The First 5-4-5 Linescore in MLB History

History was made Thursday night, as the Red Sox were losing 14-5 to the Yankees.  The Sox finished with five runs on four hits, and committed five errors.  The resulting 5-4-5 linescore is the FIRST such tally in baseball history (nearly 200,000 games worth).  We’ve had 5-4-4s, 5-5-5s, 4-5-5s, but never before had a team … Read more

The VORG 2013 World Series Preview

Other sites can give you all the match-ups and tactical forecasts for the showdown between the Red Sox and Cardinals.  At the VORG, we’re going to give you the fact(oids) about each of the main contributors for each team: Cardinals: Yadier Molina, in his age-30 season, lashed a career-high 44 doubles in 2013. That is … Read more

A Day for Shutout Routs

Sunday was a great day for 13-0 shutouts.  There were two of them.  The Red Sox routed R.A. Dickey and the Jays in Toronto, and the Indians roughed up David Price and the Rays in Tampa.  This elicited a Twitter question for Jayson Stark: Jayson Stark ‏@jaysonst  Exactly 13-0? Never in div-play era RT @FrankMcawesome: … Read more

Active Franchise Won-Loss Records by Date

The wonderful Red Sox blog “Over the Monster” noted early this past week that the Sox were somehow 0-13 in their last 13 games played on August 15.  They blamed it on uber-Sox fan Ben Affleck, as he celebrates a birthday on that day, and Boston’s 13-game “August 15” losing streak syncs up with the … Read more

Rolling Two Straight Sevens

While the Yankees’ comeback from a 9-0 deficit to win 15-9 yesterday was impressive, what tickled the VORG’s fancy was that the Bombers scored exactly seven runs in two consecutive innings.  It got me wondering what the record might be for the highest number of the same runs scored in two consecutive innings. It turns … Read more

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