October 31, 2014

Now Pitching for the Royals, Clayton Kershaw

August 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Much has been said about Clayton Kershaw’s historic season. From his 41 inning scoreless streak to his 206 ERA+, he’s been compared to Sandy Koufax and many other all-time greats. He’s having the kind of season that we haven’t seen since Clemens, Johnson, Pedro, and Maddux were at their peaks. Halfway across the country, the […]

Book Review: The Last Best League

August 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Every year, the top college baseball players gather about 70 miles southeast of Boston to hone their skills and showcase their talents in front of amateur scouts from all 30 Major League Baseball teams. This is the Cape Cod League, the most prestigious of all the college summer leagues, made of 10 teams that play […]

Book Review: “Down to the Last Pitch”

May 30, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The 1991 World Series was the first that I remember watching as a kid. My elementary school friend was rooting for the Twins, so naturally, I chose the Braves. While I was in awe of the spectacle and being able to watch the players that I knew from all of my trading cards, I knew […]

Book Review: “1954”

April 19, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

“1954” is the latest book from J. G. Taylor Spink Award recipient Bill Madden. Madden has covered Baseball for the New York Daily News for over 30 years and his most recent book, Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, was a New York Times Bestseller. As the title suggests, “1954” chronicles the 1954 Baseball Season. […]

Teammates Sharing Birthdays

April 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are like me, then you are a child of the 90’s and you rooted for America’s Team, the Atlanta Braves. And you probably know that today, April 14th, is Greg Maddux, David Justice, and Steve Avery’s birthday. Alright, you don’t need to be a child of the 90’s OR have rooted for the […]

Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie Robinson and the 1946 Pennant

March 9, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

I’m currently in the middle of reading a handful of Jackie Robinson/Branch Rickey/Brooklyn Dodger themed books. The reason being is that I am pumped to see the movie “42” next month. After watching this trailer, how could you not get excited? Recently, one of the books went through Robinson’s 1946 season with the Montreal Royals […]

Postseason Series Win Probability

December 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I would have liked to add this in October, but I had some things to tweak and I wanted to make sure the 2012 data was included at launch. Thanks to Retrosheet, every single postseason play, game, and series is included. I’ve also added postseason tiebreakers. Before I get emails about the tiebreakers, I realize […]

Baseball Gauge – Introducing our new version of Wins Above Replacement

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In celebration of the new season, Seamheads.com and The Baseball Gauge are proud to announce our new Wins Above Replacement. The updated calculation has two major changes from our previous system. The first upgrade is our Fielding system, which now uses Runs Saved from Michael Humphreys Defensive Regression Analysis. This allows us to compare and […]

Ten-Man Baseball

March 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

I just finished reading Leigh Montville’s biography on the Babe “The Big Bam“. I’m ashamed to say that this was the first Babe Ruth biography that I have read, especially after reading a ton of bio’s about much more obscure players. One of the many factoids that stood out to me was this…. In December […]

Hindsight is 20/20: Prospect Lists

March 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Every off season, leading up to Opening Day, the talk amongst fans, blogs, and scouting services is Prospect Lists. It’s a passion for many because they want to know who will be the stars of the future, or they want to know if there is any reason to get excited about their favorite team’s future. […]

The 2010 Pennant Winners (How They Came to Be)

October 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Using Bill James’s Win Shares, I’ll take a look at how each World Series team was formed. The information can be found at my site The Baseball Gauge. This page compares all of the 2010 teams. The percentages refer to the team’s percentage of Win Shares that came from each category with their rank in […]

History’s Biggest All-Star Snubs

July 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Every year around this time, the talk amongst the fans, media, and bloggers centers on All-Star Rosters. No matter who is selected or left off, there are always those who are not going to be happy. Although one thing is for sure, it always makes for a great discussion. With all this talk about Joey […]

All-College Teams (A Rosenblatt Farewell)

June 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Before I begin, I’d like to thank Mike Lynch for this opportunity to contribute to Seamheads. It’s great to be a part of this amazing lineup of contributors. I live in Omaha, Nebraska, home of Rosenblatt Stadium and the College World Series. The final CWS game to ever be played at Rosenblatt will be either […]