Peter Gammons: The integration of science and humanity

We don’t know why baseball is in an era of inaction, or record numbers of home run and strikeout outcomes. We can look at Yandy Diaz, whose 92.9 average exit velocity is in the top 20 in baseball, yet the average distance of what he hits is 123 feet, infield at double play depth. We […]

Peter Gammons: 2017 Predictions (Part II)

Back in time when the Red Sox held spring training in Winter Haven, Florida, on the banks of Lake Lulu in the land of Goat Milk Fudge and the Fossil Museum, a great Boston television sportsman named Bob Lobel would annually drive a player to Lakeland to Madame Christine’s House of Palmistry to try to […]

Peter Gammons: Dust still settling over the Jason Heyward deal

It all began with a happy day, a press conference to celebrate Jason Heyward’s eight year, $184M signing with the Cubs. Because he left more money on the table from the Cardinals to leave St. Louis and joined John Lackey in Chicago, there was bound to be a National League Central rivalry element to the story, […]

Here’s Looking at You – Batters who saw the most pitches

Some batters are more patient than others, that doesn’t necessarily make them better batters, they are just more selective in their approach to hitting. It’s an interesting approach for some batters because they feel that working the count helps them and their teammates. There are others who are simply focussed on getting their pitch. Take […]

It doesn’t matter how old a batter is, he’ll still strike out

Last season, 317 players struck out at least 50 times, the most in the history of baseball. That broke the record of 304 in 2013. That broke the record of 296 in 2012. You get the sense that there’s a trend? So far this season there have been 204 batters who have whiffed at least […]

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) REDS 9, CUBS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Cubs 0 0 1 0 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) METS 7, NATIONALS 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Mets 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 […]

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, Phillies 1B Ryan Howard became the 10th player in NL history with 350 HR, while spending his entire career with the same team and is 9th vs. the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia,) YEAR AGE […]

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 […]

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) BRAVES 2, NATIONALS 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E – – – – – – – – – – — – Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 […]