Manny Machado Has a Strong Case to Win the NL MVP

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Manny Machado finished 2022 as the leader in every offensive category for the San Diego Padres. Despite missing time in June with an ankle injury, Machado continued to play through the injury when he returned. The Padres could feel his presence on both ends of the diamond until the end of the NLCS. With his […] READ MORE


Postseason Home Run Leaders by a Player Since 2000

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Hitting a postseason home run shows that a hitter can come through on baseball’s biggest stage. Someone like Manny Ramírez fits that mould, as he’s the all-time postseason home run leader. He appeared in 111 major league postseason games while hitting 29 homers in 410 at-bats. Outside of Ramírez, six of these elite October performers […] READ MORE


Phillies Go With Ranger Suárez for Game 3

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With the National League Championship Series now tied at one game a piece, the series heads to Philadelphia for the next three days. It’s the first League Championship Series home game for the Phillies in 12 years, as they are looking to win Friday and take a 2-1 series lead at home. The Phillies will […] READ MORE


2022 NLCS: Key Pieces for the Phillies to Win

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The 2022 NLCS will feature Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres. The Phillies will play in their first NLCS since 2010. Now, Philadelphia continues to make a push for the World Series. They dismantled the St. Louis Cardinals and the reigning champions, the Atlanta Braves.  What has gotten Philadelphia this far has been their starting […] READ MORE


1982 NLCS: Searching for a Rained-Out Game that Didn’t Count

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(Editor’s Note: This piece is different from others that LWOS publishes. It is a personal narrative showing how the research process works. Evan is the author of A Complete History of the Major League Baseball Playoffs. Volume I, which details the pre-divisional playoffs through 1976, came out in October. Evan is currently working on Volume […] READ MORE


Braves Bats Come Alive in Ninth to Beat Dodgers

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Braves 5, Dodgers 1 NLCS Game One The Atlanta Braves scored four runs in the top of the ninth off Blake Treinen and Jake McGee, breaking a 1-1 tie. Mark Melancon then pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to seal the deal as the Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in Game One […] READ MORE


Braves Sweep Marlins, Head Back to NLCS

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Atlanta Braves 7, Miami Marlins 0 Following several pitching duels, the Atlanta Braves broke out the bats in a big way Thursday, taking down the Miami Marlins in Game Three of the NLDS. It was history in the making as the Braves found their way back to the NLCS for the first time in 19 […] READ MORE



All Five Pennant-Winning Home Runs by the Visiting Team

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Pennant-Winning Home Runs by the Visiting Team On Monday we looked at the six pennant-winning home runs hit in the 100 League Championship Series and five pre-divisional tiebreakers. Those hits were immortal, special, and rare. There are five other home runs, however, that are just as immortal and special. People often overlook these, however, since […] READ MORE


All Six Pennant-Winning Home Runs

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Pennant-Winning Home Runs Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve’s pennant-winning home run Saturday night was not just a special moment – it was rare. In the 100 League Championship Series and five pre-division pennant tiebreakers, only six have ended with a home run. That’s it. Six out of 105. In chronological order, here are the […] READ MORE