• The 4 Times In Baseball History A Team Scored 8+ Runs In 3+ Straight Losses

    Posted by on September 9th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Since 1916…

    Welcome to the club, 2013 New York Yankees.

    Rk Strk Start End Games W L R
    1 BOS 1961-07-19 1961-07-22 4 0 4 36
    2 NYY 2013-09-05 2013-09-07 3 0 3 25
    3 COL 1999-08-30 1999-09-01 3 0 3 24
    4 FLA 1998-09-07 1998-09-09 3 0 3 28
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    Generated 9/9/2013.

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    Teams Since 1996 With Streaks Of 12+ Games With 145+ Pitches Thrown

    Posted by on August 10th, 2012 · Comments (4)

    Here is  the list -

    Rk Strk Start End Games W L SHO IP ERA Opp
    1 BAL 2007-08-22 2007-09-12 21 3 18 0 188.0 8.95 TEX,MIN,TBD,BOS,LAA
    2 KCR 2009-08-31 2009-09-17 16 9 7 1 145.0 3.85 OAK,LAA,DET,CLE
    3 ARI 2003-09-23 2004-04-15 15 6 9 0 134.0 7.39 COL,STL
    4 KCR 2009-10-04 2010-04-19 14 5 9 0 123.0 6.29 MIN,DET,BOS,TOR
    5 NYY 1999-05-30 1999-06-14 14 8 6 0 123.0 4.54 TOR,CLE,NYM,PHI,FLA,TEX
    6 WSN 2005-09-27 2006-04-11 13 4 9 0 116.2 5.79 FLA,PHI,NYM,HOU
    7 TEX 2002-07-25 2002-08-07 13 6 7 0 118.0 6.94 SEA,OAK,NYY,BOS,DET
    8 STL 1999-08-08 1999-08-22 13 7 6 0 113.1 4.92 PIT,PHI,CHC,NYM
    9 FLA 1998-04-25 1998-05-08 13 5 8 1 122.0 5.24 ARI,COL,SDP,SFG,LAD
    10 KCR 1998-04-19 1998-05-03 13 5 8 0 115.0 5.71 OAK,SEA,TEX,TOR,NYY
    11 MIL 1997-04-16 1997-04-29 13 7 6 0 113.0 5.65 NYY,CLE,TEX,DET
    12 KCR 2011-07-01 2011-07-15 12 5 7 0 104.2 4.99 COL,CHW,DET,MIN
    13 CHC 2011-06-08 2011-06-19 12 6 6 1 108.0 4.42 CIN,PHI,MIL,NYY
    14 FLA 2010-08-28 2010-09-08 12 5 7 1 105.2 5.54 ATL,WSN,PHI
    15 SEA 2008-08-13 2008-08-25 12 4 8 0 107.2 7.02 LAA,MIN,CHW,OAK
    16 PHI 2006-06-13 2006-06-26 12 2 10 0 110.0 6.30 NYM,TBD,NYY,BOS
    17 KCR 2006-05-19 2006-05-30 12 3 9 0 107.0 7.65 STL,DET,NYY,OAK
    18 TOR 2004-05-12 2004-05-24 12 4 8 0 105.2 5.54 KCR,BOS,MIN,ANA
    19 CHC 1999-06-12 1999-06-24 12 3 9 0 102.0 8.03 CHW,MIL,SFG,COL
    20 SFG 1997-08-23 1997-09-04 12 5 7 0 107.0 6.56 PIT,NYM,TEX,ANA,OAK,HOU
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 8/10/2012.

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    It seems, in general, that it’s hard to play good baseball when you’re on a streak where your pitchers are throwing a ton of pitches.

    The Last Time The Yankees Were Swept In A 4-Game Road Series

    Posted by on July 22nd, 2012 · Comments (0)

    Before just getting swept by the A’s, the Yankees had not been swept in a four-game series since May 2003 against Toronto.  But, that was at Yankee Stadium.

    I think the last time the Yankees lost a four-game series on the road was in June of 1990 at Fenway Park.  But, I am still researching that one.

    Update: Yup, I am pretty sure this was it:

    Rk Date 5 Tm Opp Rslt
    1 1990-06-04 NYY BOS L 3-5
    2 1990-06-05 NYY BOS L 8-9
    3 1990-06-06 NYY BOS L 1-4
    4 1990-06-07 NYY BOS L 0-3
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    Generated 7/22/2012.

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    2012 Yankees On Verge Of Setting History?

    Posted by on July 16th, 2012 · Comments (7)

    Since 1918, here are the teams to score 3+ runs in at least 35 consecutive games:

    Rk   Strk Start End Games W L OPS Opp
    1 NYY 1950-09-07 1951-05-16 49 33 16 .849 BOS,WSH,CLE,DET,SLB,CHW,PHA
    2 CLE 1994-05-21 1994-07-15 48 32 16 .871 TOR,BOS,OAK,CAL,SEA,MIL,DET,NYY,BAL,MIN,TEX,CHW
    3 PHA 1930-06-27 1930-08-05 41 30 11 .868 SLB,DET,NYY,BOS,CHW,CLE,WSH
    4 OAK 2001-08-22 2002-04-04 40 32 8 .861 CLE,DET,BAL,TBD,TEX,SEA,ANA
    5 NYY 2012-05-30 2012-07-15 39 28 11 .810 LAA,DET,TBR,NYM,ATL,WSN,CLE,CHW,BOS
    6 SEA 1996-06-20 1996-08-01 39 23 16 .893 CHW,TOR,TEX,OAK,CAL,MIL,DET
    7 CHC 1930-07-23 1930-08-31 39 24 13 .892 NYG,PHI,CIN,PIT,STL,BSN,BRO
    8 NYY 1933-05-28 1933-07-04 38 23 15 .860 CHW,WSH,PHA,BOS,SLB,DET,CLE
    9 NYY 1938-08-10 1938-09-08 37 28 9 .877 WSH,PHA,CHW,CLE,SLB,DET,BOS
    10 DET 1927-06-18 1927-07-26 37 25 12 .859 WSH,CHW,SLB,CLE,NYY,PHA,BOS
    11 NYY 1937-06-20 1937-07-27 35 26 8 .913 CHW,SLB,DET,PHA,WSH,BOS,CLE
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    Generated 7/16/2012.

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    If the Yankees can do it for 10 more games in a row, they would beat the ’94 Indians one-season mark of 48.

    Yankees Win 10 In A Row

    Posted by on June 18th, 2012 · Comments (3)

    This evening, the New York Yankees won their 10th straight game this season.

    Teams since 2003 (other than the 2012 Yankees) with win streaks of 10 games or better:

    Rk   Strk Start End Games Opp
    1 DET 2011-09-02 2011-09-14 12 CHW,CLE,MIN
    2 TEX 2011-07-04 2011-07-19 12 BAL,OAK,SEA,LAA
    3 BOS 2006-06-16 2006-06-29 12 ATL,WSN,PHI,NYM
    4 HOU 2004-08-27 2004-09-08 12 CHC,CIN,PIT
    5 TBD 2004-06-09 2004-06-22 12 SFG,COL,SDP,ARI,TOR
    6 ARI 2003-06-18 2003-06-30 12 HOU,CIN,DET,COL
    7 PHI 2010-09-12 2010-09-24 11 NYM,FLA,WSN,ATL
    8 CHW 2010-06-15 2010-06-26 11 PIT,WSN,ATL,CHC
    9 TEX 2010-06-12 2010-06-24 11 MIL,FLA,HOU,PIT
    10 COL 2009-06-04 2009-06-14 11 HOU,STL,MIL,SEA
    11 BOS 2009-04-15 2009-04-27 11 OAK,BAL,MIN,NYY,CLE
    12 COL 2007-09-16 2007-09-27 11 FLA,LAD,SDP
    13 LAD 2006-07-28 2006-08-08 11 WSN,CIN,FLA,COL
    14 MIN 2006-06-22 2006-07-03 11 HOU,CHC,LAD,MIL,KCR
    15 MIN 2003-09-13 2003-09-24 11 CLE,CHW,DET
    16 COL 2010-09-03 2010-09-12 10 SDP,CIN,ARI
    17 PHI 2009-07-08 2009-07-21 10 CIN,PIT,FLA,CHC
    18 SDP 2009-05-15 2009-05-25 10 CIN,SFG,CHC,ARI
    19 TOR 2008-08-30 2008-09-09 10 NYY,MIN,TBR,CHW
    20 CLE 2008-08-17 2008-08-27 10 LAA,KCR,TEX,DET
    21 NYM 2008-07-05 2008-07-17 10 PHI,SFG,COL,CIN
    22 MIN 2008-06-17 2008-06-27 10 WSN,ARI,SDP,MIL
    23 OAK 2006-06-08 2006-06-18 10 CLE,NYY,SEA,LAD
    24 WSN 2005-06-02 2005-06-12 10 ATL,FLA,OAK,SEA
    25 NYY 2005-05-07 2005-05-17 10 OAK,SEA
    26 BOS 2004-08-24 2004-09-03 10 TOR,DET,ANA,TEX
    27 PIT 2004-06-26 2004-07-05 10 CIN,STL,MIL,FLA
    28 SFG 2004-05-20 2004-05-31 10 CHC,MON,ARI,COL
    29 OAK 2003-08-23 2003-09-02 10 TOR,BAL,TBD
    30 MIL 2003-08-19 2003-08-28 10 PHI,PIT,CIN
    31 LAD 2003-05-14 2003-05-25 10 ATL,FLA,COL,MIL
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 6/18/2012.

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    By my quick scan, the 2004 Red Sox are the only team since 2003 to win 10+ games in a row during a season and then go on to win the World Series.

    Best Seasons By An Old Full-Time D.H.

    Posted by on November 29th, 2011 · Comments (1)

    Here’s one list on that -

    Rk Player WAR/pos Year Age Tm G PA R HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Dave Winfield 3.7 1992 40 TOR 156 670 92 26 108 82 89 2 .290 .377 .491
    2 Edgar Martinez 3.5 2003 40 SEA 145 603 72 24 98 92 95 0 .294 .406 .489
    3 Paul Molitor 3.4 1996 39 MIN 161 728 99 9 113 56 72 18 .341 .390 .468
    4 Brian Downing 2.5 1991 40 TEX 123 476 76 17 49 58 70 1 .278 .377 .455
    5 Harold Baines 2.3 1999 40 TOT 135 486 62 25 103 54 48 1 .312 .387 .533
    6 Frank Thomas 2.0 2007 39 TOR 155 624 63 26 95 81 94 0 .277 .377 .480
    7 Dave Parker 1.9 1990 39 MIL 157 669 71 21 92 41 102 4 .289 .330 .451
    8 Paul Molitor 1.4 1997 40 MIN 135 597 63 10 89 45 73 11 .305 .351 .435
    9 Reggie Jackson 1.3 1986 40 CAL 132 517 65 18 58 92 115 1 .241 .379 .408
    10 Carl Yastrzemski 1.2 1982 42 BOS 131 523 53 16 72 59 50 0 .275 .358 .431
    11 Chili Davis 0.7 1999 39 NYY 146 554 59 19 78 73 100 4 .269 .366 .445
    12 Al Kaline 0.6 1974 39 DET 147 630 71 13 64 65 75 2 .262 .337 .389
    13 Hal McRae 0.4 1985 39 KCR 112 369 41 14 70 44 45 0 .259 .349 .450
    14 Paul Molitor 0.1 1998 41 MIN 126 559 75 4 69 45 41 9 .281 .335 .382
    15 George Brett 0.0 1992 39 KCR 152 637 55 7 61 35 69 8 .285 .330 .397
    16 Hank Aaron 0.0 1975 41 MIL 137 543 45 12 60 70 51 0 .234 .332 .355
    17 Dave Winfield -0.2 1993 41 MIN 143 594 72 21 76 45 106 2 .271 .325 .442
    18 Gary Sheffield -0.3 2008 39 DET 114 482 52 19 57 58 83 9 .225 .326 .400
    19 George Brett -0.4 1993 40 KCR 145 612 69 19 75 39 67 7 .266 .312 .434
    20 Carl Yastrzemski -0.4 1983 43 BOS 119 437 38 10 56 54 29 0 .266 .359 .408
    21 Rico Carty -0.4 1979 39 TOR 132 512 48 12 55 46 45 3 .256 .322 .390
    22 Edgar Martinez -0.7 2004 41 SEA 141 549 45 12 63 58 107 1 .263 .342 .385
    23 Eddie Murray -0.8 1996 40 TOT 152 637 69 22 79 61 87 4 .260 .327 .417
    24 Dave Parker -1.4 1991 40 TOT 132 541 47 11 59 33 98 3 .239 .288 .365
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    Generated 11/29/2011.

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    So, the Big Hurt in 2007 was the last “good” old full-time DH in baseball history.  I wonder if we will ever see another?

    Homer Runs In October

    Posted by on November 18th, 2011 · Comments (0)

    How many players have hit homeruns in 4+ post-season games in a row?  Here is the list -

    Rk   Strk Start End Games AB HR
    1 Carlos Beltran 2004-10-11 2004-10-17 5 18 6
    2 Evan Longoria 2008-10-11 2008-10-16 4 17 4
    3 Jim Thome 1998-10-11 1999-10-07 4 14 4
    4 Juan Gonzalez 1996-10-01 1996-10-05 4 16 5
    5 Jeffrey Leonard 1987-10-06 1987-10-10 4 13 4
    6 Reggie Jackson 1977-10-15 1978-10-03 4 14 6
    7 Lou Gehrig 1928-10-05 1932-09-28 4 11 5
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    Generated 11/18/2011.

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    Note that Beltran, Longoria, Gonzalez and Leonard are the only ones to do this in a single post-season.  And, none of them won rings in the year that they did it.