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With four straight home runs, the White Sox tied a major league record in their game yesterday against the Cardinals. Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, and Jose Abreu were also the first three Cuban-born players to go back-to-back-to-back in MLB history.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 August 2020 14:50 (three months ago) link

washington's luis garcia is the first player born in the 2000s to homer in the major leagues

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 01:49 (three months ago) link

and apparently he was starting in place of starlin catro...the first player born in the 1990s to hit a home run

awooooooo

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 02:01 (three months ago) link

*castro

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 02:01 (three months ago) link

The @Padres are the first team EVER to hit a grand slam in four consecutive games.

— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 21, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 August 2020 02:13 (three months ago) link

holy shit they did it

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 21 August 2020 02:28 (three months ago) link

before yesterday

We have a winner.

Last time there were multiple MLB games played on a day, and none of them lasted 9 innings: Jun 21 1943. American League off-day. pic.twitter.com/E1H9PnYj64

— Doug Kern (@dakern74) August 28, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 28 August 2020 14:26 (three months ago) link

Padres and Rockies combined for 14 runs and 28 hits at Coors tonight with only 1 Home Run. Got me looking for the highest scoring games with no extra base hits and it led me to this wild 2005 Phillies vs Marlins game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO200509170.shtml

D-train takes a complete game shutout into the 9th with a 2 run lead and ends up losing 10-2, on a ton of hits, errors, and hit batsmen.

sous les paves, Saturday, 29 August 2020 04:39 (three months ago) link

Jacob deGrom just became the first pitcher to induce at least 31 swings and misses in a game and LOSE since Pedro Martinez had 37 misses (and 17 K's) in a 1-0 loss to Steve Trachsel on May 6, 2000.

— David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) August 31, 2020

mookieproof, Monday, 31 August 2020 20:31 (three months ago) link

because of the marlins' earlier covid-related schedule issues, new outfielder starling marte could possibly play 65 games in a 60-game season

mookieproof, Monday, 31 August 2020 21:25 (three months ago) link

MILWAUKEE -- Josh Hader and the Brewers closed their homestand with a Major League record.

Hader finished the Brewers’ 8-5 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night at Miller Park with a record-setting 12th consecutive hitless appearance to begin the season, snapping a tie he had shared with three others and capping a winning homestand that kept Milwaukee in the thick of the postseason chase -- losing record and all.

Nobody’s perfect, and Hader certainly hasn’t been. His velocity is a tick down this season and his walks were up even before an outing Saturday against the Pirates when he blew a save by walking five of the six batters he faced, forcing home the tying and go-ahead runs. The Brewers bailed him out that night with Eric Sogard’s walk-off home run, and the next day, Hader threw a rare bullpen session to, in his words, “make sure I was able to throw it over the plate, at least.”

Back on the mound on Monday, Hader struck out the side in a win over Pittsburgh. On Wednesday against Detroit, he hit the first man he faced before retiring the next three.

With that, Hader had 12 straight hitless games spanning 11 2/3 innings to begin 2020. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the longest season-opening streak of appearances without allowing a hit in history, snapping a tie he had shared with 2017 Tiger Justin Wilson, 1999 Phillie Scott Aldred and 1987 Red John Franco.

...“He's good at baseball,” Christian Yelich said.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 14:58 (two months ago) link

Do people even care about hitless streaks anymore if you're walking 5 straight batters in the thick of it?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:51 (two months ago) link

it's pretty trivial, i'd say

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:55 (two months ago) link

Today is just the 23rd day in MLB history with 20+ games. First time since 1974 pic.twitter.com/Xxx6TRWCco

— Dan Hirsch (@DanHirsch) September 4, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2020 15:00 (two months ago) link

13 XBH today is a brewers franchise record

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 20:09 (two months ago) link

19 runs, of which yelich got 1, which feels representative of his season so far

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 20:15 (two months ago) link

Luke Voit hit a game-ending sacrifice fly leading off the 10th inning

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 September 2020 20:56 (two months ago) link

Cavan Biggio is the 7th player (since stolen bases became an official stat) to steal 20 bases without being caught to begin a career.#BlueJays

— Rodney Hiemstra (@therodbot) September 18, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 18 September 2020 21:18 (two months ago) link

SABR-approved percentage

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 September 2020 22:36 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

From Jon Couture:

Jon Lester, regular season with Red Sox: .636 winning pct. (110-63), 3.64 ERA
Jon Lester, regular season with Cubs: .636 winning pct. (77-44), 3.64 ERA

clemenza, Sunday, 1 November 2020 01:27 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

who led MLB in HR, RBI, and Runs from 1950-1959?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2020 06:33 (one week ago) link

ugh, a hint: not MLB, but just one of the leagues. this player was 1st in MLB in 2 of the categories, and 2nd in MLB in the other

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2020 06:37 (one week ago) link

I know this because this player played in 3* different HOME stadiums during this stretch. He would have had even better numbers if his team had stayed put.

*Kind of a trick question but I'm shameless: Name all 3

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:30 (one week ago) link

Ebbetts, the LA Coliseum, and...?

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:35 (one week ago) link

For some reason I watched his HOF speech last night (maybe the first one I’ve ever sat all the way through?)

He spent the entire speech telling stories about teammates and family, it was great

Karl Malone, Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:36 (one week ago) link

It was used for 15 "home" games by the Brooklyn Dodgers during their last two seasons in Brooklyn – seven in 1956 and eight in 1957.[7] The games were played partly as a negotiating tactic with the Borough of Brooklyn, in pursuit of a new stadium to replace Ebbets Field.[8] While it had just 24,000 seats as opposed to Ebbets Field's 31,497, Roosevelt Stadium had 10,000 parking spaces compared to Ebbets Field's 700. The Dodgers' negotiation came to naught, and the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958.[9]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roosevelt_Stadium#Sports

Incredible to think back at how much power BigAuto used to have.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:41 (one week ago) link

(Dodger Stadium has 16k parking spaces... if you've ever gone to a game there you'll never forget the hour plus spent coming in & out Chavez Ravine).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 19 November 2020 19:44 (one week ago) link


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