On May 17, 1963 Don Nottebart threw the first no-hitter in the history of the Houston franchise. The final score, however, reflected not only Nottebart’s pitching abilities, but also the defense he had playing behind him, and prompted memories of other “flawed” no-hitters.
The Brewers have lost five of their last six games.
Sal adds his thoughts to the “new market inefficiency” and outlines a framework for somebody looking to play the market.
A look at the team with the best pitching and second worst offense in the American League, and more talkin’ baseball with the THT staff.
With the help of the masochistic Eric Chalek (he’s a regular reader—what more proof is needed?) we’ll take a look at four more potential Hall of Fame clunkers (plus a surprise!—No Dave I’m not quitting; nice try though).
A look at PROTRADE, the sports stock market.
THT’s division standings take on the wisdom of the crowd.
Now that March Madness is over, let the games begin!
Some nice-looking kids, and how they grew
How accurate are the Forbes valuation data?
Sal plays general manager with money that isn’t his.
Ball club value and the link to payroll.
Or, Ramon Ortiz vs. Matt Garza.
Sal attends the MIT Sloan Sports Business Conference and shares the details of a day spent schmoozing with the more intelligent, more important, and more connected.
Guest writer Bobby Mueller asks whether Gil Meche really is a Carpenter.
What happens when a batter doesn’t offer at the first five pitches? (Besides Sal screaming at the TV to get his freakin’ bat off his shoulders.)
Pitch sequence matters. Or does it? (Yes, it does.)
Going into its fourth year of existence, the Hardball Times is looking to expand. Want to help?
How important is a balanced lineup, and other questions.
John has a look at small ball offenses in 2005. Which teams were playing small ball and which weren’t?