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Paging Buckweaver/any other baseball researcher

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    On Nats radio the other night, someone made the claim that the Zimmermann-Schafer matchup marked the first time a pitcher named Jordan faced a batter named Jordan.
    I suppose they're probably correct - Nats radio does a much better job than Nats TV.
    How the hell *** is baseball-reference.com that thorough? Can such details be found that easily?
     
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    They were quickly able to eliminate any Michael Jordan at-bats.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    WGN had a similar stat the other night when Micah Hoffpauir homered off of Micah Owings.

    First time a Micah homered off of a Micah.
     
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    They are the fourth and fifth players with the first name of Jordan to play in the majors, and none of the others played concurrently.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl/player_search.cgi?search=Jordan
     
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    First names?

    There have only been five major leaguers named Jordan, so it's easy to narrow down.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl/player_search.cgi?search=jordan

    And yes, BR is that sick.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/p-pvb.cgi?n1=dejonjo01#choice=&bats=&minPA2=0&year_game=career&opp_id=&orderby=PA&orderbyb=Name&minPA=0&orderbydir=DESC&orderbydirb=ASC&n1=dejonjo01&as=pitcher
     
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Wow.
    Anybody able to name the other three WITHOUT GOING TO THAT LINK?
     
  7. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Buckdub probably could do so in his sleep.
     
  8. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    Jordan became a popular first name only within the last 20-25 years (not coincidentally, about the time Michael burst onto the scene), so it's not a real surprise.

    Names like Micah, Caleb and Zachary also have made a comeback in recent years.

    We'll probably see some women's basketball team field a starting five of Brittnee, Britney, Brittany, Brittani and Brytni soon ...
     
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    I've seen Jordan become an increasingly common first name for girls as well as guys.
     
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Or Ashli, Ashlee, Ashley, Ashly and Ashle :p
     
  11. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Playing against the team of Addison, Adison, Adyson, Addyson and Adison.
     
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    15 tries at the ridiculous spellings parents give, and not one with multiple Ys?
    Bryttany, Addysyn
     
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