Comments on: Jason Giambi is one of the oldest players to hit 3 homers in a game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114381 Sat, 21 May 2011 06:52:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114381 Williams doing it twice in 5 weeks - that is impressive.

And, both were road games, one in Cleveland Stadium !

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114282 Fri, 20 May 2011 21:17:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114282 Frankly, I'm disappointed in that game by the 38-year-old Cobb. If he had stretched one of his singles into a triple, he could have been the only player ever to hit for the cycle with 3 HRs!

In fact, I'll bet that he should have had a triple, but thought he had hit a 4th HR, got caught admiring the blast, then jogged sheepishly to 1st base....

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114186 Fri, 20 May 2011 14:37:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114186 @12/ Doug B Says: "How about that game by Cobb! 6 for 6 with 3 home runs in a game in 1925!""

Even better, he told reporters before that game that for the first time in his life, he would be deliberately trying to hit home runs. I guess he was trying to show that he could "out-Babe" the Babe if he felt like it.

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By: Doug B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114183 Fri, 20 May 2011 14:13:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114183 The best thing about this list for me is it made me look up Bob Thurman who I had never heard of.

He made his MLB debut a month before turning 38. He slugged .542 as a part-time outfielder at age 40.

He didn't play in the minors before age 32. I wondered why and then looked up his bio. He played Negro Leagues before that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Thurman

So here you have a Negro League star who didn't make his MLB debut until 1955. Man we missed out on a lot of good players even 6 or 7 years after jackie Robinson. What a bunch of dopes back then...

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By: Doug B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114182 Fri, 20 May 2011 13:59:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114182 How about that game by Cobb!

6 for 6 with 3 home runs in a game in 1925!

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By: DD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114173 Fri, 20 May 2011 12:56:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114173 Also, surprised there isn't more DHs.

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By: DD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114172 Fri, 20 May 2011 12:55:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114172 No middle infielders, no catchers. Not a surprise since guys usually get moved off those positions by the above ages, not to mention many years of light hitting at those spots.

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By: Larry R. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114168 Fri, 20 May 2011 12:28:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114168 Finley, Williams...and now Giambi. The 3 geezers whose HRs accounted for all their team's runs.

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By: Nash Bruce http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114160 Fri, 20 May 2011 10:37:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114160 @6: grew up in So. Jersey, but still got the WOR, and WPIX, on basic cable.....a little later in my life. Would have been two years old, when Rose's game occurred (Rose's name, as Mccombe also said, is the one, from this list, that jumped out at me, as well), but, guess the point is, I still do remember "Kiner's Korner". So I can kind of see it all happening, including Kingman- (the second time around w/the Mets, anyways) god the Mets were awful in the early 80's! *smiles
Thanks for the memories!!

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11149/comment-page-1#comment-114135 Fri, 20 May 2011 04:26:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11149#comment-114135 In fairness, Giambi hit his HR off Kendrick and Baez so it's like he hit them in AAA

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