Well we’ve finally reached the end of the 2016 season, with what should be a very entertaining game seven between the Cubs and Indians. Here are some “game seven” facts to whet your appetite. Record for most SP K’s in a WS game 7 is 10, done 4 times. Last done by Roger Clemens in … Read moreWorld Series Game Seven Factoids
We’ve finally reached the World Series, and with it the established institutions will of course give you the standard previews of the Indians/Cubs showdown. But this is the VORG … we don’t do “standard” … we do factoids, minutiae, trivia, oddities, random bits of info on all the major participants for both teams. Here now … Read moreThe VORG’s 2016 World Series Preview
While noticing that the Cubs had already used 13 different players in left field this season, I began to wonder what the record was for each position on the diamond. Using the Baseball Reference Play Index, here are the position-by-position leaders, with the year, count and associated players listed. (The Cubs are still two short … Read moreHow Many Men Does it Take to Play the Position?
Now that Kris Bryant has become the first player to complete a three homer/two double “full house” in a game, I thought it would be fun to look at other full house combinations. Three singles / two doubles: Achieved 245 times through 6/28/2016, most recently done by Aledmys Diaz on 4/23/16. Three singles / two … Read moreFull Houses of all Types