Rolling Two Straight Sevens

While the Yankees’ comeback from a 9-0 deficit to win 15-9 yesterday was impressive, what tickled the VORG’s fancy was that the Bombers scored exactly seven runs in two consecutive innings.  It got me wondering what the record might be for the highest number of the same runs scored in two consecutive innings. It turns … Read more

One and Done

When I wrote about Jack Spring a few weeks ago, reader Kurt Blumenau tweeted the following to me: @dianagram I noticed Mr. Spring’s 1963 season — 45 G, 38 IP. Was he LOOGY before LOOGY was cool? I was intrigued by this possibility, and searched the web for any existing analyses of this.  It turns … Read more

Tax Day 2012

Last year we did a special post for Tax Day, featuring the (primarily) former players who had memorable career category totals of 1,040 (or closest to 1,040).  Let’s revisit it, restricting it now to only inactive/former players, see if there have been any changes, correct some inaccuracies and find some new categories. First up, the batters … Read more

Leap Year Leaders

Wednesday is Leap Day and to “celebrate”, the VORG hereby presents the single-season record holders specifically restricted to Leap Years. I limited this to post-1900, if you’re wondering . . . STAT LEADER RECORD YEAR AVG Rogers Hornsby .424 1924 OBP Barry Bonds .609 2004 SLG Babe Ruth .847 1920 OPS Barry Bonds 1.422 2004 … Read more

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