I don’t know anything about this organization, so this is not an endorsement, but they have some neat data and stats about the Top 5 MLB Stadiums. Check out their website and their video below and see if you agree with their conclusions.
I have to admit, I certainly agree that Oriole Park at Camden Yards is #1! Let me know in the comments what you think!
Stat-urday with the Baseball Sociologist returns! With the beginning of baseball season for the Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico, I wanted to share two important sites for relevant data:
(1) status.pr – This website provides a wealth of information on the current stats and status of a variety of services in Puerto Rico, such as the status of health centers and the number of schools currently operational. It also shows progress toward various goals. In particular, the page for Puerto Rico Se Levanta provides stats for various businesses and services and how things have changed since September.
(2) MLB.com – MLB’s page on Caribbean Baseball and Winter Leagues provides a variety of types of data for la Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente and other leagues. You can search by type of stats and year.
Alec Asher pitched for the Bowie Baysox in the first round of the Eastern League playoffs yesterday. He pitched 1.2 innings, gave up 5 hits and 3 earned runs, racking up a 16.20 ERA for his efforts. The Baysox lost 8-4.
What I don’t understand is why was he pitching for us in the first place? Asher pitched in only 34 games all season, none of them with Bowie. The time he spent in the minors this year was with the Orioles AAA affiliate, the Norfolk Tides. And he only pitched in 10 games with them.
Was Asher our consolation prize for the O’s taking Austin Hays from us right before the playoffs? I wouldn’t begrudge Hays his MLB playing time, but we’d like to have him for the playoffs.
The Baysox have lost the first two games of the 5-game series to the Altoona Curve. The series continues in Altoona tonight.
Since we’ve been looking at Venezuela for the past week, I thought I’d provide an overview of Venezuelan-born players (as compiled from Baseball Reference):
Total Number of Players from Venezuela: 369
Current No. of Players from Venezuela: 97
Total Games Played by Venezuelan Players: 118,274
Total At-Bats: 331,646
Total Hits: 88,033
Total Home Runs: 7,337
Total RBI: 38, 347
Combined Batting Average: 0.265
The current players from Venezuela are listed below.
Deux Montréalais qui vont visiter chaque terrain de la ligue majeure de baseball pour promouvoir le retour d'une équipe de baseball à Montréal Two montrealers visiting all the mlb ballparks to promote the return of an mlb franchise in Montreal