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Both are. The left logo is the official team logo since 1968. The right one with the letters NY is the more famous one, because it's way older and they still use it on the caps and jerseys. This iconic logo has been introduced in 1915 and was the official brand logo until 1946 and has been used on the team wear ever since. In 1947 the Yankees introduced ...


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The simple answer is that there are very few chances for such a feat. Pitchers are usually replaced when they're being ineffective, not when they're doing a good job. I'd say you'd generally need have to have one of: Using an "opener" Injury to starting pitcher Hard pitch count limit to create such an opportunity. Otherwise the manager is going to tend ...


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Baseball has a lot of "unwritten rules". One of these is that a pitcher who is in the midst of a possible no hitter is kept in the game until he completes the no hitter or gives up a hit. This is probably because throwing a no hitter of any sort is a rare feat, and a starting pitcher who is taken out of such a game may be upset if he is taken out and denied ...


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Not sure where you're getting 7 postseason teams. I think there's a proposal for it, but wouldn't happen before 2022. Since 2012, MLB has had 5 teams from each league qualify for postseason play: three division winners and two wild-card teams. All of these are chosen by a team's win-loss record (with every chance taken to play all games for teams that are ...


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Per an SI article, Len Barker did not allow three balls to anyone in his 1981 perfect game. He struck out 11 batters—all swinging—and didn't go to a single three-ball count. Only eight Toronto batters got as much as a two-ball count.


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This already happened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_World_Series You can see from the link that they had the usual travel day between games 2 and 3. Note that MLB schedules these things way in advance so the TV networks can plan around them, so they won't change just because two teams are in the same city.


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It depends. The definition of an earned run is one that would have occurred "without the benefit of an error or a passed ball." The official scorer attempts to reconstruct the inning as it would have played out without errors and passed balls, and only the runs that score in that scenario count as earned. The scoring runner in your scenario may or may not ...


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The skills required to play left and right field are identical, with one exception: the configuration of the bases. A left fielder and right fielder are equally far away from second base and home plate. The right fielder is closer to first base, and the left fielder is closer to third base. For this reason, the corner outfielder with the better arm is ...


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If you're referring to this game, then you can see that the winning run was scored in the top of the 7th inning. At that point, Lucchesi was still technically the pitcher as he hadn't yet been replaced -- which would happen in the bottom of the 7th. Since the winning run occurred while Lucchesi was still the pitcher in the game, he earned the win. The ...


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One of the major things that would make Mike Trout a passed up on draft opportunity would have been his age. Trout was just 18 at the time of the draft and just finished high school. He was a split sport athlete playing both baseball and basketball. He had committed to play at East Carolina University, a Division I school however not a team necessarily known ...


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STL in 2001 has a pretty powerful set of CI/OFs: Albert Pujols (656), Mark McGwire (583), Jim Edmonds (393), Bobby Bonilla (287), JD Drew (242), Ray Lankford (238). Only problem is the six never start a game together, so the most you ever get is five - pretty sure every possible combination of 5 happens once, or at least most of them. The five that exclude ...


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The rule is that the pitcher must continue his delivery once he has swung his leg past the pitching rubber. See this from mlb.com: Once a pitcher has swung his free leg back past the pitching rubber while in the process of his leg kick, he must then deliver the ball to the plate or to second base on a pick-off attempt. I don’t think Osuna does cross the ...


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Only the second method (total hits over total AB) would be valid. If everyone has the same number of AB, they would be equivalent. The first method would weight the average of someone with a single AB and someone with 500 AB as equal. If you give them weight proportional to their AB count, then you just end up with the second method.


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Looking at Chad Bradford's statistics on Baseball-Reference dot com, his last season with the White Sox before being picked up by Oakland indicated that he would be a top performer. Having faced 52 batters that year: 0 home runs surrendered 17% strikeout rate an incredible 2.82 groundball-to-flyball ratio and a healthy 29% double-play on ground balls ...


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I was able to locate a Wikipedia page that addresses this scenario, though interpreting the ruling from the official rules is somewhat more difficult. Basically, the scenario you are asking about is considered "doubling a runner off" on a flyout which is considered a "time play" as opposed to a force play -- meaning the run would count. Anything that occurs ...


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