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Brandon Webb (13-4, 3.27 ERA) could win the Cy Young Award, but his teammate Dan Haren (8-5, 2.72) has pitched better. Could this be a repeat of Clemens winning the 2001 AL Cy Young when Mussina pitched better? Mussina's K/BB in 2001 was 5.095, which is almost identical to Haren's current K/BB of 5.091. Haren currently leads the NL in WHIP, K/BB (by a big amount), BB/9, and opponents' on base percenatge, but if the voting were held now I would expect him to get very few Cy Young votes. Over...
Imagine the outrage if a team tried that today?
Every time the All-Star Game has been played at Yankee Stadium (1939, 1960, 1977) the Yankees have gone on to play in the World Series later that year.
Even more odd, however, is that whoever started for the National League in that All-Star Game, his team went on to play the Yanks in that year's World Series.
1939 NL All-Star starter: Paul Derringer, Reds ... Reds vs. Yankees in '39 series.
1960 NL All-Star starter: Bob Friend, Pirates ... Pirates vs. Yankees in '60 series.
Before Minnesota today, who was the last team to have at least 14 hits and lose by at least 13 runs in the same game?
I figured this was the right forum section to post this- but there's a new album out tomorrow called "Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails" by a band called The Baseball Project; which is musicians Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Peter Buck (from R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (from The Minus 5). The songs are all about different players and baseball stories from the past and current- Curt Flood, Satchel Paige, Fernando Valezuela, Willie Mays, Mark McGwire, etc... The Yankees come up a couple times-...
Ok, so I am looking back at some old stats, and I see Babe Ruth only won 1 MVP. Something doesn't add up. Let's take 1927 as an example, simply because this was the year the Bambino hit 60 HRs, a record that would live on for decades.
According to baseball reference, the 1927 MVP was won by Lou Gehrig. It's hard to argue with .373 BA, and 47 HRs. I can't debate that Ruth was better, but he doesn't even appear on the...
Col. Jake's? Topping/Webb? Steinbrenner? My guess is the first, since the Colonel's was the one that bootstrapped the Yankees into prominence and maintained it there long enough to permit others to build on it.
Before Melky Cabrera today, who was the last hitter to have 6 or more plate appearances in a game of 9 innings or less that his team lost by 9 or more runs?
Sandy Koufax had 8 of each in 1965. Was that the most recent time? Nolan Ryan, Mike Mussina, Roger Clemens, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and Randy Johnson never did it.
Tom Gordon has his best career year in 2004 in his first year with the Yankees. It was his best year out of 20 he has pitched in MLB in winning percentage, ERA, WHIP, H/9, BB/9, opponents' batting average, opponents' on-base percentage, and his 4.17 K/BB was almost his best (he had 4.19 K/BB in 2001).
Are there some other examples of players who played in at least 15 seasons, at most 3 seasons with the Yankees, and had his best career season with the Yankees? The player must have had less...
The Yankees allowed 19 hits tonight but did not walk anybody or hit anybody with a pitch. What's the most hits a team has ever allowed in a game without any walks or hit by pitches allowed?
Jose Reyes led off the Mets game at Colorado tonight with a triple and through 7 innings that's the only hit the Mets have. I'm wondering when was the last time (if ever) a team has had at least 1 hit in a game but had all their hit(s) before they made their first out?
When was the last time that in a span of 7 or fewer consecutive days a team both won a game and lost a game in which the losing team had at least 11 men reach base but did not score?
How many innings must a starter go to get a win in a game? I always thought it had to be five innings pitched in a game lasting over five innings. When was the rule different for a starter? :dunno:
hey, does anyone know when pitching evolved from the old way of people flailing their arms and such to the much more controlled motion of today. I googled the hell out of it and never found anything.
also feel free to discuss all sorts of evolution. In my search I learned that pitchers use to pitch from a batters box 45 feet away at the top of the box and players would call where they wanted the ball, and eventually why we are at 60f 6i is because a groundskeeper misread the plans. But...
1. What's the most caught stealing a player has had in a season without a stolen base?
2. Juan Uribe (who went on the disabled list today) had 1 stolen base and 9 caught stealing last year. Uribe has only been successful on 15 of his last 42 stolen base attempts. What's the worst stolen base percentage for a player in a season in which he had at least 1 stolen base?
Before Wang yesterday, who was the last pitcher and the last Yankee pitcher to have a game with at least 7 innings pitched and at least 7 runs allowed?
In all of his MLB starts how many games has Jeter been in every spot in the batting order?
What are the baseball superstitions? on Wikipedia there lists a few:
The rally cap
Not stepping on the foul line when taking the field.
Not talking about a no-hitter or perfect game in progress
"Statting" a player by mentioning his excellent statistics in this situation is seen to jinx that player.
A lucky bat or glove.
What pitcher has the most career stolen bases (while running, not stolen bases allowed) and how many?
On this Night April 21 ,1999 I did the impossible and against the same pitcher no less.
1. Was the biggest margin of victory ever in a game with a save the game that Baltimore allowed 30 runs last year?
2. Was the biggest margin of victory ever in a game saved by Mariano Rivera our 18-6 win at Toronto on August 28, 2004? In that game Tony Clark hit three home runs and almost got another chance but the top of the ninth ended with him in the on deck circle. http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/2004/B08280TOR2004.htm has the box score for that game. Toronto's last pitcher was...
I'm a die-hard Yankee fan, and a sports collector. I do not want to sell items, rather, I just want to add some pieces to my collection (which at this time is almost 100% hockey, with some football mixed in.) Is there any way to get legitimate autographed Yankee material without spending 200-600 dollars on mlb.com? I realize that A-Rod and Jeter autographs are expensive, but wow......that is really top-dollar right there!
Any help would be appreciated!
(Sorry if this is in the wrong...
Rivera and Nathan have very similar numbers during the years Nathan has been a closer:
Rivera: 91.8 save % (168/183), .559 winning %, 1.98 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, 4.69 K/BB, 0.43 HR/9
Nathan: 92.3 save % (168/182), .704 winning %, 1.91 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 4.51 K/BB, 0.49 HR/9
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