Comments on: Most Home Runs First 162 Career Games http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Recent Pinstripe Power Debuts http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10321 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:41:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10321 [...] 1954, 37 players have hit 9 or more home runs in their first 162 games as a Yankee. (H/T to Raphy for the fun idea to look at a list like this one.) Check out the names on this list. Ah, good [...]

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10314 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 04:49:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10314 Gerry #11
Wikipedia cites a Rocky Mountain News article from shortly after the game:

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jun/05/rockies-report-torrealba-appeals-suspension/

That article cites the Elias Sports Bureau. Looks like Elias missed this one. I suppose its Wikipedia and we can fix it ourselves.

Threads similar to this one keep popping up. Ryan Howard's 200th HR this summer brought it up. There's so many different ways to track the pace. Age, PA, AB, G. It would make a great enhancement to the HR log to add columns those four (where known) or perhaps adding a PI tool for searching the HR logs. So you could sort all the 200th homers by various factors.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10313 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 04:27:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10313 Raphy: #5
Boxes for the 1929 NL are on retrosheet. Klein's 98th game that year was August 2nd. His 44th career HR was on July 31st.

http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1929/B07310PIT1929.htm

The HRLog/TeamSchedule guessing game is for non-retrosheet seasons. (pre-1920/34-51 NL/37-51 AL)

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10312 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 03:57:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10312 The Wikipedia article on Ryan Braun says, "Home Run Pace. On June 3, Braun became the second-fastest major league player to reach 50 career home runs. He did so in 171 career games (the only player to reach that plateau sooner was Mark McGwire). On July 8, Braun hit his 56th home run in his 200th game, the third-highest total ever in a major leaguer's initial 200 games, behind McGwire (59) and Rudy York (59)."

The bit about only McGwire beating him to 50 is surely wrong, if what we've found about York is right.

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By: rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10311 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 03:32:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10311 Nice to see Tony on that list. There are two TC's,I mean the original.

Chris Duncan is there...the Kevin Maas of the Oughts?

Wht did the Sox dump him after getting him for Smoltz? How bad was he since his first 162? Anyone know?

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By: ImAShark3 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10310 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 03:21:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10310 Please make more sense when leaving comments, Interesting Factoid.

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By: Interesting Factoid http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10309 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 03:10:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10309 [...] Longoria hit more home runs in the 1st 162 games of his career than Albert Pujols hit in the first 162 games of his career – 38 to 37.  The only [...]

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By: ImAShark3 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10307 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 02:38:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10307 And actually Rudy York didn't play 107 games in 1937, he played in 104 in 1937 and 3 in 1934.

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By: ImAShark3 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10306 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 02:37:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10306 York could have missed some games though, and therefore could have connected for some after the Tigers first 55 games and have the most ahead of Mark Mic.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/3846/comment-page-1#comment-10304 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 01:09:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=3846#comment-10304 OK Gerry - I'll play.
Chuck Klein had 11 HR in 64 games in 1928. He had another 33 in the Phillies first 108 games in 1929. The 108 games ends in the middle of a HR slump for Klein, so even if he missed a few games he is still at 44 in 162 games.

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