Fun with baseball stats

Starlin Castro’s ranking among the all-time Chicago Cubs greats

With Starlin Castro traded to the Yankees, where does he stand among the all-time Chicago Cubs greats? Starlin played six seasons for the Cubs. His 3,524 at bats places him 28th among all Cubs. Therefore, we can use that 28th ranking as a benchmark for his other stats. Anything above 28 would be above what …

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How many times have two Cubs struck out in the same All-Star inning?

The Cubs managed to squeak two players onto the All-Star roster this year. Both Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo batted in the same inning. Castro came up first. The announcers were talking about the Cubs young talent; and how Castro is a cornerstone of the talent. He strikes out. Anthony Rizzo steps up as the …

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NL singles leader in 2008, 2009, 2010 is Ryan Theriot?

(Ryan Theriot breaks his bat in a September 22, 2007 game where the Cubs (82-73) defeated the Reds (66-89) with a score of 9-5. Batting 8th in the lineup Theriot went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.) Recently, scrappy infielder Ryan Theriot retired at 34 years old. Unbelievably, he lead the National League in singles during 2008, …

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Which is the best team in the 2013 MLB playoffs? [infograhic]

All eight teams in the playoffs have over 90 wins in the regular season. 97-65 Boston Red Sox 97-65 St. Louis Cardinals 96-66 Oakland Athletics 96-66 Atlanta Braves 94-68 Pittsburgh Pirates 93-69 Detroit Tigers 92-70 Los Angeles Dodgers 92-71 Tampa Bay Rays That race is too close to call. Let’s take a look at three …

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