Comments on: Multiple Multiple Home Run Games by Quadragenarians http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: flyingelbowsmash http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-140307 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 02:25:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-140307 Andruw Jones' HOF chances are going to need time. Right now we see a guy who isn't a HOFer but once we can step back and reflect upon what he did do (and not his decline) his chances are pretty good. Plus, after seeing what Berkman has done with himself this season, you can't necessarily write off a mid-30's guy as done. Even without steroids and HGH, there are plenty of modern methods to stay competitive.

Or, he will join the ranks of another guy on the topic list, Graig Nettles, a great defensive player with above average power. The 70's-80's were a glory run for third basemen. My son is 14 and all through little league and now in Babe Ruth, no one wants to touch 3B, when I was a kid, that was the position, we wanted to be like Mike; Mike Schmidt that is. . .

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-140078 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:47:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-140078 @36/ Gerry - this should give us even more respect for Denton True Young, who won more games than Amos Rusie and Joe McGinnity combined (he also had more starts and innings pitched than them together).

241/ MLS - Yeah, I'm going to remember that dubious "hit", if Pujols finishes at .300 on the nose.

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By: steven http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-140076 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:45:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-140076 Claude Osteen also bore a strong resemblance to Jim Nabors.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-140034 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:09:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-140034 This post represents another one of the stats that 20 years from now will probably look very odd. During the steroids era, so many players played to an old age and a lot of HR were hit. Raphy's list is already stilted quite a bit toward 1993-2009 and there will probably be relatively few new entries over the next bunch of seasons, so ultimately the list will be fairly restricted to just that period of time.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-140032 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:08:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-140032 It's Raphy, not Ralphy. Heh.

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By: MLS http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-139937 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 10:25:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-139937 @19..Did you happen to see the 1st inning "hit" that Pujols had? Was it just me or wasn't that a bit generous?

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-139859 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 04:06:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-139859 I'm going to take the Red Sox on the road at +138.

Sorry kiddo. Pay up.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-139846 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 03:11:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-139846 Gerry/36, I've always loved that factoid. A related tidbit is that Rusie was traded for Christy Mathewson. At the time, Mathewson had never won a game, and subsequently Rusie would never win another one. Mathewson would team with McGinnity as one of the great 1-2 SP combos in MLB history.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-139834 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 02:30:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-139834 Fangraphs ran an Andruw HOF poll last December. It was essentially a tie:
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/is-andruw-jones-a-hall-of-famer/

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By: Mike L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/14126/comment-page-1#comment-139831 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 02:21:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=14126#comment-139831 A35, JA, noooo. Not Andruw Jones. I'll save my best arguments for later.

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