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  • MMTP: Jordan Walker Is Exceeding the Hype
    Plus notes on Zac Veen, Quinn Priester, Josh Jung, Nick Pratto, Austin Hendrick, Garrett Mitchell, and more.The post MMTP: Jordan Walker Is Exceeding the Hype appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:04am -
  • No League Cleans Up Its Own Mess Worse Than Baseball
    It is no coincidence that MLB’s sudden urge to eradicate sticky stuff from the game has arrived right as complaints about the game collapsing into its three true outcomes reached their highest volume.The post No League Cleans Up Its Own Mess Worse…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:04am -
  • Golden Age: Weeks of June 13 and June 20
    Wishing a happy 50th birthday to four former big leaguers who celebrate this week.The post Golden Age: Weeks of June 13 and June 20 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:03am -
  • The Call-Up: Wander Franco
    The most highly regarded prospect in years makes his debut Tuesday. Get what you need to know.The post The Call-Up: Wander Franco appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:03am -
  • Box Score Banter: Rays Swept, Cueto Swept Off His Feet
    Shed Long Jr. helps the Mariners sweep the Rays; Harold Ramirez keeps Cleveland's offense moving; Johnny Cueto falls and gets up.The post Box Score Banter: Rays Swept, Cueto Swept Off His Feet appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:03am -
  • MLU: Riley Greene Rakes; Reid Detmers Dominates
    Plus, Wander Franco might be gone, but there's still plenty to watch in Durham.The post MLU: Riley Greene Rakes; Reid Detmers Dominates appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:03am -
  • Need For Speed: Week 12
    Do speedsters generally run more in the middle of the season?The post Need For Speed: Week 12 appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:01am -
  • Raysian Model Primed to Replace Glasnow’s Innings
    Slotting any Glasnow replacements into your lineup will be more for ratios than wins, but that can still be incredibly useful.The post Raysian Model Primed to Replace Glasnow’s Innings appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 10:01am -

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…
    - 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

  • 2021 Tampa Bay Rays have unfinished World Series business
    Sports fans in Tampa Bay are getting to enjoy something of a golden age, which is practically unheard of amongst all the major league teams competing out of one city. Rarely does one city have all its major franchise teams achieving success at the sa…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 21, 2:02pm -
  • Best Baseball Players from New Jersey
    Today we are talking about MLB players born in New Jersey, “the Garden State”. Unlike R.I. which had only 117 players, NJ has a combined 672 (440 position players & 232 pitchers – one of them being Scott Schoeneweis who went to the same HS as m…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 21, 3:05am -
  • Best Baseball Players From Rhode Island
    Rhode Island (RI) is one of the if not the smallest states in the US. So I was interested to find out how many MLB players were actually from RI; the answer is 117 (39 pitchers and 78 position players). The average years played in the big leagues is…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 2:47am -
  • What happened in MLB last week?
    After a turbulent season in 2020 that was cut short due to COVID-19, we’re finally back to a full 162-game campaign in 2021. Fans had been eagerly awaiting the new MLB season to start at the beginning of April, and now, nearly two months in things…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jun 21, 3:26am -
  • 3 Great Baseball Movies You Much Watch
    Sports is of the theme and plot of popular movies. Showing the characters love for the sport, team spirits and the ups and downs. Baseball is no exception; we have seen the sport portrayed in famous movies dating all the way back to the 40s’ and 50…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Jun 21, 3:16am -
  • How To Overcome Anxiety Before A Little League Game
    Every athlete on all professional levels can still experience anxiety before participating in a sporting event. But it’s said that a little bit of nervousness can boost excitement and motivation leading to better game performance. However, if it’…
    - 34 days ago, 19 May 21, 2:13am -
  • Ways to Improve Your Baseball Skills
    Baseball is the all-time favorite pastime sport by Americans, and everyone in America loves playing it. However, not all who play are good at it, and these people often think that knowing the rules is enough to dominate the sport. Most baseball fans…
    - 47 days ago, 6 May 21, 1:43am -
  • Vision and Baseball Batting: The Facts
    By Bill Brown Baseball is a sport that requires a set of skills, including the ability to pitch or throw, swing a bat, catch the ball, and sprint. Professional baseball players are usually capable of performing any of these skills with little effort.…
    - 48 days ago, 5 May 21, 1:41am -
  • The biggest Hitting Players From Canada
    Canada is not known for its baseball talent but that does not mean there have not been some big hitters over the years. Several players have made it to the major league teams. For those who enjoy betting on Canadian baseball make sure to keep an eye…
    - 51 days ago, 1 May 21, 11:14pm -
  • Boston Red Sox Through April 17, 2021
    After getting swept by the Baltimore Orioles to start the 2021 MLB season, the Red Sox have gone 10-1 including a 9-game winning streak (in tribute to late Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams who wore # 9). After those first three games, Red Sox fans…
    - 65 days ago, 18 Apr 21, 6:28pm -

Mister Baseball

  • Team Russia Will Not Defend Gold at 40th Prague Baseball Week
    Team Russia, winners of the gold medal at the 2020 Prague Baseball Week, will not take part in the 2021 edition of the event which begins on Tuesday. The national team was unable to obtain Czech entry visas on time, and the last opportunity to do so…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 9:57am -
  • Barcelona Baseball Cup Postponed Until 2022
    By Bruce Baskin The Barcelona Baseball Cup (BBC) that the Mexican Pacific League’s Guasave Algodoneros were going to play in as part of their preseason schedule in September has been postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Jun 21, 9:30am -
  • Mensik’s Wolfpack Wins College World Series Opener
    OMAHA — Brno, Czech Republic native Vojtech Mensik and his North Carolina State Wolfpack defeated the Stanford Cardinal 10-4 in the opening game of the 2021 NCAA Division 1 College World Series on Saturday, June 19. Mensik went 2-for-5 on the after…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 21, 2:32am -
  • Heidenheim and Regensburg Battle For Control of Bundesliga South
    The German Bundesliga South’s top two clubs will meet in Week 13 action this weekend, with the defending champion Heidenheim Heideköpfe hosting the Guggenberger Legionäre Regensburg on Friday evening and again on Saturday afternoon. The clubs ha…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jun 21, 2:04pm -
  • Czech Republic’s Mensik to Play in 2021 College World Series
    Vojtech Mensik and his North Carolina State Wolfpack are bound for Omaha and the 2021 NCAA Division 1 College World Series. Mensik, a native of Brno, Czech Republic and a member of the Czech national team, helped the #12-ranked Wolfpack upset the top…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jun 21, 11:01pm -
  • Defending champ RusStar is Ahead of the Pack in Russian Championship
    By Victor Shestopalov May 30 was the final day of the first leg of the Russian baseball championship. A field of 10 teams, divided into two groups, played the single round-robin tournament over five days on the main field at the RusStar Arena baseba…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Jun 21, 7:42am -
  • Aberdeen (US) Latest Stop Added to Team Israel Exhibition Tour
    Press release and graphic from Israel Association of Baseball. TEL AVIV – Israel’s national baseball team will continue its pre-Olympic tour of the Northeastern United States when it plays the Cal Ripken League All-Stars in an exhibition game at…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 9:52am -
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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 -