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

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

Introducing the π Young Award

The exploits of Cy Young are immortalized in the annual award bearing his name. Each year, the top hurlers in both leagues are given this award, but not without some controversy over the merits of one pitcher versus another. “Pitcher A had more wins than Pitcher B. But pitcher C had more strikeouts and less … Read more

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