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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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Pitchers IP or "innings pitched" stats are recorded as the number of outs that the defense was able to generate, listed in innings, during the time when the the player is the pitcher of record. Three outs is equivalent to one inning. Any partial innings are shown as the number of whole innings, plus the number of outs after a decimal. 6 outs = 2 ...


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F means Final, indicating the game is complete. Prior to completion, it will show an innings count ("Top 5" meaning the game is currently in the 5th inning, and the Away team is at bat, so the Top of the 5th). F/# means that the game is Final, and that the game finished in a number of innings other than the normal length (in most cases, 9 innings, ...


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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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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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From the 2019 MLB rulebook a BALL is: ...a pitch which does not enter the strike zone in flight and is not struck at by the batter. If the pitch touches the ground and bounces through the strike zone it is a "ball." In the linked pitch, neither of these are true (by my estimation). Whether the catcher catches the ball directly has no bearing on ...


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The answer is simple: they played the Yankees 7 times in July and August, while they played the Rays 6 times in July and August. Since the MLB schedule in 2020 was to play 10 games against each of the 4 same-division teams (for 40 games) plus 20 games against teams in the other division, that left 4 more games against the Rays, and 3 more against the ...


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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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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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First the legalities: Rule 6.02 (c)(7) Comment: The pitcher may not attach anything to either hand, any finger out either wrist Second, pitchers may not want to do it. In Football the quarterback is allowed to wear a glove on their throwing hand and the only player that does that is Teddy Bridgewater. Third, don’t worry about safety of the batters because ...


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For the moment I'm going to correct a few of your assumptions, and then put some numbers to the page. The odds of (a team with a record under .500 making the playoffs) | (sixteen teams out of thirty make the playoffs) is not 2/30, or 1/30. 2/30 is the proportion of (teams with losing records who made the playoffs) out of (all teams), but it's not at all an ...


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Unfortunately, MLB has not published the 2020 rulebook yet; the newest they have available is the 2019 rulebook, which was before the rule change took place. What has been reported, verbatim on many sites including mlb.com's article on the subject, is: All pitchers -- both starters and relievers -- now have to face at least three batters (or pitch until 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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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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