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  1. Pitcher Teammates Getting MVP Votes In The Same Year

    In 1996, Rivera and Wetteland got MVP votes. What other times if any did two or more teammates who were relievers get MVP votes? Those two and Pettitte got MVP votes. What other times if any did three or more pitcher teammates get MVP votes? Rivera and Pettitte were the top two Yankees in the 1996 MVP voting. What other times if any did a team's top two MVP vote getters be pitchers?

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    11-27-14 01:06 AM Go to last post
  2. Players Who Have Played For Four Teams In The Same Division

    What players have played for at least four teams in the same division with that division having no more than six teams at that time? One example is David Weathers, who played for the Cubs, Reds, Brewers, and Astros (and Yankees, Mets, Indians, Blue Jays, and Marlins).

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    10-12-14 01:41 AM Go to last post
  3. Rare Footage of 1924 World Series


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    10-10-14 09:57 PM Go to last post
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    10-10-14 07:20 PM Go to last post
  4. 2003 Trenton Thunder uniform #s

    Hi all, Anyone know who wore #52, 14 and 17 back in 2003? A friend of mine is selling autographed bats for charity and needed help IDing them.

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    10-08-14 04:06 PM Go to last post
  5. Who Was Better, Bernie Williams Or Jorge Posada?

    According to baseball-reference's Yankees career leaders, Bernie Williams is ahead of Jorge Posada in Offensive WAR, Games, Plate Appearances, Runs, Hits, Total Bases, Doubles, Home Runs, RBI, Walks, Strikeouts (Posada has more strikeouts in fewer plate appearances), Singles, Runs Created, Extra Base Hits, Times On Base, Intentional Walks, and Win Probability Added. Williams grounded into more double plays but Posada grounded into more double plays per plate appearance. Neither player is in...

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    09-29-14 03:14 PM Go to last post
  6. What Player Has Played In The Most Games Without Ever Having A Losing Record?

    What player has played in the most games without ever playing on a team having a losing record?

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    09-26-14 06:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Negative RD, Winning record 2 years in a row?

    The Yankees are 80-75 with a minus 31 run differential. If they win 2 more games they are assured of a winning record on the season. Last year they were 85-77 with a negative 21 run differential. When is the last time a team had negative run differential 2 years in a row, but had a winning record both years?

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    09-22-14 06:48 PM Go to last post
  8. Perfect Game Question

    Would it still be considered a perfect game if no runners reached base, however there was an error where say the first baseman drops a pop up in foul ground to extend an at bat?

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    09-11-14 09:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Players Whose Rookie of the Year Wasn't With Their First Team

    The YES trivia question made me look at Lou Piniella's career statistics and he played for Baltimore and Cleveland before winning Rookie of the Year with Kansas City.

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    08-28-14 10:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Most Consecutive Seasons With The Same Record

    After his loss today, David Huff is 3-1. He was 3-1 in 2012 and 2013, so he has a chance at having the same record for three consecutive years. What pitchers have had the same record for the most consecutive years? I'm not making a minimum number of decisions or innings, but the record cannot be 0-0.

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    08-21-14 10:50 PM Go to last post
  11. Players Who Led MLB In Wins and In Losses In Consecutive Seasons In Either Order

    Justin Verlander tied for the MLB lead with 17 losses in 2008 and tied for the MLB lead with 19 wins in 2009.

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    08-11-14 10:13 AM Go to last post
  12. Batter hits the ball twice with bat--what's the rule

    In today's Yankee game, Brendan Ryan hit the ball, and the slow motion replay showed that his bat actually struck the ball twice, as the ball squirted after the first contact. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/nyy/twice-is-nice-brendan-ryan-hits-ball-two-times-on-one-swing?ymd=20140807&content_id=88426572&vkey=news_nyy I know that no one picked it up until after it was shown in slow motion, but did the Yankees catch a break, as shouldn't such an action be ruled a foul ball, instead of the...

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    08-08-14 12:39 PM Go to last post
  13. The Last Two Or More Batters Of A Game Hitting Home Runs

    This afternoon Minnesota at Boston was scoreless after 9 innings with Boston having 1 hit at that point. After Minnesota homered in the tenth, David Ortiz homered to tie it and Mike Napoli homered to make it back-to-back home runs and a walk-off 2-1 win. Does anybody know another game where the last two batters hit home runs and a game where the last two batters hit home runs for their team's first runs of the game?

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    08-06-14 09:15 AM Go to last post
  14. A Player's Highest Finish In His Only Time In The MVP Or Cy Young Voting

    Ubaldo Jimenez was third in the 2010 NL Cy Young voting which is the only year he has gotten Cy Young votes. What is the highest finish in the MVP or Cy Young voting by a player who only got votes once excluding times when a player won an award in their first year appearing in the voting when players could not win an award more than once?

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    08-05-14 08:14 PM Go to last post
  15. What's The Latest In The Game For The First Hit?

    Tonight San Francisco and the Mets combined to make 38 outs before getting a hit.

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    08-04-14 02:21 PM Go to last post
  16. Most Seasons Without An MLB Game During Your Career

    Current Met and former Yankee Buddy Carlyle made his MLB debut in 1999. In the 16 years from 1999 to 2014, he has pitched in MLB in 8 of them, with four gaps totaling 8 years. Also notable is that he has pitched in Las Vegas as an affiliate of the Padres in 1999 and 2000, the Dodgers in 2005, and the Mets in 2014. He was on the Yankees' AAA teams in Columbus in 2004 an Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2011. He's pitched for 5 MLB teams and AAA teams of 8 MLB teams. He has 257 2/3 MLB innings in...

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    07-28-14 12:50 PM Go to last post
  17. The Feud

    Babe Ruth…Lou Gehrig 3 and 4 Once best of friends, a “feud tore them forever apart, never to reconcile” Was it the Babe? Was it Lou? Was it both? Up until the estrangement, the Bambino was a frequent visitor at the Gehrig household for evening dinners when Lou’s mom was “chief cook” to the hungry Yankees…

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    07-23-14 04:12 PM Go to last post
  18. The Negro Leagues

    I don't get many chances to post in this forum, so I figured that since I came across something worthy, we may as well start. I found this blog on mlb.com, and I'll post anything else here occasionally. Someone feel free to add in. http://nlbm.mlblogs.com/

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    07-05-14 03:31 PM Go to last post
  19. July 4 1939

    "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for 17 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder...

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    07-04-14 01:56 PM Go to last post

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