Discussion

A quick burst of Useless Information

Updated: July 9, 2010, 7:25 PM ET
By Jayson Stark
With trade rumors flying, the All-Star Game roaring at us and the first half of the season to look back on, there's just no time for the Sandwich Awards this week. But there's always time for some Useless Information. So here goes:

Cliff Walk Dept.: Cliff Lee beat the Yankees twice in the World Series last fall. And for a long time Friday, it looked as if he was about to become a Yankee again. So if you're wondering how many teams before this have acquired a pitcher who beat them twice in the previous year's World Series, here's your answer, according to the Elias Sports Bureau:

Zero. The Yankees would have been the first.

ESPN TOP HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM