Glossary of baseball (V)

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visiting team[edit]

A team playing in another team's home stadium is the "visiting team"—or the "visitors". The visiting team bats in the top half of the inning. A fabled sign at Tiger Stadium on the visitor's clubhouse read "No Visitors Allowed".


Value Over Replacement Player, Keith Woolner's method of evaluating baseball players. VORP ranks players by comparing their run production (for batters) to that of an imaginary "replacement-level" player that teams can acquire for the league-minimum salary.[1]


A reliever who records wins in late innings by being the pitcher of record in the midst of a comeback.[2]


  1. ^ For accessible summaries, see Rob Neyer, "The World According to VORP", (February 2, 2007) and Derek Jacques, "Prospectus Toolbox: Value Over Replacement Player", (May 15, 2007).
  2. ^ "Dunn's 10 wins an unexpected boost for Marlins". ESPN. Associated Press. August 15, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.