Nine oddities from the list of 500-home run hitters

The great thing about baseball is that when you look at any list of 27 ballplayers you can find loads of odd numbers amongst their stats. This is certainly true when you look at the 27 sluggers with 500+ homers. Nine to Know: From the 500-homer list Babe Ruth had 113 sac bunts, but two […]

Nine to Notes from the Bill Chuck Files

Nine to Know: Sunday July 26, 2015 The Yankees record for the most pitchers used in a season is 26, set in 2007 (where have you gone Colter Bean?); the Yanks have used 25 so far this season. Josh Donaldson leads all players in PA without hitting for a seasonal cycle; he’s had 429 PA […]

Beltre’s Bat Still Lightning Quick in Mid-30s

Amid a spate of injuries that have claimed the Texas Rangers’ top prospects, seemingly every starting pitcher, big-ticket trade acquisitions and free agent signees, Adrian Beltre remains a model of durability and excellence. That’s why GM Jon Daniels recently extended Beltre’s contract through the 2016 season, tearing up an incentives-base club option that was part […]

The 2005-14 Decade Offensive Leaders (Miggy is #1)

With about 11 weeks left before the Cubs host the Cardinals for the opening of the 2015 baseball season, we put aside news and speculation for a look back at some numbers purely for the fun of discussing them. It’s pure fun From my perspective, decade leaders are meaningless stats. I mean the fact that […]

Nine to Know about 2015

Welcome to the first Nine to Know of the new year. As of January 1st, there are 94 days until Opening Night at Wrigley Field. Nine to Know about 2015 Brady Clark had 2015 At Bats in his career from 2000-2008 Leon Wagner, Jim Northrup, and Matt Kemp had 2015 total bases Roger Maris reached […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career overall bases vs. league average, NL

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game are […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career overall bases leaders, NL

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game are […]

Legends of the Game: Decade by decade HR leaders

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. All stats in the ATM reports are generated from the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, unless explictly stated otherwise. FRAA, since 1950, comes from Baseball Prospectus. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game are […]

Legends of the Game: Mike Schmidt

Lee Sinins is the creator of the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, the most powerful baseball encyclopedia on the market. Lee can be followed on twitter @ATMreports. Today’s Legends of the Game is Mike Schmidt. YEAR AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA OBA SLG OPS OWP RC/G AVG HR RBI SB G TEAM 1972 22 2 0 2 .325 […]

Rollins keeps rolling

There was a time that talking about the Phillies was relevant. You can see when that changed: Rk Year Tm G W L W-L% Finish GB Playoffs 1 2014 Philadelphia Phillies 44 20 24 .455 4th of 5 5.0 2 2013 Philadelphia Phillies 162 73 89 .451 4th of 5 23.0 3 2012 Philadelphia Phillies 162 81 81 […]