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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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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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It doesn't. The scored run is considered unearned. A news article on MLB's own website describes the effect on scoring: For purposes of calculating earned runs, the runner who begins an inning on second base pursuant to this rule shall be deemed to be a runner who has reached second base because of a fielding error, but no error shall be charged to the ...


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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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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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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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Yes. Quoting from Wikipedia: A full count [...] is the common name for a count where the batter has three balls and two strikes.


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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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Managers did take on the role of third base coach (or rather, did what is now the job of third base coach) early in MLB history, though by 1952 it would have been more rare. See this wikipedia entry for example: By the 1920s, most Major League teams had two full-time coaches, although the manager often doubled as third-base coach and specialists such as ...


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I will dissent in part and agree in part with Philip's answer here. It's possible the owners would be able to start the season without employing any players represented by MLBPA (which is in effect what you're asking). However, I think this would be exceedingly difficult. There is a difference between a strike and a lockout, and in the latter case (when ...


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The first thing to note here is that there is no absolute need for an agreement to be reached - MLB has the ability to impose a schedule on the players without an agreement. Of course, if the agreement is too objectionable to the players, they would have the option of going on strike. In the hypothetical situation of a players' strike, the team owners could ...


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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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Tied by the Yankees in the 4th inning against the Blue Jays on September 17, 2020 by Brett Gardner (5th of the season), DJ LeMahieu (10th) and Luke Voit (20th) on consecutive pitches. In addition, Giancarlo Stanton (4th) and Gleyber Torres (3rd) also hit dingers for a total of 5 home runs (7 total runs) in the inning. The 5 home runs in an inning also ties a ...


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