Consecutive Games Scoring Unique Number of Runs

The Red Sox lost 6-4 Wednesday evening, but thanks to friend of the VORG Joey Mallick, we were more disappointed that Boston failed to score either seven runs, or more than nine runs in the game. You see, a couple of days ago, Mallick pointed out to me that his beloved Sox had scored a … Read more

Rarest Scores in MLB History

One cool aspect of an otherwise lackluster Super Bowl was the final score (43-8).  Apparently it was the first game in NFL history to end with that specific score.   That got the VORG wondering which results have never occurred in MLB history.  Culling the game scores from 1900-2013, here are the final scores we’ve … Read more

Games That Honor the Decimal System

As the first game of Friday’s White Sox/Indians double-header was winding down (a 19-10 free-for-all), ESPN.COM’s Doug Kern tweeted at me: Doug Kern @dakern74 @dianagram I don’t have a handy lookup for this (yet), but there are innings of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 in that game. That can’t happen often. Fortunately for Doug (and you!), I happen to … Read more

A Day for Shutout Routs

Sunday was a great day for 13-0 shutouts.  There were two of them.  The Red Sox routed R.A. Dickey and the Jays in Toronto, and the Indians roughed up David Price and the Rays in Tampa.  This elicited a Twitter question for Jayson Stark: Jayson Stark ‏@jaysonst  Exactly 13-0? Never in div-play era RT @FrankMcawesome: … Read more

Pirates create a new linescore for the record books

In baseball history, there have been approximately 2,650 different game linescores (R-H-E) achieved, with about 900 of them only occurring once.  Last year, the Indians gave us the first ever 1-0-5 linescore, scoring a single run and throwing the ball around while getting no-hit by Ervin Santana in a 3-1 loss.  Now the Pirates have … Read more

Real Life “Casey at the Bat” Endings

While it may not be a literary work of art, there may be no more famous piece of baseball literature than “Casey at the Bat“.   Penned by Ernest Thayer in 1888, it has been the subject of numerous stage performances, songs, plays and movies.  But I got to wondering about the actual circumstances that unveiled … Read more