Homers by Birthday

Another prompt from the Twitterverse:

ย Here are the birthdays with number of players and total homers, followed by the leader for each day (thanks to Baseball Reference and the Lahman Baseball Database):

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Freddie Freeman IS the Braves Power Source

Last night, Freddie Freeman socked his sixth homer of the season. He now represents 66.7% of the Braves homer total (9) for the year. Here is the Braves’ 2016 homer log.ย  Note also that only one of the homers has come with someone on base. Date Batter Opp Score Inn Out RBI 2016-04-04 Freddie Freeman … Read more

Teams with Biggest Win % Difference when they Homer

Michael Baron of “JustMets.net” tweeted: #Mets are 4-8 when they don’t hit a home run so far in 2016. 16-4 when they do hit a home run. โ€” Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) May 11, 2016 That results in a .467 winning percentage difference between when they DO homer (.800) and when they don’t (.333).ย  Is that … Read more

Salty, the Middle and Me

Yours truly spotted a quirky occurrence regarding names and lengths of words during last night’s RedSox-Phillies game.ย  I alerted my ESPN-aligned Twitter followers/friends to it, and a few hours later, this happened on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”. Thank you @SBerthiaumeESPN for the shout-out. [My thanks to @bubbaprog for the video]

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