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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.
Before Jose Reyes tonight, who was the last player to hit a leadoff home run for his team's only run?
Two days ago, Max Scherzer pitched a shutout which was his first career complete game. On September 1, 2010 he pitched 9 innings of a game that went 10 innings. Other than him, does anybody know of a pitcher who won a Cy Young Award before pitching a complete game?
Cleveland scored 17 runs tonight and their starter pitched only 3 1/3 innings.
Mark Buehrle was an All-Star in 2006 when he finished with a 4.99 ERA. That's by far his worst season. His next worst ERA was 4.28 in 2010. In 2006 he had a 4.02 ERA before the All-Star break and a 6.44 ERA after the All-Star break. Does anybody know of another player who was an All-Star in his worst season?
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http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marreco01.shtml has the statistics of who was the oldest living former MLB player. The bottom line on MSG says he died.
In his tenth career game tonight, Dean Anna pitched. Does anybody know of any other position players who pitched within their first ten career games?
On May 27, 2005, the Yankees' Randy Johnson allowed hits to the last five Red Sox in the top of the sixth. The last two hits resulted in outs at home. There was one out when the five hits started. I checked to see if I started a topic about this right after that game. It turns out that was the day I joined this forum.
Mike Trout has 4 already, so I want to know what the record is. Brady Anderson had 15 in 1996.
In an ESPN Poll, 44% think Jimmy Rollins is a Hall of Famer. Rollins has never batted .300 except for 2000 when he had 53 at-bats before his rookie season in 2001, and he won't have a special home run or RBI total. Rollins has an OPS+ of only 96 on baseball-reference. With 2,175 hits at age 35, I doubt he will reach 3,000 hits. I hope fewer than 44% of the Hall of Fame voters vote for him.
So what Hall of Famers (if any) never batted .300 and what Hall of Famers have the worst career...
Tonight David Phelps got his first career save three days after Shawn Kelley got his first career save.
you serious guys? greenies help with performance a great deal and bonds was by far the greater player.
Before Melky Cabrera today and the past two days, who was the last former Yankee to hit a home run in every game of a three game or longer series against the Yankees?
Yesterday Boston became the fourth team since 1914 (all of them since 1989) to have five pitchers with at least 3 strikeouts in a game. Clay Buchholz struck out out 3, Chris Capuano struck out 4, Brandon Workman struck out 3, Koji Uehara struck out 3, and Junichi Tazawa struck out 3.
Other than today's Yankees lineup, can anybody find a box score where a team's nine hitters were all lefties or switch-hitters?
The 2014 Yankees could have Ichiro Suzuki, Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brett Gardner as outfielders who have already had at least one season with at least 40 stolen bases. Has any team ever had four outfielders like that before?
The great Iron Horse would be 110 years old today.
A true gentleman and one of baseball's greatest.
Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 1)
Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 2)
Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 3)
Mantle - The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (Part 4)
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.
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