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Two members of the Milwaukee Brewers stole 40 or more bases during the 1992 baseball season.  Pat Listach led the club with 51 steals and Darryl Hamilton swiped 41.


Notes from SaberSeminar

I was fortunate enough to be at SaberSeminar this past weekend, held at Boston University and organized by (among others) Dan Brooks, the titular Brooks of PitchF/X site… 3,499 more words


What Is the Most Wins a Pitcher Could Win in One Season in Today's Game?

In my last post, I wrote that it is highly unlikely that we will see a batter hit .400 in a full season in our lifetimes, but more likely that we’ll see another .400 hitter before we see a starting pitcher win 30 games in a season again.  591 more words

New York Yankees

Will Anyone Hit .380 in a Season Again?

At least since I became a major league baseball fan in 1978, the conventional wisdom has been that no one will ever hit .400 in a season again. 905 more words

San Francisco Giants

BOS vs. NYY: Which Team is Truly Better?

Hey baseball fans!

Right after the Red Sox won the 2013 World Series, many people came up to me, saying that the Sox were better than the New York Yankees. 611 more words

Rob Manfred the Right Man for the Job

I don’t have any great enthusiasm for the fact that the owners have elected Rob Manfred to be baseball’s next commissioner.  That said, I do believe he’s the right man for the job in terms of what the job of baseball’s commissioner really is. 590 more words

Baseball History

What Yogi Berra, (And Others), Never Actually Said

When it comes to famous quotations, Americans seem to love them more than any other people on the planet.  We put them on bumper-stickers, toss them around in political or religious debates, and use them as an excuse to avoid actually having to think too deeply about any particular topic.   1,306 more words