I sent Craig Calcaterra the info on the number of 7-3 games, and he posted this: Sometimes I take pride in myself over my baseball geekdom. And then someone like Dianagram comes along and reveals me to be a rank amateur. Yet the momentary sadness I feel when I realize how wanting I am in … Read moreCraig Calcaterra likes me (or at least my geekdom)
The tweet came across my feed late last night: @craigcalcaterra Four games end with 7-3 final scores. This is important. This means something. [sculpts Devils tower in mashed potatoes] Of course, this set the VORG into action. Was May 30, 2011 a record-setting day? Was this the date with the most games ending with 7-3 … Read moreA day for remembering 7-3 scores
Last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates went an amazing 17-64 (.210) on the road. This season, going into Monday’s game at Citi Field, the Buccos already have 15 wins away from home (15-13, .536). That’s a .326 improvement so far in 2011. So, which team has the best road winning percentage improvement from year-to-year? Here are … Read moreThe Pirates “Road” to Respectability
Last time out, I talked about searching for the alphabetical batting order. The folks at Baseball Think Factory picked up the story, and one commenter put this thought out there: “On a side note, while I was researching 1918 starting lineups I found a few games — I think involving the Giants — where the … Read moreLineups from 1 to 9
The lineup is of course an integral part of baseball. It literally establishes an order to the game, as described within the Official Baseball Rules: 6.01 (a) Each player of the offensive team shall bat in the order that his name appears in his team’s batting order. Over the years, lineups have been drawn up … Read moreLineups from A to Z
A few days ago, I wrote about the longest player names in major league history. But of course, there is more gold to be mined when it comes to player names. With that, I present the all-time “Most Voweluable Player” awards, given to the players whose last names have the highest percentage of vowels. The … Read moreThe Most Voweluable Player Award goes to …
Baseball has had all sort of body types take the field in its history. There have been very tall players, rather short players, hefty hefty hefty players and wimpy wimpy wimpy ones too. Over at Beyond the Boxscore, Bill Petti does a very nice job, including a well-thought out bar chart, summarizing the “growth” of … Read moreBaseball and the BMI
During Friday night’s Blue Jays/Rays tilt, Toronto right fielder Jose Bautista scored each of the first four Blue Jay runs. Sadly for the VORG, with Chris Woodward on first base in the bottom of the 11th, John McDonald homered, ruining Bautista’s run-hogging. Nonetheless, scoring all of your team’s runs is pretty easy if its only … Read moreAll 4 Runs and Runs for All, Almost . . .