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Baseball Prospectus

  • What We Learned: Maybe Clayton Kershaw Can Still Change the Narrative
    Maybe Clayton Kershaw can still change his narrative; Sluggers slugging through injuries; Dave Roberts' bullpen management, and more.The post What We Learned: Maybe Clayton Kershaw Can Still Change the Narrative appeared first on Baseball Prospectus…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 4:55am -
  • A World Series Worthy of its Billing
    Giving the spotlight to a type of storytelling that we lost in this strangest season: the fan-made sign.The post A World Series Worthy of its Billing appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:05am -
  • Veteran Presence: The Rarity of Chalk
    Why the best teams in each league rarely face off in the World Series.The post Veteran Presence: The Rarity of Chalk appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:04am -
  • Who Has the Edge in Game 1?
    It's Glasnow vs. Kershaw to begin the World Series.The post Who Has the Edge in Game 1? appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:04am -
  • Imagine Trading This Guy
    The trade was one of the most rotten, cynical, self-defeating decisions ever made by an MLB team, and the Red Sox should never be allowed to live it down.The post Imagine Trading This Guy appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:04am -
  • Fantasy Player Profile: Max Muncy
    Is the volume dial finally being turned down from Maximum Muncy?The post Fantasy Player Profile: Max Muncy appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 10:01am -
  • BP en español: Explotando a los débiles
    Lanzadores en su mejor versión contra los peores.The post BP en español: Explotando a los débiles appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Oct 20, 9:59am -
  • Moonshot: The Playoffs Are Blasting By Velocity Records
    Fastballs are coming in much faster than ever before.The post Moonshot: The Playoffs Are Blasting By Velocity Records appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 10:05am -

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…
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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

  • 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…
    - 16 hours 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Sep 20, 3:00am -
  • 9 Ways To Improve Your Pitching Velocity
    If you look at the latest MLB standings you will see that the top teams are those that have very good pitchers. These pitchers practice a lot and they know how to use their arm to get the maximum pitching velocity, which is very important when it com…
    - 26 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 1:05am -
  • Things To Consider When Choosing The Right Catchers Bag For Your Needs
    In the game of baseball, the catcher has an important and special position. Because of this, they’ll require the right equipment so they can play with utmost comfortability. An important part of the catcher’s gear arsenal is the catcher’s bag.…
    - 40 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 3:16am -
  • Do College Baseball Players Have Protections Against Career-Ending Injury?
    You can’t ever know when an injury will occur, on or off the field. For college baseball players, this uncertainty comes with added risks and questions that their universities might not be willing or able to answer. Since legal and university-level…
    - 67 days ago, 15 Aug 20, 12:12am -
  • Fast Start During 60 Game MLB Season is Critical
    The time is nearly here. After a four month delay to the start of the MLB season due to the COVID19 pandemic, it looks like players are ready to get back to work. Without any further delays, the start of the MLB 2020 is scheduled to begin on July 23,…
    - 95 days ago, 18 Jul 20, 1:29am -
  • Harnessing Renewable Power in Baseball Stadiums
    Baseball has always been considered America’s favorite pastime, but that doesn’t mean it needs to stay in the past. In fact, Major League Baseball has made some major strides in adapting to important world changes, especially when it comes to the…
    - 12 Jul 20, 2:42am -
  • Five Undrafted MLB Free-Agent Prospects
    Author: Ziv Chen In the Major League Baseball 2020 amateur draft that was held last week, the two-day event featured only five rounds, as opposed to the usual forty, most likely because team owners wanted to save money amidst coronavirus pandemic and…
    - 9 Jul 20, 2:37am -
  • Louisville Chugger Product Review from our friends @ Groovy Groomsmen Gifts
    The image below are examples of what the mugs can look like with different wood finishes T text colors. I’ve used mine off and on again & love it! For more information on this product and 44 others for the baseball fans in your left, check out thei…
    - 17 Jun 20, 8:38pm -

Mister Baseball

  • Vienna Metrostars win 2020 Austrian Baseball Championship
    The Vienna Metrostars have won the 2020 Austrian Baseball Championship. They defeated the Traiskirchen Grasshoppers 3-1 in the best-of-five final series in the Austrian Baseball-Bundesliga. After splitting the first two games in Traiskirchen on Octob…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 3:05pm -
  • Heidenheim Heidekoepfe win German Ben’s Baseball-Bundesliga 2020
    The Heidenheim Heidekoepfe have won the German Baseball-Bundesliga Championship 2020. They swept the best-of-five final series in the Ben’s Baseball-Bundesliga 3-0 against the Bonn Capitals and captured their fifth title in team history after 2009,…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 12:58pm -
  • Neunkirchen Nightmares capture Deutschlandpokal Softball 2020
    The Neunkirchen Nightmares have won the Deutschlandpokal Softball 2020, the German league cup of the Softball-Bundesliga. They beat reigning vice champion Freising Grizzlies 2-1 in the best-of-three final series. After splitting the first two games o…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 8:57am -
  • Baseball Mexico: Monday, October 19, 2020
    by Bruce Baskin, Baseball Mexico, http://baseballmexico.blogspot.com/ MEX PAC OPENS SEASON, FANS IGNORING PROTOCOLS The Mexican Pacific League opened its 2020-21 season last Thursday with a full slate of five games, four with fans in the stands. Two…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Oct 20, 6:01am -
  • Baseball and Softball Season in Netherlands ends abruptly
    The 2020 season in the Netherlands ended on Wednesday abruptly. All team sports – except professional soccer – for players 18 years and older were prohibited as part of new measures to stop rising Covid-19 infections in the country. Therefore als…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 20, 8:47am -
  • WBSC establishes new Integrity Unit to safeguard future of baseball and softball
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation PULLY, Switzerland. — The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced the establishment of the WBSC Integrity Unit, a centralised hub for promoting and ensuring integrity within the org…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Oct 20, 6:36am -
  • WBSC Women’s, U-15 Baseball World Cups in Mexico postponed to March 2021
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation PULLY, Switzerland/TIJUANA, Mexico.— The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), the Mexican Baseball Federation and the respective Local Organizing Committee, jointly announced the postpone…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Oct 20, 10:56am -
  • WBSC’s ‘GameTime’ channel to live-stream inaugural Taiwan Baseball5 Championships
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation PULLY, Switzerland.– The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), together with the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA), announced today that WBSC and its GameTime media platform will…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Oct 20, 11:38am -

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 -