Mark and Andy are joined by Mark and Jeff from the Two Strike Noise podcast to create a foursome of podcasticness never seen before. The topic? The 1990 baseball season, a subject so nice they had to record it twice. While the National League portion of the season is discussed here, the AL happenings will be discussed on a subsequent episode of Two Strike Noise. Here, your hosts cover the stats and the stories, from the dominance of Lenny Dykstra to Roseanne's memorable national anthem rendition. Each NL team gets discussed, as does the good, bad, and ugly of every position. The episode wraps up with an intense round of Roll The Stat, the first time four players have battled on air.
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75 - Forgotten Stars of the 1980s
1:29:34Mark and Andy are back for another episode of your favorite advanced stats baseball podcast. This time they are highlighting forgotten stars of the 1980s. While it may seem that the 1980s were just a few short years ago and thus none of the stars was forgotten, your hosts attempt to find some names that may be underappreciated or that produced some seasons that may not be remembered as well as they should be. Enjoy remembering some great '80s names and wrap it up by playing along in a round of Roll The Stat, the best advanced stat guessing game for your holiday season.
74 - 20 Runs, 162 Games
1:21:26Mark and Andy are back for another installment of their baseball stats exploration. Andy explores the list of the 70 20-20 seasons in baseball history. No, not home runs and stolen bases, but 20 batting runs and 20 fielding runs. Mark takes a look at noteworthy accomplishments in the first 162 games of players' careers. Who had the most hits? The most home runs? The most strikeouts? What happened to Kal Daniels? You'll get answers to some of these questions and probably come up with a lot more questions after listening. Play along with Roll The Stat at the end to test your knowledge of pitchers' K/9s. You'll never look at Wilson Valdez the same.
73 - 100 RBIs and Pitcher Hitting
1:17:50Mark and Andy are back with their latest statistical explorations into baseball's history. This time, Mark looks at some of the most extreme--and worst--100 RBI seasons ever put together. Let's just say Tony Armas figures prominently. Andy takes on the scorching hot topic of pitchers hitting, both the best and worst of all-time. Randy Johnson falls into one of those categories. It all wraps up with a round of Roll The Stat, in which the hosts guess the career OPS+ of different pitchers.
72 - Adam Darowski
1:34:57Mark and Andy are joined by Adam Darowski of Baseball Reference to talk about some advanced hitting stats that were recently added to players' pages, rBat+ and rOBA, as well as many other baseball-related topics, including his Hall of Stats site. Learn how these new stats are calculated, how they came to be on the page, and where the all-time greats rank according to the measures. Use your newfound knowledge to play along with a game of rBat+ Roll The Stat, and see if you can beat the expert himself, Adam Darowski.
71 - Manager Stats & Game Scores
1:07:16Mark and Andy pare down their normal gargantuan episodes into one that can be digested in a shorter amount of time. The topics this time are "manager stats"--really an investigation into a team's actual performance vs. their record based on their total WAR--and game scores, the Bill James stat used to evaluate starting pitching performances. Both topics are revelatory and fun, and lead to another round of Roll The Stat, this time guessing the game scores of memorable pitching performances throughout baseball history.
70 - Forgotten Stars of the 1960s
2:05:53Mark and Andy are joined on this episode by baseball stats guru Jim Passon. The hosts and their guest take turns highlighting some of the less-remembered stars of the 1960s. As over 50 years have passed since the primes of their careers, players like Floyd Robinson, Don Mincher, and Jim Maloney are not household names. They all had their moments of glory, however, and this episode serves to remind us of those moments. Stay to the end to hear Jim, Mark, and Andy play Roll The Stat by guessing career OPSes of players from that era. You won't want to miss one of the 120 minutes.
69 - 1990 National League
1:40:30Mark and Andy are joined by Mark and Jeff from the Two Strike Noise podcast to create a foursome of podcasticness never seen before. The topic? The 1990 baseball season, a subject so nice they had to record it twice. While the National League portion of the season is discussed here, the AL happenings will be discussed on a subsequent episode of Two Strike Noise. Here, your hosts cover the stats and the stories, from the dominance of Lenny Dykstra to Roseanne's memorable national anthem rendition. Each NL team gets discussed, as does the good, bad, and ugly of every position. The episode wraps up with an intense round of Roll The Stat, the first time four players have battled on air.
68 - The 2020 Fourth Annual Inaugural BBBA Awards Show
1:33:57The 2020 calendar year and season can finally be properly wrapped up, as Mark and Andy are back for their fourth installment of the BBBA Awards. This time, along with giving their takes on the existing inferior awards (MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young), your hosts attempt to rename those awards to give it a more BBBA flavor. And as always, they give their own awards to players for accomplishments both good and bad. Returning awards include The Wilfong Award, The Jeter Award, and The Fury Gene "Steamboat" Tenace Award for Excellence in Plate Discipline. The hosts wrap it up with a thrilling version of Roll The Stat by guessing 2020 hitters' career ISOs. Listen and help put the 2020 season, and that miserable year, to rest.
67 - 1987
1:52:35The year was 1987. Mark and Andy were 10 years old and baseballs were flying out of ballparks. Your hosts take a look back at that wondrous time in their youth and try to gain a better understanding of who really were the kings of the diamond that season. Each team gets discussed in some detail, as each host takes a league and looks at the standings and the stars. Some names are expected, like McGwire and Dawson, while others are not so household, like Randy Ready and Garth Iorg. The episode ends with a tight round of Roll The Stat, the advanced baseball stat guessing game that helped us all through a pandemic.
66 - Rickey Henderson & Tim Raines
1:32:28Mark and Andy do another in-depth examination of two players, this time the similarly-skilled Rickey Henderson and Tim "Rock" Raines. While Mark takes on Rickey in all his glory, Andy handles the under-appreciated star Raines. Although the players' careers spanned the same time period and their skills mirrored each other, Rickey was in a league of his own. Find out where his value came from and how Rock measures up as a hitter, baserunner, and fielder. Finish it up by playing along in the latest round of Roll The Stat, in which Mark and Andy tackle a new stat, Championship Win Probability Added, for players who led a league in stolen bases during Henderson's and Raines' careers.