Comments on: How’d They Do That? http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2668 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “Brink of Mathematical Elimination” Edition | Hire Jim Essian http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2668/comment-page-1#comment-9203 Fri, 25 Sep 2009 13:38:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2668#comment-9203 [...] I didn’t realize until this week (thank you, ChuckDickens) that the incomparable Baseball-Reference.com has a blog. On it, they point out little statistical quirks and interesting tidbits. One particular anomaly I enjoyed was the number of teams who walked fifteen batters in a game and still managed to win the game. [...]

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By: TheGoofyOne http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2668/comment-page-1#comment-9189 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 17:28:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2668#comment-9189 An interesting lesson from that 1992 game. Strikeouts, as mentioned in a recent post, keep runners rooted to their bases. A walk is often as good as a hit, but not when combined with Ks, because that is interrupted station-to-station baseball. So if you're a team that's walking 15 guys, if you can combine that with few hits, 9 Ks and 2 guys caught stealing, you've got a chance.

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By: wboenig2 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2668/comment-page-1#comment-9188 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 17:14:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2668#comment-9188 Footnote to history: On April 10, 1991 the Phillies beat the Mets 8-7 in 10 innings; the Phillies allowed 15 walks in the first nine innings of that game.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYN/NYN199104100.shtml

I remember listening to that one on the radio. Time of the game was 4:51; had it ended in 9 innings, it would have been the longest nine-inning game in history up to that point. (I think the Red Sox and Yankees have played a longer one since then.)

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By: dgreds http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2668/comment-page-1#comment-9184 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:31:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2668#comment-9184 It also helps to score lots of runs. I would have thought you'd need to get some doubleplays but they both did it without turning any.

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By: smedindy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2668/comment-page-1#comment-9183 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 03:06:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2668#comment-9183 Well, all of the Red Sox runs were walked home in 1992, thanks to Hough and Alvarez. So it DID kill them, but in a concentrated setting. And they soon calmed down, a bit.

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