Category Archive: Articles.2012-BRJ41-2

Cal Ripken Jr. (NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARY)

Ripken’s Record for Consecutive Innings Played

Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,632-consecutive-game streak is one of…
Based on these findings, Gehrig accumulated 185 RBIs in 1931 and 166 RBIs in 1934.

Lou Gehrig’s RBI Record: 1923–39

In a previous BRJ article, Krabbenhoft discovered (and corrected)…
Did not play for both teams in a suspended game, despite the rumors.

Anomalies of Protested and Suspended Baseball Games

Most major league baseball games that are protested or suspended…
Over the entire Retrosheet Era (1948–2011), the most pWins accumulated by a single player in a season was 29.1 by Willie Mays in 1962.

Beyond Player Win Average: Compiling Player Won-Lost Records

While the implementation of pitcher wins as a measure of …
Earned the highest nine-inning game score (105) in his famous 20-K game in 1998.

Game Scores: Matches, Correlations, and a Possible Umpire Bias

Game scores were introduced by Bill James as a single number…

Racing the Dawn: The 29-Inning Minor League Marathon

Baseball is one of the few sports not dictated by a time clock,…
Debuting with Altoona in 1887 as a teenager, Brodie played with the rough and rowdy Baltimore Orioles from 1893 to 1896.

The History of Baseball in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Since the formation of the National League in 1876, many cities…
The ticket and administration building (shown at left) still stands and today serves as the headquarters for the Boston University police.

Braves Field: An Imperfect History of the Perfect Ballpark

In the midst of the Deadball Era, a jewel box ballpark rose a…
Pete Gray is the first player, row three.

The Browns get it right: Winning the World Series rematch in 1945

Six months after the Cardinals and Browns met in the 1944 World…
Today, the archway still welcomes ballplayers and their families to five diamonds, as well as tennis courts and soccer fields.

The Elysian Fields of Brooklyn: The Parade Ground

Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City and if…
His power numbers were much better on the road than at home after July 20, 1951, despite the Giants’ scheme to steal signs at the Polo Grounds

Durocher the Spymaster: How much did the Giants prosper from cheating in 1951?

In the summer of 1951, the New York Giants under manager Leo…
pitched 13 seasons in the major leagues, including stints for eight different franchises

Two days in August 1971: Tom Seaver and Dave Roberts

For two days in the summer of 1971, Tom Seaver dueled with another…
hit 177 homers for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Mike Piazza By the Numbers: The Hall of Fame Case

Are Mike Piazza's 427 career home runs enough for him to be elected…
Baseball Research Journal, Fall 2012 (Vol. 41, No. 2)

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