Category Archives: theme teams

The VORG’s All-”Baseketball” Team

With NCAA March Madness underway, let’s put together a team of MLBers who have played Division 1 college basketball: C: Dave Ricketts 1B: Tony Clark, Chuck Connors, Cotton Nash 2B: Danny Ainge, Jackie Robinson SS: Dick Groat OF: Dave Winfield, … Continue reading

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The VORG’s All-Time PTBNL Team

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary describes a “Player to be Named Later” (PTBNL) as: An unnamed player to be delivered at some future date to a team in order to complete a trade.  The assignment must be completed within six months … Continue reading

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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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Michael Wacha: Is He a Man or a Muppet?

Cardinals rookie hurler Michael Wacha is impressing America through his dominant performance in the playoffs.  He’s also gotten the attention of fans through his last name, which is a homophone of the catch-phrase of Fozzie Bear, a character on The … Continue reading

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The VORG’s “Friday the 13th” Team

We’re coming up to another “Friday the 13th”, and regardless of how you feel regarding the supposed “unluckiness” of that date, there is a pattern to how/when a “Friday the 13th” shows up on the calendar: Any month that starts … Continue reading

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The VORG “Fat Tuesday” team

In honor of today being Fat Tuesday, the VORG presents a team whose players have a Body Mass Index of at least 30, and were born on a Tuesday (in the format: Name, BMI, birthdate) Pitchers: Jumbo Brown 35.9 4/30/1907 Rich Garces … Continue reading

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The “One Ballot” All-Stars?

On the heels of the yearly update to the stat category leaders for those who went voteless on their only appearance on a Hall of Fame ballot, I wondered what the leaderboard would look like if we extended it to … Continue reading

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