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Cast Your Vote For the 1917 All-Stars!

September 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Voice of the Fan—YOU—will be heard! Here is your golden opportunity to cast your vote for the most deserving base ball players to play in the 1917 All-Star Series between the two great leagues, taking place July 13-15 at the spacious Polo Grounds in New York, N.Y. Voting is taking place right now.  The […]

Ballparks Database Updated!

April 30, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The Seamheads.com Ballparks Database has now been updated with 2011 data plus the latest and greatest corrections. As a reminder, we provide two sets of calculations: 1-year factors and 3-year factors. The 1-year factors are observed factors, based on only the season in question.  While we do use an other parks corrector as described in the […]

The 1928 Homestead Grays

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After five years of poking around, I’ve rebuilt 99% of the 1928 Homestead Grays schedule, have located results for 150 games, and box scores for more than 100 contests. This week, in the Seamhead’s Outsider Baseball Bulletin, I reveal some new details from the OBB’s latest archaelogical dig. Included: Five home runs in one double-header […]

Men and Moneyball

October 18, 2011 by · 8 Comments 

“I think about baseball virtually every waking hour of my life.”                                                         -  Bill James   courtesy of google images   Good face.   Good jaw.  Five tools.  Clean stroke.  He’s cheap.  Buy wins.  Buy runs.   The what?   Rich teams.  Poor teams.   Who’s that?   That’s Pete.   […]

Former Pitcher Larry Burchart Reminisces

October 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles Dodgers really, really wanted collegiate star right-handed pitcher Larry Burchart. In 1967 they took him in the first round of the June phase of the amateur draft. Since he was enrolled at Oklahoma State, he did not sign. This did not deter the Dodgers, who took him again in the third round […]

Hall of Famer Phil Niekro to Appear on This Thursday’s “Braves Banter”

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Phil Niekro, who was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in 1997 after a 24-year career in which he won 318 games, will be Dan Schlossberg’s guest on this Thursday’s edition of “Braves Banter” on the Seamheads National Podcasting Network.  Join Dan and his co-host Chris Mascaro for their 30-minute chat […]

Clearing The Bases: Closers

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The old axiom when it comes to relief pitchers, is never pay for saves.  I follow this mantra somewhat, especially in mixed leagues, but in NL or AL only leagues I want to have one solid closer.  I don’t like to spend a big part of my budget on more than one, but I want […]

10 Reasons You Should Already Be Especially Psyched for Opening Day

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The smell of freshly laid sod, ballpark hot dogs and seven-dollar beer is in the air (or on the ground). Baseball season is quickly approaching, and fans everywhere — well, perhaps except for Houston, Pittsburgh and Seattle — are champing at the bit to find out how the 2011 MLB season will unfold. Opening Day […]

Remembering Ron

December 4, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

It’s been hours now since the news of our beloved Chicago icon has hit the airwaves, and we’ve all dealt with the passing in various ways. When I first got the news, my initial thought was “I have to be at Wrigley. I have to be home.” I’ve spent the majority of today in thought […]

Yankees Should Avoid Using Burnett in the Postseason

September 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Since 1920, 391 Yankees pitchers have had a seasonal ERA of at least 5.30. Of all those pitchers, no pitcher has been allowed to pitch as many innings as A.J. Burnett. Why? Because Burnett is on a five-year deal, and he is making $16.5 million this season. Essentially, he is here to stay and the […]

Yankees: Why Losses Today May Mean Wins Tomorrow

September 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Yankee fans were unhappy—to say the least—on Monday night, when the Yankees surrendered first place to the Rays for the first time since August 3. Tuesday night, the Yankees got first place back, and breathed a sigh of relief. Amidst all that anger came an interesting thought: what if, by some chance, the Yankees didn’t win […]

A-OK without A-Rod? Not quite.

August 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The Yankees placed Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. The move is looked at as a precautionary one; the Yankees want to make sure that the injury does not turn into a bigger problem as we approach the playoffs. With a win on Saturday, the Yankees improved to 11-0 when Alex Rodriguez is not […]

The story of Joba Chamberlain: Frustration, frustration and more frustration

July 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Believe it or not, Yankee fans can be frustrated too. Hard to believe considering they have won 27 championships and are in the playoff race year in and year out. But occasionally, Yankee fans find something to complain about, something to criticize. And once you get Yankee fans going, there is no stopping them. This […]

House Looking To Have Stronger Season

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday afternoon, left-hander T.J. House made his advanced Single-A debut in the Carolina League for the Kinston Indians.  He did not disappoint, going five strong innings where he allowed two runs on six hits and one walks, but most impressively had ten strikeouts. Depending on what publication you refer to House is a top […]

Fun at the Old Ballpark

March 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Cardinals seem to have righted the ship and are moving in a positive direction, winning both games of the weekend.  Before we talk about that, though, let’s discuss the topic making the rounds: Buster Olney’s report of a Albert Pujols/Ryan Howard trade. First off, the Olney report is probably accurate, because when you read […]

A Proper Frame for Stephen Strasburg

February 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson left southern California in 1907 a shy young man who was uncertain why the Washington Senators thought he was going to be a star. Manager Cantillon had heard from scouts the kid was a unique talent-77 straight scoreless innings, 166 strikeouts in eleven games. Now, a century later, another […]