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Forum: History, Trivia & Memorabilia

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  1. Players Who Played For Exactly One Team In Each Division

    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)

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    12-14-13 06:13 PM Go to last post
  2. Players With The Greatest Percentage Of Their PAs Or IPs With One Team But Not 100%

    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%?

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    11-14-13 12:11 PM Go to last post
  3. Video of Casey Stengel running the bases (1923 World Series)

    Fascinating. From MLB via Chad Jennings at LoHud: http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2013/10/12/random-video-of-casey-stengel-running-the-bases/

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    10-14-13 01:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Teammates With The Same ERA

    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?

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    09-10-13 05:33 AM Go to last post
  5. The Yankees ERA Leader Has A Worse Winning Percentage Than...

    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?

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    09-01-13 08:10 PM Go to last post
  6. Possible Yankees record set.

    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.

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    08-25-13 11:04 PM Go to last post
  7. Mauer ties Clarke

    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.

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    08-13-13 07:25 PM Go to last post
  8. Phil Silvers Show from 1957

    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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajqVd-mT8ck

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    08-13-13 07:03 PM Go to last post
  9. A Team's Annual Leaders

    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.

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    08-13-13 08:35 AM Go to last post
  10. A Team's Best Starter Having An ERA Less Than Half Of His Team's Next Best Starter

    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?

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    08-06-13 08:05 AM Go to last post
  11. Most Career Wins Without Losing 12+ Games In Any Season

    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.

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    06-18-13 07:42 AM Go to last post
  12. The Best OPS In Washington's Lineup Tonight Is... Pitcher Gio Gonzalez

    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?

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    06-07-13 10:43 AM Go to last post
  13. Most No Decisions Before A Starting Pitcher's First Loss Of The Season

    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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    06-03-13 10:38 AM Go to last post
  14. Why did Yankee fans call John Rocker an A-hole during 99 World Series?

    Rocker's racist, and anti New York interview did not come out until December 1999. So why were the Yankee fans chanting A-hole when Rocker entered the game in the 99 World Series which took place 2 months before? Did word get out earlier that the interview was coming soon, or did Rocker say or do something else to New York before that Sports Illustrated interview was released?

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    05-29-13 12:27 AM Go to last post
  15. What's The Best Team Season Road Winning Percentage?

    What's the best team season road winning percentage?

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    05-28-13 12:24 PM Go to last post
  16. How Many Pitchers Have Pitched More Than One No-Hitter?

    How many pitchers have pitched more than one no-hitter in their career?

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    05-24-13 10:13 PM Go to last post
  17. The Best Nicknames In The World of Baseball

    First let me say that the nickname his teammates used for him must of boosted his confidence immensely when he took the mound. In 1937, he led the NL in pitching appearances for Philadelphia with 56, of which 26 were starts... his name is Hugh Mulcahy. I could see it now when one of his teammates would ask the manager "Who's going for us today?" His nickname was "Losing Pitcher" :scared:

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    05-22-13 08:01 PM Go to last post
  18. Was Mantle a cheater?

    Looks like there's a nice bat of Mantle's up for auction... http://www.examiner.com/article/corked-bat-ousts-mantle-as-cheater

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    05-21-13 08:13 AM Go to last post
  19. Derek Jeter Game Used 2010 Batting Glove with C.O.A for Auction

    Auctioning off a Derek Jeter Game Used Batting Glove with C.O.A http://www.ebay.com/itm/121114708999?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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    05-18-13 08:22 AM Go to last post
  20. Storing Autographed Baseballs

    I was wondering how you guys store your autographed baseballs. Do you display them, or are they locked away? I only have a few, but they mean a lot to me. About 12 years ago we gave my late father-in-law a Sandy Koufax signed ball. It has begun to yellow. From research on the net, it seems balls from that era are prone to doing that. I want to protect the ones I have - a Yogi Berra inscribed ball, Don Mattingly "Hit Man", and a couple of Mariano's that he signed at Rangers Ballpark...

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    05-14-13 02:15 AM Go to last post

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