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Streaking

Like the proverbial first-small-step of the longest journey, record-MLB streaks begin innocently enough. Each captures the imagination of the public in different ways. Usually, the most dramatic streaks occur over the course of a season. A few, equally impressive, are … Continue reading

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The Walk-down Song

In 1880, the National League changed the rules so that eight balls instead of nine were required for a walk. In 1884, the National League changed the rules so that six balls were required for a walk. In 1886, the … Continue reading

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Baby, You’re a Rich Man…and I Guess a Free One Now

Bulletin: The Department of Justice will not appeal a court ruling that clears Barry Bonds of obstruction in a probe over steroids. Such ends criminal prosecution of Major League Baseball’s career home-run leader. Thank goodness for this news on the … Continue reading

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Ten-inning Gem from 1965

Jim Maloney threw 187 (!) pitches, walking ten batters, in his ten-inning, August 19, no-hitter versus the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Wrigley, which turns 100 in 2014, is a spry 51 here. Thanks to FOROTB (friend of Right off … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Ichiro

The Right Off the Bat team joins the rest of the baseball world in hailing Ichiro Suzuki. Who would’ve thought in a New York Yankees uniform no less the great hitter would join the ranks of Ty Cobb and Pete … Continue reading

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Hidden-ball Trick (2)

As noted, I (Evander) today lugged my ten-pound wooden-slatted seat, taken from the original Yankee Stadium, pre-1974-76 renovation, to be signed by Gene Michael. It was a pleasure to meet “The Stick,” who obliged me with his carefully written autograph. … Continue reading

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News for the Delphic Oracle and the Baseball Writers

We might add another Yeats line to our title: Speech after long silence. There has not been much action in this lackluster Hot-stove League Season—unless you are a follower of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, signers of troubled superstar … Continue reading

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