The Shortest (Named) Batteries of All-Time

Tuesday night saw another instance of a Dillon GEE – Cliff LEE pitching matchup, the brevity of their last names having been written about before.  In the midst of (re)publicizing that post to the Twitterverse, one of my followers noted: William Tasker ‏@FlagrantFan  Now, of course, you need to go through all those games and … Read more

Repost: The 2012 “Pi Young Award” Winners

Note:  Since today is the official announcement of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards, the VORG is re-posting its “Pi Young Awards” for 2012. ———————————————————————————————————- We’ve reached the end of another exciting season, and with it, its now time to announce the winners of the 2012 “Pi Young Awards”.  (Here’s a refresher on the … Read more

The 2012 “Pi Young Award” Winners

We’ve reached the end of another exciting season, and with it, its now time to announce the winners of the 2012 “Pi Young Awards”.  (Here’s a refresher on the whys and wherefores of the award). First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement.  Scott Downs didn’t pitch in the last three games of … Read more

Lee / Gee in Battle of Three-Letter SPs

When I saw that tonight’s pitching matchup at Citizen’s Bank Park featured the Phils Cliff Lee and the Mets Dillon Gee, the first thing that piqued my interest was the rhyming last names.  But then, being a math geek, I noticed the paucity of letters in their combined last names.  I wondered if any starting … Read more