Archive for the 'Records' Category

It’s not always the best players that we develop an affinity for.

The official scorer’s job: tough calls and blowback.

For a bad team in a bad year for hitting, Frank Howard accomplished a batting feat that’s never been matched.

Willard Brown was the first African-American to homer in the American League. His teammates didn’t celebrate, though.

Finishing one run shy of 100 is a painful but not uncommon feat.

It’s been a long while since any squad reached that mark.

There is no right way to get 3,000 hits.

Looking deeper at one of baseball’s most unique streaks.

Do long innings hurt no-hitter chances?

The year of two great hitters, two great records, and the beginning of a cataclysm.

A history of the almost-lost art of hitting home runs inside the park.

Membership in this prestigious round-number club may soon reach a round number, too.

The curious case of an obscure utility infielder’s record hot streak.

Before moving to Baltimore, the Orioles/Browns franchise often played to a nearly empty ballpark in St. Louis.

It’s pretty hard to record 27 outs without allowing a hit but not strike anyone out, but it has been done before.

The at-bat connection to the Hall of Fame

And a PCL legend is born

And how to break them. At least a few of them. Maybe.

Braves fans and Bob Horner may remember that.