

Last time, we noted that the Mets pitchers had gone hitless in their first 41 at-bats (51 plate appearances) of the season.  As of Monday night, those numbers are now up to 54 and 66 respectively.   Friend of the VORG … Continue reading

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Will a Mets Pitcher get a Hit in 2014?

Your browser does not support iframes. The Mets have gotten off to a surprisingly good start, despite a power-challenged offense.  While no one expects the pitchers to contribute much to this offense, the hurlers have managed to compile the following … Continue reading

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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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Repost: The 2013 “Pi Young Award” Winners

Note:  Since today is the official announcement of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards, the VORG is re-posting its “Pi Young Awards” for 2013. ———————————————————————————————————- With game 163 for the Rays and Rangers in the books, we’ve finally reached … Continue reading

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The 2013 “Pi Young Award” Winners

With game 163 for the Rays and Rangers in the books, we’ve finally reached the end of another exciting season.  So, its now time to announce the winners of the 2013 “Pi Young Awards”, celebrating the pitchers with ERAs closest … Continue reading

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All about 1-0 Games

Saturday was quite a day for shutouts.  There were seven of them, including four by 1-0.  The record for shutouts on a single day is eight (June 4, 1972, when a total of 16 games were played).  The four 1-0 … Continue reading

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