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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-20-2017

Pittsburgh Press, April 20, 1917:

Manager Mitchell of the Cubs has ordered the discontinuance of the hit and run play. “I’ll fine anyone who tries it,” says Mitchell—“fine him $100 for the first offense and fire him the second time. I’ve studied that play thoroughly. The odds against its bein a winner are about 70 to 1, and I don’t propose to lose out on the 69 extra chances.”

On one hand, it’s pretty cool and a bit unexpected that managers were studying success rates of plays like this. On the other hand, I find it difficult to believe that the success rate of the hit and run is (or has ever been) as low as 1.4%.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 20, 2017 at 10:02 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, strategy

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Starting pitching key to success over bullpen | MLB.com

You can’t win in the playoffs if you don’t get there.

And durable rotations have been a key to success.

In the past 21 years, 74 of the 178 teams that advance to the postseason had at least four starting pitchers work at least 162 innings, including nine World Series champions and 21 of the 42 teams that reached the World Series.

The Cubs quintet of Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, John Lackey, Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel reinforced that over the course of the 2016 regular season.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 03, 2017 at 08:22 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: strategy

 

 

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