(More) Pitchers are Cities in the State Game is Played In

Here is a new and improved version of the list of those starting pitching matchups whose first names are actual cities in the state in which the game is being played. This list is for games from 1961-2016, and excludes games in Montreal and Toronto. date vteam hteam hstate vis sp home sp 19620708 CHA … Read more(More) Pitchers are Cities in the State Game is Played In

Pitchers are Cities in the State Game is Played In

As so often is the case with a VORG topic, it started with a single tweet: Hey @jaysonst wi Austin Pruitt starting opposite Dallas Keuchel in TX – can you recall 2 SP named after cities meeting in that state — Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) August 3, 2017 To which my hero Jayson Stark replied: How … Read morePitchers are Cities in the State Game is Played In

Most Runs the Same as Hits for Both Teams in a Game

I noticed a bit of a statistical quirk in Wednesday’s Marlins/Rangers game: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Miami Marlins 2 0 0 9 0 0 2 5 4 22 22 0 Texas Rangers 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 10 10 0 Despite the high … Read moreMost Runs the Same as Hits for Both Teams in a Game

“Celebrity” Pitching Matchups

Various sports outlets and Twitter folks are noting tonight’s “Ray-Romano” pitching matchup in the Arizona-Cincinnati game. Here are some more “celebrity” pitching matchups that have taken place (thanks to the gamelogs at Retrosheet): DATE VIS HOME VIS P HOME P 19340522 SLN NY1 Dean Smith 19340719 SLN BSN Dean Smith 19360521 SLN NY1 Dean Smith … Read more“Celebrity” Pitching Matchups

Astros are Road Runners

Sitting at 60-29 at the All-Star Break, the Astros boast a gaudy 33-11 record on the road. and that .750 road winning percentage is 2nd-best since 1901 (1906 Chicago Cubs went 60-15 away from home, for an .800 winning percentage). The Astros have put up a remarkable 314 runs in their 44 road games, an … Read moreAstros are Road Runners

Consecutive Games Facing Pitcher with Same Last Name

Friend of the VORG (and fellow you should definitely follow) Doug Kern asked me the following this morning:

After a bunch of data wrangling with the Retrosheet game logs, I don’t know about the Brew Crew having experienced this phenomena nine times, but here is what I was able to come up with in terms of one team facing pitchers with the same last name in consecutive games, through 2016.  If there is only a last name listed, just trust me when I say that each pitcher had a different Retrosheet ID.  I’m not 100% certain on this list, but I think I’m ….. in the ballpark.

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Dial M (7 times) for a Record

Friend of the VORG Zack Raab set out a request to Jayson Stark and I: .@dianagram/@jaysonst, since you love these wacky finds and I love seeing what you can do with them, ever seen this in a MLB lineup? 👇🤔 https://t.co/PowiFZ8hS0 — Zack Raab (@ZackRaab) June 20, 2017 … which referred to this tweet: @ESPNStatsInfo … Read moreDial M (7 times) for a Record

Get the Leb Out

Recently, the VORG came across a ballplayer in the Blue Jays system named Jason Leblebijian. He’s currently an infielder (mainly second base) at Triple-A. and there was some chatter about a possible call-up to the majors. If he DOES get there, he’ll join this wondrous list of players whose last name takes the form of … Read moreGet the Leb Out

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