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Questions tagged [mlb]

Questions related to Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Why was Sisco's 9th inning bunt vs the Minnesota Twins a bad play?

After a game on the 1st April 2018, the Minnesota Twins are making a big deal of the fact that Baltimore Orioles catcher bunted in the 9th inning to get on base when his team was down 7-0. I'm having ...
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How many times has a starting pitcher stuck out all starting hitters?

How many times in the history of the MLB, a starting pitcher stuck out all 9 starting hitters of the opposing team at least once in a game?
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MLB rule on subs for injuries after you used the entire roster

Major league rules. What happens if team used the entire roster and now a player gets hurt ???
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Why have “less than 250 feet” in rule 5.05(a)(5) if rule 2.01 renders its chance of occurrence to zero?

While reading Rule 5.05, I came across the following in (a)(5): A fair ball passes over a fence or into the stands at a distance from home base of 250 feet or more. Such hit entitles the batter ...
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What happens when a baseball player is “DFA'ed” and then signs with another team?

I'm asking specifically about Pablo Sandoval, who signed a five year contract with Boston Red Sox, and is now owed $18 million each for 2018 and 2019, plus the balance of his 2017 salary. He was ...
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Approximately how much does a catcher's gear weigh?

About how much does all the gear that a (professional) baseball catcher wears weigh? I know some are made of light-weight material but I'd still like to know about how much it all weighs.
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MLB tiebreaker: 1977

What were the tie-breaker procedures back in the 1970's in case 3 American League teams were tied for their division lead at season's end?
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Is there a stat or resource that tracks series-wins in MLB?

Major League Baseball could obviously never have a team go undefeated (actually, I found out it did happen in 1869, so from now on let's just go with the live-ball era forward) because of the large ...
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What is the largest number of runs scored with one out remaining in an MLB game?

In major league baseball, what is the largest number of runs scored by a team with only one out remaining in the bottom of the last inning? I could find records only for the largest number of runs ...
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Can a player have more than one walk-up song at a time?

In the MLB, walk-up songs are played each time a batter walks up to the plate, or when a reliever gets the call from the bullpen. The walk-up song itself is the same ~5-15 second portion of a song, ...
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How easy is it for a LF to play RF and vice versa?

Most outfielders have a designation where they play every game. It seems that in parks like Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros) and Fenway (home of the Boston Red Sox), left field would be ...
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Is is possible to use a PTBNL to cover certain contingencies?

Then one I'm thinking of is Giancarlo Stanton, who will have the ability to "opt out"from (or "opt in") to his contract after 2020. Would it be possible (within the rules) for Miami to trade Stanton ...
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Would it make sense for some teams to “extend” the terms of qualifying offers?

A "qualifying offer" is the market's way of determining which free agents should carry draft pick compensation. The amount for this year is $17.4 million, I believe. If a team extends this to a free ...
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MLB teams shutout in series

How many times an MLB team has been shutout in every game of a minimum 3 games series, including the playoffs? Please provide the season and the teams in play.
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Why would a recently drafted player sign for less than slot value?

Why would a recently drafted player sign for less than slot value? This is their only chance to make some money before making the big club if that ever happens? Seems to me it is not in the players ...
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Have there been cases where the PTBNL depended on the centerpiece's performance?

Recently, the Tampa Bay Rays traded Chris Archer to the Pittsburgh Pirates for rookies Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows, and a player to be named later (PTBNL). That PTBNL turned out to be Shane Baz, ...
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Determining the winning pitcher in the MLB

The explanation given in a 6 year old post is very good. But, does anyone know how this rule was devised in this manner; ie. winning pitcher is last to pitch before the 1/2 inning that the team goes ...