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

Shawn Green and “Sabbathmetrics”

Sunday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the “Jewish New Year”.   So, as we’ve done with Yom Kippur and Passover, its time for another edition of “Sabbathmetrics”. Today, we’ll look at whether 1991 first-round draft pick, two-time All-Star and “member of the tribe” Shawn Green performed better or worse on the Sabbath during … Read more

Ian Kinsler and “Sabbathmetrics”

Tonight marks the beginning of Passover, the celebration of the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt.  This year, Passover happens to fall on the Sabbath, which itself is a period for rest and reflection.  As we mentioned in our initial “Sabbathmetrics” piece, for Jewish professional athletes, this can sometimes cause some conflict. In that first … Read more

Sandy Koufax and “Sabbathmetrics”

Sundown Friday will mark the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.  It is a day of atonement, and one is to refrain from work, while attending synagogue and fasting.  This year, Yom Kippur happens to fall on the Sabbath, which itself is a period for rest and reflection.  For Jewish … Read more