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I just found out that Johnny Kucks died at the age of 81. He didn't have a great career, but I do remember him winning the seventh game of the World Series against the Dodgers in 1956 with a shutout. Of course, that was right after Larson's perfect game and Kucks didn't get the fame that he deserved. How many of you old timers remember him? May he rest in peace.
would love to see Moose in the HOF !What does everyone here think? Is he qualified?
This is a fantastic collection of 18 photos from spring training 1961 featuring Mantle, Maris, Berra, Ford, Howard, Richardson, Turley, Kubek and Skowron with accompanying comments from Kubek. I'll post one here but be sure to take a look at the full collection.
Kubek photographing Mantle:
I should mention that I got this link from Lindsay Berra's Twitter feed. Yogi's granddaughter...
Does anyone know where I might be able to find prints from the All American Girls Baseball League? I have a friend that is really wanting to get some to hang on the wall.
This Yankee great, who saw combat action in both World War II and the Korean War, was a second baseman for the Yankees in one of their greatest runs, from 1949 to 1957. He then went on to a great career as a sportscaster.
Thought of mostly as a Baltimore Oriole, Paul Blair was also a tremendous part of the late seventies Yankees. The brilliant defensive outfielder has passed away at the age of 69. Rest in peace, Paul.
Nick Punto signed with Oakland, and if that is the next MLB team he plays for, his first six career teams will be:
Philadelphia (NL East)
Minnesota (AL Central)
St. Louis (NL Central)
Boston (AL East)
Los Angeles Dodgers (NL West)
Oakland (AL West)
I see that Yogi Berra had 8,350 out of his 8,359 plate appearances with the Yankees for 99.89%. What other players have had the greatest percentage of their plate appearances or innings pitched with one team other than 100%?
Fascinating. From MLB via Chad Jennings at LoHud:
Sabathia and Hughes both have an ERA of exactly 4 10/11 (4.91 rounded, it's a repeating decimal). Does anybody know if teammates with enough innings to qualify have ever had exactly the same the ERA?
Hiroki Kuroda, the Yankees ERA leader, has a worse winning percentage than Jeremy Hellickson, who has the worst ERA in the AL. Does anybody know if there has ever been a year where the Yankees ERA leader had a worse winning percentage than the pitcher with the worst ERA in the AL?
The Yankees won all 10 games played at the Stadium against Toronto this season. This has never happened before since the 162 game schedule was instituted.
The 1927 Yankees were 10-1 at home against the St. Louis Browns. That season the Yankees were also 11-0 at St. Louis against the Browns.
Friday night Joe Mauer broke up Sanchez's no-hitter in the ninth inning. Its the third time that Mauer has broken up a no-hitter in the ninth inning in his career. He also did it in 2008 and 2010.
He thus became the first player to break up three ninth inning no-hitters in his career since Horace Clarke did it in 1970. What made Clarke's feat amazing was that all three of the no-hitters he broke up came within a 1 month period from June 17 to July 2,1970.
A lot of great Yankees in this one; part of it was always on line but this person appears to have posted the whole show, and it's really fun:
Does anybody know of a website that lists a team's annual win leader and loss leader on one page? I want to look up the last time the Yankees' leader in losses had more losses than their leader in wins had wins that season without having to check each season.
Among Yankees with enough innings to qualify, Kuroda leads in ERA at 2.38. Double 2.38 is 4.76, and Pettitte is second on the Yankees at 4.71. So who was the last pitcher (if it has ever happened) to have an ERA less than half of his next best teammate?
CC Sabathia is on pace to possibly have a career-high in losses. He has 198 wins and his most losses is 11. Here are the pitchers with the most career wins without losing 12+ games in any season:
1. Pedro Martinez: 219 wins (most losses is 10)
2. Roy Halladay: 201 wins (most losses is 11)
3. CC Sabathia: 198 wins (most losses is 11)
Those are the only three pitchers in the Top 200 in career wins who never lost 12+ games in any season.
Gio Gonzalez has a .816 OPS and the next best in Washington's lineup is Ryan Zimmerman at .799. Can anybody find a lineup for a game in June or later where the pitcher had the best OPS on his team? Given the OPSs should Gio Gonzalez be batting last like he is or earlier in the lineup?
Today undefeated Matt Harvey will get his seventh no decision. Does anybody know what the record is for most no decisions before a starting pitcher's first lost of the season? Does anybody know what the record is for most no decisions before a starting pitcher's first win of the season?
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