In addition to winning twenty-six games in 1912, Marquard was unbeatable throughout the campaign’s first three months. He won an astounding nineteen consecutive games for the Giants from the time he defeated Brooklyn in the opener on April 11 until he beat the Superbas in the first game of a doubleheader on July 3. Rube […]
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Jeremy Lehrman is the editor of Plate Coverage and the author of Baseball's Most Baffling MVP Ballots. He has been a professional speechwriter, copywriter, and editor for 20 years. Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed on this site are his own. You can follow him on twitter: @jeremy_lehrman or @plate_coverage.
…Crasnick’s tweet got us to thinking about K/BB ratio, a stat that seems to have gained currency beyond the analytics community, and what it can (or can’t) tell us about a pitcher. It’s become a supporting pillar of, among other things, the HOF credentials of Curt Schilling and Mike Mussina. In very broad terms, K/BB […]
To any qualified observer—players, coaches, even the owners who refused to grant him an opportunity to pitch in the majors—Satchel Paige was among the greatest handful of pitchers to ever take a mound. In his youth, Paige dominated with an overpowering fastball and extraordinary control. As the years and miles accumulated, he became the game’s […]
Part of the Koufax orthodoxy, of course, is his legend: Retired at 30, at the height of his game, the height of his fame. And then, gone. He never hawked a book, lent his name, or became an autograph factory. Never a hint of scandal, a suggestion of bad behavior. He’d make his Spring Training visits […]
If you rank your terrible MVP selections based on the level of dishonesty, hypocrisy, or bureaucratic incompetence attendant to a vote, there is only one choice for the worst MVP vote of all time. READ MORE AT PLATE COVERAGE.
We had some tremendous performances in 2016 by guys relegated to teams tanking their way to a high draft pick. I don’t want to just run through a list of all-star players who played on bad teams. Instead, let’s look at guys who meet the following criteria: Good performance in 2016 Played for a bad […]
The automobile man had himself a nice idea for an ad campaign; the scandal that erupted shook baseball to its core and captivated a nation. It also gave us the Most Valuable Player award — and we haven’t stopped arguing since. READ MORE