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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19-game streak longest so far in 2012

My brother has the longest streak in our group so far this year. Adrian Gonzalez started his 17 game streak and he ended it. Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, Melky Cabrera, Joey Votto, Bryce Harper, Joe Mauer, Starlin Castro, Brandon Phillips, Paul Konerko, Raul Ibanez, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Prince Fielder, Aramis Ramirez, Billy …

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