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Sabathia leads the Yankees with 221 career wins. Clippard is second on the team with 45, which is 176 fewer than Sabathia. What's the biggest gap in wins between teammates with the most and second most career wins?
What starting pitchers left their MLB debuts with a chance to get a win, were still able to get a win when their team was 1 out away from winning, but did not get a win because a reliever blew the save? On June 2, 2015, Mike Montgomery made his MLB debut with Seattle. Montgomery allowed 1 run in 6 innings to the Yankees. The teams scored 1 run each in the third. Seattle scored 1 in the bottom of the sixth, which was after Montgomery's last pitch, but since nobody else had pitched for...
Four days ago, Bartolo Colon got his first and only career walk at age 43 years 83 days. On June 28, 2009, Mariano Rivera got his first and only career walk at age 39 years 212 days. Does anybody know of another hitter who got his first career walk at age 39 or older?
I have a "1996 Scorebook and Souvenir Program" that cost $3. The cover story is "The Real Deal: Shortstop sensation Derek Jeter has taken the American League by storm in his rookie season." It also has an article about Tino Martinez, 57 short answers by John Wetteland (he said "I've got a problem with the DH rule"), the rosters for the Yankees and Tigers, a list of every MLB teams' pitchers (but not hitters), a list of the Yankees employees, information about the Yankees' minor league...
In the Top of the First Inning at the Mets against Logan Verrett, rookies Ryan Schimpf and Jabari Blash hit back-to-back home runs. Schimpf's home run made tonight his first career game with at least 4 RBI, so it was his first career grand slam. Does anybody know of another time when rookies hit back-to-back home runs?
Edit: Schimpf hit a two run home run, making him the first player in over a year to have at least 2 home runs and at least 6 RBI in a game against the Mets. It's the first...
On June 10, 2005, Zach Greinke allowed 11 of the 12 runs Kansas City allowed, and Kansas City lost, but Greinke wasn't the losing pitcher. Kansas City came back from down 11-2 to tie the game at 11. In the bottom of the tenth, Arizona won walk-off 12-11 against Mike MacDougal. Does anybody know of another pitcher who allowed 11/12ths or more of the runs his team allowed in a game his team lost without getting the loss?
On September 29, 1993, Kenny Greer made his MLB debut with the Mets and got the win. It was his only career win, only game in 1993, and only career game with the Mets. Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) adds or subtracts a constant to make the average FIP equal the average ERA. Greer did not allow any baserunners in his inning in 1993, and http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/greerke01.shtml has him with an FIP of -1.01. Obviously it is impossible to have an ERA of -1.01.
In 1946, Phil Marchildon tied two of his Philadelphia Athletics teammates for the most losses in the AL with 16. Marchildon was 22nd in the AL MVP voting. There was no Cy Young Award then.
Ichiro Suzuki was age 27 years and 162 days when he got his first hit. Has anybody got his first hit at an older age and finished with at least 3,000?
After trading Beltran, the Yankees leader in RBI is Didi Gregorius, who has 43, which puts him tied for 101st in MLB. Beltran had 64 RBI with the Yankees, which would put a player tied for 95th last year, so only counting his RBI with the Yankees he could still finish in the Top 100. Do you know of any teams who finished the season without anybody in the Top 100 in MLB in RBI? A player who left the team during the season is excluded regardless of how many RBI he got with that team. A player...
I've played for New York, Detroit and Minnesota teams. I also spent a lot of time playing in Newark and even Tennessee, and also out of this country.
I was born in Virginia a long time ago. I turned twenty in my first season of pro ball. I batted and threw right-handed.
Some have called me diminutive. I was kind of bow-legged but that didn't matter ... cause many people think I was one of the best defensive third basemen in the history baseball - in any league. I was kind of flashy out...
Stan Musial was an All-Star in his last 18 seasons from 1946 to 1963. Has anybody else been an All-Star for at least 18 consecutive seasons?
What's the closest in alphabetical order two teammates have ever been? Exclude two teammates with the same last name or with different spellings with the same pronunciation such as Hernandes and Hernandez. Chad Green and Didi Gregorius are very close.
Chad Green made his MLB debut at Arizona and pitched in relief against Detroit. He will be called up to pitch Sunday in San Diego so Sabathia doesn't have to run the bases. What other Yankees had their first two career starts at NL teams?
What players had the most seasons with the same value of a statistic? Ichiro Suzuki had four seasons with exactly 111 runs. Exclude small numbers such as if a player had many seasons with 0 triples.
Who holds the records for statistics like hits, home runs, RBI, and runs among players who played for multiple teams that season? Mark McGwire had 58 home runs and 123 RBI while playing for Oakland and St. Louis in 1997.
Including the All-Star break, the Yankees will not have a home game in the first 14 days of July. Excluding the offseason, what's the most consecutive days the Yankees have ever had without a home game?
In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three (with one tie). This dramatic series showcased great pitching from Giant Christy Mathewson and from Boston fireballer Smoky Joe Wood. Wood won two of his three starts and pitched in relief in the final game. In the deciding game, Boston rallied for two runs in the tenth inning thanks to two costly Giants fielding misplays.
Nearly all of the games were close. Four games in this Series were decided by...
Jackie Mitchell, the only woman to ever strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, shakes their hand, 1931.
Please help me out...I recently found an old "Baseball Magazine" from May 1938. On the cover is a picture of Joe D, with a NY pinstripe jersey w/ Number 9. I know Maris retired number 9. Maris also played from 1960-66, way after this magazine was published... what is going on? Did Joe wear 9 for one season or what ? Who else could have worn 9 on May 1938? Is this just an error? Please help...
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