Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball
By Christopher J. Phillips
Princeton University Press; hardcover, 320 pages; 27.95
Baseball has always been known as a numbers game, and that is no truer than now in what can certainly be called the analytics era.
It is the one sport where people can sit and keep score (as seen above), which is an art unto itself because there are many different ways to score hits and outs, so you can really make it your own. By comparison, scoring a basketball game is just circling numbers for points and fouls, can be quite tedious, and doesn’t nearly tell the story of the game like a baseball scorecard.
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25 years ago today was one of the most heartbreaking days in baseball history, as the players went on strike, never to return. The World Series was cancelled, something that was unthinkable considering it had never happened before The strike even dragged into 1995, shortening that season to 144 games.
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The Yankees will play a separate-admission doubleheader on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles with Game 1 beginning at 1:05 p.m. and Game 2 beginning at 7:05 p.m.
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(Aaron Judge (center) and Cameron Maybin (right) celebrate – @Yankees)
The Yankees completed their sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 7-4 win on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
This came after Boston took three out of four at Fenway a weekend ago and actually showed signs of getting into the American League East race by cutting the Yankees’ lead down to eight games.
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It was a good month to be a reliever in New York in July, as Seth Lugo of the Mets has been named the National League Reliever of the Month, and Tommy Kahnle of the Yankees has been voted the American League Reliever of the Month.
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(Yankee Stadium – Photo by Jason Schott)
On Saturday, August 3, the Yankees will play a separate-admission doubleheader vs. the Boston Red Sox with Game 1 beginning at 1:05 p.m. and Game 2 beginning at 7:05 p.m.
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Almost Yankees: The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of
By J. David Herman
University of Nebraska Press; 344 pages; hardcover, $29.95; eBook, $29.95
J. David Herman has written a poignant and nostalgic narrative of the lives and travails of Minor League Baseball in the new book Almost Yankees.
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(Yankees Manager Aaron Boone – Photo by Jason Schott)
The Yankees returned home on Tuesday night after a road trip in which they went 3-4 in Minnesota and Boston, but in which their pitchers gave up some pretty historic numbers.
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On Friday morning, the Yankees reinstated Cameron Maybin from the 10-day injured list from the 10-day injured list. Following last night’s game, they optioned left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
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(Troy Tulowitzki (12) earlier this season with the Yankees – Photo by Jason Schott)
Troy Tulowitzki, the five-time All-Star with the Colorado Rockies who then went on to play for the Toronto Blue Jays and joined the Yankees at the start of this season, announced his retirement on Thursday.
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