Comments on: Hit streaks by position (and hitless streaks too!) http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2203 Thu, 15 Nov 2007 19:37:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2203 He'd be a good candidate for that consistency data you were talking about last month.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2190 Thu, 15 Nov 2007 13:57:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2190 Morris really gets a bum rap. The Yankees traded him, essentially for Tim Leary, because they needed pitching. It was one of those standard trades the Yankees made in the 80s and early 90s, of sending away their top prospect for a washed-up veteran. Morris didn't pan out like many had expected, but the guy did have a pretty good career. He hit over .300 6 different times, and had 4 seasons with an OPS+ better than 120. He's a career .304 hitter. He may not have had the desired power stats for a 1B, but he was a good hitter for sure.

I often lump that Morris trade in with another NYY-CIN trade from the same era...Roberto Kelly for Paul O'Neill. And another trade between those two teams year later: Drew Henson to CIN for Denny Neagle. And then CIN traded Henson back to NYY for Wily Mo Pena, who was later traded to BOS for Bronson Arroyo and then to the Nats for a bag of balls.

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By: Beast http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2188 Thu, 15 Nov 2007 07:13:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2188 Hal Morris' 32 game streak is NEVER listed whenever there's a list of 30 game hitting streaks, and that's always bothered me. It was swept into the dustbin of history because it overlapped two seasons (29 in 1996, 3 in 1997), though that never seems to stop the listmakers from putting Jimmy Rollins' full 38 gamer there from 2005-06. Glad to see the all-knowing PI gives Hal the props he deserves...

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By: OscarAzocar http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2187 Thu, 15 Nov 2007 02:04:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2187 This got me interested at longest hitting streaks at different stadiums. Jeter is is tied with Palmeiro for the record at Camden yards. I wonder how many other stadiums have an opposing player as the record holder.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2181 Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:08:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2181 sure...i'll try to get to that on Friday.

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By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2180 Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:04:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2180 I'd be interested to see "reached-base" streaks by position as well, if you have time.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2173 Wed, 14 Nov 2007 00:22:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2173 Awesome info...thanks for posting!

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By: hootch http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2172 Wed, 14 Nov 2007 00:03:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2172 Puckett first played RF in August of 1990, but didn't move over there full-time until 1994. I don't have a breakdown of games at each position though.

From http://bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&pid=11497&bid=1518

Puckett was a fixture in center field for the Twins, but that began to change in 1990. Before an August game in Cleveland, manager Tom Kelly told Puckett to check the lineup card carefully. When he did, he saw he was starting in right field--the first time in his major-league career he'd be somewhere other than center field. Before this game was out, though, Puckett would be playing three other positions. Shortstop Greg Gagne was removed for a pinch hitter in the top of the eighth. Kelly had a couple players who could play the infield, but he wanted to save them for possible pinch-hitting duty in the ninth. So, to keep the infield together, Puckett was moved to shortstop in the last of the eighth. Before the inning was out, he also played third base and second base as Kelly shifted him around, trying to put him where the ball was least likely to be hit. After the game, Twins' utility ace Al Newman joked, "I'm glad Puck's one of us utility guys now. Maybe he'll raise the salary structure a little." Kelly did use Puckett in the infield again but not regularly. The move to right field was different. The Twins were concerned about how much center field might be wearing Puckett down. They wanted him with them for many more years and thought an occasional move to right might help preserve his legs. Over the next few years he played both center and right field (and even left field on a couple of occasions), but it wasn't until 1994 that he moved to right field for good.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2157 Tue, 13 Nov 2007 16:12:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2157 Check out Randy Bush's streak on that link in #2 above. 7 games, 8 ABs, 8 hits, 2 HR, 2 2B. Not bad.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/418/comment-page-1#comment-2154 Tue, 13 Nov 2007 16:00:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/418#comment-2154 There is no way that Santiago or Castillo makes the Hall, and it's too early to say on Rollins, but he'd need to perform at the same level for at least another 10 years.

Santiago would have an outside shot, except that he is also implicated in Game of Shadows as an alleged steroids user.

Here is the full list of leading streaks by pinch-hitters:
http://www.bb-ref.com/pi/shareit/6CAA

Santiago makes that list too!

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