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YCPB Awards–Not Quite the Year of the Pitcher

In 1968, twenty pitchers pitched at least 175 innings with ERAs under 2.50. Seven of those twenty had ERAs under 2.00, led by Bob Gibson’s miniscule 1.12 (in 304.2 innings). Detroit’s Denny McLain went 31-6, becoming just the third 30-game … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: Team of the Year – Pray, These Padres Are Unpredictable

Title references this lovely article by Rebecca. When I was making my predictions for the 2010 season, I was fairly sure of one thing: the San Diego Padres would be cellar-dwellers in the NL West and owners of the worst … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: Hittin’ Dingers Up in Here All Night (Uh-Huh)

(Title is in reference to this song, which you should really listen to.) So the NL MVP was rather unpredictable, but at least Aubrey Huff had a history of success, even if it was on crappy teams and coming off … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: All this, and a red thong too (NL MVP)

Aubrey Huff has had a very interesting career, mostly on awful teams like the early 2000s DEVIL RAYS and Baltimore, before he joined the Giants prior to 2010 – who, of course, won the World Series. Drafted by the Rays … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: Play of the Year – Pigs Flying in Boston

Honus Wagner. Tris Speaker. Jimmie Foxx. Joe DiMaggio. Lou Gehrig. Ted Williams. Mickey Mantle. Carl Yastrzemski. George Brett. Cal Ripken Jr. Alex Rodriguez. Bengie Molina. Wait, what? Well, other than being carbon-based life forms who play baseball, these men all … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: W: Closer, L: Position Player, S: Starter

Note—this was by far the tightest vote of any of the awards, with none of the five choices even garnering 25% of the vote. In the end, it was tied between this game and Armando Galarraga’s Imperfect Game. By unanimous … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: No UCL? No Problem

Once upon a time, RA Dickey was a top prospect. As the 18th overall pick in the 1996 draft, Dickey had a six figure offer from the Texas Rangers before a team doctor noticed his arm in an awkward position … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: 13-12

Over the coming weeks we will be rolling out the YCPB Awards, given to what were, as voted by you, the most unpredictable players and moments of the 2010 season. Figured this one should come out the day the actual … Continue reading

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