Archive for the 'Postseason Play' Category

Is Francisco Cabrera in some way one of baseball’s greatest players?

In his new book, Big Data Baseball, Travis Sawchick not only recounts the events and people who shaped the 2013 Pirates, but also pens a love letter to sabermetrics.

Casey Stengel at the bat: Better than you think.

How might have Games 4-7 gone down differently had they been played under the conditions of baseball today?

Maybe this year will be the year for a few of these batsmen.

Ten hurlers aching for October baseball.

Is it really the pitchers’ fault?

Is Ernie Banks the greatest player never to reach the World Series?

Two historic Game Seven performances nine decades apart link Madison Bumgarner and Walter Johnson.

There are no definitive conclusions to be made just yet, but there is enough data to start thinking critically.

Take a look back at some of the top plays of this year’s postseason.

The World Series went seven games, but it might not have been as exciting as the rest of the playoffs.

Let’s stop talking about home-field advantage in the playoffs as if it means something.

The story of the franchise’s eight titles is replete with oddities, colorful characters, and some of the best players ever.

The attention of the baseball world was overwhelmingly on New York the year of the first televised World Series. And with good reason.

Several years after Jackie Robinson’s barrier-breaking, integration of baseball was far from complete.

Could a team punt Game One against the other team’s ace to gain the upper hand for the rest of the series?

Against the right team, a “beard” pitcher might be just the thing.

The reasons for keeping a failing player on one’s team range all over the map, but the core cause is misinterpretation.

Does playoff success hinge on your record against good teams? The answer is a shock.