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Why does the infield arc have a radius of 95 feet?

The dirt on a baseball infield extends out to an arc centered on the lip of the pitching rubber (60' 6" from home) and has a radius of 95'. This makes the distance from home to the very edge of ...
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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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Is it possible to use a PTBNL in the following situation?

The Chicago Cubs want to trade (away) third baseman Kris Bryant. One obstacle is Bryant's filing of a service time grievance. That calls into question the issue of of whether he has one or two years ...
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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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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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Can a base runner steal during an appeal play?

Can a player steal a base during an appeal play of another runner missing a bag?
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What is the fewest number of series lost by a baseball team in a season?

In baseball, a series is 2 or more consecutive games against the same team. For a 3-game series, a team loses that series if they lose 2 or all 3 of the games. For a 4-game series, a team loses that ...
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If a DFA'd player has two offers and rejects the higher one, will his original team be responsible for the difference between them?

Shortstop Troy Tulowitski was recently "DFA"ed (Designated For Assignment) by the Toronto Blue Jays. He signed with the New York Yankees for the league minimum, $555,000 and the Blue Jays still have ...
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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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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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If a player is optioned out 3 times and brought back 3 times how many options did he use up?

A player was optioned to the minors 3 times and brought back 3 times. How many options did he burn?
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TEAM RISP scoring average

Is there an advanced statistic that measures a team scoring a run with 2 outs & RISP? Average or some metric.
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Sinkerball pitchers improving during games

There is an adage in baseball that "sinkerball pitchers improve as the game goes", that in particular the sink improves - so sinkerball pitchers tend to give up a lot of fly balls in the ...
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Can a fielder pretend to field a ball to deceive the batter/runners?

In baseball, if a ball is hit, can a fielder such as the shortstop or third baseman pretend to have caught or fielded the ball to trick a runner into not running, or a batter into not advancing? ...
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