Pujols Hits No. 497 and Complementary Highlights

(When I talked about home run 496, I pledged to cover the way to 500, and I’ll probably note when he passes some famous old-timers as well.) Friday against the Detroit Tigers Albert Pujols barreled a ball over the left field fence and now only three home runs stand between… Read more“Pujols Hits No. 497 and Complementary Highlights”

Time to Talk Standings

We’re basically ten percent into the season, and the standings at this point look plenty interesting. There is a standings page here at Midnight Baseball, besides standings you’ll find projections that modify themselves after I input the results of each game. Since that page sometimes takes a few seconds to… Read more“Time to Talk Standings”

And Now Our Watch Begins: Albert Pujols Hits 496th Career Home Run

I know a good many people have become disillusioned with statistical milestones that once inspired awe–home run milestones most of all. The 500 home run club has swelled from 15 members to 25 in the last 15 seasons. Those 10 new members mark the most new members in any fifteen-year… Read more“And Now Our Watch Begins: Albert Pujols Hits 496th Career Home Run”

Comeback Watch

Jerome Williams, Astros SP We begin with your archetypal journeyman. Such is Jerome’s drifter mystique that we can’t even be sure about his real name. As a 21-year-old rookie in 2003, Williams tossed 130 dependable innings in service of a Giants division championship. Batters didn’t go yard on him the… Read more“Comeback Watch”