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FBb On MASN: Can Strasburg Be The Next Big Train?


Senators' starter Walter Johnson's first few seasons in the majors didn't go as smoothly as you might expect. Though he put up good numbers, he did so for bad teams, but a few years in the...

This Date In Red Sox History: September 6 - Smoky Joe Wood, 1918 Game 2, Wilbur Wood

Smoky Joe Wood and Walter Johnson face off, Wilbur Wood and his lengthy career are lost to Boston, and the other DiMaggio brother celebrates a birthday.

This Date In Mets History: September 1 — Tom Seaver Is the Franchise


On this date in Mets history, Tom Seaver went K crazy, Tug McGraw tossed a shutout, and, uh, David West was born.

This Date In Red Sox History: August 15 - Babe Ruth Shutout, Singles Record, Jose Malave Signs

Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson, a Sox and Sox singles record, and Boston signs a baseball lifer who couldn't quite make it in the majors.

Bud Selig hates you. And you, and you, and definitely you.


In case you missed it, or have joined the millions of Americans who give news about our national pastime a quizzical look similar to bringing up the leg spinning prowess of Shane Warne in a bar,...

This Day In Washington Baseball History...


This Day In Washington Baseball History...Washington Senators' Walter Johnson Beats The Indians In Dunn Park.

Today in Sports History: May 14th

On this day in sports history, an NBA brawl ends badly for one of the teams, Walter Johnson reaches a milestone, Bob Feller has a bad mother's day, Chauncey Billups hits a big shot, and Robert...

Today in Sports History: February 2nd

Bevo Francis puts his name in the record books.

Today in Sports History: April 14th

Our fattest president throws out the first pitch, Norman chokes at the Masters, Elgin Baylor has a hell of a game, and Roberto De Vicenzo commits a mistake for the ages. All on April 14.

TBA: Most Improbable Scoreless Innings Streaks


Sky Andercheck looks at the liklihood of a great pitcher throwing a scoreless inning by the run production of their opposing teams, and uses that to figure out the three most improbable scoreless innings streaks ever. Predictably, Orel Hershiser's famous 1988 streak comes out in front, with Bulldog's chances of shutting out a team for a whole inning suring that run coming in at about 80%. Doing that 59 times in a row, though, comes out as a one in 485,000 chance. The next two streaks are Walter Johnson's 55.2 straight innings in 1913 (one in 435,000) and Sal Maglie's 45 innings in 1950 (one in 419,000). For a pitcher today, the streak would have to go about 45 innings to pass those three in difficulty. So Greinke was about seven innings away from having the most improbable scoreless innings streak ever. Nifty!

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