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Baseball Prospectus

  • Banjo Hitter: The Legend of La Tortuga
    Willians Astudillo is more than just a novelty act.The post Banjo Hitter: The Legend of La Tortuga appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:03am -
  • Flu-Like Symptoms: Solo Homer-A-Rama
    Are bases-empty homers crowding out all other long balls?The post Flu-Like Symptoms: Solo Homer-A-Rama appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:03am -
  • The Call-Up: Justus Sheffield
    The Yankees recalled top prospect Justus Sheffield for the stretch run. Can he pitch his way on to the postseason roster? The post The Call-Up: Justus Sheffield appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:02am -
  • Short Relief: A Million Ways to Be a Ballplayer
    It was a letdown, when this year’s Women’s Baseball World Cup ended, to go back to watching men’s. Much has been written about the hard baseball details of the women’s tournament: the match-ups, the spin rates, the turf, the rain, the sharpne…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:02am -
  • Closer Report: Week 25
    The time has come for our weekly scan of the closer scene.The post Closer Report: Week 25 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • 2018 Deep League Report: Week 25
    Owners in -only leagues should consider adding these players for the stretch run.The post 2018 Deep League Report: Week 25 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 10:00am -
  • What You Need To Know: Yelich Blooms With Brewers
    Recapping the best of Major League Baseball, notably the second cycle this season of former Marlins slugger Christian Yelich, who's doing his thing for the Brewers now.The post What You Need To Know: Yelich Blooms With Brewers appeared first on Base…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 9:59am -
  • BP en español: Algo viejo, incluso si es nuevo
    Hisashi Iwakuma regresa a Japón, Julio Urías regresa a Los Ángeles y Jarrod Saltalamacchia regresa a las Grandes Ligas.The post BP en español: Algo viejo, incluso si es nuevo appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 9:58am -

From Deep Right Field

  • MLB Record For Consecutive Wins By A Team
    - The MLB record for consecutive wins by a team in a season is a record set by the National League’s New York Giants in 1916. They won 26 games in a row. The Oakland A’s have the American League record, established in 2002 with 20 consecutive v…
    - 12 Feb 13, 1:01pm -
  • MLB Record For Consecutive Losses By A Team
    - Since 1893, the MLB record for consecutive losses by a team is held by the National League’s Cleveland franchise with 24 in 1899. The American League record for most consecutive team losses (since 1893) is held by the 1988 Baltimore Orioles wit…
    - 12 Feb 13, 1:00pm -
  • Best Defensive Third Basemen
    - It is important to remember that there are fewer third basemen in the Hall of Fame than any other position. The position has traditionally been looked at as a corner power-hitting place in the lineup. Therefore, trying to find a good power hitter…
    - 10 Feb 13, 2:05pm -
  • Christy Mathewson: The Christian Gentleman

    - 15 Jan 13, 12:05pm -
  • 200 Walk Seasons
    - Nolan Ryan and Amos Rusie, both famous for high 90s+ fastballs (and faster!), are the only two pitchers to have 2 seasons since 1893 with 200+ walks. Rusie gave up 218 walks in 1893–which is the record. He also walked 200 batters in 1894. Ryan…
    - 2 Dec 12, 12:15pm -
  • 30 Game Winners: Lefties
    - Only three left-handers have ever won 30+ games in a season since 1893. The fine thrower Frank Killen of the National League’s Pittsburgh franchise won 36 games in 1893 and 30 games in 1896. And, the ace of the Philadelphia Athletics, Lefty Gro…
    - 1 Dec 12, 2:51pm -
  • Rube Waddell: The First American League Ace
    - In the early part of the 20th century, baseball fans came out in droves to watch “Rube strike ’em out!” Yes, Rube Waddell was the new American League’s star pitcher. He was a flame-throwing strikeout ace–and he was really something to s…
    - 25 Nov 12, 7:06pm -
  • Hit-By-Pitch Records
    - Joe McGinnity, one of the better pitchers around the turn of the 20th century, while with the National League’s Brooklyn franchise, set the Major League record for hitting batters with a pitch–with a total of 40 in 1900. These totals are sinc…
    - 18 Nov 12, 12:28pm -
  • Rookie Strikeout Records (VIDEO)
    - Since 1893, the best strikeout total for a rookie pitcher is listed as Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets who in 1984 struck out 276 batters. Second on this list is the great Herb Score who struck out 245 batters for Cleveland in 1955. Hideo Nomo…
    - 11 Nov 12, 5:20pm -
  • Most RBIs In A Season By A Rookie
    - The record for most RBIs in a season by a rookie is held by the iconic Ted Williams (Red Sox) in 1939 with 145. Second on this list of rookie RBI seasons is another Red Sox player, Walt Dropo, who chalked up 144 RBIs in 1950. Only 4 other rookies…
    - 11 Nov 12, 12:00pm -

Baseball Reflections

  • Fenway Flashback
    The glory days are back at the Fens as the 2018 season heads down the home stretch. There is a lot of excitement about the real possibility of another world championship for the Sox. Royal and loyal rooters, though, still have in their memory bank im…
    - 29 days ago, 20 Aug 18, 11:35pm -
  • More Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Yankees (Part II)
    Much terrific reaction to the first piece on this topic has now resulted in more. There is a world of fascinating sidebars, trivia items, facts and factoids about the Bronx Bombers. Enjoy another sampling. Yogi Berra, Mosts, a Partial List      …
    - 39 days ago, 11 Aug 18, 1:15am -
  • Rivalry: Red Sox vs Yankees
    Throughout the 2018 season the Yankees and the Red Sox have kept their eyes on the ball and the standings as baseball’s greatest rivalry plays out again. Coming up another series between the two rivals, another head to head confrontation in the “…
    - 46 days ago, 4 Aug 18, 12:51am -
    “The Yankees were not our team, they were our religion.” –Jerry Coleman    My connection to Jerry Coleman goes all the way back to 1975 when I was researching and interviewing for my first book – – A Baseball Century: the First Hundred Ye…
    - 54 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 12:35am -
  • Things You Probably Never Knew About the Yankees
    The franchise is right up there as one of the most famous in sports. Probably more books and articles have been written about it than any other baseball team. Yet, there is always something new to learn about the Bronx Bombers so read on. Yankees A r…
    - 55 days ago, 26 Jul 18, 3:32pm -
  • 13 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Jackie Robinson
    With hype and hullabaloo in the air over the 2018 All Star Game and all of its sidebars, my thoughts somehow turn to Jackie Robinson, a six-time all star and my all-star of all stars. Much is known about him, but there are quite a few things that are…
    - 67 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 6:49pm -
  • What’s Important When Choosing Softball Bats?
    With the improved technology all over the world, many changes have been experienced on the design of softball bats. With the increased variety of the materials used in the making of the bats, it has become extremely hard for the buyers to decide on w…
    - 77 days ago, 4 Jul 18, 6:40pm -
  • YANKEES by the Numbers, (Part II)
    The 2018 Yankees are putting up all kinds of fabulous numbers in their bid to get into the World Series,  For those of you who enjoyed Part I – here are more fabulous Yankee numbers. Enjoy   51 Number worn by Bernie Williams for sixteen Yankee se…
    - 84 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 2:35am -
    The joy and passion and full houses  and winning ways now on parade at Fenway Park all are a sharp contrast to the way things once were at the little ballpark in most of the 1960s. There are still those around who recall that time, some with mixed e…
    - 93 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 10:30am -
  • STILL More Yankee Quiz
    You asked and now you receive – questions simple, weird, relevant, irrelevant, but all New York Yankees related. Take the quiz and see how much you know. From the “Stadium Club” to Babe Ruth’s Uniform Number to who owned the team before Georg…
    - 1 Jun 18, 2:35am -

Mister Baseball

  • European Baseball Players in American Education [Update]
    By Gabriel Fidler @ExtraInningsUK Thanks to several sources, including the Greek National Team, Boomer Prinstein, Director of the International Stars, and Kevin Macadam, Commissioner of the British Baseball League, we have added another 14 names to o…
    - 23 Feb 18, 10:28am -
  • Hamburg Stealers add Murphy / Velazquez not coming
    The Hamburg Stealers are adding Callum Murphy for the 2018 season in the German Baseball-Bundesliga. The Canadian infielder with British passport, who has been playing for various British national teams in the past, is currently in Australia. He is e…
    - 23 Feb 18, 8:51am -
  • Catalunya Baseball Week: A week full of the best baseball
    Press release Catalonian Baseball and Softball Federation We are getting closer to the Catalunya Baseball Week, a week full of the most high-levelled baseball of Europe. Three categories and twelve teams from all around Europe will take part of this…
    - 22 Feb 18, 3:29pm -
  • Cuba, Japan complete Honkbalweek Haarlem / Schedule released
    Teams from Cuba and Japan will complete the lineup at the Honkbalweek Haarlem. Other participants will be Italy, host Netherlands, Curacao and Chinese Taipei. Organizers also released the schedule for the international baseball tournament, which will…
    - 22 Feb 18, 1:28pm -
  • Jose Escalona from Rimini to Parmaclima / Eduard Pirvu also added
    Parmaclima has added two pitchers for the 2018 season in the Italian Serie A1. Jose Escalona is transferring from Rimini to Parma. The left-hander from Venezuela with Italian passport had an ERA of 4.64 in 16 games last year. He also played for Nettu…
    - 22 Feb 18, 11:27am -
  • Former Minor Leaguer Yeixon Ruiz joins Savigny Lions
    The French Division Club Savigny Lions has added Yeixon Ruiz to the roster for the 2018 season. The 26-year-old Dominican has been used at second, short, third and the outfield during his professional career. He started pro ball with the New York Met…
    - 22 Feb 18, 9:01am -
  • European Baseball Players in American Education [Part 2]
    By Gabriel Fidler @ExtraInningsUK Yesterday, we released the first half of our list of Europeans playing baseball while studying in America [link]. The article includes a lengthy introduction about all the athletes and provides context that we will n…
    - 22 Feb 18, 8:01am -
  • USSSA Space Coast Stadium ready to deliver biggest-ever WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) completed a visit to the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida, USA, to evaluate the home of the V…
    - 21 Feb 18, 6:07pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • After A Yankees Win, Some Personal News
    After their Odysseus-like experience last week, the Yankees finally made it to Kansas City Thursday. By the end of the weekend, they had righted the ship, having taken two out of three from the Royals. It was their eighth straight series win, somethi…
    - 20 May 18, 10:14pm -
  • Yankees Complete 7-2 Home Stand, Capitol Awaits
    As Ken Singleton says, they won this series the hard way. After losing the first game on Friday night, the Yankees took the next two, giving them a 2-1 series win over Oakland, which completed a 7-2 home stand. They are still tied for first place wit…
    - 14 May 18, 12:24am -
  • Yankees Lose But Recent Stretch is Beyond Impressive
    When the Yankees finished a home sweep of the Minnesota Twins on April 26th, their season record was 15-9. That home stand seemed to lift the Yanks from the early season doldrums. It ended with an  impressive eight wins. But the schedule was about…
    - 11 May 18, 7:48am -
  • Yankees Beat Boston Again, Take Sole Possession Of First
    When Hanley Ramirez homered off Chad Green last night, I thought to myself, okay, the winning streak ends tonight.  I looked ahead to the next game, trying to think good thoughts about CC Sabathia.Shame on me.After a shockingly great performance by…
    - 10 May 18, 11:27am -
  • Yankees Win Again, Grab Share Of First
    That's seven in a row. Their 16th win in 17 games. They are now tied for first place in the AL East--after being 7.5 games behind Boston as recently as April 20th.Who's "they?" The 2018 New York Yankees. Not the 1953 Yankees. Not the 1998 Yankees. Th…
    - 9 May 18, 11:47am -
  • Rookies Lead Yankees To Sweep Of Indians
    Remember when the experts swore up and down that the Yankees would never field a team with two rookies (Andujar and Torres) on it?  Well, they were forced into it, but they did it nonetheless. And it's been working.I remember trying to get the nickn…
    - 7 May 18, 8:35am -
  • Ninth Inning Rally Caps Yankees Successful Road Trip
    I have to admit I didn't want to see this road trip come at the time it did. Three games against the Angels at Anaheim and four in Houston to follow seemed like a daunting task. But maybe not that bad. Thinking we could see the Yankees go 3-4 or 4-3…
    - 4 May 18, 10:51am -
  • Yankees Win As Sevy Goes Distance, Stanton Goes Yard Twice
    Should we call them the S & S Boys?David Cone joked that the rest of the team didn't have to get off the bus, because Giancarlo Stanton and Luis Severino took care of business all by themselves last night.On a warm Houston night, the roof at Minute M…
    - 3 May 18, 11:19am -