Catcher’s interference in the postseason

Jacoby Ellsbury became the first player ever to draw multiple catcher's interference calls in a postseason career.  Ellsbury also holds the regular season career record (31) and the single-season record (12). [Update: Tommy La Stella became the second batter to be involved in multiple postseason catcher interference calls on 10/2/2018.] Dates are

Players with the longest postseason losing streaks

  With the Twins' loss last night, Joe Mauer is now 0-10 in playoff games.  Is this a baseball record? Most appearances in playoff losses, no wins Active players are shaded. Tiebreaker games/one-game playoffs are not included. Player Record Teams Notes Jody Reed 0-11 1988 Red Sox 1990 Red Sox 1996 Padres Rick Porcello 0-11 2011 Tigers 2012 Tigers 2013 Tigers 2016 Red Sox 2017 Red Sox Porcello was on

Triple Crown leaders

[Updated 6/11/2017, prompted by Aaron Judge leading the AL in the Triple Crown categories] From the Bill James mailbag, May 11, 2012: My boring question is one i don't know how to find the answer to myself: what is the latest in the season that a player has led mlb in these

New pitcher used in the field

Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres, April 24, 2014 Padres left fielder Seth Smith suffered some sort of leg injury either fielding a ball in the bottom of the 10th inning or while running out a ground ball in the top of the 11th. The Padres had several position players remaining on the

Position Instability, Part 2

The 2008 Mets are the 17th team, counting the 1961 Kansas City Athletics and 1976 Montreal Expos twice, to start at least 12 players at a single position.Most different starters at any team-position, excluding pitchers and designated hitters, 1956-2007:TeamPosLeaderStartsStartersNotes2002 Cleveland IndiansLFRussell Branyan39151961 Kansas City AthleticsRFJim Rivera29131968 Cleveland IndiansLFLee Maye65131976 Montreal

Position Instability

The 2008 Mets have started 12 different left fielders this season, none of whom have started more than 23 games. How unusual is this?Fewest games started by team-leader at any position, excluding pitchers and designated hitters, 1956-2007, excluding strike seasons:TeamPosLeaderStartsStartersNotes1997 Milwaukee BrewersLFMarc Newfield2810Gerald Williams led the team in LF