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  • Banjo Hitter: The Best Defense In Baseball
    Houston is shifting its way to one of the best, most extreme defenses we've seen in a long time.The post Banjo Hitter: The Best Defense In Baseball appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 18, 10:03am -
  • Answer Man: Eric Thames
    The Brewers slugger talks Korea, beer, weightlifting, wrestling, Star Wars and that gargantuan strap Thames wears over his right elbow.The post Answer Man: Eric Thames appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 18, 10:02am -
  • Short Relief: The Ball Isn’t Even a Ball
    After a 10-year study, countless hours of research and several per diem meals reimbursed, scientists and analysts in professional baseball in conjunction with the Tabletop Gaming Association of America have reached the following conclusion about the…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 18, 10:02am -
  • Weekly Wrap: May 25
    A look at the news and notes from around the minor leagues.The post Weekly Wrap: May 25 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 18, 10:01am -
  • Free Agent Watch: Week 9 – Pitching Edition
    Take a moment to see if these pitchers are available on your league's waiver wire.The post Free Agent Watch: Week 9 – Pitching Edition appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Fantasy Starting Pitching Planner: Week 9
    A preview of next week's two-start pitcher slate.The post Fantasy Starting Pitching Planner: Week 9 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Fantasy Freestyle: Where Is The Good Byron Buxton?
    The wait continues.The post Fantasy Freestyle: Where Is The Good Byron Buxton? appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Updating the Tiers: Catcher
    We conclude our tiered rankings update series with a look at the backstop position.The post Updating the Tiers: Catcher appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 10 hours ago, 25 May 18, 10:00am -

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…
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  • 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

  • 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.        51. Who wore uniform Number 2 before Derek Jeter?       52. Who originally…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Remembering Ted Williams
    He was called “the Splendid Splinter,” “the Kid,” “Teddy Ballgame” and other unmentionable names. But Ted Williams was always something else. There was the love-hate affair fans at Fenway Park had with Ted Williams.  He dropped a fly bal…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 18, 2:23pm -
  • Yankees Finally Hitting Their Stride
    “Aaron Judge” by Keith Allison (CC BY-SA 2.0) It was a slow start to the season for the New York Yankees, as the team struggled to find its footing offensively. But the team has found a way to get itself out of that hole, and is finally beginnin…
    - 9 days ago, 17 May 18, 1:21am -
  • From “the Captain” to “Friday Night Massacre”
    The Bronx Bombers alias the New York Yankees, the most successful franchise in baseball history has a corner on lots of things including nick-names. For your reading pleasure, a sampling of nom de plumes, aliases, sobriquets, catch words and of cours…
    - 21 days ago, 4 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Not Just Another Game
    Rivalries fuel sports. They pump up the players and fans alike while attracting nationwide media attention. They are the games you circle on your calendar and wait for all year. You need a few things to fall into place to develop a good ole rivalry,…
    - 22 days ago, 4 May 18, 1:49am -
  • 2017 HyperWhip by Axe Bats, a Review
    I was first introduced to Axe bats, if my memory is correct, at the 2014 100 Inning Baseball charity game for ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease) at Adams Field in Quincy, MA. Axe Bats were gracious enough to donate some Hard Maple Composite bats for th…
    - 60 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 1:36am -
  • FLASHBACK: First Opening Day at Fenway Park
    By Harvey Frommer  It was damp and chilly throughout New England for most of the spring of 1912, and in Boston, it took a few tries before baseball at a brand new ballpark could be played in decent weather. On April 9th, the Red Sox and Harvard’s…
    - 64 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 1:44am -
  • Remembering Tom Yawkey
    With the news out everywhere that the Boston Red Sox have filed a petition with the city of Boston to rename Yawkey Way, a road outside Fenway Park named after Tom Yawkey, who reportedly resisted integration efforts in the late 1940s and early 1950s…
    - 66 days ago, 21 Mar 18, 12:41am -
  • “YOU COULD LOOK IT UP” –CASEY STENGEL
    “Make ’em pay. Make ’em pay you a thousand dollars. Don’t go help those people with their shows for coffee-and-cake money. You’re the Yankees—the best. Make ’em pay you high.”—Casey Stengel By Harvey Frommer           I first m…
    - 68 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Not How You Start – Yankee Beginnings
    With the start of the 2018 baseball season highly anticipated by fans of the sport, here for your reading pleasure is a flashback to the meager roots of perhaps the most illustrious franchise in baseball history. Enjoy        Known as the Balti…
    - 69 days ago, 18 Mar 18, 1:44am -

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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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…
    - 92 days ago, 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…
    - 93 days ago, 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…
    - 93 days ago, 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…
    - 5 days ago, 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…
    - 12 days ago, 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…
    - 15 days ago, 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…
    - 15 days ago, 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…
    - 16 days ago, 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…
    - 18 days ago, 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…
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 3 May 18, 11:19am -