Comments on: The Rocking Chair Rajah – Oldest Players With a 3 HR Game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21703 Thu, 27 May 2010 05:09:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21703 I wonder whether Bob Thurman is the only player on this list to have a three-homer game but no two-homer games.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21510 Wed, 26 May 2010 00:11:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21510 There's a story to go with the Cobb game. Seems Cobb was tired of Ruth getting all the attention, and declared that he, too, could hit home runs if he wanted to, went out and hit 5 in two games to prove his point, then went back to "scientific baseball." Veterans of Usenet newsgroup rec.sport.baseball will recognize the line, "Cobb coulda done it - if he'd wanted to."

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By: Morten Jonsson http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21495 Tue, 25 May 2010 21:41:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21495 I believe Joe Niekro was known as the Emir of Emery, but I don't see that on his page.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21486 Tue, 25 May 2010 19:02:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21486 My apologies to Mr. Hornsby. I don't know why, but for some reason I knew that one of Ruth's nicknames was the Rajah of Rap. I guess the The Senior Sultan would have been a better title.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21484 Tue, 25 May 2010 18:51:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21484 Gotta side with Mike and Morten on this one. I kept scanning the list to see if I was overlooking Hornsby.

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By: Mike http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21481 Tue, 25 May 2010 18:43:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21481 I dont care if 3 reporters in 1932 called Babe Ruth the Rajah of Rap, currently no one in existance refers to Ruth as Rajah and that is Hornsby's accepted nickname. This very site does not refer to Ruth as Rajah...because that is not what he is known as. That would be like me writing an article called "The Babe's Best Season" and then write about Babe Herman in 1930. It would be misleading and wrong.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21475 Tue, 25 May 2010 17:51:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21475 Morten - Ruth had many nicknames including "the Sultan of Swat,the Caliph of Clout, the Wizard of Whak, the Rajah of Rap, the Wazir of Wham, the Mammoth of Maul, the Maharajah of Mash, the Bambino. The Bam. The Big Bam"

Source: "The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth" By Leigh Montville
http://books.google.com/books?id=DnXT6Z5PA1sC&lpg=PA107&ots=EO59RiBz-D&dq=%22rajah%20of%20rap%22&pg=PA107#v=onepage&q=%22rajah%20of%20rap%22&f=false

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By: Morten Jonsson http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21453 Tue, 25 May 2010 14:17:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21453 Rajah was Rogers Hornsby, who's not on that list. Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat. Nicknames still available include the Pasha of Power, the Caliph of Clout, and the Bey of Base-Ball.

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By: MLB Stats & Trends 5/25 « SprungOnSports http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21449 Tue, 25 May 2010 13:24:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21449 [...] three homers in a game. The two leaders are in the Hall Of Fame: Stan Musial and Reggie Jackson. Here’s a list of the others. -From ESPN’s Rob Neyer: KC pitcher George Brunet allowed five bases loaded walks in one [...]

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By: Chris http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6254/comment-page-1#comment-21448 Tue, 25 May 2010 12:56:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6254#comment-21448 Surprised it didn't occur more often during this era.

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