Comments on: All-time Progressive Strikeout Leaders http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Baseball-Reference Blog » Blog Archive » All-time Progressive Hits Leaders http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18657 Thu, 13 May 2010 12:09:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18657 [...] plot shows the year-to-year ratios of the active career hits leaders. Please take a look at my recent similar post for strikeout leaders to understand how it's done. Basically, I take the number of hits for the active leader at the end [...]

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18618 Thu, 13 May 2010 01:59:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18618 Wow, who would have ever guessed Bob Elliott was once the active leader in AB. He didn't have a particularly long career. That's gotta be an artifact of WWII (which Elliott played through).

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18602 Wed, 12 May 2010 23:34:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18602 In 1987, Reggie Jackson was the active leader in at-bats. His best single seaon placing was 8th. In 1952-3, Bob Elliott was the active leader in at-bats; he was never in the top 10 in any season.

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By: Nkentsmith http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18507 Wed, 12 May 2010 08:10:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18507 I found Omar Vizquel is 1st in active At Bats and Games Played, but his best years were 10th in the AL in 2000 and 7th in the AL in 1993, respectively. He's also the active leader in plate appearances, with a 3rd in 2000. Those are the only years in those categories when he was in the top 10. He's the leader in a few other hitter categories, but he's been in the top 10 in multiple years.

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By: mccombe35 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18440 Tue, 11 May 2010 21:48:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18440 um, the RF/G requires 500 games at that position. there are only 28 active pitchers that have appeared in 500+ games. sorry to the "work ethic" guy

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By: JeffW http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18411 Tue, 11 May 2010 18:00:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18411 I'll gladly add another, along with thanks for the great conversations here.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18408 Tue, 11 May 2010 17:50:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18408 Wow, two compliments in one post, and one for MY WRITING!!! If that's not a sign of the apocalypse, I don't know what is.

Seriously, thanks 🙂

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By: JeffW http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18407 Tue, 11 May 2010 17:47:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18407 Maybe Moyer's ranking in range factor is simply part of his total Old School package: pure, unadulterated work ethic.

He prepares for his "day at the office" like few others.

Remember that great play in the 2008 Series he made? Coming on the heels (maybe even still in late throes) of that horrendous illness he had, he still went out and pitched a doozy in the biggest start of his career.

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By: SJBlonger http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18405 Tue, 11 May 2010 17:33:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18405 I love this graph. Good job, Andy.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5900/comment-page-1#comment-18396 Tue, 11 May 2010 16:13:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5900#comment-18396 I want to check the ratios for Steve Garvey, who was notorious for trying to make every play unassisted because he couldn't throw, and Bill Buckner, who threw everything because he couldn't move:

Garvey is 2.51
Buckner is 1.30

Fascinating stuff. (To me at least.)

I've noticed Mark Teixeira seems to prefer taking most plays himself, even though he can throw. He will sprint 30 feet to beat the runner to the bag rather than tossing it. His career ratio is 2.50, and as a Yankee (when I've been watching him) it's 5.86!

Don't trust those assist totals as a measure of first base defensive ability.

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