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Our Latest Articles

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Give Me More Willies
Far more information about Stargell and McCovey than you can use in three lifetimes.​
All-Star Teams Chosen by Career Quality
In which Nig Lipscomb finally receives his due.
No Boots, No Walking
Featuring the unlikely combo of Tim Anderson and Nancy Sinatra.
The Bullpen Fatigue Effect
When your starting pitcher is knocked out early, does that hurt you TOMORROW?
All-Star Game Starting Lineup vs. Total Runs All-Star Team
Stats vs. Fans
“Let your first striker always be the coolest hand of the nine”
Taking a look at the good and the bad leadoff hitters in history, including leadoff "families"
Who Will Throw the Next No-Hitter?
Where have all the no-hitters gone?

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Clayton Kershaw 625.7
2 Max Scherzer 585.1
3 Madison Bumgarner 584.9
4 Jake Arrieta 555.8
5 Zack Greinke 552.4
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