Monthly Archives: May 2011

Meet Mr. Smith

I had a random thought today…what is the most common name in MLB?  Not surname, full name.  Not just today, of all time.  After a bit of research it appears that the most common full name of all time in … Continue reading

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Sam “Mayday” Malone’s Jersey Number

In my latest bout of insomnia, I happened upon an episode of Cheers that featured Sam “Mayday” Malone heading to Yankee Stadium to pitch to an old nemesis on his day of honor.  Ted Danson portrayed the relief pitcher turned … Continue reading

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Gorker

gorker – A term used by Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver for a cheap hit.  “In the ninth, Tippy Martinez…gave up two cheap singles.  ‘You hate to take a guy out after two gorkers,’ manager Earl Weaver said” (Washington Post, June … Continue reading

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