Archive for July 2013

Do division rivals know each other too well for their pitchers’ good?

Regarding Warren Spahn, Walt Jocketty, and … The Fugitive?

Tracking how much pitcher batting shows up in the won-lost records

How the Yankees of 1949 mirror the Yankees of today, and how they don’t

Do young players have more ups and downs in performance than veterans?

Here you are, in the ninth, two men out and three men on …

The Phillie Phanatic sets baseball back a million years

Braves-Pirates on the schedule, plus a live look-in

Regarding a ballpark, both great and American

A baseball symphony in five movements, starting in a minor key

A follow-up on Jackie Robinson’s value as a base stealer

Or, 42 facts about Mariano Rivera

Who got more umpires in games of the 1900s, and why that might matter today

A turning point looms for this storied franchise.

The many ways Fred Merkle could have avoided the “Bonehead” tag

What can 2012’s super-rookie possibly do for an encore?

There are limits to everything, even in sabermetrics

A reversal of fortune for “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

A baseball owner you’ve never heard of. But maybe you should have.

In which George Steinbrenner achieves his true destiny