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  1. Ortiz leads majors in 'hard-hit average'

    Gordon Edes

    CLEVELAND -- It's a subjective stat to be sure, but David Ortiz leads all major leaguers in "hard-hit ball average," a stat our resident guru at ESPN Stats and Information, Mark A. Simon, has been compiling, tracking hard-hit averages through the use...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  2. Worst to first: The list

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- Courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information, here is the list of teams that sine 1990 have gone from worst to first in a single season, and played in the World Series. The Red Sox are the first to do so since the 2008 Rays. The 1991 Twins ar...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  3. Junior Lake becoming a dual threat

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - It simply doesn't happen often. A player hits a grand slam and then bunts for a base hit in the same game. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake is just the fourth player in five years to accomplish...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  4. Kershaw in elite statistical company

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats and Information

    AP Photo/Jeff RobersonClayton Kershaw has made things difficult for opposing hitters throughout 2013. Clayton Kershaw looks to keep his amazing 2013 going when the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Chicago Cubs tonight. Kershaw's history against the...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. Best defensive seasons for each franchise

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats and Information

    Everyone has things they like to do to kill time during the baseball offseason, particularly on days in which massive snowstorms blanket the East Coast. Our editor, Dave Schoenfield, likes to make lists of things like the best one-season wonders. ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  6. First Pitch: Yanks at Blue Jays (Aug. 10)

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon, ESPN Stats and Information

    Freddy Garcia Stats to Watch Garcia continues to pitch well since returning to the rotation in July, with three runs or fewer allowed in six of those seven starts. However, he lacked his usual command in his most recent start against the Mariners...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  7. Surging Pierzynski powering red-hot Sox

    Ernest Tolden, ESPN Stats and Information

    The Chicago White Sox have won 10 of their past 13 games overall and enter Tuesday 1 .5 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the American League Central lead. Their recent success has been powered by catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who is one of the hottest...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  8. Matchup: Felix Doubrant's curve vs. Texas

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats and Information's John Fisher took a look at one important thing to watch tonight as the Boston Red Sox and starter Felix Doubrant take on the Texas Rangers (7 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and ESPN): the curve ball. Here's part of Fisher's...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  9. Afternoon jam: Game 4 facts

    ESPN Stats and Information Group, Elias Sports Bureau

    Swept Up? In 42 previous best-of-seven series in franchise history, the Devils have never been swept. From Elias: That's the second longest all-time streak in the NHL and the longest active streak among NHL, NBA and MLB teams. The Bulls own the longe...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  10. Just the facts on Josh Hamilton and the power Rangers

    Tim MacMahon

    Some facts and figures gathered by ESPN Stats and Information: Josh Hamilton hit his third career walk-off home run Saturday. All three have come with his team trailing. The other two were July 9, 2008, vs. Francisco Rodriguez and July 9, 2011, vs...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  11. Kemp, Dodgers flex muscle

    Dan Braunstein | ESPN Stats and Information

    With a big assist from, we take a look back at the Dodgers' week, starting from April 27. Kemp finishes historic April Matt Kemp set a Dodgers record with 12 home runs in April and also set a Los Angeles Dodgers record wi...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  12. Garcia can't trick Ortiz -- or anyone else

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- From ESPN Stats and Information guru Mark Simon: The opposite-field double by David Ortiz off Freddy Garcia in the first inning Saturday is interesting, given the batter-pitcher dynamic of the matchup. Ortiz was 5-for-10 against Garc...

    Blog | April 21, 2012
  13. How the Red Sox have solved CC

    Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats and Information

    The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees resume their rivalry, with a three-game series starting Tuesday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are 10-2 against the Yankees this season. It's the first time Boston has won at least 10 games in a season against the...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  14. Halladay, Oswalt, Sabathia and Lester are pitchers to watch post-...

    Take a deeper dive into the MLB All-Star Game with a statistical breakdown of the teams, coaches and All-Star history.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  15. The 2011 MLB All-Star starters at a glance

    Take a deeper dive into the MLB All-Star Game with a statistical breakdown of the teams, coaches and All-Star history.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2011
  16. John Hamilton's Home Run Derby performance still shines

    Take a deeper dive into the MLB All-Star Game with a statistical breakdown of the teams, coaches and All-Star history.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2011