Category Archives: stat crunching

Ten Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love? – 2014 Update

After the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot results were announced, I thought it would be cool to take a historical look at those players who were on the standard BBWAA ballot at least once, and didn’t receive even one vote.  I … Continue reading

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Miami Unsound RBI Machine

The 2013 Marlins trot out one of the worst offenses seen in many years.  They’ve scored 455 runs in their first 139 games, 69 runs fewer than the next lowest squad (White Sox at 524).  At their current 3.27 runs … Continue reading

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One Team with Two Full-Time Sub-.200 Hitters

The Atlanta Braves are running away with the National League East.  They’re first in the league in walks and homers and second in runs scored.  This helps hide the fact that they’re running out two sub-.200 hitters practically every night. … Continue reading

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Meet the new Slash, same as the old Slash

Mike Trout’s 2012 AL Rookie of the Year campaign was one for the ages.  He compiled a .326/.399/.564 line in 129 games.  The resulting .963 OPS was the 16th-highest rookie mark amongst batting title qualifiers in baseball history, and the … Continue reading

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Nine Is Not Enough

Friend of the VORG Chris Patrick Morgan messaged me the following question Wednesday: “Whats the record for the most INNINGS a team has played in one season. it only came to mind after sitting thru that 16-inning game for the … Continue reading

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Teams with the Worst Plate Discipline of All Time

As of Saturday morning, the Houston Astros offense has accrued all of five walks (against 56 strikeouts) in their first four games.  While it is unlikely they will continue to average 1.25 walks and 14 strikeouts per game, their extremely … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day 2013!

                If you’ve been reading the VORG for a while, you know that our favorite day of the year, aside from Opening Day, would be Pi Day.  Pi Day (3.14) celebrates the magic and … Continue reading

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