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  • Prospectus Feature: A Rotation Spot Made For Two
    Could a rotation that includes tandem starters actually work?The post Prospectus Feature: A Rotation Spot Made For Two appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:04am -
  • Table For Two: Previewing the Colorado Rockies
    Will a beefed up bullpen be enough for the Rockies to outperform expectations again?The post Table For Two: Previewing the Colorado Rockies appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:03am -
  • Table For Two: Previewing the Minnesota Twins
    After last season's massive improvement, can the Twins rise even higher or will they fall back down to earth?The post Table For Two: Previewing the Minnesota Twins appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:03am -
  • Rubbing Mud: First-Pitch Fastballs and the Team That Stopped Throwing Them
    How one team tries to avoid being ambushed, and why other teams may soon follow their lead.The post Rubbing Mud: First-Pitch Fastballs and the Team That Stopped Throwing Them appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:02am -
  • Short Relief: Time Travel and Baseball Messengers
    Tampa, April 2018 – Tampa Bay Rays R&D Department The entire back half of the warehouse was a jumbled mess of wires, server racks, and exotic machines that looked one step removed from a sixth-grade science fair. In front of them was what appeared…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:01am -
  • Fantasy Auction Values 2018, Third Edition
    Mike Gianella is back with Edition #3 of his auction bid limits.The post Fantasy Auction Values 2018, Third Edition appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Sleepers
    Don't forget about these five AL players on draft day.The post Five to Watch: American League Post-Hype Sleepers appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Five to Watch: National League Post-Hype Sleepers
    These NL disappointments could be pleasant surprises in 2018.The post Five to Watch: National League Post-Hype Sleepers appeared first on Baseball Prospectus.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 10:00am -

From Deep Right Field

  • MLB Record For Consecutive Wins By A Team
    - The MLB record for consecutive wins by a team in a season is a record set by the National League’s New York Giants in 1916. They won 26 games in a row. The Oakland A’s have the American League record, established in 2002 with 20 consecutive v…
    - 12 Feb 13, 1:01pm -
  • MLB Record For Consecutive Losses By A Team
    - Since 1893, the MLB record for consecutive losses by a team is held by the National League’s Cleveland franchise with 24 in 1899. The American League record for most consecutive team losses (since 1893) is held by the 1988 Baltimore Orioles wit…
    - 12 Feb 13, 1:00pm -
  • Best Defensive Third Basemen
    - It is important to remember that there are fewer third basemen in the Hall of Fame than any other position. The position has traditionally been looked at as a corner power-hitting place in the lineup. Therefore, trying to find a good power hitter…
    - 10 Feb 13, 2:05pm -
  • Christy Mathewson: The Christian Gentleman

    - 15 Jan 13, 12:05pm -
  • 200 Walk Seasons
    - Nolan Ryan and Amos Rusie, both famous for high 90s+ fastballs (and faster!), are the only two pitchers to have 2 seasons since 1893 with 200+ walks. Rusie gave up 218 walks in 1893–which is the record. He also walked 200 batters in 1894. Ryan…
    - 2 Dec 12, 12:15pm -
  • 30 Game Winners: Lefties
    - Only three left-handers have ever won 30+ games in a season since 1893. The fine thrower Frank Killen of the National League’s Pittsburgh franchise won 36 games in 1893 and 30 games in 1896. And, the ace of the Philadelphia Athletics, Lefty Gro…
    - 1 Dec 12, 2:51pm -
  • Rube Waddell: The First American League Ace
    - In the early part of the 20th century, baseball fans came out in droves to watch “Rube strike ’em out!” Yes, Rube Waddell was the new American League’s star pitcher. He was a flame-throwing strikeout ace–and he was really something to s…
    - 25 Nov 12, 7:06pm -
  • Hit-By-Pitch Records
    - Joe McGinnity, one of the better pitchers around the turn of the 20th century, while with the National League’s Brooklyn franchise, set the Major League record for hitting batters with a pitch–with a total of 40 in 1900. These totals are sinc…
    - 18 Nov 12, 12:28pm -
  • Rookie Strikeout Records (VIDEO)
    - Since 1893, the best strikeout total for a rookie pitcher is listed as Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets who in 1984 struck out 276 batters. Second on this list is the great Herb Score who struck out 245 batters for Cleveland in 1955. Hideo Nomo…
    - 11 Nov 12, 5:20pm -
  • Most RBIs In A Season By A Rookie
    - The record for most RBIs in a season by a rookie is held by the iconic Ted Williams (Red Sox) in 1939 with 145. Second on this list of rookie RBI seasons is another Red Sox player, Walt Dropo, who chalked up 144 RBIs in 1950. Only 4 other rookies…
    - 11 Nov 12, 12:00pm -

Baseball Reflections

    “Make ’em pay. Make ’em pay you a thousand dollars. Don’t go help those people with their shows for coffee-and-cake money. You’re the Yankees—the best. Make ’em pay you high.”—Casey Stengel By Harvey Frommer           I first m…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • Not How You Start – Yankee Beginnings
    With the start of the 2018 baseball season highly anticipated by fans of the sport, here for your reading pleasure is a flashback to the meager roots of perhaps the most illustrious franchise in baseball history. Enjoy        Known as the Balti…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Mar 18, 1:44am -
  • Remembering Harry O’Neill: Philadelphia A’s Catcher and American Hero
    Over one thousand Major League Baseball players served in the US military during World War II. Yet despite this large number – and in spite of both the ferocity and length of the war – only two of those ballplayers were killed in action during Wo…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 1:00am -
  • Sports Book Reviews
    This is the time of year that all kinds of sports books with all kinds of slants appear. For some they are “hot stove reading.” For others, they are part of the annual cycle – spring books. For your information and reading pleasure, herewith so…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • Remembering Jackie Robinson
    He was born in Cairo, Georgia on the last day of January in 1919, and died on October 24, 1972 in Stamford, Connecticut. Robinson attended UCLA, where he won letters in three sports. He was in the Army during World War II and then played briefly in t…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Mar 18, 2:05am -
  • How Professional Baseball Began
    With baseball paying out bigger and bigger salaries and the sport continuing to expand its global reach, it is mind-boggling and consciousness-raising to flash back to its simpler times and simple origins as a professional sport, a time of the  Cinc…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 1:30pm -
  • Shohei Otani has everyone talking, but will he be able to bring glory to Los Angeles and the Angels
    In sports, sometimes you watch a player and you know they are going to be something special. Many people who watched the FIFA World Youth Soccer Championships in 2005 knew that Argentina’s Lionel Messi was going to make it at the top level. Onlooke…
    - 27 days ago, 20 Feb 18, 1:15am -
    BY ISMAEL NUNEZ Hurricane Maria has hurt the island of Puerto Rico. What better way to inspire its people with a sports victory. This past February 8th as reported by Cesar Augusto Marquez from the website “La Vida Baseball” In Mexico where the a…
    - 31 days ago, 16 Feb 18, 12:47am -
  • BoSox Sidebars: Spring Training, “The Kid,” Tom Yawkey & more
    With the Super Bowl behind us thoughts turn in New England to perhaps the area’s most beloved sports team –the Boston Red Sox. Herewith for your reading pleasure, snippets about the Old Towne Team. Enjoy.       Ted Williams and Yogi Berra MEL…
    - 41 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 1:20am -
  • Book Review: Dueling with Kings
    Daily fantasy certainly seems to be everywhere. Perhaps not as much as it was two years ago when every other commercial during any sporting event seemed to be for FanDuel or DraftKings—the two behemoths of the Daily Fantasy arena—but it’s still…
    - 53 days ago, 24 Jan 18, 11:15am -

Mister Baseball

  • European Baseball Players in American Education [Update]
    By Gabriel Fidler @ExtraInningsUK Thanks to several sources, including the Greek National Team, Boomer Prinstein, Director of the International Stars, and Kevin Macadam, Commissioner of the British Baseball League, we have added another 14 names to o…
    - 24 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 10:28am -
  • Hamburg Stealers add Murphy / Velazquez not coming
    The Hamburg Stealers are adding Callum Murphy for the 2018 season in the German Baseball-Bundesliga. The Canadian infielder with British passport, who has been playing for various British national teams in the past, is currently in Australia. He is e…
    - 24 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 8:51am -
  • Catalunya Baseball Week: A week full of the best baseball
    Press release Catalonian Baseball and Softball Federation We are getting closer to the Catalunya Baseball Week, a week full of the most high-levelled baseball of Europe. Three categories and twelve teams from all around Europe will take part of this…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 3:29pm -
  • Cuba, Japan complete Honkbalweek Haarlem / Schedule released
    Teams from Cuba and Japan will complete the lineup at the Honkbalweek Haarlem. Other participants will be Italy, host Netherlands, Curacao and Chinese Taipei. Organizers also released the schedule for the international baseball tournament, which will…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 1:28pm -
  • Jose Escalona from Rimini to Parmaclima / Eduard Pirvu also added
    Parmaclima has added two pitchers for the 2018 season in the Italian Serie A1. Jose Escalona is transferring from Rimini to Parma. The left-hander from Venezuela with Italian passport had an ERA of 4.64 in 16 games last year. He also played for Nettu…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 11:27am -
  • Former Minor Leaguer Yeixon Ruiz joins Savigny Lions
    The French Division Club Savigny Lions has added Yeixon Ruiz to the roster for the 2018 season. The 26-year-old Dominican has been used at second, short, third and the outfield during his professional career. He started pro ball with the New York Met…
    - 25 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 9:01am -
  • European Baseball Players in American Education [Part 2]
    By Gabriel Fidler @ExtraInningsUK Yesterday, we released the first half of our list of Europeans playing baseball while studying in America [link]. The article includes a lengthy introduction about all the athletes and provides context that we will n…
    - 25 days ago, 22 Feb 18, 8:01am -
  • USSSA Space Coast Stadium ready to deliver biggest-ever WBSC Women’s Baseball World Cup
    Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) completed a visit to the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Space Coast Complex in Viera, Florida, USA, to evaluate the home of the V…
    - 25 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 6:07pm -

Lady at the Bat

  • Yankees Sign Neil Walker: Some Thoughts
    Just when it looked as if infield prospect Tyler Wade was about to steal the 2B job away from super prospect Gleyber Torres, Brian Cashman goes and does it again.Neil Walker was languishing (probably) after having attended Camp Jobless, when Cashman…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 12:28pm -
  • A Back to the Future Read For This Yankees Fan
    Today I decided to visit my nearby Barnes and Noble. It's nearly spring and often there are new releases of baseball books. I found a book The Baby Bombers--The Inside Story of the Next Yankees Dynasty by Bryan Hoch. No, this isn't a quick book revie…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 2:04pm -
  • Best MLB Matchups, 2018
    With that first pitch of Spring Training having already made its way toward home plate, the 2018 exhibition baseball season is in full swing. However, the excitement of exhibition games wears off quickly, and fans will be chomping at the bit for the…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Feb 18, 10:58am -
  • With Yankees Exhibition Opener Today, An Off-Season Recap
    Don't look now but the winter wait is over for the New York Yankees.We're now into the exhibition season and the expectations are high with these Yankees having just missed the World Series by one game. There's no turning back. A World Series appeara…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 1:23pm -
  • Trade Breakdown: Brandon Drury To The Yankees
    We first heard the name Brandon Drury mentioned in connection to the Yankees around the same time Manny Machado's popped up. There was a rumor that the team could acquire both Drury and pitcher Patrick Corbin. Corbin is still a Diamondback. Drury is…
    - 25 days ago, 21 Feb 18, 10:50am -
  • Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day 2018!
    Finally! Our long off-season nightmare is over. Well, for us fans, it was more like a dreamless sleep. For the over 100 free agents who still have not signed yet, it was, and continues to be, a nightmare.That being said, today's the day Yankees pitch…
    - 33 days ago, 13 Feb 18, 10:46am -
  • Final Touches Dropping In Place For 2018 Yankees Roster
    The long wait is almost over with the MLB season just about appearing over the horizon. March 29 2018 is the day we’ve all been waiting for and while it’s been a long process, the Yankees roster is just starting to take shape. In recent days, n…
    - 34 days ago, 12 Feb 18, 11:21am -
  • Is Baseball Becoming Less Interesting?
    Written by Steven Sanders, this is the first of what I hope will become a series of guest (not sponsored) posts by fans throughout the country. I will be posting a set of guidelines for submitting in the very near future.The smell of popcorn and gras…
    - 37 days ago, 9 Feb 18, 3:30pm -