Using the fantastic Out of the Park 18 game, I simmed the upcoming MLB season. In the end, the Cubs once again took a seven-game World Series decision over the Cleveland Indians. There were some surprises along the way: The Orioles lost 100 games The Rays won 94 The Royals finished one game worse than … Read moreOut of the Park 18 Sims the 2017 Season
Friday night marks the beginning of Passover, the celebration of the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt. That means its time for another Sabbathmetrics post, in which we look at whether certain Jewish players performed better or worse on the Sabbath. Our focus today is on reliever Scott Radinsky. He currently serves as the Angels … Read moreScott Radinsky and “Sabbathmetrics”
As the first game of Friday’s White Sox/Indians double-header was winding down (a 19-10 free-for-all), ESPN.COM’s Doug Kern tweeted at me: Doug Kern @dakern74 @dianagram I don’t have a handy lookup for this (yet), but there are innings of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 in that game. That can’t happen often. Fortunately for Doug (and you!), I happen to … Read moreGames That Honor the Decimal System
In baseball history, there have been approximately 2,650 different game linescores (R-H-E) achieved, with about 900 of them only occurring once. Last year, the Indians gave us the first ever 1-0-5 linescore, scoring a single run and throwing the ball around while getting no-hit by Ervin Santana in a 3-1 loss. Now the Pirates have … Read morePirates create a new linescore for the record books
Not all no-hitters are the same. According to Retrosheet records, there have been 193 instances of a team being no-hit in major league history (they have linescore records for 1918 through 2010). Not surprisingly, in 180 of those games, the team being no-hit also scored no runs (see table below), leading to the linescore 0-0-x, … Read moreNow Here is a Linescore You Don’t See Every Day!