Fibonacci Seasons and Careers

At the VORG, we’re not just geeked on odd names.  We like numbers too.  We bestow the annual “Pi Young Award“.  We’ve looked at prime number linescores.  We’ve looked at perfect square linescores.  Now its time to tackle Fibonacci numbers. In mathematics, Fibonacci numbers are the numbers in the following integer sequence: 0, 1, 1, … Read more

2012 Pi Young Award – July Update

The trade deadline has passed and now we enter the “dog days of Summer”.  Before we get too far into August, let’s check in again on the league leaders for the annual “Pi Young Award“. First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement.  We have three pitchers on either side of the magic … Read more

2012 Pi Young Award – June Update

July is upon us, so its time to check in again on the league leaders for the annual “Pi Young Award“. First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement.  Leading the race at 3.13 is Orioles’ reliever Troy Patton.  He is followed closely by a quartet of hurlers .02 off of pi.  The … Read more

Pi Young Award Leaders now on Sidebar

To help you keep track of which pitchers are currently maintaining a 3.14 ERA in the race for the VORG’s annual “Pi Young Award“, we now have a “Pi Young Award Leaders” widget on the sidebar.  It lists those pitchers (if any) with exactly a 3.14 ERA, in innings pitched order, along with their league … Read more

2012 Pi Young Award – May Update

Two months in the books, so its time to check in again on the league leaders for the annual “Pi Young Award“. First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement.  We have a pair of currently injured starting pitchers leading the way, as the Tigers’ Doug Fister is .01 off the magic mark, … Read more

2012 Pi Young Award – April Update

With the first month of the season gone (already!), let’s see which hurlers are leading their respective leagues in the race for the annual “Pi Young Award“. First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement.  A pair of PaleHose lead the charge as Chris Sale and Gavin Floyd come in just under the … Read more

Who will win the 2012 “Pi Young Awards”?

Last season, the VORG handed out the inaugural “Pi Young Awards” in each league, given to the pitchers who compiled ERAs closest to 3.14. Who do you think will win the awards in 2012? Leave your guesses in the comments, as follows: 1) AL (qualifier for ERA title, generally 162+ IP) 2) AL (non-qualifier for … Read more

2011 AL π Young Award

MLB offers up its American League Cy Young Award winner Tuesday afternoon, with Justin Verlander being the odds-on favorite. At the VORG, we give out the “π Young Award,” which we introduced here.  It doesn’t matter what your won-loss record was, how many strikeouts you had, how many innings you tossed or whether your WHIP … Read more

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