Comments on: Going Out With A Strange Bang http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/647 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/647/comment-page-1#comment-4523 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:17:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/647#comment-4523 McGwire's last season really stands out in this group, since he had nearly a hundred games (instead of just over 20) and 29 HRs. His HR/AB ratio in his last season was actually higher than his career HR/AB ratio (which is still the best all-time).

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By: iiicollies http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/647/comment-page-1#comment-4518 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 21:35:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/647#comment-4518 Giambi doesn't have the same pattern re Ks/BB. Gives us some hope.

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By: mmayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/647/comment-page-1#comment-4514 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 15:42:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/647#comment-4514 I remember how pathetic McGwire was his last year. I saw one of the playoff games they lost to the D-Backs in St. Louis in 2001 and you could tell he didn't have anything in his legs. Sad to see how he deteriorated so fast, but if it was because the plug was pulled on the happy juice or because of the effects of the happy juice, I can understand why there was such a rapid dropoff.

Also, check out McGwire's strikeout numbers. With 118 strikeouts in 299 at bats, only Dave "Swish" Nicholson did worse, with 126 K's in 294 AB's in 1964 for the White Sox. McGwire v. Wade Miller is a good microcosm of his 2001 season. In 13 plate appearances, he struck out 6 times, walked twice, and homered twice. That's 10/13 for the Three True Outcomes.

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