Comments on: Back to Back Triples to Start a Game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: nesnhab http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134677 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:31:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134677 @17,

Whatver effects artificial turf had on old statistics, it is at the present time, almost a moot point. Yay

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By: nesnhab http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134676 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:28:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134676 @18

Later in the year, Corkins gave up Willie Mays's 600th homer. Welcome to the big leagues...

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By: Charles http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134400 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 00:48:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134400 @20 So I see McCovey in the lineup as a pinch hitter batting .218 in late May. He bats .409 in June and to get up to .294, goes to September at .289 and finishes at .276

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134391 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 23:45:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134391 @18 @20
Kahuna, you are like a cruise missile homing in on its target when you go after a baseball event or statistic. 🙂 Well done.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134305 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:18:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134305 And one of only two times that Jesús Alou tripled leading off the first inning. Here's the other time.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134270 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 15:09:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134270 Kahuna rocks!

P.S. Naturally, it was to be the only time in 157 career games that Corkins allowed 2 triples.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134175 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 06:57:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134175 Jesús Alou was the first major-league batter that Mike Corkins ever faced (9/8/69), Joe Morgan the second. Corkins wild-pitched Morgan home before the Astros' #3 hitter completed his plate appearance. I think I remember Jim Bouton remarking in Ball Four that the two triples and the wild pitch occurred on Corkins' first three pitches, and that an Astros player yelled out from the bench, "Welcome to the big leagues, kid."

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By: Charles http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134143 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 05:38:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134143 I looked at the team leaders for Houston in triples from 1971 to 1984. All but one, Omar Moreno, had his career high as a member of the Asros. Moreno only played 97 games for Houston in his only season there, but hit 11 triples. In those seasons, 59% of the triples by the team leaders were hit at home. From 1977 to 1980, the Asros hit 140 triples at home, 84 in away games. Visiting teams hit 74, versus opponents hitting 79 in away games. So, a park effect did not translate to the visiting team. Houston was 3rd total 1977 to 1980 in triples hit in the park by visiting and home teams behind Philadelphia and St. Louis, all with artificial turf. From 1977 to 1980, the 3B/AB percentage was higher on artificial turf vs grass in National League. Parks with low 3B frequencies were the Mets, Dodgers, and Braves with grass surfaces. The Dodgers and Braves were low in 3B and SB, but high in HR totals for those 4 years. Houston was the exact opposite. This goes back to a line-up effect as well as a park/surface effect. Did artificial turf favor quicker, less powerful, even smaller players?

Houston had back-to back triples to start games in 1969 and 1973. Houston only hit 1 game lead off triple in each year. In 1973 there were 13 lead off triples in the NL. Three of those were followed by triples.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134138 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 05:36:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134138 Primarily a park effect? I'm not sure. But parks are certainly a major factor.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13745/comment-page-1#comment-134040 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:13:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13745#comment-134040 @13
Charles. trying to sort out the meaning of your post. Thank you for doing the work.

Are you saying, based on what you looked up, that triples are primarily a park-effect, a function of the line up, the type of surface, team "aggressiveness", or something else?

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