Jayson Stark issued an alert …. Another project for @dianagram !!! https://t.co/WMYlX2TaoQ — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) May 5, 2017 which referenced THIS tweet …. .@EliasSports @Kurkjian_ESPN @jaysonst @MLBRandomStats @baseball_ref What’s the biggest letter difference between a pitcher and hitter ever? pic.twitter.com/fHVV8ajEZ3 — Zack Raab (@ZackRaab) May 5, 2017 and some folks chimed in with … Read moreLong Last Name vs. Short Last Name At-Bats
A few years ago, we delved into the shortest-named batteries of all-time, and included a brief mention of the longest-named pair. “. . . the battery with the longest combined last name? It appears to be 23. On September 27, 1940, the Chicago Cubs had Ken Raffensberger pitching to Clyde McCullough“ Last night, the Twitterverse … Read moreLongest-Named Batteries (Update)
The Dodgers continued their free-wheelin’, free-spending ways today, as they announced the signing of Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena to a five year, $25 million deal. The early scouting report on Arruebarruena is a very strong glove with a very weak bat. But the VORG isn’t fretting about that. We are celebrating Arruebarruena’s possible appearance in … Read moreGood-field, no-hit Cuban SS signed, and the VORG goes wild!