Season stats through July are now finished for the Cubs, who held on to second place in the NL East despite an underwhelming 11-17 record for the month, and a 50-53 record for the year, which put them 15 games behind the first-place Phillies. Dennis Lamp remained the ace of the staff with a 12-4 mark and a 2.43 ERA, while slugger Dave Kingman’s 27 home runs and 74 RBI ranked him among the league leaders in the National League. Chicago had some trouble with the NL West this month, going 6-13 against the teams of that division; unfortunately, their August slate of games is dominated by NL West opponents as well.
Though you won’t see it yet on the July pages, I’ve begun adding a new stat box to every team page: a SB/CS breakdown for each player, showing separate results for stolen bases and caught stealing of second, third, and home, plus each player’s steal rating (designated by a letter between A and E). Currently these boxes are complete and posted for every team in April, and all NL teams in May; for a sample box, check the Astros page here, and look beneath ‘Games Played by Position’.
And to take a look at the Cubs stat page for July, click here. And remember, the boxes for league leaders, team rankings, and award totals have been left blank; these numbers will be added after all NL team statistics have been finalized, and July award winners have been picked.
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Updating the SP78 season statistics through July 31st has begun, with the Atlanta Braves the first of a wave of National League teams to have their stat page for July finalized and posted. The Braves, who currently reside in the cellar of the NL West, went 10-17 for July and finished the month trapped in a 7-game losing skid. The only bright spots for the team this season are shortstop Darrel Chaney—well on his way to his best season ever, with a .318 average and 115 hits—and closer Gene Garber, who has ten saves and an ERA of 1.00 in 35 relief appearances.
Also noteworthy: the only team Atlanta has a winning record against this season —a surprising 9 wins against just 4 losses—is division-rival San Diego.
To check out the Braves stat page for July, click here. (The boxes for league leaders, team rankings, and award totals have been left blank; these numbers will be added after all NL team statistics have been finalized, and July award winners have been picked).
Player and team statistics for all twelve National League teams through the month of June have been completed, and are now available for review. Also updated on each team’s page were league leaders in many offensive and defensive categories (red fonts for leader, orange if tied for a lead), as well as team rankings for attendance, batting average, slugging percentage, and earned run average.
As you may already know, three new monthly award categories have been created for each league: the Crystal Slugger Award (individual slugging percentage leader), the Barnes Memorial Trophy (highest batting average for the month), and the Bradley Memorial Trophy (lowest ERA for the month). The winners of these three awards for April and May have been included as well.
Work has already begun on June stats for the American League; these pages will be completed alphabetically on team-by-team basis, leading off with the Baltimore Orioles and wrapping up with the Toronto Blue Jays. The entire AL process should take 2-3 weeks to complete.
If you’ve ever received issues of TWISP Notes, or own one of two existing copies of the SP78 June Stat Guide, then you already know that I first announced the June award winners back in 2001. But I didn’t want to post the names of these players on the SP78 site until I’d completed re-analyzing the June stats, and now that I’ve done that, and am ready to start posting those stats, I figured I’d finally present those award winners now. As for the AL awards, I’ll announce those recipients after all the June stats for the NL have been posted. Continue reading