Comments on: Oscar Azocar 1965-2010 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Friday Links (18 Jun 10) – Ducksnorts http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25752 Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:14:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25752 [...] the one time in my life when I didn’t follow baseball obsessively), but Raphy at B-R.com sheds some light. [h/t reader [...]

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By: groundball http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25282 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 04:21:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25282 Yeah, I remember the higher BA than OBP myself. I remember me and my dad laughing about that one day. Incidentally I remember Soriano one year with the Yankees had that distinction too, until he drew his first BB of the season on like the last day of April (or thereabouts). I do remember Azocar had a couple decent seasons with the Padres as a PH (well, I could check here for sure, but I admit to feeling a little lazy today)

Incidentally, I looked up fewest BBs in a 400 AB season a couple of weeks ago, and I found another free-swinger from my younger days. Andres Thomas SS of the awful late 80s Braves on there a couple of times. Wonder what he is doing now?

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By: Clint http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25199 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:41:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25199 Stopping by to pay my respects. As a kid the Padres came to Cincinnati and Oscar came to the plate.

Being a dumb kid, I read his name wrong and thought it was pronounced 'Oscar Oscar'. I laughed uncontrollably for an inning or two.

RIP Oscar.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25196 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:30:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25196 Andy - I wanted an obscure but memorable baseball name. For me that player was Azocar.

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By: Voomo Zanzibar http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25187 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:13:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25187 Oscar started off his career with a 5-game hitting streak.
I watched every one of those games, and Phil Rizzuto was excited about him. We all were. That team was so bad, and it hadnt been that long since we had Rickey-Willie-Donnie-Winfield and won 97 games, missing the playoffs by one game to the Blow Jays. RIP O.A.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25183 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 14:52:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25183 Raphy, now seems like a good reason to ask--why did you adopt the screen name OscarAzocar before you started as an author here?

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By: nightfly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25182 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 14:51:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25182 No Azocar, but Leyritz was in left field for Andy Hawkins' non-no-no.

(Heh, sorry, but I couldn't resist bringing it up one more time!)

Hensley Meulens... now that's a name I've not heard in a long time.... a long time. (And no he's not me.)

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25179 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 14:09:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25179 Can the play index find other streaks of one-pitch plate appearances? I'm curious to see what else is out there.

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By: tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25177 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:59:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25177 Oscar was the next Yogi Berra (constantly hitting pitches around his eyes for base hits) until pitchers figured out they could just keep thowing balls in the dirt or 3 ft outside to get him out. He was a Yankee for a short while, but very fun to watch. You really need to enjoy the lean years to truly appreciate the good times. We all could have stopped watching when the Yanks fell out of it early, but we would have missed out on Maas, Leyritz (as the future 3B) and Oscar.

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6768/comment-page-1#comment-25172 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:29:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6768#comment-25172 I knew those '90 Yanks were a passing occurance -- but that didn't stop me from enjoying the show. My prayers go out for Azocar, whose frantic style of pitch selection will always be a memory in the best Mickey Rivers tradition.

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