Baseball Law

MLB to Cancel Little League Classic Game Due to Disappointing Beer Sales

Williamsport, PA - According to Sports Media Watch, Sunday’s Cubs-Pirates Little League Classic averaged 1.76 million viewers on ESPN, an 8% increase in viewers over last year’s contest between the Mets and Phillies. Despite the terrific ratings, Major League Baseball has decided to discontinue the Little League Classic after beer sales failed to meet projections.... Continue Reading →

Revisiting Ron Necciai and the 27-Strikeout No-Hitter: 67 Years Later

On May 13, 1952 Ron Necciai wrote himself into the record books by recording each of the 27 outs in a nine-inning game via the strikeout. At the time, Necciai was a 19-year-old hurler with the Bristol (Virginia) Twins, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Class-D Appalachian League affiliate. Before this unforgettable appearance, “Rocket Ron” had already amassed... Continue Reading →

Don Newcombe vs. Coors Brewing Company

Don Newcombe began his professional baseball career as a teenager with the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in 1944. As a rookie hurler with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949, he quickly established himself as an ace—he was named an All-Star, started two games for the Dodgers in the World Series, and was eventually... Continue Reading →

MVPs with the Lowest WARs

Here are the 10 lowest bWARs ever to be awarded the National League MVP. As you can see, Willie "Pops" Stargell takes the prize here having slashed .281/.352/.552 in 1979 while hitting 32 home runs and knocking in 82, good enough for the 9th best WAR on the Pirates. He split the award with Keith... Continue Reading →

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