Peter Gammons: Quick notes for a Wednesday in January

There’s been a lot of discussion as to whether or not Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds will creep up to the necessary 75% with five more shots on the ballot. But it may not be that easy, because despite their increases, it’s difficult to ascertain how fixed hard-liners that did not vote for them will […]

Was Scherzer’s 2nd No-Hitter the Best of 2015?

The Washington Nationals aren’t headed for the postseason, but that hasn’t prevented Max Scherzer from pummeling teams that are chasing a World Series title. Scherzer no-hit the NL East champion New York Mets last night, a mere three months after doing the same to the 97-win Pittsburgh Pirates. The Nats ace joined Roy Halladay (2010, […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Chris-mas

Three games deep into the Stanley Cup Finals, the Tampa Bay Lightning lead the Chicago Blackhawks, two games to one. But as a very sad NY Rangers fan, I’m back and fully engaged with baseball. Yet, I couldn’t help but notice that two pitchers, one from Tampa Bay and one from Chicago are dominating their […]

Is Lincecum Unlucky, or Paying the Price for Spotty Command?

As the cumulative effect of tossing tens of thousands of pitches takes its toll, even the game’s most naturally gifted hurlers must adapt their approach — or perish. Felix Hernandez is the exemplar, transforming from a kid who pumped upper-90s gas to a veteran who still flummoxes hitters with a sick changeup. David Price compensated […]

Will Clayton Kershaw be a unanimous Cy Young Award winner?

There are good pitchers, there are great pitchers, and there are pitchers whose seasons were so outstanding that no matter how many other good and great pitchers there were that season, they still won the Cy Young Award unanimously. Was Clayton Kershaw good enough to join this select group? Here are Clayton Kershaw‘s 2014 numbers: […]

The NL Unanimous Cy Young Award winners

Will Clayton Kershaw join this group? Sandy Koufax Koufax was a unanimous selection three-of-five seasons including 1966, the final year of his career. In those three seasons he pitched 969.2 innings and had 67 complete games. Year Age Tm W L W-L% ERA GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP SO/W […]

The “More Than” Game

More Than Questions Questions are for qualified batters or pitchers, unless otherwise noted. Answers are below Who are the only two batters this season with more walks than strikeouts? There are seven players, with at least 30 homers, who have more homers than doubles. Who are they? Who are the six players with more than […]

Legends of the Game: Team by team career RSAA leaders, American League

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 is […]

Tim Lincecum and history

Nine to Know: Tim Lincecum Tim Lincecum now has two Cy Young Awards, two Championship Rings, and two no-hitters. He is the 32nd pitcher with multiple no-no’s and the fourth active pitcher joining Homer Bailey,  Mark Buehrle and  Justin Verlander. The only pitchers with two Cy Young awards and two no-hitters are Tim Lincecum, Sandy Koufax, Randy […]

Danny Salazar’s amazingly great and awful game

The White Sox ended their 14-game head-to-head losing streak against Cleveland by beating the Tribe, 7-3. To do it, they had to defeat Indians starter Danny Salazar who was both brilliant and horrid in his 3.2 IP outing. Salazar faced just 18 batters allowing six hits, including two homers and a double, and walked two […]