Comments on: Baseball’s 200,000th Game Fast Approaching http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Aryeh http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121871 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 20:44:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121871 @16:

Only because the franchises seem stronger - higher attendance, more teams are owned by individual owners rather than their big league clubs, less frequent relocation.

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By: The Friday Links « Puckett's Pond | A Minnesota Twins Blog http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121819 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 17:03:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121819 [...] have been playing  baseball for a long time.  Baseball Reference’s Sean Forman digs in deep and figures out just how [...]

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121634 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:09:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121634 On a tangent ... Of you folks who have really looked at the Federal League, how many consider it a major league? I know there were a lot of major-league veterans who jumped over, and even some who weren't washed up yet. But there was an awful lot of chaff in that league.

Also, does anyone have a line on the decision process that led to MLB officially recognizing FL stats, and when that happened? Thanks.

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121353 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:24:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121353 If my calculations are correct, the 100,000th game occurred right after World War II -- which means that, more than likely, I was either at that game {we were all regular attendees of Redlegs games in my family}, or at least heard the results over the radio.

Contrary to popular opinion {at least those held by my kids}, I was NOT there for that first one. I am setting as a goal being here for Number 300,000 -- which should occur sometime in 2034, according to my calculations. I should be 103 then, so -- God willing -- at least I will be able to watch it on television {or whatever people watch things on by that point}.

I also wonder if Jamie Moyer will be retired yet...

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121300 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:08:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121300 @17/18 - It was Jack Quinn; no, it was actually Bobby Matthews. Courtesy of Retrosheet:

Retrosheet is proud to present the details of the first Major League game ever played, a National Association contest between the Cleveland Forest Cities and Ft. Wayne Kekiongas on May 4, 1871.
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Cleveland 000 000 000 -- 0
Ft. Wayne 010 010 000 -- 2

Ft. Wayne IP H R ER BB SO
Mathews B (W) 9.0 4 0 0 1 6

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By: JoshG http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121285 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:15:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121285 @17 I think that was actually Jamie Moyer

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By: Bryan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121280 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:06:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121280 Didn't Tim Wakefield get the win in game #1?

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121277 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:00:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121277 How do you differentiate the IL of today from the PCL of today?

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By: RobM http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121276 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:58:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121276 Sean, based on @8's note that MLB does not recognize NA, but it does the other ones, when will the 200,000th game be reached. If MLB doesn't recognize NA, then is should be eliminated from the calculation.

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By: Aryeh http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11851/comment-page-1#comment-121256 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:35:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11851#comment-121256 You really can't count the NA and UA. The Pacific Coast league of the '30s and probably the International league of today would have stronger claims to being major leagues.

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