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  1. #401
    The .741 winning percentage for the Phillies in July when they went 20-7 was their best winning percentage for this month since 1890 when they went 21-6 and had a .778 winning percentage
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    through August 1, The Cardinals have played 5 more games than the Cubs this year
    1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
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    Willie McCovey had 16 pinch-hit HRs. No other member of the 500 HR club has more than 7.
    I never hit a ball for my team, never struck anyone out, never scored a run. But whatever success I achieved as a manager, became a reality only because of the contributions of my players. -Tommy Lasorda

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    Matt Kemp has 9 extra-inning RBI this season.
    Rocco Baldelli has no extra-inning RBI in his entire career.
    I never hit a ball for my team, never struck anyone out, never scored a run. But whatever success I achieved as a manager, became a reality only because of the contributions of my players. -Tommy Lasorda

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    This year, for the first time ever (not counting the strike seasons), the first pitcher to 13 wins (Beckett) came in August.
    I never hit a ball for my team, never struck anyone out, never scored a run. But whatever success I achieved as a manager, became a reality only because of the contributions of my players. -Tommy Lasorda

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    David Wright's HR yesterday was the first opposite-field HR at Citi Field by a Mets player.
    I never hit a ball for my team, never struck anyone out, never scored a run. But whatever success I achieved as a manager, became a reality only because of the contributions of my players. -Tommy Lasorda

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    Barry Zito's career winning percentage after the All-Star break is .661, and .468 before the break. No other pitcher in the All-Star Game era has a winning percentage .190 points higher after the break than before it. The minimum requirements are 100 decisions in each half of the season.
    Last edited by ipitch; 08-07-2009 at 02:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipitch View Post
    Barry Zito's career winning percentage after the All-Star break is .661, and .468 before the break. No other pitcher in the All-Star Game era has a winning percentage .190 points higher after the break than before it.
    There must be some mininum requirements on this. The first guy I thought of was Aaron Small. His splits are:

    1st Half: 7-9, .438 PCT, 85 games, 140.0 innings
    2nd Half: 18-4, .818 PCT, 87 games, 181.2 innings

    That's a difference in winning percentage of .380.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utter Chaos View Post
    There must be some mininum requirements on this. The first guy I thought of was Aaron Small. His splits are:

    1st Half: 7-9, .438 PCT, 85 games, 140.0 innings
    2nd Half: 18-4, .818 PCT, 87 games, 181.2 innings

    That's a difference in winning percentage of .380.
    Yeah, sorry I forgot to write that. The minimum is 100 decisions in each half of the season.
    I never hit a ball for my team, never struck anyone out, never scored a run. But whatever success I achieved as a manager, became a reality only because of the contributions of my players. -Tommy Lasorda

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipitch View Post
    Yeah, sorry I forgot to write that. The minimum is 100 decisions in each half of the season.
    I figured it was something like that.

    I found somebody that must be close. There are no splits available for Warren Spahn from 1947 to 1951 but for the rest of his career he was 113-109 (.509) in the first half and 142-64 (.689) in the second half. A difference of .180.

  11. #411
    Tim Lincecum is making his 80th ML start tonight, but first against the Cincinnati reds
    1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
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  12. #412
    From June 11 to Aug 4, 2009, a 45-game span, Scott Podsednik had 3 walk-off hit. Before that, he went 786 regular season games without a walkoff RBI.

  13. #413
    Erick Aybar is the 3rd player in the last 30 years to hit a HR after 2 bunt hits in the same game.

  14. #414
    K-Rod in his first 47 G of the season:
    2-2, 24 SV, 3 BSV, 48 IP, 16 R, 11 ER, 26 BB, 49 SO, 4 HR, 2.06 ERA, .178 BA
    Team Record in App: 37-10

    K-Rod in the last 2 G:
    0-1, 0 SV, 2 BSV, 1 IP, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR(walk-off GS), 63.00 ERA, .556 BA
    Team Record in App: 0-2

  15. #415
    last night the Reds came from behind to beat the Giants 10-5

    the Giants led 2-0, 4-2, 5-3. It was 5-3 in the 8th inning when the Reds scored twice to tie the game''

    In the 9th, the Reds scored 5 times, on 1 base hit, a bunt single to lead off the inning. The rest of the inning included sacrifice bunt, walks, errors and a sacrifice fly

    5 runs on 1 hit!
    1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
    2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://somgamersparadiseforum.smfforfree4.com/index.php

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    The last three players who had 20+ hits in their first 9 games played with a team all played for the Cardinals. Matt Holliday, Bo Hart, and Alvin Dark.
    I never hit a ball for my team, never struck anyone out, never scored a run. But whatever success I achieved as a manager, became a reality only because of the contributions of my players. -Tommy Lasorda

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    The 2009 Orioles are the first team in 121 years to have to have 5+ pitchers win their MLB debut in the same season.
    I never hit a ball for my team, never struck anyone out, never scored a run. But whatever success I achieved as a manager, became a reality only because of the contributions of my players. -Tommy Lasorda

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    Mike Schmidt's 1st HR was a walk-off in 3 consecutive years (1973-75).

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    Tonight the 2009 Houston Astros became the first team in history to have 3 players hit their 300th career home run - Pudge Rodriguez (May 17th), Lance Berkman (June 13th), and Carlos Lee (August 8th). In theory, Miguel Tejada could go totally ballistic and hit 19 more this season to become the 4th.
    Life is complex, it has both real and imaginary parts.

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    In over 46% of MLB games from 1984 to 1991, the winning team scored more runs in a single inning than the losing team scored in the entire game.
    http://www.diamond-mind.com/articles/bigbang.htm
    I never hit a ball for my team, never struck anyone out, never scored a run. But whatever success I achieved as a manager, became a reality only because of the contributions of my players. -Tommy Lasorda

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
    last night the Reds came from behind to beat the Giants 10-5

    the Giants led 2-0, 4-2, 5-3. It was 5-3 in the 8th inning when the Reds scored twice to tie the game''

    In the 9th, the Reds scored 5 times, on 1 base hit, a bunt single to lead off the inning. The rest of the inning included sacrifice bunt, walks, errors and a sacrifice fly

    5 runs on 1 hit!
    Thats not amazing at all. We normally only get 3-4 hits a game so for us to score 5 runs in an inning we are going to need a lot of help, haha.

    G Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
    last night the Reds came from behind to beat the Giants 10-5

    the Giants led 2-0, 4-2, 5-3. It was 5-3 in the 8th inning when the Reds scored twice to tie the game''

    In the 9th, the Reds scored 5 times, on 1 base hit, a bunt single to lead off the inning. The rest of the inning included sacrifice bunt, walks, errors and a sacrifice fly

    5 runs on 1 hit!
    The A's scored 8 with 1 hit on 9/5/2008
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...00809050.shtml

  23. #423
    13 of the last 14 HR of Derek Jeter were to the opposite field.
    2 of the 204 career HR of Johnny Damon has been to the opposite field, and none since(at least) 9/28/2006.
    Dustin Pedroia hit his 1st opposite field HR on 8/6/2009.
    Only 1 of the 22 HR by Curtis Granderson has been to the opposite field this season.
    1 of the 80 HR by Ichiro in his career has been to the opposite field.

  24. #424
    The only games(2) where Barry Bonds hit HR vs Cubs in 2001 were exactly the same where Sammy Sosa hit his only HR vs Giants that season.

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    only 5 shortstops have recorded 1,000 hits after age 32:
    1,669 - honus wagner (1907-17)
    1,406 - luke appling (1940-50)
    1,245 - omar vizquel (2000-09)
    1,109 - ozzie smith (1988-96)
    1,020 - maury wills (1966-72)
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