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These starting pitchers won the most World Series titles

These starting pitchers won the most World Series titles
November 8, 2017 1 Comment »

The most important player on the field is the pitcher. The baseball is literally in his hand to start every play. Starting pitchers log the most innings and face the most batters. They’re the most crucial members of a team. ... Read More »

The 20 Greatest Dodgers of all-time according to WAR

The 20 Greatest Dodgers of all-time according to WAR
August 10, 2017 1 Comment »

This is the third installment of my “Top 20” series, looking at the top players for a specific franchise based solely on Wins Above Replacement. Quibble if you will about advanced statistical methods, but WAR is a handy way to ... Read More »

The 20 Greatest Phillies of all-time according to WAR

The 20 Greatest Phillies of all-time according to WAR
April 12, 2017 4 Comments »

A few years ago I penned a list article about the New York Yankees top players ranked according to WAR (Wins Above Replacement). I stated at the time that I know very little about how WAR evaluates players. I still ... Read More »

The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field

The 12 Greatest Games Played at Wrigley Field
October 14, 2016 No Comments »

If you ask me, there’s no better place to watch a baseball game than Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field in 1916. Here are the 12 greatest games played at the Friendly Confines. #12. ... Read More »

Wild Card Teams who got to the World Series

Wild Card Teams who got to the World Series
September 9, 2016 No Comments »

The wild card format was introduced in Major League Baseball in 1994 when the league also split into three divisions. Each league had four playoff teams (the three division winners and one wild card) until 2012. In 2012 a second ... Read More »

Which pitching rotations stayed together the longest?

Which pitching rotations stayed together the longest?
May 1, 2016 No Comments »

Almost as much as any other facet of the game, the usage of starting pitchers has evolved quite a bit throughout the history of baseball. Originally, in the mid-18th century, teams had one regular pitcher and maybe one other player ... Read More »

What happens to teams that start the season hot?

What happens to teams that start the season hot?
April 25, 2016 No Comments »

Every year when a team wins the first few games of the baseball season there’s a tendency for fans to get excited. How many games can my team win? Can we set a record? Will we ever lose a game? ... Read More »

The best teams to never win a World Series

The best teams to never win a World Series
September 24, 2015 No Comments »

Most teams that are good for three or four years or more¬†eventually get to a World Series and usually win one. It’s harder now — with the multiple rounds of playoffs — to win a title. Which means we see ... Read More »

Nine amazing facts from the career of Tony Gwynn

Nine amazing facts from the career of Tony Gwynn
June 16, 2014 No Comments »

Sadly, we lost Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn this week to cancer. Gwynn was without question the best pure hitter in the game of baseball in the 1980s and 1990s. The numbers he out up are staggering, especially considering ... Read More »

Only five players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant

Only five players have hit walk-off home runs to win a pennant
October 17, 2012 3 Comments »

Within the next few days, as the League Championship Series in both leagues advance to their later stages, “hero opportunities” will arise. While many players have done many things in critical situations in the history of baseball, there have only ... Read More »