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  • Baseball Therapy: The Year in New Baseball Words, 2020 Edition
    Let's make some new groffles.The post Baseball Therapy: The Year in New Baseball Words, 2020 Edition appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 11:05am -
  • The MLBPA Should Fight to Double (No, Triple!) the Minimum Salary
    The focus is often on how free agency can be fixed, but the Players Association needs to set its sights a whole lot earlier in players' careers if they want to fix MLB's broken economics.The post The MLBPA Should Fight to Double (No, Triple!) the Mi…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 11:04am -
  • Let It Eat: Let’s Eat
    A Thanksgiving dinner featuring every team wouldn't work, for many reasons. But what food would each team represent?The post Let It Eat: Let’s Eat appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 11:03am -
  • For MLB, Kim Ng’s Hire Must Be a Beginning, Not an End
    The hiring of Kim Ng as Marlins General Manager breaks several intersecting barriers. It doesn't mean the end of MLB's need to improve its consideration of non-normative candidates.The post For MLB, Kim Ng’s Hire Must Be a Beginning, Not an End ap…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 11:02am -
  • Surprise Outfielder 2020: Wil Myers
    Myers was teetering on the edge of fantasy oblivion, but he roared back in 2020.The post Surprise Outfielder 2020: Wil Myers appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 11:01am -
  • Outfield Disappointment 2020: J.D. Martinez
    Is Martinez still a fantasy stalwart?The post Outfield Disappointment 2020: J.D. Martinez appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 11:01am -
  • BP en español: Enfrentarse a un lineup de Trouts del 2020
    Un vistazo a las estadísticas de bateo desde la óptica del pitcheoThe post BP en español: Enfrentarse a un lineup de Trouts del 2020 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 10:59am -
  • Veteran Presence: Facing a Lineup of 2020 Trouts
    Looking at batting statistics through a pitching lens.The post Veteran Presence: Facing a Lineup of 2020 Trouts appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 11:05am -

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

  • Extended Cyber Weekend Sale for Wilson, DeMarini, Louisville Slugger & EvoShield
    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.** All active deals are valid NOW through Monday, November 30th! Up to 35% Off Select Wilson Baseball Gloves Here are some of the Wilson…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 6:25pm -
  • How The Baseball Industry Will Move Forward In 2021
    The pandemic has affected most sectors and all have taken different roads to fix the problems presented by this. One of the worst to handle the pandemic is the MLB and if it survives until the end of next year it will be a great surprise the way that…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 20, 11:30pm -
  • Growing Your Career to Pursue a Job in Professional Baseball
    During any given season, there are around 1,200 professional major league baseball players in the U.S. While that isn’t counting minor leaguers, that number is incredibly slim for the number of people who might want to play, or for those who simply…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 12:07am -
  • EvoShield, DeMarini & Louisville Slugger’s Annual Gear Day Flash Sale: Today Only!
    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.** Calling all baseball players and fans! Today is Wilson’s annual Gear Day flash sale with 60% off select Louisville Slugger, EvoShie…
    - 23 days ago, 5 Nov 20, 2:49pm -
  • Potential KBO Trades to the MLB
    The LA Dodgers have won the 2020 World Series. After a stop-and-go summer and fall with shortened season play, the MLB’s 2020 run has been exciting and unpredictable—baseball aside. Now that the season has concluded with the Tampa Bay Rays return…
    - 28 days ago, 31 Oct 20, 7:01pm -
  • DeMarini & Louisville Slugger 1 Day Only 50% Off Bat Sale!
    This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Today only, Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 is Wilson’s annual Bat Day flash sale that will offer 50% off select Louisville Slugger and De…
    - 31 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 3:36pm -
  • What Makes the Dodgers Such A Great Team
    If you look at the odds from Sportsbooks for 2020, the Yankees seem like the runaway favorites. However, while the totals might favour the New York team, Los Angeles are a constant threat. This is so much the case that CBS Sports claim that the Dodge…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 1:59pm -
  • The Significant Rise in the Number of Latino players in Major League Baseball
    In the 2020 season, 108 Major League Baseball players originated from countries situated out of the United States. The overseas players had a participatory position on an opening day. Comparing the current figures from those in 1960, there is a 28% i…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 3:11pm -
  • Passing the Love of Baseball Onto the Next Generation
    The first official baseball game in the U.S. was played by the New York Knickerbocker Baseball Club in 1846. Since then, baseball has taken the title of America’s favorite pastime for over a century. While baseball has remained a popular sport over…
    - 52 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 1:09am -
  • The Ultimate Red Sox “Mash-Up” For Kids
    NEW YORK (Sept. 22, 2020) — The Best Ever Brief History of the Boston Red Sox is biographical and autobiographical, historical and humorous, educational and packed with images of baseball cards and online video references—with all roads leading b…
    - 61 days ago, 29 Sep 20, 3:00am -

Mister Baseball

  • No Mister-Baseball Top 50 European Club Ranking in 2020
    by Josh Chetwynd Without a doubt, 2020 has been a difficult year. For European baseball, there were some bright spots with a number of countries being able to complete full seasons. Unfortunately, other countries were only able to experience piecemea…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 12:40pm -
  • Dovydas Neverauskas joins Hiroshima Carp in Nippon Professional Baseball
    Lithuanian right-hander Dovydas Neverauskas, the first player from his country to play in Major League Baseball, is going to suit up in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball for the 2021 season. The Pittsburgh Pirates released him a couple of days a…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 20, 8:39am -
  • Baseball Mexico: Monday, November 23, 2020
    by Bruce Baskin, Baseball Mexico, http://baseballmexico.blogspot.com/ LMP RESUMES GAMES; GUASAVE PLAYER HITS 3 HOMERS IN GAME After a self-imposed shutdown of eleven days due to increasing cases of the Wuhan virus among players and coaches, the Mexic…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 9:11pm -
  • WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari calls upon Baseball-Softball to do more to boost youth access to sport
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation As the United Through Sports (UTS) Virtual Youth Festival 2020 gets underway today, coinciding with United Nations (UN) World Children’s Day, World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 12:46pm -
  • Tenerife Baseball Week: Spain prevails over Czech Republic
    Spain scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to overcame a 1-3 deficit in a 4-3 win over the Czech Republic in the final game of a four-game exhibition series during the Tenerife Baseball Week on Thursday. Daniel Mondejar decided the outcom…
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 10:15am -
  • Tenerife Baseball Week: Spain edges Czech Republic on Wednesday
    Spain improved to 2-1 in the four-game exhibition series against the Czech Republic in Tenerife with a 7-4 victory on Wednesday. Spain scored four runs in the first for an early lead. The Czech team cut the deficit to 4-5 after six innings, but two m…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 9:48am -
  • Tenerife Baseball Week: Spain dominates Game two against Czech Republic
    Spain evened the four-game exhibition series against the Czech Republic with a lopsided 16-3 blowout on Tuesday evening during the Tenerife Baseball Week. Nine runs in the third and six in the fifth blew the game wide open. The Czech team had prevail…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 9:56am -
  • WBSC expands digital, commercial footprint with launch of wbscoceania.org
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation Pully, Switzerland; 18 November 2020 — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and WBSC Oceania today jointly announced the launch of wbscoceania.org, the continental governing body’s n…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 6:56am -

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 -