Comments on: John Mayberry and great part-time seasons http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173971 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:55:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173971 Shamsky's case {see #51 above} was obvious; he could hit like crazy, but as far as fielding, he couldn't catch a cold in a rainstorm.

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By: Paul E http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173891 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:23:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173891 @39....yeah we've all had enough of LaRussa by now. And, I'm sure we'll be tired of liffetime Cardinal roooters Buck and McCarver soon enough.

LaRussa gave us the 6-inning starter as a rule, the LH one-batter relief specialist, and the set-up guy for the set-up man. But even with a 12-man staff, teams can still platoon the OF and IF corners and catchers. This platooning on the corners would probably save an organization a ton of money at arbitration hearings and probably keep a lot of LH hitters out of slumps. Hell, facing RH pitching all the time even worked for Duke Snider

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By: Richard Chester http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173866 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:35:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173866 @57
On my list in post #53 he was tied for 16th place.

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By: Spindlebrook http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173798 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:02:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173798 Hard to believe that Kevin Maas hasn't been mentioned yet.

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By: Lee http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173771 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:30:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173771 Andy, thanks for that list @ #7.

Interesting that 2010 Twins teammates Justin Morneau and Jim Thome were No. 4 and 5 on the list for best OPS+ in a season with 290-350 PAs. (Imagine how many games they would have won if Morneau had gotten 500 PAs!).

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By: kds http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173645 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 04:16:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173645 @ 50 That last guy on the bench with a weak bat almost certainly has a strong glove. He is the backup at catcher, an infielder good enough to play short, or an outfielder fast enough to play center. Your pitcher/pinch hitter would have next to no defensive worth, and little base running. I doubt their hitting ability off the bench would add much value to their poor pitching.

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By: David Bilodeau http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173578 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 01:33:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173578 Carlton Fisk in 1975 had a terrific short season after coming back from Leron Lee sliding into his knee the year before.

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By: Richard Chester http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173574 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 01:13:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173574 @51

Altogether there have been 20 occurrences of a player hitting more than 20 HRs in a season with 300 or fewer AB.

The top 5 are:

Mark McGwire......32
Mark M cGwire.....29
Glenallen Hill.........27
John Mize..............25
Jim Thome............25

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By: David Bilodeau http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173553 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:27:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173553 BSK... I have asked the same question several times... Owings has value as the 12th member of a staff with his bat alone. After all, how often does any manager trust the back of his bullpen in a close game, unless it's in extra innings?

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By: David Bilodeau http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/15899/comment-page-1#comment-173551 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:24:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=15899#comment-173551 Art Shamsky in 1966 for the Reds. 21 hrs in less than 300 at bats.

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