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HR leaders playing for 1 franchise or 5+ franchises

Posted by Andy on August 31, 2008

Here are the all-time HR leaders playing for 5 or more franchises:

  Cnt Player             **HR**  Tms From  To   Ages   G    PA    AB    R    H   2B  3B  RBI  BB  IBB  SO  HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions Teams
+----+-----------------+-------+----+----+----+-----+----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+----+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+-----------+
    1 Frank Robinson      586      5 1956 1976 20-40 2808 11743 10006 1829 2943 528  72 1812 1420 218 1532 198  17 102 269  204  77  .294  .389  .537  .926 97D3/85   CIN-BAL-LAD-CAL-CLE 
    2 Eddie Murray        504      5 1977 1997 21-41 3026 12817 11336 1627 3255 560  35 1917 1333 222 1516  18   2 128 316  110  43  .287  .359  .476  .835 *3D/57    BAL-LAD-NYM-CLE-BAL-ANA 
    3 Gary Sheffield      493      7 1988 2008 19-39 2454 10540  8868 1579 2597 452  25 1619 1423 125 1114 131   9 109 221  249 102  .293  .394  .516  .910 957D/63   MIL-SDP-FLA-LAD-ATL-NYY-DET 
    4 Fred McGriff        493      6 1986 2004 22-40 2460 10174  8757 1349 2490 441  24 1550 1305 171 1882  39   2  71 226   72  38  .284  .377  .509  .886 *3D       TOR-SDP-ATL-TBD-CHC-LAD 
    5 Dave Winfield       465      6 1973 1995 21-43 2971 12358 11003 1669 3110 540  88 1833 1216 172 1686  25  19  95 319  223  96  .283  .353  .475  .828 *97D8/35  SDP-NYY-CAL-TOR-MIN-CLE 
    6 Jose Canseco        462      7 1985 2001 20-36 1887  8129  7057 1186 1877 340  14 1407  906  64 1942  84   1  81 178  200  88  .266  .353  .515  .868 D97/81    OAK-TEX-BOS-OAK-TOR-TBD-NYY-CHW 
    7 Dave Kingman        442      7 1971 1986 22-37 1941  7429  6677  901 1575 240  25 1210  608  72 1816  53  16  75 139   85  49  .236  .302  .478  .780 37D59/1   SFG-NYM-SDP-NYY-CAL-CHC-OAK 
    8 Mike Piazza         427      5 1992 2007 23-38 1912  7745  6911 1048 2127 344   8 1335  759 146 1113  30   0  45 229   17  20  .308  .377  .545  .922 *2D/3     LAD-NYM-FLA-SDP-OAK 
    9 Andres Galarraga    399      7 1985 2004 24-43 2257  8916  8096 1195 2333 444  32 1425  583 106 2003 178   1  58 179  128  81  .288  .347  .499  .846 *3/D5     MON-STL-COL-ATL-TEX-SFG-MON-ANA 
   10 Joe Carter          396      6 1983 1998 23-38 2189  9154  8422 1170 2184 432  53 1445  527  86 1387  90  10 105 132  231  66  .259  .306  .464  .770 7983D/45  CHC-CLE-SDP-TOR-SFG-BAL 
   11 Graig Nettles       390      6 1967 1988 22-43 2700 10226  8986 1193 2225 328  28 1314 1088  94 1209  50  12  90 197   32  36  .248  .329  .421  .750 *5/739D68 MIN-CLE-NYY-SDP-ATL-MON 
   12 Harold Baines       384      5 1980 2001 21-42 2830 11092  9908 1299 2866 488  49 1628 1062 187 1441  14   9  99 298   34  34  .289  .356  .465  .821 *D9/87    CHW-TEX-OAK-BAL-CHW-CLE 
   13 Orlando Cepeda      379      6 1958 1974 20-36 2124  8695  7927 1131 2351 417  27 1365  588 154 1169 102   4  74 218  142  80  .297  .350  .499  .849 *37D/95   SFG-STL-ATL-OAK-BOS-KCR 
   14 Jeff Kent           376      6 1992 2008 24-40 2294  9529  8490 1319 2457 560  47 1516  801  61 1522 125  10 103 224   94  60  .289  .355  .499  .854 *453/D6   TOR-NYM-CLE-SFG-HOU-LAD 
   15 Rocky Colavito      374      6 1955 1968 21-34 1841  7559  6503  971 1730 283  21 1159  951  58  880  29  16  60 182   19  27  .266  .359  .489  .848 *97/31    CLE-DET-KCA-CLE-CHW-NYY-LAD 
   16 Gary Gaetti         360      6 1981 2000 22-41 2507  9817  8951 1130 2280 443  39 1341  634  57 1602  96  32 104 236   96  65  .255  .308  .434  .742 *53/D67149 MIN-CAL-KCR-STL-CHC-BOS 
   17 Greg Vaughn         355      5 1989 2003 23-37 1731  7070  6103 1017 1475 284  23 1072  865  54 1513  37  11  54 101  121  59  .242  .337  .470  .807 *7D/89    MIL-SDP-CIN-TBD-COL 
   18 Luis Gonzalez       353      6 1990 2008 22-40 2575 10492  9123 1409 2582 593  68 1433 1150 150 1212 111  10  98 210  128  87  .283  .367  .479  .846 *7/D9835  HOU-CHC-DET-ARI-LAD-FLA 
   19 Ellis Burks         352      5 1987 2004 22-39 2000  8176  7232 1253 2107 402  63 1206  793  33 1340  60  29  62 171  181  84  .291  .363  .510  .873 *89D7     BOS-CHW-COL-SFG-CLE-BOS 
   20 Dick Allen          351      5 1963 1977 21-35 1749  7314  6332 1099 1848 320  79 1119  894 138 1556  16  19  53 164  133  52  .292  .378  .534  .912 357/46D8  PHI-STL-LAD-CHW-PHI-OAK

And the all-time HR leaders playing for just 1 franchise:

  Cnt Player             **HR**  Tms From  To   Ages   G    PA    AB    R    H   2B  3B  RBI  BB  IBB  SO  HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions Teams
 ----+-----------------+-------+----+----+----+-----+----+-----+-----+----+----+---+---+----+----+---+----+---+---+---+---+----+---+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+----------- 
    1 Mike Schmidt        548      1 1972 1989 22-39 2404 10062  8352 1506 2234 408  59 1595 1507 201 1883  79  16 108 156  174  92  .267  .380  .527  .907 *53/64    PHI         
    2 Mickey Mantle       536      1 1951 1968 19-36 2401  9909  8102 1677 2415 344  72 1509 1733 126 1710  13  14  47 113  153  38  .298  .421  .557  .978 *8397/645 NYY         
    3 Ted Williams        521      1 1939 1960 20-41 2292  9791  7706 1798 2654 525  71 1839 2021  86  709  39   5  20 197   24  17  .344  .482  .634 1.116 *79/1     BOS         
    4 Ernie Banks         512      1 1953 1971 22-40 2528 10395  9421 1305 2583 407  90 1636  763 198 1236  70  45  96 229   50  53  .274  .330  .500  .830 36/57     CHC         
    5 Mel Ott             511      1 1926 1947 17-38 2730 11337  9456 1859 2876 488  72 1860 1708   0  896  64 109   0  82   89   0  .304  .414  .533  .947 *958/74   NYG         
    6 Lou Gehrig          493      1 1923 1939 20-36 2164  9660  8001 1888 2721 534 163 1995 1508   0  790  45 106   0   2  102 101  .340  .447  .632 1.079 *3/976    NYY         
    7 Willie Stargell     475      1 1962 1982 22-42 2360  9026  7927 1195 2232 423  55 1540  937 227 1936  78   9  75 143   17  16  .282  .360  .529  .889 *73/98    PIT         
    8 Stan Musial         475      1 1941 1963 20-42 3026 12712 10972 1949 3630 725 177 1951 1599 127  696  53  35  53 243   78  31  .331  .417  .559  .976 3798/1    STL         
    9 Carl Yastrzemski    452      1 1961 1983 21-43 3308 13991 11988 1816 3419 646  59 1844 1845 190 1393  40  13 105 323  168 116  .285  .379  .462  .841 *73D8/59  BOS         
   10 Jeff Bagwell        449      1 1991 2005 23-37 2150  9431  7797 1517 2314 488  32 1529 1401 155 1558 128   3 102 221  202  78  .297  .408  .540  .948 *3/D9     HOU         
   11 Cal Ripken          431      1 1981 2001 20-40 3001 12883 11551 1647 3184 603  44 1695 1129 107 1305  66  10 127 350   36  39  .276  .340  .447  .787 *65/D     BAL         
   12 Chipper Jones       406      1 1993 2008 21-36 2004  8611  7288 1368 2257 445  35 1365 1225 132 1135  16   3  79 202  136  43  .310  .406  .547  .953 *57/6D9   ATL         
   13 Al Kaline           399      1 1953 1974 18-39 2834 11597 10116 1622 3007 498  75 1583 1277 131 1020  55  45 104 271  137  65  .297  .376  .480  .856 *98D3/75  DET         
   14 Johnny Bench        389      1 1967 1983 19-35 2157  8669  7658 1091 2048 381  24 1376  891 135 1278  19  11  90 201   68  43  .267  .342  .476  .818 *253/798  CIN         
   15 Jim Rice            382      1 1974 1989 21-36 2089  9058  8225 1249 2452 373  79 1451  670  77 1423  64   5  94 315   58  34  .298  .352  .502  .854 *7D/98    BOS         
   16 Joe DiMaggio        361      1 1936 1951 21-36 1736  7671  6821 1390 2214 389 131 1537  790   0  369  46  14   0 130   30   9  .325  .398  .579  .977 *8/793    NYY         
   17 George Brett        317      1 1973 1993 20-40 2707 11624 10349 1583 3154 665 137 1595 1096 229  908  33  26 120 235  201  97  .305  .369  .487  .856 *5D3/796  KCR         
   18 Albert Pujols       311      1 2001 2008 21-28 1213  5275  4490  930 1502 334  13  950  679 150  497  60   1  45 150   44  25  .335  .425  .622 1.047 *37/59D64 STL         
   19 Todd Helton         310      1 1997 2008 23-34 1659  7114  5960 1143 1957 471  31 1116 1041 170  808  49   3  61 145   36  26  .328  .428  .574 1.002 *3/79D    COL         
   20 Edgar Martinez      309      1 1987 2004 24-41 2055  8672  7213 1219 2247 514  15 1261 1283 113 1202  89  10  77 190   49  30  .312  .418  .515  .933 *D5/3     SEA         

Can you believe that Albert Pujols is already on this list? Holy mackerel. If he sticks with the Cardinals and hits just 30 HR a year for the next 4-5 years, he can crack the top 10. In this day and age of player movement, it's hard to believe. Of course, if 12 years from now, Pujols finishes up with another team, he drops right off this list.

1 Comment | Posted in Season Finders

Battered In October

Posted by Steve Lombardi on August 29, 2008

Here's a fun little list via Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Post-Season Pitching Game Finder...

The only pitchers who have allowed 8 earned runs, or more, in a post-season game:

                   Games Link to Individual Games
+-----------------+-----+-------------------------+
 Jay Witasick          1 Ind. Games                
 David Wells           1 Ind. Games                
 Chien-Ming Wang       1 Ind. Games                
 C.C. Sabathia         1 Ind. Games                
 Steve Reed            1 Ind. Games                
 Jake Peavy            1 Ind. Games                
 Greg Maddux           1 Ind. Games                
 Matt Clement          1 Ind. Games                
 Guy Bush              1 Ind. Games                
 Pete Alexander        1 Ind. Games                
 Paul Abbott           1 Ind. Games                

Games found: 11.

Now, if you really want to get fancy, look at each of these outings ranked by fewest batters faced:

  Cnt Player            Date          Series G Tm   Opp GmReslt App,Dec    IP   H  R ER BB SO HR Pit Str GmSc IR IS **BF** AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS Pk BK WP   ERA
+----+-----------------+-------------+------+-+---+----+-------+---------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+----+--+--+------+--+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+------+
    1 Jay Witasick      2001-11-03    WS     6 NYY @ARI L  2-15  3-4       1.1 10  9  8  0  4  0  49  36       2  2   14   14  3  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  1  54.00 
    2 Steve Reed        1999-10-10    ALDS   4 CLE @BOS L  7-23  4-5       1.1  7  8  8  1  1  1  34  18       0  0   14   11  2  1   0   2  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0  54.00 
    3 Pete Alexander    1928-10-05    WS     2 STL @NYY L  3-9  GS-3  ,L   2.1  6  8  8  4  1  1           10         17   12  1  0   0   0  1  0   0  0  0  0  0  0  30.86 
    4 Matt Clement      2005-10-04    ALDS   1 BOS @CHW L  2-14 GS-4  ,L   3.1  7  8  8  0  0  3  64  41   14         18   15  1  0   0   2  1  0   0  1  1  0  0  0  21.60 
    5 Paul Abbott       2001-10-13    ALDS   3 SEA @CLE L  2-17  3-6       3    9  8  8  5  3  3  81  43       0  0   22   17  1  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0  24.00 
    6 Greg Maddux       1989-10-04    NLCS   1 CHC  SFG L  3-11 GS-4  ,L   4    8  8  8  1  3  2  83  54   16         22   19  2  0   1   1  1  0   0  1  0  0  0  0  18.00 
    7 Jake Peavy        2005-10-04    NLDS   1 SDP @STL L  5-8  GS-5  ,L   4.1  8  8  8  3  3  2  70  44   15         23   20  1  0   2   0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0  1  16.62 
    8 C.C. Sabathia     2007-10-12    ALCS   1 CLE @BOS L  3-10 GS-5  ,L   4.1  7  8  8  5  3  0  85  44   15         24   17  2  0   1   1  1  0   1  0  0  0  0  0  16.62 
    9 David Wells       2002-10-05    ALDS   4 NYY @ANA L  5-9  GS-5  ,L   4.2 10  8  8  0  0  1  59  43   12         24   23  0  0   0   0  1  0   2  0  0  0  0  0  15.43 
   10 Chien-Ming Wang   2007-10-04    ALDS   1 NYY @CLE L  3-12 GS-5  ,L   4.2  9  8  8  4  2  2  94  58   12         25   20  1  0   0   1  0  0   1  0  1  0  0  0  15.43 
   11 Guy Bush          1932-09-28    WS     1 CHC @NYY L  6-12 GS-6  ,L   5.1  3  8  8  5  2  1           27         26   20  0  0   0   0  1  0   1  0  0  0  0  0  13.50 

Games found: 11.

Jay Witasick and Steve Reed really did something special, huh?  They allowed 8 earned runs in their games while facing less than 15 batters.  Well, if you ever need someone to kick-off an October Conga Line, these two have the resumes to apply for the job.

3 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

4-for-4 as a sub

Posted by Andy on August 27, 2008

Last night, Chris Coste pinch-hit in the 8th inning of the game for the Phillies, and stayed in to eventually get the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 13th. Overall, he went 4-for-4 despite not starting the game.

Nine guys have done exactly that since 1956:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt PA AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BOr Positions
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 Chris Coste       2008-08-26    PHI  NYM W  8-7   4  4  0  4  1  0  0   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th PH C

    2 Shawn Wooten      2002-08-05    ANA @DET W  6-3   4  4  1  4  1  0  0   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th PH 1B

    3 Randy Milligan    1991-06-23(2) BAL @KCR W  9-8   4  4  1  4  0  0  0   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th PH DH

    4 Paul O'Neill      1990-04-18    CIN  SDP W 11-7   4  4  2  4  0  0  1   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 6th PH RF

    5 Rufino Linares    1982-04-13    ATL @CIN W  8-5   4  4  3  4  1  0  0   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 3rd PR LF

    6 Claudell Washingt 1979-07-04    CHW @CLE W 16-4   4  4  2  4  1  0  1   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 2nd RF

    7 Jay Johnstone     1970-04-12    CAL @KCR W  7-5   4  4  2  4  1  0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th CF

    8 Felix Mantilla    1962-05-25    NYM @LAD L  8-17  4  4  1  4  1  1  0   4  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th SS

    9 Matty Alou        1961-07-25    SFG @PIT W 16-7   5  4  1  4  1  0  0   4  0   0  0   0  0  1   0   0  0  0 3rd LF        

I suspect that most of these performances happened as injury replacements, where the guy who got the 4-for-4 came into the game fairly early on to replace an injured player. I notice that #3, Randy Milligan, was not like that, however. Milligan pinch-hit in the 7th inning for Sam Horn, and the game went into extra innings, just like last night's Phillies-Mets game.

Here are all the games since 1956 where a sub got 4 or more hits:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt PA AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BOr Positions
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 Chris Coste       2008-08-26    PHI  NYM W  8-7   4  4  0  4  1  0  0   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th PH C

    2 Quinton McCracken 2005-07-18    ARI  FLA W  8-7   5  5  1  4  0  1  0   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  1  0 9th CF

    3 Shawn Wooten      2002-08-05    ANA @DET W  6-3   4  4  1  4  1  0  0   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th PH 1B

    4 Chad Fonville     1995-06-17    LAD @CHC W 12-5   5  5  1  4  1  0  0   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 1st 2B

    5 Randy Milligan    1991-06-23(2) BAL @KCR W  9-8   4  4  1  4  0  0  0   2  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 4th PH DH

    6 Paul O'Neill      1990-04-18    CIN  SDP W 11-7   4  4  2  4  0  0  1   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 6th PH RF

    7 Kelly Gruber      1988-04-11    TOR  NYY W 17-9   6  6  3  4  1  0  2   5  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 6th 3B

    8 Tom Paciorek      1984-05-08    CHW  MIL W  7-6  10  9  1  5  0  0  0   3  1   1  3   0  0  0   1   0  0  0 6th LF 1B

    9 Julio Gonzalez    1982-10-03    STL @CHC W  5-4   5  5  3  4  1  0  1   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 1st 2B
   10 Rufino Linares    1982-04-13    ATL @CIN W  8-5   4  4  3  4  1  0  0   1  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 3rd PR LF

   11 Jim Wohlford      1980-05-24    SFG @PIT W 10-9   6  6  1  4  2  0  0   1  0   0  2   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th PH LF

   12 Claudell Washingt 1979-07-04    CHW @CLE W 16-4   4  4  2  4  1  0  1   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 2nd RF

   13 Jay Johnstone     1970-04-12    CAL @KCR W  7-5   4  4  2  4  1  0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 5th CF

   14 Hawk Taylor       1964-06-20    NYM  PHI W  7-3   5  5  2  4  0  0  2   4  0   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th C

   15 Felix Mantilla    1962-05-25    NYM @LAD L  8-17  4  4  1  4  1  1  0   4  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 7th SS

   16 Matty Alou        1961-07-25    SFG @PIT W 16-7   5  4  1  4  1  0  0   4  0   0  0   0  0  1   0   0  0  0 3rd LF

   17 Harry Simpson     1958-05-30(1) NYY  WSH L  8-13  5  5  0  4  1  0  0   3  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 1st PH RF     

There are some really cool games in there.

5 Comments | Posted in Game Finders

Horses in White Sox

Posted by Raphy on August 26, 2008

The Chicago White Sox currently lead the majors with 4  pitchers who have thrown 150 innings or more.  The team is continuing a run of getting the most out of their starters that began 3 years ago.  In 2007 they led the majors with 3 pitchers who pitched at least 200 innings. They also led in 2006 and 2005 with 4 in each of those years.

Here are the teams with the most 150 IP pitchers this season:

 Year Lg Team                              Number Players Matching
 ----+--+---------------------------------+------+-----------------------------------------
 2008 AL Chicago White Sox                      4 Mark Buehrle / Javier Vazquez / John Danks / Gavin Floyd
 2008 AL Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim          3 Ervin Santana / Jon Garland / Joe Saunders
 2008 NL Chicago Cubs                           3 Ryan Dempster / Ted Lilly / Carlos Zambrano
 2008 NL Cincinnati Reds                        3 Johnny Cueto / Edinson Volquez / Bronson Arroyo
 2008 AL Detroit Tigers                         3 Kenny Rogers / Justin Verlander / Nate Robertson
 2008 NL Los Angeles Dodgers                    3 Chad Billingsley / Derek Lowe / Hiroki Kuroda
 2008 NL New York Mets                          3 Oliver Perez / Johan Santana / Mike Pelfrey
 2008 AL Tampa Bay Rays                         3 Andy Sonnanstine / James Shields / Matt Garza
 2008 NL Arizona Diamondbacks                   2 Brandon Webb / Danny Haren
 2008 AL Baltimore Orioles                      2 Jeremy Guthrie / Daniel Cabrera
 2008 NL Colorado Rockies                       2 Ubaldo Jimenez / Aaron Cook
 2008 NL Florida Marlins                        2 Ricky Nolasco / Scott Olsen
 2008 NL Houston Astros                         2 Brandon Backe / Roy Oswalt
 2008 AL Kansas City Royals                     2 Gil Meche / Zack Greinke
 2008 AL New York Yankees                       2 Mike Mussina / Andy Pettitte
 2008 NL Philadelphia Phillies                  2 Cole Hamels / Jamie Moyer
 2008 NL Pittsburgh Pirates                     2 Zach Duke / Paul Maholm
 2008 NL San Francisco Giants                   2 Matt Cain / Tim Lincecum
 2008 NL St. Louis Cardinals                    2 Kyle Lohse / Braden Looper
 2008 AL Toronto Blue Jays                      2 A.J. Burnett / Roy Halladay
 2008 NL Atlanta Braves                         1 Jair Jurrjens
 2008 AL Boston Red Sox                         1 Jon Lester
 2008 AL Cleveland Indians                      1 Cliff Lee
 2008 NL Milwaukee Brewers                      1 Ben Sheets
 2008 AL Minnesota Twins                        1 Nick Blackburn
 2008 NL San Diego Padres                       1 Greg Maddux
 2008 AL Seattle Mariners                       1 Felix Hernandez
 2008 NL Washington Nationals                   1 Tim Redding

3 Comments | Posted in Leaders

Complete games for Mets

Posted by Andy on August 26, 2008

Mike Pelfrey pitched his second consecutive complete game win for the Mets yesterday. He has a way to go for the franchise record, though:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Tom Seaver         1969-08-26  1969-09-27     8    8   0   8   8   3   0   0   72     39    9    8   16   50   2   1.00   2   1   0 NYM                                  

 Tom Seaver         1970-06-09  1970-07-09     7    7   0   7   7   0   0   0   63     40   19   18   15   59   4   2.57   0   0   0 NYM                                  

 Tom Seaver         1971-08-16  1971-09-11     6    6   0   6   6   2   0   0   54     33    6    4   15   50   2   0.67   0   1   0 NYM                                  

 Jerry Koosman      1976-07-30  1976-08-21     5    5   0   5   5   2   0   0   45     28    7    7   11   36   2   1.40   0   1   0 NYM                                  
 Tom Seaver         1975-05-26  1975-06-15     5    5   0   5   5   2   0   0   45     25    6    6   12   32   1   1.20   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Jerry Koosman      1969-09-08  1969-09-26     5    5   0   5   5   3   0   0   45     26    5    5   15   34   1   1.00   1   1   0 NYM                                  

 Dwight Gooden      1988-04-15  1988-05-01     4    4   0   4   4   2   0   0   33     20    6    5    4   29   1   1.36   0   1   0 NYM                                  
 Dwight Gooden      1985-07-25  1985-08-10     4    4   0   4   4   1   0   0   36     26    7    6    7   31   2   1.50   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Jerry Koosman      1976-09-01  1976-09-16     4    4   0   4   4   1   0   0   36     18    6    5    9   33   2   1.25   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Jon Matlack        1976-05-31  1976-06-15     4    4   0   4   4   1   0   0   36     22    4    4    8   22   2   1.00   0   1   0 NYM                                  
 Tom Seaver         1973-07-18  1973-08-01     4    4   0   4   4   1   0   0   36     26    5    4    5   37   1   1.00   1   0   0 NYM                                  
 Tom Seaver         1970-04-17  1970-05-01     4    4   0   4   4   1   0   0   36     20    3    3    6   43   2   0.75   0   0   0 NYM                                  

 Dwight Gooden      1985-09-26  1986-04-08     3    3   0   3   3   1   0   0   27     23    4    4    7   23   1   1.33   0   1   0 NYM                                  
 Craig Swan         1979-06-04  1979-06-15     3    3   0   3   3   1   0   0   27     15    3    3    2   17   3   1.00   1   0   0 NYM                                  
 Jerry Koosman      1974-06-15  1974-06-25     3    3   0   3   3   0   0   0   27     22    3    3    3   13   1   1.00   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Tom Seaver         1973-05-07  1973-05-18     3    3   0   3   3   1   0   0   27     15    5    4    5   18   2   1.33   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Jerry Koosman      1973-04-19  1973-04-29     3    3   0   3   3   1   0   0   27     15    3    2    5   10   1   0.67   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Jerry Koosman      1969-07-08  1969-07-18     3    3   0   3   3   0   0   0   27     22    8    8    9   20   3   2.67   1   0   0 NYM                                  
 Tom Seaver         1969-04-30  1969-05-10     3    3   0   3   3   0   0   0   27     18    4    4   11   17   1   1.33   1   3   0 NYM                                  
 Jerry Koosman      1968-04-11  1968-04-23     3    3   0   3   3   2   0   0   27     15    1    1    7   24   0   0.33   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Tom Seaver         1967-09-13  1967-09-23     3    3   0   3   3   1   0   0   27     15    3    3   10   23   0   1.00   1   0   0 NYM                                  
 Al Jackson         1963-09-02  1963-09-11     3    3   0   3   3   0   0   0   27     21    9    8    8   15   3   2.67   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Carl Willey        1963-04-24  1963-05-10     3    3   0   3   3   1   0   0   27     15    4    1    5   15   1   0.33   0   0   0 NYM                                  

That Tom Seaver...he was pretty good.

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Highest WHIP, 45+ saves

Posted by Andy on August 25, 2008

While nobody can deny that Francisco Rodriguez is having a great season, it's interesting to note that he's never been as dominant, at least in terms of WHIP, as the typical closer who racks up 45 or more saves.

Here's the complete list of 46 pitchers to reach 45 saves in a season (which already includes K-Rod this year, but nobody else from 2008 since nobody else has more than 35 saves at the moment.) Currently, Rodriguez has the 6th-worst WHIP for such a season, and his two previous 45-save seaons (2004 and 2005) come in at #13 and #17. Dennis Eckersely in 1990 (0.61 ERA AND 0.61 WHIP...wow!) he's not.

  Cnt Player             **WHIP** SV Year Age Tm  Lg  G   GS CG SHO GF  W  L  W-L%   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO   ERA  ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+---------+--+----+---+---+--+---+---+--+---+--+--+--+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
    1 Antonio Alfonseca   1.514   45 2000  28 FLA NL  68   0  0   0 62  5  6  .455  70    82  35  33  24  47   4.24  104  7  311  282 13  2   3   1   3   1  10   2  0  0  2  0  .291  .347  .426  .773  105 1074  731
    2 Joe Borowski        1.431   45 2007  36 CLE AL  69   0  0   0 58  4  5  .444  65.2  77  39  37  17  58   5.07   91  9  292  266 12  0   4   2   3   4   1   9  2  1  0  2  .289  .332  .436  .768   98 1179  761
    3 Jose Mesa           1.374   45 2002  36 PHI NL  74   0  0   0 64  4  6  .400  75.2  65  26  25  39  64   2.97  130  5  331  281 15  0   7   4   6   1   6   2  0  0  0  9  .231  .332  .338  .670   86 1265  789
    4 Rod Beck            1.320   51 1998  29 CHC NL  81   0  0   0 70  3  4  .429  80.1  86  33  27  20  81   3.02  144 11  349  320 14  3   4   2   2   5   3   8  1  0  0  2  .269  .311  .434  .745   97
    5 Francisco Cordero   1.284   49 2004  29 TEX AL  67   0  0   0 63  3  4  .429  71.2  60  19  17  32  79   2.13  237  1  304  265 12  0   2   1   5   1   4   5  2  2  2  3  .226  .311  .283  .594   51 1285  827
    6 Francisco Rodrigu   1.270   49 2008  26 LAA AL  60   0  0   0 54  2  2  .500  54.1  40  18  16  29  60   2.65  162  4  228  198 12  0   4   0   1   0   3   6  0  0  0  6  .202  .304  .323  .627   67  942  556
    7 Bob Wickman         1.258   45 2005  36 CLE AL  64   0  0   0 55  0  4  .000  62    57  17  17  21  41   2.47  170  9  257  231  8  0   3   1   2   2  11  11  0  0  1  0  .247  .310  .398  .708   90  933  582
    8 Mike Williams       1.223   46 2002  32 PIT NL  59   0  0   0 59  2  6  .250  61.1  54  24  20  21  43   2.93  144  6  258  232  8  1   3   1   4   0   3   6  0  0  0  2  .233  .299  .353  .652   74  975  601
    9 Randy Myers         1.208   53 1993  30 CHC NL  73   0  0   0 69  2  4  .333  75.1  65  26  26  26  86   3.11  128  7  313  283 15  1   2   1   1   2   8   1  1  0  0  3  .230  .295  .364  .659   83
   10 Randy Myers         1.156   45 1997  34 BAL AL  61   0  0   0 57  2  3  .400  59.2  47  12  10  22  56   1.51  291  2  241  217  7  1   2   0   2   0   6   0  1  2  0  3  .217  .289  .286  .575   53
   11 Lee Smith           1.155   46 1993  35 TOT ML  63   0  0   0 56  2  4  .333  58    53  25  25  14  60   3.88  103 11  239  222  9  3   2   0   0   3   1  12  2  0  0  1  .239  .280  .455  .735  101
   12 Dave Righetti       1.153   46 1986  27 NYY AL  74   0  0   0 68  8  8  .500 106.2  88  31  29  35  83   2.45  168  4  435  389 15  0   7   2   5   4  13   4  3  0  0  1  .226  .291  .296  .587   60
   13 Francisco Rodrigu   1.144   45 2005  23 LAA AL  66   0  0   0 58  2  5  .286  67.1  45  20  20  32  91   2.67  158  7  279  245  7  2   3   0   1   1   1   2  0  0  0  8  .184  .277  .314  .591   59 1107  677
   14 Lee Smith           1.137   47 1991  33 STL NL  67   0  0   0 61  6  3  .667  73    70  19  19  13  67   2.34  157  5  300  281  8  3   5   0   5   1   3  10  2  0  0  1  .249  .281  .352  .633   82
   15 Jose Valverde       1.119   47 2007  27 ARI NL  65   0  0   0 59  1  4  .200  64.1  46  21  19  26  78   2.66  177  7  265  235  8  1   1   3   0   1   5   4  2  0  0  1  .196  .283  .328  .611   58 1065  701
   16 Jeff Shaw           1.106   48 1998  31 TOT NL  73   0  0   0 69  3  8  .273  85    75  22  20  19  55   2.12  198  8  339  312  8  0   5   1   5   2  10   7  0  1  0  0  .240  .284  .343  .627   69
   17 Francisco Rodrigu   1.096   47 2006  24 LAA AL  69   0  0   0 58  2  3  .400  73    52  16  14  28  98   1.73  264  6  296  264 18  0   5   1   3   0   4   2  1  1  0 10  .197  .276  .333  .609   57 1209  769
   18 Mariano Rivera      1.081   53 2004  34 NYY AL  74   0  0   0 69  4  2  .667  78.2  65  17  17  20  66   1.94  231  3  316  289  7  0   3   5   2   0  11   5  1  0  0  0  .225  .287  .280  .567   50 1141  781
   19 Bruce Sutter        1.076   45 1984  31 STL NL  71   0  0   0 63  5  7  .417 122.2 109  26  21  23  77   1.54  229  9  477  445 15  1   4   1   4   4  18   9  3  0  0  2  .245  .281  .344  .625   82
   20 Eddie Guardado      1.049   45 2002  31 MIN AL  68   0  0   0 62  1  3  .250  67.2  53  22  22  18  70   2.93  153  9  270  247 11  0   2   1   2   2   3   4  2  2  0  0  .215  .269  .368  .637   67 1052  735
   21 Bobby Thigpen       1.038   57 1990  26 CHW AL  77   0  0   0 73  4  6  .400  88.2  60  20  18  32  70   1.83  210  5  347  307  8  2   3   1   4   3  12   3  0  0  0  2  .195  .271  .283  .554   56
   22 Jason Isringhause   1.035   47 2004  31 STL NL  74   0  0   0 66  4  2  .667  75.1  55  27  24  23  71   2.87  149  5  308  276 16  1   4   2   6   1   1   1  0  0  0  1  .199  .265  .319  .584   53 1177  734
   23 John Smoltz         1.033   55 2002  35 ATL NL  75   0  0   0 68  3  2  .600  80.1  59  30  29  24  85   3.25  128  4  314  287 12  2   1   0   2   1   9   2  1  0  1  1  .206  .266  .303  .569   52 1169  793
   24 Duane Ward          1.033   45 1993  29 TOR AL  71   0  0   0 70  2  3  .400  71.2  49  17  17  25  97   2.13  203  4  282  254  6  0   2   1   0   2   7   3  0  0  0  7  .193  .266  .264  .530   43
   25 Jose Mesa           1.031   46 1995  29 CLE AL  62   0  0   0 57  3  0 1.000  64    49   9   8  17  58   1.12  415  3  250  227  4  0   2   0   4   2   8   3  1  0  0  5  .216  .268  .273  .541   40
+----+-----------------+---------+--+----+---+---+--+---+---+--+---+--+--+--+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
  Cnt Player             **WHIP** SV Year Age Tm  Lg  G   GS CG SHO GF  W  L  W-L%   IP   H   R   ER  BB  SO   ERA  ERA+ HR  BF   AB  2B 3B IBB HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS Pk BK WP   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  OPS+  Pit  Str
+----+-----------------+---------+--+----+---+---+--+---+---+--+---+--+--+--+-----+-----+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+--+----+----+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+--+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+----+----+----+
   26 Robb Nen            1.030   45 2001  31 SFG NL  79   0  0   0 71  4  5  .444  77.2  58  28  26  22  93   3.01  133  6  312  286  8  2   6   1   0   3   3  17  1  0  0  2  .203  .260  .308  .568   55 1173  801
   27 Tom Gordon          1.008   46 1998  30 BOS AL  73   0  0   0 69  7  4  .636  79.1  55  24  24  25  78   2.72  173  2  317  288  8  1   1   0   2   2   4   7  0  0  0  9  .191  .254  .247  .501   30
   28 Jeff Montgomery     1.008   45 1993  31 KCR AL  69   0  0   0 63  7  5  .583  87.1  65  22  22  23  66   2.27  203  3  347  316 14  2   4   2   5   1   3   7  1  0  0  3  .206  .263  .291  .554   45
   29 Chad Cordero        0.969   47 2005  23 WSN NL  74   0  0   0 62  2  4  .333  74.1  55  24  15  17  61   1.82  224  9  300  278  3  0   2   2   2   1   3   1  2  0  0  0  .198  .248  .306  .554   52 1206  805
   30 Trevor Hoffman      0.968   46 2006  38 SDP NL  65   0  0   0 50  0  2  .000  63    48  16  15  13  50   2.14  189  6  248  234  8  0   1   1   0   0   5   2  0  0  0  2  .205  .250  .316  .566   55  922  629
   31 Dan Quisenberry     0.928   45 1983  30 KCR AL  69   0  0   0 62  5  3  .625 139   118  35  30  11  48   1.94  210  6  536  515 18  4   2   0   6   4  19   3  1  1  0  0  .229  .243  .315  .558   52
   32 Dennis Eckersley    0.913   51 1992  37 OAK AL  69   0  0   0 65  7  1  .875  80    62  17  17  11  93   1.91  196  5  309  294 11  1   6   1   3   0   3   9  1  0  0  0  .211  .242  .306  .548   57
   33 Eric Gagne          0.911   45 2004  28 LAD NL  70   0  0   0 59  7  3  .700  82.1  53  24  20  22 114   2.19  187  5  326  293  9  0   3   5   4   2   2   0  0  0  0  2  .181  .248  .263  .511   39 1264  867
   34 Mariano Rivera      0.905   50 2001  31 NYY AL  71   0  0   0 66  4  6  .400  80.2  61  24  21  12  83   2.34  191  5  310  292  4  0   2   1   4   1   5   3  3  0  0  1  .209  .242  .274  .516   34 1160  836
   35 Kazuhiro Sasaki     0.885   45 2001  33 SEA AL  69   0  0   0 63  0  4  .000  66.2  48  24  24  11  62   3.24  129  6  261  246 16  1   2   4   0   0   4   3  0  0  0  4  .195  .241  .341  .582   56  987  669
   36 Mariano Rivera      0.884   45 1999  29 NYY AL  66   0  0   0 63  4  3  .571  69    43  15  14  18  52   1.83  259  2  268  245  7  1   3   3   0   2   5   4  0  0  1  2  .176  .239  .237  .476   24
   37 Rod Beck            0.882   48 1993  24 SFG NL  76   0  0   0 71  3  1  .750  79.1  57  20  19  13  86   2.16  180 11  309  284  5  0   4   3   6   3   3   1  0  0  0  4  .201  .241  .335  .576   58
   38 John Smoltz         0.870   45 2003  36 ATL NL  62   0  0   0 55  0  2  .000  64.1  48   9   8   8  73   1.12  383  2  244  235 12  0   1   0   0   1   6   1  1  0  0  2  .204  .230  .281  .511   36  893  648
   39 Dennis Eckersley    0.867   45 1988  33 OAK AL  60   0  0   0 53  4  2  .667  72.2  52  20  19  11  70   2.35  162  5  279  263  4  0   2   1   1   3   3   3  1  0  2  0  .198  .230  .270  .500   42
   40 Bryan Harvey        0.864   46 1991  28 CAL AL  67   0  0   0 63  2  4  .333  78.2  51  20  14  17 101   1.60  256  6  309  286  7  0   3   1   3   2   3  12  0  0  2  2  .178  .225  .266  .491   36
   41 Eric Gagne          0.862   52 2002  26 LAD NL  77   0  0   0 68  4  1  .800  82.1  55  18  18  16 114   1.97  192  6  314  291 11  2   4   2   3   2   4   2  3  0  0  1  .189  .235  .302  .537   49 1235  864
   42 Trevor Hoffman      0.849   53 1998  30 SDP NL  66   0  0   0 61  4  2  .667  73    41  12  12  21  86   1.48  263  2  274  249  6  2   2   1   3   0   7   7  0  0  0  8  .165  .232  .229  .461   30
   43 Bryan Harvey        0.841   45 1993  30 FLA NL  59   0  0   0 54  1  5  .167  69    45  14  13  13  73   1.70  253  4  264  242  1  0   2   0   3   6   3  15  0  0  1  0  .186  .222  .240  .462   25
   44 Armando Benitez     0.818   47 2004  31 FLA NL  64   0  0   0 59  2  2  .500  69.2  36  11  10  21  62   1.29  317  6  262  237  7  0   4   0   3   1   3   9  0  0  0  0  .152  .220  .257  .477   29 1032  696
   45 Eric Gagne          0.692   55 2003  27 LAD NL  77   0  0   0 67  2  3  .400  82.1  37  12  11  20 137   1.20  335  2  306  279  6  0   2   3   4   0   0   2  1  0  0  2  .133  .199  .176  .375    4 1187  824
   46 Dennis Eckersley    0.614   48 1990  35 OAK AL  63   0  0   0 61  4  2  .667  73.1  41   9   5   4  73   0.61  606  2  262  257  9  1   1   0   0   1   3   1  2  0  0  0  .160  .172  .226  .398   13          

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Low HR totals for Royals

Posted by Andy on August 23, 2008

Over at 88 Topps Cards, we just saw Steve Balboni's card and a reader noted that he still holds the single-season record for HR for the Royals franchise.

Indeed here are the top 20 seasons by HR count for Kansas City:

  Cnt Player            **HR** Year Age Tm  Lg  G   PA  AB  R   H  2B 3B RBI  BB IBB  SO HBP  SH  SF GDP  SB CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Positions
+----+-----------------+------+----+---+---+--+---+---+---+---+---+--+--+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+--+-----+-----+-----+-----+---------+
    1 Steve Balboni       36   1985  28 KCR AL 160 662 600  74 146 28  2  88  52   4 166   5   0   5  14   1  1  .243  .307  .477  .784 *3        
    2 Gary Gaetti         35   1995  36 KCR AL 137 578 514  76 134 27  0  96  47   6  91   8   3   6   7   3  3  .261  .329  .518  .847 *53/D     
    3 Dean Palmer         34   1998  29 KCR AL 152 639 572  84 159 27  2 119  48   3 134   6   0  13  18   8  2  .278  .333  .510  .843 *5D       
    4 Danny Tartabull     34   1987  24 KCR AL 158 667 582  95 180 27  3 101  79   2 136   1   0   5  14   9  4  .309  .390  .541  .931 *9/D      
    5 John Mayberry       34   1975  26 KCR AL 156 683 554  95 161 38  1 106 119  16  73   4   1   5   8   5  3  .291  .416  .547  .963 *3D       
    6 Jermaine Dye        33   2000  26 KCR AL 157 679 601 107 193 41  2 118  69   6  99   3   0   6  12   0  1  .321  .390  .561  .951 *9D       
    7 Bo Jackson          32   1989  26 KCR AL 135 561 515  86 132 15  6 105  39   8 172   3   0   4  10  26  9  .256  .310  .495  .805 *7D/8     
    8 Danny Tartabull     31   1991  28 KCR AL 132 557 484  78 153 35  3 100  65   6 121   3   0   5   9   6  3  .316  .397  .593  .990 *9/D      
    9 Chili Davis         30   1997  37 KCR AL 140 567 477  71 133 20  0  90  85  16  96   1   0   4  15   6  3  .279  .386  .509  .895 *D        
   10 George Brett        30   1985  32 KCR AL 155 665 550 108 184 38  5 112 103  31  49   3   0   9  12   9  1  .335  .436  .585 1.021 *5/D      
   11 Carlos Beltran      29   2002  25 KCR AL 162 722 637 114 174 44  7 105  71   1 135   4   3   7  12  35  7  .273  .346  .501  .847 *8D       
   12 Mike Sweeney        29   2001  27 KCR AL 147 632 559  97 170 46  0  99  64  13  64   2   1   6  13  10  3  .304  .374  .542  .916 *3D       
   13 Mike Sweeney        29   2000  26 KCR AL 159 717 618 105 206 30  0 144  71   5  67  15   0  13  15   8  3  .333  .407  .523  .930 *3D       
   14 Steve Balboni       29   1986  29 KCR AL 138 562 512  54 117 25  1  88  43   2 146   1   0   6   8   0  0  .229  .286  .451  .737 *3        
   15 Jeff King           28   1997  32 KCR AL 155 647 543  84 129 30  1 112  89   4  96   2   1  12   9  16  5  .238  .341  .451  .792 *3/D      
   16 Bo Jackson          28   1990  27 KCR AL 111 456 405  74 110 16  1  78  44   2 128   2   0   5  10  15  9  .272  .342  .523  .865 *87D      
   17 Steve Balboni       28   1984  27 KCR AL 126 488 438  58 107 23  2  77  45   5 139   4   0   1   9   0  0  .244  .320  .498  .818 *3/D      
   18 Jermaine Dye        27   1999  25 KCR AL 158 673 608  96 179 44  8 119  58   4 119   1   0   6  17   2  3  .294  .354  .526  .880 *9/D      
   19 Hal McRae           27   1982  36 KCR AL 159 676 613  91 189 46  8 133  55   7  61   5   1   2   8   4  4  .308  .369  .542  .911 *D/7      
   20 Bob Oliver          27   1970  27 KCR AL 160 662 612  83 159 24  6  99  42   4 126   3   2   3  15   3  3  .260  .309  .451  .760 *35       

It's amazing how low the leading totals are, plus how few seasons from the Steroids Era make the top 20. I joked over on the other blog that the Royals suck even at taking steroids :)

I've been trying to find a way with the PI to easily list the single-season HR leaders by franchise, but haven't found a way to do that. I'm pretty sure that Balboni's total is the lowest for all teams, ever since Carlos Pena hit 46 for the Rays last year.

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2500 Jewish Homers and Counting

Posted by Sean Forman on August 21, 2008

This is a guest post from Martin Abramowitz, creator to the Jewish Ballplayers card set.

Ian Kinsler has hit the 2500th homer by a Jewish player in the history of the Game. The historic blow came in the 9th inning off Scott Kazmir on May 26 this season. The Texas second-baseman, who was leading the American League in hits and runs this season before going on the DL on August 18, also hit number 2499 a day earlier, this one coming off C.C. Sabbathia at Cleveland. Getting a good start toward the next milestone, Ryan Braun hit number 2501 May 30 against the Astros.
These calculations were reported yesterday by Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc., a Boston-based not-for-profit organization which produces Jewish baseball cards as part of its mission to "document American Jews in America's Game. The Kinsler/Braun milestones will be commemorated in next season's cards. When asked to explain the three-month delay in reporting this historic finding, Jewish Major Leaguers President Martin Abramowitz could only respond, "it took a while to comb through all of Baseball-Reference.Com's box-scores."
Overall, coming into the 2008 season Jewish players had tallied 2, 467 of the 245, 898 homers hit since the 1870's. "That happens to be almost precisely one percent of all home runs, while 158 Jewish players were about nine-tenths of one percent of the roughly 16,700 players who have played the game, so we've clearly held our own..and with Kinsler,Braun, Youkilis, Kapler, and Ausmus this year, the prospects are encouraging."

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Walk-off wins and losses

Posted by Andy on August 20, 2008

Here are the leaders so far this year in walk-off wins. The Reds (!) have done it 10 times followed by the Rays, Cardinals, and Marlins with 9. The Cardinals have also lost the most walk-off games, with 10, followed by the Mariners and Orioles with 9 each.

Five players have 3 walk-off plate appearances so far this year: Andre Ethier, Skip Schumaker, Miguel Cabrera, Jason Bay, and Gabe Gross.

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1 R 0 ER 1 HR

Posted by Raphy on August 20, 2008

An event in a minor league game last night made me wonder about this unusual line. A pitcher who allows only one run via homerun and yet its unearned. This can occur if the batter who homers has his at-bat extended by a dropped foul ball.

Here are the pitchers with this line since 1956.

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