• The Conga Line!

    Posted by on December 23rd, 2005 · Comments (4)

    Over the last three years, Johnny Damon has averaged reaching base 252 times a season.

    For Jeter, it’s 250.
    For Giambi, it’s 211.
    For A-Rod, it’s 282.
    For Matsui, it’s 256.
    For Sheffield, it’s 270.

    The modern record for most runs scored in a season is 177 (by Babe Ruth in 1921). I don’t think Damon is going to reach that total in 2006.

    But, it would not shock me if Damon scores close to 150 runs with all those guys behind him moving him along.

    Comments on The Conga Line!

    1. DownFromNJ
      December 24th, 2005 | 12:58 pm

      I don’t care if your batting in front of Ruth, Williams, and 04 Bonds, no .360 OBP is going to score 150 runs.

    2. Raf
      December 24th, 2005 | 6:51 pm

      But, it would not shock me if Damon scores close to 150 runs with all those guys behind him moving him along.
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      It would shock me… Rickey Henderson was the last person to break 140, back in 1985.

      Damon’s career high is 136, which he did in 2000.

    3. DownFromNJ
      December 24th, 2005 | 8:33 pm

      Naw, Bagwell did it in 2000. But he posted a .424 OBP with Hidalgo, Berkman and Alou behind him. That was a killer lineup.

    4. Raf
      December 24th, 2005 | 9:35 pm

      Naw, Bagwell did it in 2000. But he posted a .424 OBP with Hidalgo, Berkman and Alou behind him. That was a killer lineup.
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      Sorry, I meant as a Yank…

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