V is for Victory (for One Team)

Game four of the World Series will feature a match-up of Ryan Vogelsong and Jason Vargas.  It will mark the 39th World Series game with starting pitchers with matching first letters in their last names.  This will be the first World Series contest where both starters have last names beginning with the letter “V”. The … Read more

The VORG’s 2014 World Series Preview

We’ve finally reached the World Series, and with it the established institutions will of course give you the standard previews of the Royals/Giants showdown. But this is the VORG … we don’t do “standard” … we do factoids, minutiae, trivia, oddities, random bits of info on all the major participants for both teams. Here now … Read more

Singles – 16’s and Over, Put the Squeeze on Mariners

Friend of the VORG Dan Wachtell passed along a note about Friday night’s Royals/Mariners game: “… check out Brandon Maurer’s line last night: 7.1 IP, 14 hits (all singles!), 0 BB, 0 K. #zerotrueoutcomes” Lo and behold, a check of the boxscore showed the following: Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR BF Brandon … Read more

Be Vewwwwy Quiet . . . We’re Hunting Bwoxtons!

Jonathan Broxton has signed with the Royals, apparently after going on a hunting trip with Jeff Francoeur and Ned Yost.  What might they have been hunting for?: Moose Haas: 91-79 as a Brewer, including 13-3, 3.27 ERA in 1983. Bob Moose: Went 14-3, 2.91 ERA as 21-year-old for 1969 Pirates.  Pitched over 1100 innings in … Read more