Philly franchise fours: 1970s

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While major league baseball is tabulating its Franchise Four voting totals for release during the All-Star break, the BoopStats staff will... Read more

Maikel Franco: Six HRs in 38 career games

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Only eight players who started their major league careers with the Phillies had more home runs through their first 38 games than the six that... Read more

The States of NBA Titles

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Should the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Golden State Warriors, Ohio would become the 15th different state to have an NBA champion play within... Read more

Ryan Howard extends K record

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Ryan Howard notched his 27th career game of four or more strikeouts Tuesday in New York. According to the database at baseball-reference.com... Read more

Thirty days hath no head coach ...

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It took the Flyers 31 days after firing Craig Berube to find the 19th head coach in their history, which seems like a long time until you consider... Read more

Left Hangin'

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In addition to writing a fine story on Cole Hamels' legacy with the Phillies, Ryan Lawrence provided these numbers on the ace lefthander .... Read more

Galvis by Day

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With a 3-for-3 performance Thursday, Freddy Galvis is now hitting .459 (17-37) in day games this season. No Phillie since at least 1914 (as... Read more

Phillies Career Saves Leaders

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Jonathan Papelbon Wednesday became the Phillies' all-time leader in career saves, a statistic that became official in 1969: PHILLIES CAREER... Read more

Thirty-Three The Hard Way ...

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Thanks to the fine folks (and the giant searchable database) at baseball-reference.com, researching how historically bad the Phillies are this... Read more

The new NBA

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Only two of this season's Final 8 NBA teams were in the Final 8 last season (Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Clippers). Additionally, only... Read more