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What's the most innings pitched in one postseason without starting a game?
I took the Yankee Stadium tour last Sunday and the guide told us that he has been informed by the Yankees that Babe Ruth hit several HR's out of Yankees Stadium when he played for the team. This is very possible since the right-field triple deck stands were not built until 1938. He said there has been some research confirming this but would not go any further.
Before Dave Robertson today, who was the last Yankee to get a win in his first career postseason game?
It was also the first career postseason game for losing pitcher Jose Mijares.
I can't find anything about this anywhere. I've read there were 2 pinch-hit grand slams by a single team in a game. Read the record is 6 pinch-hits by a single team in a game (Dodgers) ... but don't know the combined team's record for pinch-hits in a single game.
Also wondering if there are different pinch-hit records kept for 9 inning games vs. extra inning game totals.
Help please on where to look.
By getting the save tonight Mariano Rivera threw the last pitch ever in the Metrodome one year after throwing the last pitch at Yankee Stadium.
Wonder if he is the only pitcher to accomplish that.
...both the 1996 AL and NL Cy Young Award winners will have been unceremoniously forced into retirement by the Yankees with an 8-run thumping.
Pat Hentgen's final MLB appearance: 7/21/2004, TOR @ NYY, 2.2 IP, 8 ER
John Smoltz's final MLB appearance: 8/6/2009, BOS @ NYY, 3.1 IP, 8 ER
Thought that was cool.
Coming off this incredible season of walkoff wins, I am trying to gather a list of the greatest Yankee walkoff victories of all time. The one that made Derek Jeter Mr. November following Tino's dramatic game-tying blast in the 2001 World Series comes to mind, as does the one Bernie hit off Randy Myers in the Jeffrey Maier game in 1996. Anyone got any favorites they want to share?
They don't have to be postseason.
Just post them here, or pm me. Thanks.
Before the Yankees today, when was the last time a team scored ten or more runs in the sixth inning or later after starting that inning scoreless?
According to Retrosheet, yesterday was the 19th game that was part of a one or more game playoff to determine who makes the playoffs. Keppel became the first pitcher to get his first career win in one of those games.
If Jason Hammel (9-8) doesn't lose again and Jorge De La Rosa keeps his 4.45 ERA below 4.50, Colorado will have 5 pitchers with at least 150 innings, more wins than losses, and an ERA under 4.50 each. Are there other examples of that happening?
Brad Lidge is 0-8 so far. If he doesn't get a win in the last few games, he will become the 20th pitcher ever with no wins and at least 8 losses in a season. 11 pitchers have had 9 losses without a win, and 5 of them have had 10 losses without a win. Terry Felton of Minnesota in 1982 has the most losses without a win with 13.
In 2005 Kevin Millwood led the AL in ERA and finished tied for sixth in the Cy Young voting with 1 point.
JDPNYY posted a thread in Just Conversation that reminded me of a home run I will never forget. Fourteen years ago today, Pat Kelly's ninth inning heroics at the Skydome rescued the Yankees in their most important game of the 1995 season. The team went 26-7 down the stretch that year and clinched a playoff spot on the last day of season, but had they lost this particular game and went 25-8 instead, they probably wouldn't have made it. Who knows? If it wasn't for that home run there may not...
In 2001, Cy Young winner Roger Clemens had the worst ERA among the six pitchers who appeared in the AL Cy Young voting. Second place Mark Mulder had the second worst ERA among the six. The correlation between Cy Young voting points and ERA was 0.363, meaning that among those six pitchers, having a higher (worse) ERA correlated positively with doing better in the Cy Young voting. All six of the pitchers were starters so...
... when the home team had the option of batting first in a base ball contest? :eek:
Supposedly this is true. :looking: :-ponder-: When? When did this option end for home teams? :-shrug-:
Because Minnesota could finish tied with Detroit, I'm asking if Minnesota would be the first team to play in 1 game playoffs to see who makes the playoffs in consecutive seasons.
Does anyone know where I can find a Don Mattingly Converse Poster?
It's a really cool poster, and I'm looking to add one unsigned to my collection. Can't find them. :(
The less-heralded of the M&M boys would've been 75 today.
Never more than in the past few years has the "Against All Odds" written on his tombstone seemed to apply more. Beyond all the steroids and the shiny new bandboxes being built, he's still -- rightfully, without any technicalities -- the American League single-season home run king. RIP.
Did Yankee fans believe during the 1964 season that the dynasty would continue in 1965 and the rest of the decade or was there a feeling that the good times were coming to an end?
By 1964, Mantle was getting older (but was still putting up good numbers), Ford was getting older, but they still had Richardson, Howard, Tresh, Kubek, and Mel Stottlemyre as a rookie.
Before today, when was the last time Yankee pitchers struck out all nine hitters in the opposing starting lineup?
Tonight the Mets' Anderson Hernandez moved from second base to shortstop back to second base and Wilson Valdez moved from shortstop to left field back to shortstop. Does anybody know any other examples of this?
Does anybody know what the record is for most hits with runners in scoring position for one team in a game of 9 innings or less? The Red Sox currently have 11 hits with RISP with no out on the 6th inning.
MLB says Cincinnati traded reliever David Weathers to Milwaukee. If Weathers pitches for Milwaukee this season, it will be the second time he has played for Cincinnati and Milwaukee in a season. The first time was in 1998. Does anybody know any other examples of this?
Aaron Harang went 16-6 in 2007, then did 10.5 games worse when he was 6-17 in 2008. Does anybody know other examples of a pitcher's record changing by 10 or more games from one season to the next?
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