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  • The Year Blake Treinen was 19-2 – Part 1
    A new look at pitcher wins.The post The Year Blake Treinen was 19-2 – Part 1 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
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  • PECOTA Hates Your Team: San Diego Padres
    Objectively, they're great. But have you seen the world?The post PECOTA Hates Your Team: San Diego Padres appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:04am -
  • Confessions of a Fake GM: In Over My Head
    GMing is hard. Let's go shopping.The post Confessions of a Fake GM: In Over My Head appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:04am -
  • Season Preview: San Diego Padres
    It's hard not to like what the Padres are doing, so we won't even try.The post Season Preview: San Diego Padres appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:03am -
  • Mets Get Walker, Gardner Comes Back Home
    All the latest transactions from the last week around the majors.The post Mets Get Walker, Gardner Comes Back Home appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:03am -
  • Dominic Smith Is Worth The Gamble
    The Mets seem to think that the should-be first baseman will be able to manage in left field.The post Dominic Smith Is Worth The Gamble appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:01am -
  • Outfield Tiered Rankings for 2021 (Part 2)
    Fantasy championships can be won and lost in these tiers.The post Outfield Tiered Rankings for 2021 (Part 2) appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:01am -
  • Outfielders to Target for 2021
    When you have too many choices, let the Fantasy Team make things a bit easier for you.The post Outfielders to Target for 2021 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 24 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 11:01am -

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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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Baseball Reflections

  • MLB News, Rumors, & Updates
    Turner Back in Blue The Dodgers are bringing back their third baseman, Justin Turner, inking the 36-year-old to a two-year, $34 million pact with a third-year team option. Los Angeles is trying to become the first back-to-back World Series champions…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Feb 21, 2:46am -
  • 15 Baseball Twitter Accounts To Follow Today
    Who says that sports leagues can be on Twitter? Yes, there are many baseball Twitter accounts to choose from and follow. If you’re a big fan of baseball, or are just curious about the game, then check out these 15 baseball Twitter accounts – thos…
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  • MLBPA snubs amended 2021 MLB season proposals
    We all know that the 2020 Major League Baseball season was complicated, and ahead of any further foreseeable difficulties that could disrupt the 2021 campaign, the MLB came up with a series of proposals for an adapted schedule. However, these have be…
    - 15 days ago, 10 Feb 21, 2:11am -
  • Which MLB Teams Could Win the 2021 World Series?
    Despite the uncertainty that surrounded the 2020 MLB World Series, fans are gearing up for the upcoming season and carefully watching the offseason moves being made by various teams. This is because such moves have a massive impact on what players wi…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Jan 21, 12:21am -
  • Top MLB Teams Heading into 2021

    - 33 days ago, 23 Jan 21, 12:12am -
  • Biggest MLB Offseason Moves So Far
    While many incredible moments on the field during the Major League Baseball season make headlines, a lot of focus is put on the moves made in the offseason. This is because these signs and trades determine who will be coming back in the next season a…
    - 35 days ago, 21 Jan 21, 12:49am -
  • 9 Must-Know Baseball Hitting Techniques For Beginners
    Ever found hitting a baseball intimidating? If this is your first time being a batter, then – first off – welcome! Second, hitting the ball is nothing to be scared of, as long as you have the know-how. Essentially, the batter must think on their…
    - 36 days ago, 20 Jan 21, 12:05am -
  • 10 Baseball Gifts Ideas For Your Loved One
    It’s that time of the year again! Holiday shopping is in full swing; only this year, there are significantly fewer shoppers crowding the malls and shopping centers. 2020 has made many things challenging. However, gift shopping for your loved ones s…
    - 59 days ago, 28 Dec 20, 1:34am -
  • The Evolution of the MLB’s Policy on CBD and Cannabis
    It’s known as “America’s pastime” for a reason: the MLB has often been a reflection of society itself, willing to adapt in the face of changing social policies. Across North America, the 21st century has ushered in an age of increasingly rela…
    - 65 days ago, 22 Dec 20, 2:08am -

Mister Baseball

  • World Cups Postponed for Germany, Italy (U15), France (Women’s)
    Press release from WBSC. PULLY, Switzerland / TIJUANA, Mexico; 23 February 2021—The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has asked the Tijuana Organizing Committee and the Mexican government to postpone the 2021 WBSC Women’s Baseball Wor…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Feb 21, 3:30pm -
  • Battle for Britain Returns with Expanded Format
      Press release from BaseballSoftballUK.  The Kent Buccaneers Baseball Club and BaseballSoftballUK are proud to announce that the incredibly popular Battle for Britain tournament will take place on 29-31 May at Farnham Park National Baseball &…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Feb 21, 10:00am -
  • Georgia Elects New Federation President
    The Confederation of European Baseball’s most eastern member has elected a new federation president, Goga Datunashvili. Although a little bit of a mystery even among European baseball fans, Georgia has been a member of CEB since only a few months…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Feb 21, 12:04am -
  • Swiss Baseball’s Bundi an E-Sports Trailblazer
    Even though Livio Bundi only turns 20 in April, he has already gained experience with the Swiss men’s national team, the country’s U23 squad and, more recently, by coordinating Europe’s first national baseball esports competition. And with Bund…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Feb 21, 7:00pm -
  • British Baseball Federation Announces Season Start
    Press release from the British Baseball Federation, condensed slightly.  Today, the UK government announced the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in phases. In a normal year, our scheduled start date for Opening Day would be in April. Ho…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Feb 21, 7:00am -
  • The Euro Baseball Tour: Friendships, First-Rate Baseball in Třebíč
    The Euro Baseball Tour has quickly become an expected event on the European baseball calendar. Incredibly, the event is only in its third year, but has quickly become one of the largest youth events in the sport. Registration is open for the 2021 edi…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Feb 21, 7:00am -
  • A New Era for Mister Baseball: Wuerfel Hangs up Spikes
    Philipp Wuerfel (right), with the Hungarian Baseball Freaks at the 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Regensburg.  Not long after the calendar turned to 2021, a new chapter in the story of Mister Baseball began. After doffing his cap to the cr…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Feb 21, 7:52pm -
  • Bundesliga Round-Up: January
    In a new monthly feature, we will be catching you up on the transactions and developments in the German Bundesliga.  In our first edition, Heidenheim strengthen an already strong squad, Hamburg bring in an experienced hand and Regensburg sign a reco…
    - 23 days ago, 2 Feb 21, 10:32am -

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…
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  • 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 -