Peter Gammons: WBC breaks through to show us something

The fact that Team U.S.A. won isn’t the point. Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer may have played with the fervor and passion of flag-waving Olympic moments from Jesse Owens to David Silk clearing the defensive zone to make real beliefs in miracles, but this isn’t the same. If there were a Cuban-American team in the […]

Peter Gammons: All Star Game pitching leaves something to be desired

SAN DIEGO—The All Star Game is really Coachella, or, if you missed that, October’s Desert Trip in Indio, CA. It matters because it is a three day festival, especially when you get San Diego weather (remind me: why don’t I live here?), the sport’s most underappreciated great park (thank you, Larry Lucchino, as you and […]

Peter Gammons: Orioles’ hot start highlights 5-year trend

It’s not just that the Orioles were the last team standing in the undefeated column, it’s that after a bad spring and some bizarre journeys into the free agent market they were the consensus pick to finish last in the American League East. “So what’s new?” asked Adam Jones, with a smile. “We’re never a […]

Sunday MLB Nine to Notes: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/10/16

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files of 1/10/16 Last season, Boston’s Rusney Castillo banged into 11 double plays in 55 opportunities; over the last three seasons, Colby Rasmus has hit into 11 DPs in 250 opportunities. In 2014, Salvador Perez hit .260 with 70 RBI and one stolen base. In 2015, Perez hit […]

Banging into the inning-ending double play

The inning-ending double play elicits joy from the defensive team’s fans and groans from the team at the plate. No team hit into fewer inning-ending DPs than the Astros or more than the Mariners Inning-ending DPs, by team G PA 1. Houston Astros 51 66 2. Chicago Cubs 54 70 3. Philadelphia Phillies 60 71 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) DODGERS 5, NATIONALS 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Dodgers 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 […]

Around the majors report: Stats report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) Yesterday, Angels CF Mike Trout moved into 4th place for career TRAA through age 23. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 2013 21 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) NATIONALS 3, ORIOLES 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 […]

Around the majors report: Game recaps

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) PIRATES 6, CARDINALS 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E – – – – – – – – – — — — — — – […]

Around the majors report: News report

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. 1) The Pirates placed 3B Josh Harrison on the 15 day DL. Harrison has torn ligaments in his left thumb and is expected to miss about 6 weeks. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP […]