Having taken a look at the 2011 ZiPS numbers for the Yankees’ hitters and pitchers, we’ve finally completed our tour of each of the major 2011 projection systems. What better way to encapsulate everything we’ve learned...
Just a quick heads up, I’ll be batting lead off on Mike Silva’s New York Baseball Digest Show tonight at 8:00. Topics will include questions about the 2011 Yanks, the mutual lurking on Liriano, our crazy uncle Hank, Joba’s fastball and my take on the civil war in Libya. OK, maybe not that last one. ...
Yesterday’s question: In 2010, Brett Gardner was tied (with Carl Crawford) for 3rd in the AL in Stolen Bases with 47. Give me the six Yankees who have led the American League in stolen bases a total of 11 times since 1914.
Answers: Fritz Maisel (1914) Ben Chapman (1931-1933) Frankie Crosetti (1938) Snuffy Sternweiss (1944-45)...
Brett Gardner LF
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Jorge Posada DH
Eric Chavez 1b
Jesus Montero C
Eduardo Nunez 2b
Ronnie Belliard 3b
Ramiro Pena SS
Ivan Nova SP
Also scheduled to pitch; Sergio Mitre, Boone Logan, Dellin Betances
Update: Belliard has apparently been scratched due to a calf issue. Brandon Laird will still at 3rd base.
This time of year, there’s so many little items that don’t require a full post but are interesting nonetheless. For the items that catch my eye, I’ll fold them into one weekend post where I can weigh in on them and we can discuss them further in the comment...
Thursday’s question: Which team had the most hitters with 5 or more WAR in a single season? How many hitters was it? Who were they?
Answer: The 1939 yankees with Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Gordon, Charlie Keller, Red Rolfe, and George Selkirk.
Today’s Trivia Question: In 2010, Brett Gardner was tied (with Carl Crawford) for 3rd...