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Something special was needed to celebrate Derek Jeter's 38th birthday. So the idea was created to list his top 38 regular season games by WPA. Since WPA stands for Win Probability Added and Jeter is all about the team winning, it seemed the perfect vehicle. Writing that post led to wondering who had the most high WPA games in a career. And that led to this post here. There are a lot of great statistics, but WPA is sort of neat because it tries to quantify how much a batter adds to (or subracts from) his team's chances of winning the game.
High WPA games are easier to record by pitchers because their job is to prevent runs. If they do so, then they will record a high WPA. Nolan Ryan leads all pitchers since the stat began being recorded with 108. The statistic cannot be used for the old timers. Play by play data was spotty until 1946 and even from 1946 to 1973, the data is incomplete with some 20 percent of the games missing. Even so, Baseball-reference.com records the sta...
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English: CC Sabathia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At the start of the 2012 season, I asked my father, ‘what could be the worst thing to happen to the New York Yankees this season?’
He responded without even taking a breath, “CC Sabathia getting injured.”
So when the news broke, prior to today’s third and final afternoon romp with the Cleveland Indians, that CC Sabathia was...
From Jon Lane:Brett Gardner (elbow) will join the Yankees in St. Petersburg, Fla., next week during the series against the Rays to take dry swings, but is still not expected back prior to the All-Star break. Gardner will first play in rehab games when teams return to action with the goal for him to be activated at full strength. He suffered a second setback on June 10 while playing...
As an over slot fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, the New York Yankees awarded Mason Williams with the largest bonus of their draft class. Two years later, Williams possesses a strong set of tools with quickly developing baseball skills. On a loaded Charleston RiverDogs roster, he is the easiest player to project as at least an average regular at the big league level. The young...
The Yankees were dealt a tough injury blow on Wednesday after Andy Pettitte suffered a broken left ankle. The veteran lefty was hit on a liner up the middle by Casey Kotchman, and was unable to put weight on the leg while pitching to the next batter.
This news game on the heels of the announcement that CC Sabathia was placed on the 15 day DL with a strained groin. The Bombers will...
Third base umpire Mike DiMuro credited New York Yankees left fielder Dewayne Wise with making a catch after leaping into the left field stands in foul territory even though Wise came out of the stands without a baseball in his glove.
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It happened in the top of the seventh inning as Cleveland Indians batter Jack Hannahan hit the ball towards...
The New York Yankees have claimed right-hander Danny Farquhar off waivers from the Oakland Athletics and optioned him to Double-A Trenton.
To make room on the 40-man roster, New York transferred outfielder Brett Gardner to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. Gardner has had a couple of setbacks in his recovery from a right elbow strain. Manager Joe Girardi says Gardner most likely...
Cleveland Indians 4 — New York Yankees 6 Phil Hughes threw 8 scoreless en route to a 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. Phil Hughes spread 6 hits over 8 scoreless innings for another start without a home run. Through his 8 scoreless innings, he hardly faced any difficult spots. The most difficult [...]
New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes struggled through a 4 1/3-inning, six-run loss against the Atlanta Braves last week, so he took the mound Tuesday looking for improvement against the Cleveland Indians. "Larry and I always talk about bounce-back outings," said Hughes, referring to pitching coach Larry Rothschild. "You try to put together as many good ones...
Robinson Cano homered and drove in three runs to extend his recent tear, Hiroki Kuroda took a shutout into the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 on Monday night.
Nick Swisher and Dewayne Wise also went deep for the homer-happy Yankees, who opened a seven-game homestand against the top two teams in the AL Central with their third consecutive victory...
The Boston Herald June 22, 2012Dear Editor,As an avid Red Sox fan, I believe that Yankees should be punished on the field, but not in inconsequential trials that take up America's time and money ('Jury: Clemens not guilty,' June 19).- Katherine Lazarski, Bristol, Conn.