Comments on: Longest home run streaks to start a season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: SoFla http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103826 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:51:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103826 I love this site, you always have cool stats like this. Side thought, I wonder how many should have asterisks that say *may have taken steriods

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103823 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:32:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103823 How could Chris Truby be long forgotten about on an Internet baseball site?

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103815 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:59:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103815 @5.

Absolutely echo your sentiment about the result of this query. Of 26 guys, only one (Chris Truby) of the never-heard-of or long-forgotten-about variety.

Cream evidently does rise to the top.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103808 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:43:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103808 @4.

Mays led the league in OBP in '71, primarily on the strength of a league-leading 112 walks. This was a career high for Mays (next highest mark of 81 in 1961), and represented better than one walk every 5 PAs. He had a similar walk rate in '72 with 60 BB in 309 PA. Aside from those two years, Mays' walk rate was about one every 9 PAs.

Seems like a cagey veteran adapting his game to still provide value even with declining skills. But, it stopped working in '73 as pitchers apparently started going after Mays, and instead of a walk rate of one every 5 PAs, it was Mays' K rate that reached that level with 47 Ks in only 239 PAs, compared to about one K for every 8 PAs for his career.

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By: Morten Jonsson http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103759 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:20:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103759 Willie Mays hit quite well when he joined the Mets in 1972--.267, but it was a good .267, with some power and an OBP over .400. Nobody would have called it a sad ending if he had quit then. It was 1973 when he really didn't have it anymore.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103690 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 02:27:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103690 Cruz extends it to 4.

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By: dukeofflatbush http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103631 Mon, 04 Apr 2011 19:00:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103631 I think when assessing Bond's jealousy, we, as Saber-heads, owe it to ourselves and the general public to quantify Bond's emotional states into numeric values that are fair to both abstract feelings, such as envy - and the context in which he allegedly feels them. Also add park effect. So I'd change "SUPER-JEALOUS" to ENVY+178.

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By: Pete http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103613 Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:56:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103613 It's too bad Mike Napoli didn't get an AB in Saturday's game. The Rangers could have had 3 in 2011.

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By: Doug B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103609 Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:52:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103609 and now Chris Truby can go back into obscurity for another year...

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By: Anon http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10553/comment-page-1#comment-103599 Mon, 04 Apr 2011 15:31:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10553#comment-103599 I have to say, for a stat that's a little bit random and fluky that's an awfully impressive list of players.

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