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    Quote Originally Posted by RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees View Post
    Huh, I would have guessed one of the Dakotas.
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    Dakotas both outside the top 15 in area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RhodyYanksFan View Post
    Joey Gallo hit his 100th career HR the other night. He's the first player to get to 100HR before getting 100 singles (he has 93 of those).
    that is an odd thing to do. I suppose with the way power hitters approach hitting now it makes sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by RYMASTER or Ryan_Yankees View Post
    Huh, I would have guessed one of the Dakotas.
    Nice to see you back and posting Ryan. Hope all is well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    Apparently New Mexico would be next, I had no idea it was that large.
    I was surprised by that also. Montana is extremely big from east to west. Including water area for all states, Montana is slightly smaller than North Dakota and South Dakota combined. Rhode Island has the smallest area. Massachusetts has the seventh smallest area, and the smallest area with an MLB team. Montana is 13.93 times the size of Massachusetts. The 30 teams are 14 in states with the 21 largest areas (Missouri or bigger), 14 in states with the 29 smallest areas (Florida or smaller), and 2 not in states (the Blue Jays and Nationals).

    Yesterday Pittsburgh's Joe Musgrove, Clay Holmes, and Dovydas Neverauskas became the first group of at least three teammates from 1908 to the present with at least 3 strikeouts, at least 3 hits allowed, and at least 3 runs allowed in 3 or fewer innings. St. Louis won 17-4. For most of baseball history, there were much fewer strikeouts and relievers used, so it's more likely to happen now. On April 24, 2017, Neverauskas made his MLB debut, and became the first MLB player born in Lithuania. Lithuania has a smaller area than 40 states and a smaller population than 35 states. There are an average of 8.7 House seats per state. Lithuania's population is in between Kansas, which has the lowest population with 4 House seats, and New Mexico, which has the highest population with 3 House seats.

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    Veteran righthander Edwin Jackson acquired by Blue Jays from Oakland's minor league team. If he pitches in a game for Toronto, he will appear for his 14th major league team, a record. He is tied right now with former Yankee (briefly) Octavio Dotel at 13.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...cord-14th-team
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    Vlad Jr hit his first 2 homers. Both rockets.

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    Edwin Jackson became the first player to play 14 teams. Tampa Bay got catcher Erik Kratz from San Francisco. He has played for eight teams, and all of them since 2014, including second stints for each Pennsylvania team. He debuted with Pittsburgh in 2010 and spent 2011 through 2013 with Philadelphia. If he plays for Tampa Bay, that will be his ninth team. Since he's 38, I doubt he will reach 14, but he could reach 10. MLB listed 41 players who have played for at least 10 teams, and Baseball-Reference lists 43 players who have played for at least 10 teams. I didn't check who Baseball-Reference lists who MLB didn't list. Furthermore, Kratz has played for 7 Triple-A teams since 2014. In 2017, he went 2-for-2 for the Yankees, and he had a .894 OPS in 60 plate appearances for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year. His four games for the Yankees, including two with one plate appearance and two with none, were decided by 9, 8, 6, and 7. I wonder how many players have played at least 4 games for a team and had every game be decided by at least 6. The Yankees will hope to do as well as they did in the two games Kratz played for the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, which were 13-5 and 9-3 wins, albeit over Baltimore who went 75-87. He has over four times as many plate appearances in the minors as in MLB. Last year he had 219 plate appearances for Milwaukee, which was his career-high. He had 218 plate appearances in 2013.

    Anthony Bemboom's first career hit was the only RBI of Tampa Bay's 1-0 win at Miami on Wednesday, in which Miami left 11 on base. Bemboom went 2-for-2 in that game before spraining his knee to give them three catchers on the IL. That's why they got Kratz. Bemboom's 5 plate appearances before getting hurt is 1 more than Billy McKinney's 4 for the Yankees last year.

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    Verlander has a no-no through 6

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    Verlander has a no-no through 6
    lol, jinxed it immediately

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    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    lol, jinxed it immediately
    Lol. I hate when that happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    Verlander has a no-no through 6
    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    lol, jinxed it immediately
    Quote Originally Posted by Casey at the Bat View Post
    Lol. I hate when that happens!
    I hate when Verlander pitches no-hitters. So well done.

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    Vlad Jr hit his first 2 homers. Both rockets.
    It's ridiculous the amount of push notifications I get from the At Bat app about this kid.

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    Kirby Yates has 20 saves, and he's on pace for 65, which would break Francisco Rodriguez's record of 62 in 2008. Yates is on pace for 143 strikeouts, and he hasn't allowed a home run. He's on pace for the most strikeouts without allowing a home run since Walter Johnson struck out 147 one hundred years ago.

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    Ryan Pressly finally allows a run...on a HR to JBJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJ View Post
    Kirby Yates has 20 saves, and he's on pace for 65, which would break Francisco Rodriguez's record of 62 in 2008. Yates is on pace for 143 strikeouts, and he hasn't allowed a home run. He's on pace for the most strikeouts without allowing a home run since Walter Johnson struck out 147 one hundred years ago.
    Complete transformation there in San Diego.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubeFmHEVzQ0

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    A fine player,undeservedly remembered for one tragic miscue. RIP Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joba's Beard View Post
    A fine player,undeservedly remembered for one tragic miscue. RIP Bill.
    He had his best years with the Cubs in the late seventies, early 80s. I had forgotten he also played for the Dodgers and the Angels. Played in four decades, although only one game in the sixties, for the 69 Dodgers.
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    Cleveland's Carlos Santana became the first player from 1908 to the present (probably ever) to have at least 1 home run, at least 1 triple, at least 1 double, at least 2 walks, and at least 1 strikeout. They won 14-9 at Boston.

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJ View Post
    Cleveland's Carlos Santana became the first player from 1908 to the present (probably ever) to have at least 1 home run, at least 1 triple, at least 1 double, at least 2 walks, and at least 1 strikeout. They won 14-9 at Boston.
    Cleveland scored in the first 7 innings of that game.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJ View Post
    Cleveland's Carlos Santana became the first player from 1908 to the present (probably ever) to have at least 1 home run, at least 1 triple, at least 1 double, at least 2 walks, and at least 1 strikeout. They won 14-9 at Boston.
    I’m curious what it would be if one of those BB was a single. Can you check how many cycles have included a BB? That seems like a super-cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    I’m curious what it would be if one of those BB was a single. Can you check how many cycles have included a BB? That seems like a super-cycle.
    Would you need a HBP and BB to cycle for mondo cycle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee Tripper View Post
    Would you need a HBP and BB to cycle for mondo cycle?
    add a “reached on error” and a dropped third strike you’re the epic-cycle.
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    Seems like Carlos Correa gets a little too enthusiastic about his happy endings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    add a “reached on error” and a dropped third strike you’re the epic-cycle.
    Throw in reaching on catcher's interference and you're the All-Knowing, All-Being Cycle of Time, Space and Dimension.

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    Seems like Carlos Correa gets a little too enthusiastic about his happy endings.
    oh dear.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    I’m curious what it would be if one of those BB was a single. Can you check how many cycles have included a BB? That seems like a super-cycle.
    From 1908 to the present, there have been 41 cycles with a walk. Two of them had 2 walks, and they both involved the Yankees, with Joe Gordon on September 8, 1940, and the Philadelphia Athletics' Mickey Cochrane against the Yankees on August 2, 1933. Mookie Betts did it on August 9, 2018, and the player before him was Pablo Sandoval on September 15, 2011.

    Cody Bellinger is on pace for 56 home runs, 145 RBI, 140 runs, 95 walks, and 20 stolen bases. Nobody has ever done that.

    Edit: Baseball-Reference says Minnesota's Jorge Polanco is on pace for 10.1 WAR, which would be the highest for that team since Walter Johnson 100 years ago when they were the Senators. The last Yankee with double-digit WAR was Mantle with 10.5 in 1961.

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