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Paul O'Neill said he got hit by a knuckleball while playing for Cincinnati. Michael Kay incorrectly guessed that it was Tom Candiotti. I checked and O'Neill got hit 9 pitchers while with Cincinnati:
Mike Houston (of Houston in 1988)
Atlee Hammaker (of San Francisco in 1988)
Ken Hill (of St. Louis in 1989)
Tim Belcher (of Los Angeles in 1989)
Ricky Horton (of St. Louis in 1990)
Jeff Innis (of New York in 1990)
Chris Haney (of Montreal in 1991)
Greg Maddux (of Chicago in 1992)
Tonight Nick Rumbelow won his first career decision and J.R. Graham lost his first career decision.
Today Max Scherzer pitched a no hitter that was 1 strike away from a perfect game. The losing pitcher, Francisco Liriano, pitched a no hitter on May 3, 2011.
I found three former Yankees (that may not be all of them) who led a league but not MLB in saves:
Joe Borowski (AL leader with 45 in 2007, with Yankees September 18, 1997 to 1998)
Armando Benitez (tied for NL lead with 47 in 2004, with Yankees some of 2003)
Bob Wickman (tied for AL lead with 45 in 2005, with Yankees 1992 to some of 1996)
Excluding pitchers, what's the longest time from a player's MLB debut to his first career hit? Doug Bernier made has MLB debut with Colorado on June 17, 2008 and got his first career hit with Minnesota on July 22, 2013. He didn't play any MLB games from 2009 to 2012, during which time he was in AAA and played 232 games for Yankees' affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 69 games for Indianapolis.
I read that Mike Montgomery will make his MLB debut against Sabathia tomorrow. Does anybody know the last pitcher and last Yankee with 200+ wins to start against a pitcher in his MLB debut?
Last night an out at home plate to end the game helped Jonathan Papelbon break the Phillies' record with 113 saves. He also holds the Red Sox record with 219 saves.
FiveThirtyEight recently ran an article about how unlikely it would be for someone to top Ken Jennings' streak of winning 74 games of Jeopardy in a row. Today they went one step further to compare that to Joe D's 56 game streak. Long story short, we're likely to see a Ken Jennings' type run on Jeopardy every 25 years, but the likelyhood of someone topping DiMaggio is way smaller. 7% chance every 15 years, or maybe once in 200 years.
Former Yankee David Huff made his MLB debut in 2009 and has been in the majors and minors all seven years from 2009 to 2015.
I hope the above link works; otherwise go to The Yogi Berra Museum site..I think he is a much deserving man and not because of being a NY Yankee but for the sacrifice he made for our country.
Every vote counts :P
The investigation is ongoing. No word yet on what items were stolen. :(
I had never heard his name before, but he seems like a great guy. Makes you wonder what kind of career he could have had if not for the war.
An original Brooklyn Dodgers fan, who'd seen them in their glory days, posted these on another board. I figured I'd share. :)
Yes, some of them are large, so please be patient if you've got an older PC + slow connection. Anyway, I think that some of these are irresistible, and here they are in no particular order:
Site of Yankee Staduim 1922
Construction begins 1922
Former Yankee President (late seventies?) Al Rosen has died. Al was a third baseman for the Cleveland Indians in the 1950s, including the one year they went to the World Series. He was AL MVP in 1953 with 43 homers. He missed the triple crown in 1952 by one percentage point in his batting average. Great player, and one of the greatest Jewish major leaguers. Born on Leap Day in 1924, he passed away on Friday. RIP
Probably an easy one for this crowd. I coached amateur ball for many years and always asked the players this question. No one ever got it.
In 1996, Rivera and Wetteland got MVP votes. What other times if any did two or more teammates who were relievers get MVP votes? Those two and Pettitte got MVP votes. What other times if any did three or more pitcher teammates get MVP votes? Rivera and Pettitte were the top two Yankees in the 1996 MVP voting. What other times if any did a team's top two MVP vote getters be pitchers?
What players have played for at least four teams in the same division with that division having no more than six teams at that time? One example is David Weathers, who played for the Cubs, Reds, Brewers, and Astros (and Yankees, Mets, Indians, Blue Jays, and Marlins).
Got Lou and Joe. Thanks!
Anyone know who wore #52, 14 and 17 back in 2003?
A friend of mine is selling autographed bats for charity and needed help IDing them.
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