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Pitching In 5+ Games Within Single World Series

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 30, 2011

We had five guys join the club in this past World Series -

Rk Player Year #Matching   W L W-L% ERA GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO WHIP
1 Darold Knowles 1973 7 Ind. Games 0 0   0.00 0 0 0 2 6.1 4 0 0 5 5 1.42
2 Tim Worrell 2002 6 Ind. Games 1 1 .500 3.18 0 0 0 0 5.2 4 2 1 1 4 0.88
3 Felix Rodriguez 2002 6 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 4.76 0 0 0 0 5.2 4 3 2 1 3 0.88
4 Dan Quisenberry 1980 6 Ind. Games 1 2 .333 5.23 0 0 0 1 10.1 10 6 0 3 0 1.26
5 Alexi Ogando 2011 6 Ind. Games 0 0   10.12 0 0 0 0 2.2 7 3 1 7 3 5.25
6 Rollie Fingers 1972 6 Ind. Games 1 1 .500 1.74 0 0 0 2 10.1 4 2 0 4 11 0.77
7 Rollie Fingers 1973 6 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 0.66 0 0 0 2 13.2 13 1 0 4 8 1.24
8 Hugh Casey 1947 6 Ind. Games 2 0 1.000 0.87 0 0 0 1 10.1 5 1 0 1 3 0.58
9 Pedro Borbon 1972 6 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 3.86 0 0 0 0 7.0 7 3 0 2 4 1.29
10 John Wetteland 1996 5 Ind. Games 0 0   2.08 0 0 0 4 4.1 4 1 0 1 6 1.15
11 Kent Tekulve 1979 5 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 2.89 0 0 0 3 9.1 4 3 0 3 10 0.75
12 Julian Tavarez 1995 5 Ind. Games 0 0   0.00 0 0 0 0 4.1 3 0 0 2 1 1.15
13 Mike Stanton 1991 5 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 7.1 5 0 0 2 7 0.95
14 Mike Stanton 2001 5 Ind. Games 0 0   3.18 0 0 0 0 5.2 3 2 0 1 3 0.71
15 Bob Stanley 1986 5 Ind. Games 0 0   0.00 0 0 0 1 6.1 5 0 0 1 4 0.95
16 Deacon Phillippe 1903 5 Ind. Games 3 2 .600 3.07 5 5 0 0 44.0 38 15 0 3 22 0.93
17 Jason Motte 2011 5 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 6.23 0 0 0 1 4.1 4 3 1 1 1 1.15
18 Jose Mesa 1997 5 Ind. Games 0 0   5.40 0 0 0 1 5.0 10 3 0 1 5 2.20
19 Tug McGraw 1973 5 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 2.63 0 0 0 1 13.2 8 4 0 9 14 1.24
20 Will McEnaney 1975 5 Ind. Games 0 0   2.70 0 0 0 1 6.2 3 2 0 2 5 0.75
21 Roger McDowell 1986 5 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 4.91 0 0 0 0 7.1 10 4 0 6 2 2.18
22 Bob McClure 1982 5 Ind. Games 0 2 .000 4.15 0 0 0 2 4.1 5 2 0 3 5 1.85
23 Mike Marshall 1974 5 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 1.00 0 0 0 1 9.0 6 1 1 1 10 0.78
24 Ryan Madson 2009 5 Ind. Games 0 0   2.08 0 0 0 1 4.1 6 1 0 2 6 1.85
25 Lance Lynn 2011 5 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 6.35 0 0 0 0 5.2 7 4 2 3 4 1.76
26 Scott Feldman 2011 5 Ind. Games 0 0   9.00 0 0 0 0 5.0 5 5 0 6 2 2.20
27 Rawly Eastwick 1975 5 Ind. Games 2 0 1.000 2.25 0 0 0 1 8.0 6 2 2 3 4 1.13
28 Octavio Dotel 2011 5 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 4.91 0 0 0 0 3.2 3 2 0 1 5 1.09
29 Brendan Donnelly 2002 5 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 0.00 0 0 0 0 7.2 1 0 0 4 6 0.65
30 Clay Carroll 1972 5 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 1.59 0 0 0 1 5.2 6 1 0 4 3 1.76
31 Clay Carroll 1975 5 Ind. Games 1 0 1.000 3.18 0 0 0 0 5.2 4 2 1 2 3 1.06
32 Hank Behrman 1947 5 Ind. Games 0 0   7.11 0 0 0 0 6.1 9 5 0 5 3 2.21
33 Paul Assenmacher 1997 5 Ind. Games 0 0   0.00 0 0 0 0 4.0 5 0 0 0 6 1.25
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Generated 10/30/2011.

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Amazing we haven't seen someone do all seven games since 1973 - given the way relief pitchers, especially LOOGY's, are used today.

44 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

Most Rings Since American “I’ll Never Forget Where I Was When” Moments

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 29, 2011

How many teams have won 4+ World Series rings since the assassination of John F. Kennedy? That would be just the Yankees (7), Cardinals (5) and the A's (4). Honorable Mention to the Dodgers, Orioles and Reds who won 3 each since 1964.

How many teams have won 2+ World Series rings since the September 11 Attacks (in 2001)?  That would be just the Cardinals (2) and the Red Sox (2).

When it comes to the last half-century or so, Cardinals fans have a right to tell the rest of the world "Count the rings!," don't they?

82 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

Most Exciting World Series Games Ever

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 28, 2011

Using this query and another one, here's a list that I came up with:

Rk Tm Opp Date Series Gm# #Matching  
1 ATL TOR 1992-10-24     10  
2 STL TEX 2011-10-27     8  
3 NYM BOS 1986-10-25     7  
4 KCR STL 1985-10-26     7  
5 CHC DET 1945-10-08     6  
6 BSN CLE 1948-10-11     5  
7 ATL MIN 1991-10-26     4  
8 BAL PIT 1971-10-16     4  
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Generated 10/28/2011.

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Rk Tm Opp Date Series Gm# #Matching  
1 NYG WSH 1924-10-10     9  
2 BOS NYG 1912-10-16     8  
3 FLA CLE 1997-10-26     7  
4 ATL MIN 1991-10-27     5  
5 BOS CIN 1975-10-22     5  
6 CIN OAK 1972-10-22     5  
7 BRO NYY 1952-10-07     4  
8 BOS STL 1946-10-15     4  
9 ARI NYY 2001-11-04     3  
10 SFG NYY 1962-10-16     3  
11 BAL PIT 1979-10-17     2  
12 BAL PIT 1971-10-17     2  
13 NYY PIT 1960-10-13     2  
14 PIT WSH 1925-10-15     2  
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Generated 10/28/2011.

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Any games mentioned here that should be excluded? Any not mentioned that should be included?

31 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

Post-Season Game 6 – 2 Out RBI In 9th Inning When Trailing

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 28, 2011

Before tonight, here's the other times where it has happened:

Cr# Gm# Date Series Gm# Batter Tm Opp Pitcher Score   Inn RoB Out Pit(cnt) RBI WPA RE24 LI Play Description
1 1 1906-10-14 WS 6 Solly Hofman CHC @CHW Doc White down 8-2 1B t9 1-3 2   1 0.00 0.95 .06 Single to LF; Evers Scores; Gessler to 2B
2 1 1930-10-08 WS 6 Chick Hafey STL @PHA George Earnshaw down 7-0 2B t9 -2- 2   1 0.00 1.00 .01 Double to LF; High Scores
3 1 1968-10-09 WS 6 Julian Javier STL DET Denny McLain down 13-0 1B b9 12- 2   1 -0.00 1.00 .00 Single to RF; Maris Scores; Cepeda to 2B
4 1 1977-10-18 WS 6 Vic Davalillo LAD @NYY Mike Torrez down 8-3 1B t9 1-3 2 1 (0-0) 1 0.01 0.94 .19 Single to 3B/Bunt; Garvey Scores; Baker to 2B
7 3 1985-10-16 NLCS 6 Jack Clark STL @LAD Tom Niedenfuer down 5-4 HR t9 -23 2 1 (0-0) 3 0.73 2.53 6.85 Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep LF); McGee Scores; Smith Scores
9 2 1992-10-13 NLCS 6 David Justice ATL PIT Tim Wakefield down 13-2 HR b9 1-- 2 3 (1-1) 2 -0.00 1.88 .00 Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Treadway Scores
10 1 1992-10-24 WS 6 Otis Nixon ATL TOR Tom Henke down 2-1 1B b9 12- 2 3 (0-2) 1 0.47 1.16 6.51 Single to LF (Ground Ball thru SS-3B Hole); Blauser Scores; Smith to 3B; Nixon to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
11 1 1996-10-26 WS 6 Marquis Grissom ATL @NYY John Wetteland down 3-1 1B t9 1-3 2 1 (0-0) 1 0.06 0.93 2.97 Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Klesko Scores; Belliard to 2B
12 1 1997-10-14 NLCS 6 Keith Lockhart ATL FLA Kevin Brown down 7-3 1B b9 12- 2 5 (1-2) 1 0.03 1.00 .56 Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B); Blauser Scores; Colbrunn to 2B
13 1 2004-10-20 NLCS 6 Jeff Bagwell HOU @STL Jason Isringhausen down 4-3 1B t9 12- 2 1 (0-0) 1 0.33 1.00 5.47 Single to LF (Line Drive); Ensberg Scores; Beltran to 2B
15 2 2006-10-18 NLCS 6 So Taguchi STL @NYM Billy Wagner down 4-0 2B t9 -23 2 5 (1-2) 2 0.02 1.71 .49 Double to LF (Line Drive); Encarnacion Scores; Rolen Scores
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Generated 10/28/2011.

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Of course, the Rangers just homered now - taking away from the excitement of what the Cards did in the 9th...

33 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

Exciting World Series Game Sixes

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 27, 2011

Here's one possible list -

Rk Tm Opp Date Series Gm# #Matching  
1 ATL TOR 1992-10-24     23  
2 CHC DET 1945-10-08     21  
3 BOS CIN 1975-10-21     18  
4 KCR STL 1985-10-26     17  
5 ATL MIN 1991-10-26     16  
6 BOS NYM 1986-10-25     15  
7 BAL PIT 1971-10-16     15  
8 CHW CIN 1919-10-07     15  
9 MLN NYY 1958-10-08     14  
10 BRO NYY 1956-10-09     14  
11 NYG NYY 1951-10-10     12  
12 CHC DET 1935-10-07     12  
13 BRO NYY 1952-10-06     11  
14 PHI TOR 1993-10-23     10  
15 BSN CLE 1948-10-11     10  
16 BRO NYY 1947-10-05     10  
17 DET STL 1934-10-08     10  
18 PIT WSH 1925-10-13     10  
19 ATL CLE 1995-10-28     9  
20 NYG NYY 1936-10-06     9  
21 NYG WSH 1924-10-09     9  
22 BOS CHC 1918-09-11     9  
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Generated 10/27/2011.

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Any here that you would not include? Any missing that should be included?

114 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

Post-Season Games With 10+ Players With Leverage Index >= 2

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 25, 2011

The title of this one explains the query.  Here is the result:

Rk Tm Opp Date Series Gm# #Matching  
1 ATL NYM 1999-10-17     17  
2 LAA NYY 2009-10-17     15  
3 ATL MIN 1991-10-22     15  
4 HOU PHI 1980-10-12     14  
5 NYM SFG 2000-10-07     13  
6 ATL HOU 1999-10-08     13  
7 NYM NYY 2000-10-21     12  
8 CHW HOU 2005-10-25     11  
9 CHC FLA 2003-10-10     11  
10 FLA SFG 2003-10-03     11  
11 BOS OAK 2003-10-01     11  
12 ATL NYM 1999-10-19     11  
13 ATL COL 1995-10-03     11  
14 ATL TOR 1992-10-24     11  
15 LAD NYM 1988-10-09     11  
16 ATL HOU 2005-10-09     10  
17 FLA CLE 1997-10-26     10  
18 BAL CLE 1997-10-11     10  
19 NYY SEA 1995-10-04     10  
20 CIN NYM 1973-10-09     10  
21 BAL MIN 1969-10-04     10  
22 CLE NYG 1954-09-29     10  
23 NYG WSH 1924-10-10     10  
24 BOS NYG 1912-10-16     10  
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Generated 10/25/2011.

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That's two dozen pretty exciting post-season games, no?

9 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

3+ Games In One World Series With Multiple RBI

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 25, 2011

These are the players with 3+ games in a single World Series where they had 2+ RBI -

Rk Player Year #Matching   PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
1 Mike Napoli 2011 4 Ind. Games 15 10 4 1 0 2 9 3 1 .400 .467 1.100 1.567 0 2 0 0 1
2 Mickey Mantle 1960 4 Ind. Games 21 18 10 1 0 3 11 3 4 .556 .619 1.111 1.730 0 0 0 0 0
3 Honus Wagner 1909 3 Ind. Games 14 12 5 1 1 0 6 2 0 .417 .500 .667 1.167 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chase Utley 2009 3 Ind. Games 13 11 6 1 0 5 8 2 1 .545 .615 2.000 2.615 0 0 0 0 0
5 Tom Tresh 1964 3 Ind. Games 14 10 4 1 0 2 7 3 2 .400 .500 1.100 1.600 0 1 2 0 1
6 Bobby Tolan 1972 3 Ind. Games 12 12 5 1 0 0 6 0 1 .417 .417 .500 .917 0 0 0 0 0
7 Gene Tenace 1972 3 Ind. Games 10 8 5 1 0 3 8 2 1 .625 .700 1.875 2.575 0 0 1 0 0
8 Scott Spiezio 2002 3 Ind. Games 14 11 4 0 1 1 8 2 0 .364 .429 .818 1.247 0 1 1 0 1
9 Duke Snider 1952 3 Ind. Games 14 12 7 2 0 4 8 1 1 .583 .643 1.750 2.393 0 0 0 1 1
10 Al Simmons 1931 3 Ind. Games 14 12 3 0 0 2 7 2 2 .250 .357 .750 1.107 0 0 0 0 0
11 Bobby Richardson 1960 3 Ind. Games 15 14 7 1 2 1 11 1 1 .500 .533 1.071 1.605 0 0 0 0 0
12 Dusty Rhodes 1954 3 Ind. Games 7 6 4 0 0 2 7 1 2 .667 .714 1.667 2.381 0 0 1 0 0
13 Danny Murphy 1910 3 Ind. Games 15 13 5 2 0 1 7 1 0 .385 .429 .769 1.198 1 0 0 0 0
14 Paul Molitor 1993 3 Ind. Games 16 13 8 1 2 2 7 2 0 .615 .688 1.462 2.149 0 0 0 1 0
15 Bob Meusel 1923 3 Ind. Games 14 14 5 0 2 0 7 0 2 .357 .357 .643 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
16 Lee May 1970 3 Ind. Games 12 11 5 1 0 2 8 1 0 .455 .500 1.091 1.591 0 0 0 0 1
17 Billy Martin 1953 3 Ind. Games 14 14 7 1 1 1 7 0 1 .500 .500 .929 1.429 0 0 0 0 1
18 Al Kaline 1968 3 Ind. Games 13 12 6 0 0 2 8 0 2 .500 .538 1.000 1.538 0 0 0 1 0
19 Reggie Jackson 1973 3 Ind. Games 14 14 8 3 1 1 6 0 2 .571 .571 1.143 1.714 0 0 0 0 0
20 Keith Hernandez 1982 3 Ind. Games 15 12 7 2 0 1 8 3 1 .583 .667 1.000 1.667 0 0 1 0 0
21 Troy Glaus 2002 3 Ind. Games 12 11 5 1 0 3 6 1 1 .455 .500 1.364 1.864 0 0 0 0 1
22 Lou Gehrig 1932 3 Ind. Games 16 13 6 1 0 3 7 2 1 .462 .563 1.231 1.793 0 0 0 1 0
23 Lou Gehrig 1928 3 Ind. Games 12 9 5 1 0 3 8 3 0 .556 .667 1.667 2.333 0 0 0 0 0
24 Dwight Evans 1986 3 Ind. Games 14 12 5 2 0 2 7 2 2 .417 .500 1.083 1.583 0 0 0 0 1
25 Yogi Berra 1960 3 Ind. Games 14 12 5 0 0 1 8 2 0 .417 .500 .667 1.167 0 0 0 0 0
26 Home Run Baker 1913 3 Ind. Games 12 11 7 0 0 1 7 0 0 .636 .583 .909 1.492 0 1 0 0 0
27 Moises Alou 1997 3 Ind. Games 13 11 5 0 0 3 9 2 2 .455 .538 1.273 1.811 0 0 0 0 0
28 Sandy Alomar 1997 3 Ind. Games 14 14 7 1 0 2 9 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 0 0 2
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Generated 10/25/2011.

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Mike Napoli has at least one more shot to set the record.

9 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

Career HR Totals Of Those To Have Multi-HR World Series Game

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 23, 2011

If you took all the players to hit more than one homerun in a single World Series game, prior to Game 3 of the 2011 World Series, and ranked them by their career HR totals, you would get the following list (below).

17 Comments | Posted in Game Finders, Season Finders

7+ Scoreless IP In World Series Game & No Decision

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 21, 2011

Last night was only the 7th time it's happened in World Series history:

Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR GSc BF ERA WPA RE24 aLI
1 Jaime Garcia 2011-10-20 WS 2 STL TEX L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 3 0 0 1 7 0 77 24 0.00 0.419 3.077 1.047
2 Brandon Backe 2005-10-26 WS 4 HOU CHW L 0-1 GS-7 7.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 74 26 0.00 0.447 3.586 1.075
3 Miguel Batista 2001-11-01 WS 5 ARI NYY L 2-3 GS-8 7.2 5 0 0 5 6 0 70 30 0.00 0.464 3.938 1.270
4 John Smoltz 1991-10-27 WS 7 ATL MIN L 0-1 GS-8 7.1 6 0 0 1 4 0 69 29 0.00 0.310 2.979 1.221
5 Danny Cox 1985-10-26 WS 6 STL KCR L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 7 0 0 1 8 0 70 27 0.00 0.447 3.578 1.238
6 Freddie Fitzsimmons 1941-10-04 WS 3 BRO NYY L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 4 0 0 3 1 0 67 27 0.00 0.444 3.515 1.428
7 George Earnshaw 1930-10-06 WS 5 PHA STL W 2-0 GS-7 7.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 75 27 0.00 0.502 4.669 1.168
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Generated 10/21/2011.

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File this under: Hang wit'em.

9 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

Walking 6+ In Less Than 6 IP In Post-Season Game

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 20, 2011

C.J. Wilson walked 6 last night - in less than 6 IP of work. How often does this happen? Who else has walked 6+ batters in less than 6 innings pitched in a post-season game?

15 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

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