Game four of the World Series will feature a match-up of Ryan Vogelsong and Jason Vargas. It will mark the 39th World Series game with starting pitchers with matching first letters in their last names. This will be the first World Series contest where both starters have last names beginning with the letter “V”. The … Read more
We’ve finally reached the World Series, and with it the established institutions will of course give you the standard previews of the Royals/Giants 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 more
Friday night, the Giants roughed up Hyun-Jin Ryu and ran away from the Dodgers, 9-0. The next night, the Dodgers returned the favor on Tim Hudson and many other San Francisco relievers, 17-0. Thus, we had consecutive shutouts by each team, with a total run differential of 26 (0-9/17-0). This got the VORG wondering what … Read more
Saturday was quite a day for shutouts. There were seven of them, including four by 1-0. The record for shutouts on a single day is eight (June 4, 1972, when a total of 16 games were played). The four 1-0 games tied the all-time record for the most in one day (September 18, 1915 which … Read more
Here’s some things you probably didn’t know about each member of the World Series teams (based on presumed rosters as of Tuesday afternoon). First up, the Tigers: Pitchers Al Alburquerque : Has not allowed a homerun in his 56.2 inning MLB career (regular season). Only player in MLB history with two “Qs” in his name. … Read more
The Twitterverse is ablaze (and divided) over which team got the better of the first deal of the Fall. The Royals sent Melky Cabrera to the Giants for Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo.