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05-09

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 8 (or, The Josh Hamilton Show)
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Larry Granillo

04-15

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 14
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Larry Granillo

12-21

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Spinning Yarn: Hit-and-Run Success is No Accident
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Mike Fast

10-26

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The Lineup Card: 13 Bad Players Who Are (or Were) Still Fun to Watch and Root For
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Baseball Prospectus

07-20

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The Lineup Card: The Top 13 Veterans Committee Selections That Weren't THAT Bad
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Baseball Prospectus

03-31

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Tater Trot Tracker: Williams, Appling, Oh and Bo
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Larry Granillo

03-30

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Wezen-Ball: A Solo Shot
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Larry Granillo

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

07-22

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Changing Speeds: Cold Fusion
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Ken Funck

09-07

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Checking the Numbers: Pujols and the Simulation Gauntlet
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Eric Seidman

08-11

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Ahead in the Count: Home-Field Advantages, Part One
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Matt Swartz

05-17

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Prospectus Q&A: Jim Palmer
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David Laurila

04-12

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Prospectus Q&A: Rob Deer
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David Laurila

10-27

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On the Beat: The Power Spectrum
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John Perrotto

11-01

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Schrodinger's Bat: My First Full Season
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Dan Fox

10-18

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Baserunning Edition
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Dan Fox

09-25

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It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over Redux
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Baseball Prospectus

08-09

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Bonds Responses
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Baseball Prospectus

07-27

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Lies, Damned Lies: Fixing It
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Nate Silver

04-29

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Prospectus Q&A: Dan Levitt
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David Laurila

10-16

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Future Shock: Monday Morning Ten-Pack
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Kevin Goldstein

10-16

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Future Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?
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Kevin Goldstein

10-14

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: The Best and Worst of Mets and Cardinals Postseason Pitching
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Jim Baker

10-13

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Today: The Games Go On
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Player Profile
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Marc Normandin

10-11

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Remembering Buck O'Neil
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Alex Belth

10-11

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Prospectus Today: LCS, Day One
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Joe Sheehan

10-09

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Completely Random Statistical Trivia
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Keith Woolner

10-09

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Six
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Joe Sheehan

10-07

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Four
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Matchups: October Musings
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Jim Baker

10-05

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Two
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Joe Sheehan

09-26

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Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 26
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Jay Jaffe

08-24

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Schrodinger's Bat: Valuing the Running Game
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Dan Fox

06-08

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Schrodinger's Bat: Swing and Miss
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Dan Fox

05-04

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Lies, Damned Lies: Introducing ORVY
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Nate Silver

10-22

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Prospectus Today: Game Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Call It In The Air!
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Dave Pease

06-29

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The Impact of Closers
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Rany Jazayerli

12-13

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The Greatest Home Run Hitters of All Time
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James Kushner

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The tater trots for May 8 were dominated by Josh Hamilton's four home runs versus the Orioles in Baltimore.

The night was dominated by one ultra-rare occurrence that had only happened 15 times before: Cesar Izturis's home run for the Brewers, the 16th home run of his career. I suppose a few people were also talking about the four home runs Josh Hamilton put up against the Baltimore Orioles last night, too.

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The tater trots for April 14: Kemp's big day, Helton finds the fountain of youth, Big Papi's first trot, and a pair of speedsters.

Sunday morning and waffles are calling. Let's get to the trots!

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The hit-and-run is much maligned as a small-ball tactic, but it's a surprisingly successful strategy.

In this game you never know enough.”—Dale Mitchell

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Despite being terrible at baseball, these players are (or were) enjoyable to watch

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In honor of Hall of Fame induction week, the Lineup Card visits the deservedly derided Veterans Committee to see what they did RIGHT.

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From Ted Williams' home run in his final career at-bat to Sadaharu Oh's record-breaking blast and beyond, there have been some remarkable home runs hit in baseball history. Here's a look at six of them.

Note: This piece was originally run on Deadspin.

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Duane Kuiper holds the record for most career at-bats with only one career home run. A look at that lone blast from 1977.

Fans come out to the ballpark for a variety of reasons, from cheap family fun to the intricacies of the hit-and-run to the devastating ruin of Pedro Martinez's changeup. Baseball has something for everyone. There is no denying, however, the almost universal appeal of the home run. Purists will tell you that they would rather witness a 1-0 combined three-hitter that's not decided until the ninth inning over a 10-8 slugfest with five different home runs, and it may even be true. But there's a reason the mound was lowered in 1969, the designated hitter was added in 1973, and the "steroid era" was so popular at the turnstiles. Greg Maddux said it best: "Chicks dig the longball."


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The little second baseman steps into the lefthander's batters box, ready for the pitch. His stance is very much that of a man with a .280 career batting average and a .329 career slugging percentage. His body is as upright and rigid as his bat, which looks about two-times too big for him. His chin is dug deep into his right shoulder, as if he is trying to scratch an itch while his hands are otherwise occupied.



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With the Fall Classic now upon us, the staff at Baseball Prospectus shares their most memorable World Series moments.

Every baseball fan has a special World Series memory, whether it's Willie Mays' catch, Bill Mazeroski's home run, Brooks Robinson's defense, Kirk Gibson's limp around the bases, or Derek Jeter becoming the first-ever Mr. November. With the World Series opening tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco with the Giants facing the Texas Rangers, many of our writers, editors, and interns share their favorite memories of the Fall Classic.

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A look at the surprise home run hitters of 2010, relative to their pre-season PECOTA forecasts.

On Tuesday night in Kansas City, Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista launched his major league-leading 26th home run, continuing one of the most unexpected power surges in recent memory. Long known as a journeyman with decent patience and a modicum of power, few expected Bautista at this stage of his career to suddenly turn into a long-ball machine. It’s always fun to see players suddenly show a propensity for the long ball—perhaps we identify with players who manage the baseball equivalent of the young Marty McFly balling up his fist and decking Biff with an unexpected haymaker. 

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September 7, 2009 4:23 pm

Checking the Numbers: Pujols and the Simulation Gauntlet

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Eric Seidman

So, how unlikely is unlikely as far as that bid for the Triple Crown goes, anyway?

While scoping out the season of the one and only Albert Pujols a couple of weeks ago, I attempted to quantify his chances of attaining the Triple Crown. At the time, Pujols led his league in dingers, stood deadlocked in the RBI race with Prince Fielder, and trailed Hanley Ramirez in batting average by a rather large margin. The methodology implemented in that piece was back-of-the-envelope at best, as the dependency of the inherent variables should have precluded the multiplication of separate probabilities. Since home runs automatically correlate to runs batted in as well as batting average, and because a higher batting average would, in theory, lead to more steaks, the three legs of the race are not independent of one another and therefore cannot be multiplied together to determine the Triple Crown likelihood. Though a more accurate process is unlikely to yield drastically different results than the 0.74 percent I found initially, the perfectionist in me felt it necessary to re-run the numbers through a more complex and accurate simulation in order to determine Pujols' chances.

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August 11, 2009 2:39 pm

Ahead in the Count: Home-Field Advantages, Part One

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Matt Swartz

An initial look at the extent of the home-field advantage in terms of its incidence on in-game results.

In every sport and at every level, the home team wins more games than the visiting team. While this is true in baseball, it's less the case than in other sports. Throughout baseball history, the home team has won approximately 54 percent of the games played. Nearly every aspect of the game has changed drastically over the last century, but home-field advantage has barely changed at all. Consider the home-field advantage in each decade since 1901:

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May 17, 2009 10:11 am

Prospectus Q&A: Jim Palmer

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David Laurila

The Orioles Hall of Famer discusses his contemporaries, solo home runs, commanding the strike zone, and... solo home runs,

A lot of great pitchers have worn an Orioles uniform over the years, but none have been better than Jim Palmer. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990, Palmer won 268 games over 19 seasons, winning 20 games or more eight times and twice leading the American League in ERA. Signed by Baltimore as an amateur free agent in 1963, Palmer made his big-league debut in 1965 and went on to play his entire career with the Orioles, pitching 3,948 innings and earning three World Series rings. In Game Two of the 1966 Fall Classic, Palmer became the youngest pitcher to throw a World Series shutout when he defeated Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers 2-0 at the age of 20. The winningest pitcher in team history, Palmer is currently an analyst for Orioles TV.

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