You Can’t Spell “FIP” Without “Pi”

Long-time readers of the VORG know of our affinity for “pi.” We offer up the “Pi Young Award” annually to the pitcher in each league whose ERA comes closest to 3.1415. Now, in honor of the ultimate “Pi Day,” we extend our fondness of pi to FIP. For those of you not up on the … Read more

The VORG’s 2014 “Pi Young Award”

Wednesday evening brings us the announcement of the  “Cy Young Award” winner in each league.  So, its now time for the VORG to announce the winners of the 2014 “Pi Young Awards”, celebrating the pitchers with ERAs closest to 3.1415927 . . . . (Here’s a refresher on the whys and wherefores of the award). … Read more

Repost: The 2013 “Pi Young Award” Winners

Note:  Since today is the official announcement of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards, the VORG is re-posting its “Pi Young Awards” for 2013. ———————————————————————————————————- With game 163 for the Rays and Rangers in the books, we’ve finally reached the end of another exciting season. So, its now time to announce the winners of … Read more

The 2013 “Pi Young Award” Winners

With game 163 for the Rays and Rangers in the books, we’ve finally reached the end of another exciting season.  So, its now time to announce the winners of the 2013 “Pi Young Awards”, celebrating the pitchers with ERAs closest to 3.1415927 . . . .  (Here’s a refresher on the whys and wherefores of … Read more

Repost: The 2012 “Pi Young Award” Winners

Note:  Since today is the official announcement of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards, the VORG is re-posting its “Pi Young Awards” for 2012. ———————————————————————————————————- We’ve reached the end of another exciting season, and with it, its now time to announce the winners of the 2012 “Pi Young Awards”.  (Here’s a refresher on the … Read more

The 2012 “Pi Young Award” Winners

We’ve reached the end of another exciting season, and with it, its now time to announce the winners of the 2012 “Pi Young Awards”.  (Here’s a refresher on the whys and wherefores of the award). First up . . . the American League/no innings requirement.  Scott Downs didn’t pitch in the last three games of … Read more

In Search of Nine Innings of Pi

As we’ve already mentioned today, its “Pi Day” and we want to track down anything in baseball that you could tie to pi. So, how about games in which the score by inning for either team matched the digits of pi, namely 3-1-4-1-5-9-2-6-5.  Now of course, that would mean a team scored 36 runs, and … Read more

2011 NL π Young Award

Next up in the 2011 award series is the National League Cy Young Award, to be announced Thursday afternoon, with Clayton Kershaw being the  favorite to take the hardware. As we did with the American League,  we are giving out the “π Young Award,” in the National League.  Once again, it doesn’t matter what your … Read more