• Bud Black, Terry Francona, John Farrell & Ron Washington

    Posted by on October 25th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Doc Edwards taught them well in 1988.

    Teams Who Win Game 1 Of The World Series At Home Since 1987

    Posted by on October 24th, 2013 · Comments (11)

    Here they are:

    Rk Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt
    1 2013-10-23 WS 1 BOS STL W 8-1
    2 2012-10-24 WS 1 SFG DET W 8-3
    3 2011-10-19 WS 1 STL TEX W 3-2
    4 2010-10-27 WS 1 SFG TEX W 11-7
    5 2007-10-24 WS 1 BOS COL W 13-1
    6 2005-10-22 WS 1 CHW HOU W 5-3
    7 2004-10-23 WS 1 BOS STL W 11-9
    8 2001-10-27 WS 1 ARI NYY W 9-1
    9 2000-10-21 WS 1 NYY NYM W 4-3
    10 1998-10-17 WS 1 NYY SDP W 9-6
    11 1997-10-18 WS 1 FLA CLE W 7-4
    12 1995-10-21 WS 1 ATL CLE W 3-2
    13 1993-10-16 WS 1 TOR PHI W 8-5
    14 1992-10-17 WS 1 ATL TOR W 3-1
    15 1991-10-19 WS 1 MIN ATL W 5-2
    16 1990-10-16 WS 1 CIN OAK W 7-0
    17 1989-10-14 WS 1 OAK SFG W 5-0
    18 1988-10-15 WS 1 LAD OAK W 5-4
    19 1987-10-17 WS 1 MIN STL W 10-1
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    Generated 10/24/2013.

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    Most times, that team goes on to win the World Series…I’m just saying…

    10/18/13 Baseball Trivia Question

    Posted by on October 18th, 2013 · Comments (12)

    What do Willie Mays, Robinson Cano and Enrique Wilson have in common?

    March 25, 1969 – The Day That Produced The Most Major League Baseball Players

    Posted by on October 10th, 2013 · Comments (13)

    The other day, I was wondering: What day produced the most players in baseball history?

    By this, I don’t mean the month and day – as I know that November 26th was when Chuck Finley and Harold Reynolds was born…but in different years.

    More so, I was looking to see what exact day – month, day and year – produced the most eventual major leaguers.

    So, I reached out to Sean Forman over at Baseball-Reference.com and he was able share the following information…

    Most common birthdays in baseball:

    | birth_month | birth_day | players |
    +-------------+-----------+---------+
    |        NULL |      NULL |     336 |
    |          11 |        18 |      74 |
    |           8 |        15 |      71 |
    |           8 |         4 |      71 |
    |           4 |         8 |      67 |
    |           8 |        30 |      67 |
    |          10 |         4 |      67 |
    |           8 |        17 |      67 |
    |          12 |        25 |      67 |
    |           9 |        22 |      67 |
    |           8 |        31 |      65 |
    |           9 |        28 |      65 |
    |          10 |         6 |      65 |
    |           7 |         8 |      64 |
    |           1 |         5 |      63 |
    |           2 |        13 |      63 |
    |           3 |        12 |      62 |
    |          10 |        14 |      62 |
    |           3 |         4 |      62 |
    |           2 |        12 |      62 |
    

    And, most major league players born on exact day:

    | year | M | D | # | names |
    +------+----+----+---+------------------------------------------------------------+
    | 1969 | 3 | 25 | 6 | 
    
    Travis Fryman, Scott Sanders, Eric Helfand, Dan Wilson, Paul Menhart, Erik Schullstrom |
    
    | 1887 | 10 | 8 | 5 |
    
    Larry Pratt, Ping Bodie, Donie Bush, Dennis Berran, Doc Crandall |
    
    | 1964 | 5 | 11 | 5 |
    
    Bill Bean, Trent Hubbard, Bobby Witt, Jeff Sellers, Floyd Youmans |
    
    | 1971 | 3 | 5 | 5 |
    
    Jose Mercedes, Brian Lesher, Brian Hunter, Jeffrey Hammonds, Chad Fonville |
    
    | 1983 | 2 | 22 | 5 |
    
    Carlos Fisher, Brian Duensing, Daniel Nava, Casey Kotchman, Arturo Lopez |
    
    | 1983 | 9 | 9 | 5 |
    
    Mike Costanzo, Rhyne Hughes, Alex Romero, Kyle Davies, Edwin Jackson |
    
    | 1987 | 1 | 21 | 5 |
    
    Roger Kieschnick, Chase d'Arnaud, Jake Diekman, Brandon Crawford, Josh Wall |
    

    So, there you have it!

    March 25th, 1969 is the day in history where the most eventual major league players was born – with six players. And, there have been a few dates to come close – with 5 players born – but, 3/25/69 is the record.  (I wonder if all those parents getting it on back in June of 1968 knew what they were doing?)

    Many, many, thanks to Sean for providing the data and the answer to this question!

    History Made @ O.co Coliseum!

    Posted by on October 6th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Katie Sharp of ESPN shares that Game 2 of the Tigers-A’s ALDS was the first postseason game ever in which two starters threw seven shutout innings with at least nine strikeouts.

    Nice…

    Teams To Score 12+ Runs In Game 1 Of A Post-Season Series

    Posted by on October 4th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Those prior to tonight’s game -

    Rk Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt
    1 2007-10-24 WS 1 BOS COL W 13-1
    2 2007-10-04 ALDS 1 CLE NYY W 12-3
    3 2005-10-04 ALDS 1 CHW BOS W 14-2
    4 2002-10-01 NLDS 1 STL ARI W 12-2
    5 1996-10-20 WS 1 ATL NYY W 12-1
    6 1984-10-02 NLCS 1 CHC SDP W 13-0
    7 1932-09-28 WS 1 NYY CHC W 12-6
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    Generated 10/4/2013.

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    You don’t see this happen very often.

    Only 3 40-Year Olds In Baseball History Have Played 90+ Games @ SS In A Season

    Posted by on October 2nd, 2013 · Comments (2)

    And, only one has done it since 1948:

    Rk Player WAR/pos G Year Age Tm PA R H HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Luke Appling 4.6 139 1947 40 CHW 573 67 154 8 49 64 28 8 .306 .386 .412
    2 Honus Wagner 3.5 150 1914 40 PIT 616 60 139 1 50 51 51 23 .252 .317 .317
    3 Omar Vizquel 0.6 145 2007 40 SFG 575 54 126 4 51 44 48 14 .246 .305 .316
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    Generated 10/2/2013.

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    So, really, why should the Yankees expect Derek Jeter to be a full-time SS in 2014?

    At best, the Yankees should look at what 40-year old Barry Larkin did in 2004 – where he appeared in 85 games at shortstop.

    And, if they are smart, they better have someone on the roster besides Jeter who can handle short for at least 80 games, if not more, next year.

    Teams With Most World Series Rings Since 1979

    Posted by on October 1st, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Yankees 5
    Cardinals 3
    Blue Jays 2
    Giants 2
    Phillies 2
    Red Sox 2
    Marlins 2
    Dodgers 2
    Twins 2

    Cards have a chance to pull within one of the Yankees this post-season. Can they do it?

    Red Sox and Dodgers have a chance to tie the Cards with three this year. Can they?

    How Many Pitchers Go 9 In Team’s 163rd Game?

    Posted by on October 1st, 2013 · Comments (1)

    David Price has to be the first to do it, no? If not, how many others have done it?

    The Perfect Inning

    Posted by on September 24th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Best Seasons With 189+ Strikeouts

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2013 · Comments (12)

    Looks like Crush may be the best of all-time.

    Rk Player WAR/pos SO Year Age Tm G PA R H 2B HR RBI BB SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Chris Davis 6.1 193 2013 27 BAL 154 651 101 162 41 51 134 68 4 .286 .369 .633
    2 Bobby Bonds 5.2 189 1970 24 SFG 157 745 134 200 36 26 78 77 48 .302 .375 .504
    3 Adam Dunn 4.6 195 2004 24 CIN 161 681 105 151 34 46 102 108 6 .266 .388 .569
    4 Mark Reynolds 3.3 223 2009 25 ARI 155 662 98 150 30 44 102 76 24 .260 .349 .543
    5 Curtis Granderson 3.0 195 2012 31 NYY 160 684 102 138 18 43 106 75 10 .232 .319 .492
    6 Ryan Howard 2.9 199 2007 27 PHI 144 648 94 142 26 47 136 107 1 .268 .392 .584
    7 Danny Espinosa 2.6 189 2012 25 WSN 160 658 82 147 37 17 56 46 20 .247 .315 .402
    8 Jack Cust 2.6 197 2008 29 OAK 148 598 77 111 19 33 77 111 0 .231 .375 .476
    9 Adam Dunn 2.5 199 2010 30 WSN 158 648 85 145 36 38 103 77 0 .260 .356 .536
    10 Drew Stubbs 1.9 205 2011 26 CIN 158 681 92 147 22 15 44 63 40 .243 .321 .364
    11 Ryan Howard 1.7 199 2008 28 PHI 162 700 105 153 26 48 146 81 1 .251 .339 .543
    12 Adam Dunn 1.3 222 2012 32 CHW 151 649 87 110 19 41 96 105 2 .204 .333 .468
    13 Mark Reynolds 0.9 196 2011 27 BAL 155 620 84 118 27 37 86 75 6 .221 .323 .483
    14 Chris Carter 0.7 204 2013 26 HOU 142 562 62 110 24 29 79 68 2 .226 .324 .463
    15 Mark Reynolds 0.5 204 2008 24 ARI 152 613 87 129 28 28 97 64 11 .239 .320 .458
    16 Mark Reynolds 0.4 211 2010 26 ARI 145 596 79 99 17 32 85 83 7 .198 .320 .433
    17 Adam Dunn 0.4 194 2006 26 CIN 160 683 99 131 24 40 92 112 7 .234 .365 .490
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    Generated 9/23/2013.

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    Joe DiMaggio Vs. Jackie Robinson

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2013 · Comments (2)

    If you had to pick one, as to who was the better baseball player at their peak, who would you choose?

    Player WAR/pos From To Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA OBP SLG
    Joe DiMaggio 78.3 1936 1951 21-36 1736 7673 6821 1390 2214 389 131 361 1537 .325 .398 .579
    Jackie Robinson 61.6 1947 1956 28-37 1382 5804 4877 947 1518 273 54 137 734 .311 .409 .474
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    Generated 9/23/2013.

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    And, Now, It’s Three With 16+

    Posted by on September 21st, 2013 · Comments (1)

    Last night, Soriano made it a threesome: He, Big Mac and Manny are the only three with 16+ HR in both the AL and NL in the same season.

    Comparing Rickey & Mickey From Ages 21 To 35

    Posted by on September 19th, 2013 · Comments (7)

    Pretty close, no?

    Player WAR/pos ▴ From To Age G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB BA OBP SLG
    Rickey Henderson 99.3 1980 1994 21-35 1991 8864 1603 2120 351 53 225 778 1444 1084 .290 .409 .445
    Mickey Mantle 99.3 1953 1967 21-35 2019 8348 1464 2050 282 59 482 1303 1509 135 .302 .428 .575
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    Generated 9/19/2013.

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    Field Of Dreams

    Posted by on September 16th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Indeed. Via ABC

    The greatest living legends of baseball came to Iowa Saturday [September 14, 2013] to play a charity game and celebrate a ballpark made famous by the movie “Field of Dreams.”

    Out of the corn we walk to an extraordinary field for a game played by names beyond extraordinary.

    That’s Wade Boggs at third. The Big Hurt is loosening up. Jim Palmer on the mound. And Ricky Henderson who can still go deep.

    They are living legends who’ve come to Iowa to benefit Wounded Warriors and also to celebrate this place the home to the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams.”

    It is the favorite movie of one of the greatest catchers of all time. Johnny Bench played catch with his Dad next to the cornfield behind their Oklahoma home.

    “When Kevin says at the end of the movie, ‘Dad you wanna have a catch?’ That’s when the tears start flowin’,” the Hall of Fame catcher said.

    Yes People will most definitely come. Saturday by bus from remote parking, 4,000 came to see just as the movie said they would.

    Chris Nevins brought his nephew Mack and son Jake who came to see Pete Rose.

    “Charlie Hustle,” the all-time hits king, said there would be no slides of any kind, but he also emerged from the corn.

    “Did Joe Jackson get to do that? He did in the movie. They wouldn’t let Ty Cobb play though, right? They didn’t like that son of a bitch,” Rose said.

    The Field of Dreams is now owned by Denise and Mike Stillman of Oak Lawn who are moving ahead with plans to build a multi-diamond baseball complex here for youth travel teams and minor league clubs adjacent to the movie site.

    “It’s just an extension of what we’re trying to do is to create more Major League Baseball players to come out of the corn and that’s what we’ll do by building all-star ballpark heaven within the corn,” Denise Stillman said.

    So taken by the plan, Hall of Famer Wade Boggs has become one of the owners with the Stillmans and he’s looking to next year

    “We’re going to make this a yearly thing,” Boggs said.

    Mr. October, Reggie Jackson, was there. He came out of the corn with some corn.

    Doc Gooden was here too, and Rod Carew, and Ozzie Smith, and Jim Rice, and Paul Molitor, and Bruce Sutter. Fans sat in their shirtsleeves and watched their heroes while some had a catch at a place that is part of the fabric of baseball.

    The movie of course asks the question, “Is this heaven?” Saturday, for baseball fans, it most certainly was.

    Next year, the event is expected to be even bigger as it will be the 25th anniversary of the movie.

    Vintage Rickey

    Posted by on September 9th, 2013 · Comments (2)

    The 4 Times In Baseball History A Team Scored 8+ Runs In 3+ Straight Losses

    Posted by on September 9th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Since 1916…

    Welcome to the club, 2013 New York Yankees.

    Rk Strk Start End Games W L R
    1 BOS 1961-07-19 1961-07-22 4 0 4 36
    2 NYY 2013-09-05 2013-09-07 3 0 3 25
    3 COL 1999-08-30 1999-09-01 3 0 3 24
    4 FLA 1998-09-07 1998-09-09 3 0 3 28
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    Generated 9/9/2013.

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    Ernie Koob

    Posted by on September 3rd, 2013 · Comments (0)

    What a great baseball name.

    He really pitched his butt off in this one…for nothing.

    2013 Giants & 1998 Marlins

    Posted by on August 29th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    Two of a rare kind?

    Good Trivia Question

    Posted by on August 27th, 2013 · Comments (12)

    Via Baseball Digest: There is only one pitcher who surrendered a home run to Cecil Fielder during his 50-homer season in 1990 and to Prince Fielder during his 50-homer campaign in 2007. Who is he?

    (I know the answer. Do you? Hint: He was a 6-time free agent.)

    That’s A Heckuva Outfield Throw, For A Catcher

    Posted by on August 22nd, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Laser beam.

    What Use Is Baseball History?

    Posted by on August 20th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Nice job, John. (BTW, John also seems like a really, really, nice guy.)

    1971 All-Star Game

    Posted by on August 20th, 2013 · Comments (3)

    This one was two years before my baseball fandom began. Man, I would have loved to have seen this one live…

    Still, this clip is cool to see now. We’ve come a long way from 1971, in terms of how ballgames are televised.

    Players With 3+ Career Games With 7+ RBI

    Posted by on August 15th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    Since 1916:

    Rk Player #Matching PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB
    1 Lou Gehrig 9 Ind. Games 48 40 27 5 1 15 66 6
    2 Ted Williams 6 Ind. Games 34 28 19 2 0 11 43 6
    3 Alex Rodriguez 5 Ind. Games 27 25 18 0 0 12 38 1
    4 Jimmie Foxx 5 Ind. Games 29 26 20 6 1 9 39 3
    5 Joe DiMaggio 5 Ind. Games 28 24 19 3 1 9 37 4
    6 Babe Ruth 4 Ind. Games 20 19 13 3 0 8 28 1
    7 Dave Kingman 4 Ind. Games 23 21 12 0 0 11 31 2
    8 Ralph Kiner 4 Ind. Games 21 19 13 1 1 9 29 2
    9 Jason Giambi 4 Ind. Games 18 16 13 2 0 8 28 2
    10 Garret Anderson 4 Ind. Games 19 19 14 6 0 6 31 0
    11 Bernie Williams 3 Ind. Games 17 13 10 2 0 5 22 4
    12 Gee Walker 3 Ind. Games 18 18 12 4 0 4 21 0
    13 Frank Robinson 3 Ind. Games 16 13 11 2 0 6 22 2
    14 Eddie Murray 3 Ind. Games 16 15 11 0 0 7 23 1
    15 Bob Johnson 3 Ind. Games 16 16 13 2 0 6 22 0
    16 Reggie Jackson 3 Ind. Games 18 15 11 1 0 7 24 3
    17 Gil Hodges 3 Ind. Games 16 15 11 1 0 8 24 1
    18 Andres Galarraga 3 Ind. Games 15 12 9 1 0 7 22 3
    19 Orlando Cepeda 3 Ind. Games 15 15 13 3 0 6 22 0
    20 Johnny Bench 3 Ind. Games 15 13 9 1 0 7 21 2
    21 Ernie Banks 3 Ind. Games 15 15 10 1 0 7 21 0
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    Generated 8/15/2013.

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    Garret Anderson?

    Century Club x 2

    Posted by on August 14th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Nice work from Baseball Digest…

    100 Hr

    Nine Times Three

    Posted by on August 12th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Have I missed any of the famous # 27′s in baseball history?

    Player Yrs ▾ WAR Team (click to sort by first year)
    Vladimir Guerrero 16 59.91 Montreal Expos (96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03)
    Anaheim Angels (04)
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (05, 06, 07, 08, 09)
    Texas Rangers (10)
    Baltimore Orioles (11)
    Juan Marichal 14 63.09 San Francisco Giants (60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73)
    Kent Tekulve 14 26.28 Pittsburgh Pirates (75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85)
    Philadelphia Phillies (85, 86, 87, 88)
    Lonnie Smith 13 38.39 Philadelphia Phillies (78, 79, 80, 81)
    St. Louis Cardinals (82, 83, 84, 85)
    Atlanta Braves (89, 90, 91, 92)
    Baltimore Orioles (93)
    Pittsburgh Pirates (93)
    Todd Zeile 13 18.90 St. Louis Cardinals (89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95)
    Chicago Cubs (95)
    Philadelphia Phillies (96)
    Los Angeles Dodgers (97, 98)
    Florida Marlins (98)
    Texas Rangers (98, 99)
    New York Yankees (03)
    New York Mets (04)
    Frank Catalanotto 13 14.58 Detroit Tigers (98, 99)
    Texas Rangers (00, 01, 02, 07, 08)
    Toronto Blue Jays (03, 04, 05, 06)
    Milwaukee Brewers (09)
    New York Mets (10)
    Bob Watson 12 28.20 Houston Astros (68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79)
    Craig Swan 12 12.68 New York Mets (73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84)
    California Angels (84)
    Placido Polanco 11 41.13 St. Louis Cardinals (98, 99, 00, 01, 02)
    Philadelphia Phillies (03, 04, 05, 10, 11, 12)
    Jose Rijo 11 36.69 Oakland Athletics (87)
    Cincinnati Reds (88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 01, 02)
    Thornton Lee 11 34.74 Chicago White Sox (37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47)
    Mel Hall 11 8.69 Chicago Cubs (82, 83, 84)
    Cleveland Indians (84, 85, 86, 87, 88)
    New York Yankees (89, 90, 91, 92)
    Dal Maxvill 11 7.76 St. Louis Cardinals (62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72)
    Scott Rolen 10 69.99 St. Louis Cardinals (02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07)
    Cincinnati Reds (09, 10, 11, 12)
    Kevin Brown 10 68.34 Florida Marlins (96, 97)
    San Diego Padres (98)
    Los Angeles Dodgers (99, 00, 01, 02, 03)
    New York Yankees (04, 05)
    Carlton Fisk 10 68.34 Boston Red Sox (71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80)
    Catfish Hunter 10 41.38 Kansas City Athletics (65, 66, 67)
    Oakland Athletics (68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74)
    Bill Monbouquette 10 20.62 Boston Red Sox (58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65)
    Detroit Tigers (66, 67)
    Jaret Wright 9 4.66 Cleveland Indians (97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02)
    Atlanta Braves (03, 04)
    Baltimore Orioles (07)
    Matt Kemp 8 19.81 Los Angeles Dodgers (06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13)
    Glenn Davis 8 19.53 Houston Astros (84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90)
    Baltimore Orioles (93)
    Bob Wickman 8 17.20 New York Yankees (93, 94, 95, 96)
    Milwaukee Brewers (97, 98, 99, 00)
    Pete Harnisch 7 18.15 Houston Astros (91, 92, 93, 94)
    New York Mets (95, 96, 97)
    Carlos Gomez 5 14.54 New York Mets (07)
    Milwaukee Brewers (10, 11, 12, 13)
    Herb Score 5 13.34 Cleveland Indians (55, 56, 57, 58, 59)
    Giancarlo Stanton 4 13.63 Florida Marlins (10, 11)
    Miami Marlins (12, 13)
    Mike Trout 3 18.02 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (11, 12, 13)
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 8/12/2013.

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    It’s interesting to see Trout, Kemp, Stanton and Gomez all wearing the number now in the majors. Maybe 27 is the new 24?

    The 9000 PA Club

    Posted by on August 12th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    There are only 138 players in baseball history with 9,000+ PA since 1901. But, we have eight major leaguers now with a chance to join that club somewhat soon:

    Rk Player PA From To Age G
    1 Jason Giambi 8789 1995 2013 24-42 2216
    2 Carlos Beltran 8779 1998 2013 21-36 2023
    3 Jimmy Rollins 8722 2000 2013 21-34 1908
    4 Albert Pujols 8546 2001 2013 21-33 1958
    5 Michael Young 8487 2000 2013 23-36 1931
    6 Torii Hunter 8361 1997 2013 21-37 2050
    7 Juan Pierre 8247 2000 2013 22-35 1963
    8 David Ortiz 8078 1997 2013 21-37 1931
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    Generated 8/12/2013.

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    Think any of these guys will not make it?

    Seven Of Top 14 Career Homerun Hitters Never Going Into The Hall Of Fame?

    Posted by on August 4th, 2013 · Comments (18)

    Seriously, how many of these guys, already not in Cooperstown, are going to make it someday?

    The One Pitch Strikeout

    Posted by on August 4th, 2013 · Comments (0)

    Nick Tropeano, Vinnie Catricala and Ron Teague make a little history, of sorts.

    Really Tall Catchers

    Posted by on August 1st, 2013 · Comments (3)

    It’s a short, pardon the pun, list:

    Rk Player WAR/pos Ht From To Age G PA R H 2B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Joe Mauer 43.6 77 2004 2013 21-30 1159 4981 677 1393 278 102 622 608 554 43 .323 .405 .468
    2 Sandy Alomar 13.4 77 1988 2007 22-41 1377 4865 520 1236 249 112 588 212 499 25 .273 .309 .406
    3 Matt Wieters 13.0 77 2009 2013 23-27 608 2422 251 559 113 79 298 216 442 5 .257 .324 .420
    4 Larry McLean 11.2 77 1901 1915 19-33 862 2833 183 694 90 6 298 136 127 20 .262 .301 .323
    5 Fran Healy 6.7 77 1969 1978 22-31 470 1496 144 332 60 20 141 154 242 30 .250 .329 .350
    6 Mark Bailey 2.5 77 1984 1992 22-30 340 1126 101 209 37 24 101 166 222 2 .220 .337 .337
    7 Mark Parent 1.9 77 1986 1998 24-36 474 1428 112 279 50 53 168 98 319 3 .214 .268 .375
    8 Andy Allanson 0.8 77 1986 1995 24-33 512 1634 145 357 48 16 140 87 223 23 .240 .283 .310
    9 Don Bryant -0.9 77 1966 1970 24-28 59 119 6 24 3 1 13 6 25 1 .220 .271 .275
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    Generated 8/1/2013.

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    Larry McLean must have been a freak back in the day.

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