Comments on: 300/350/400 Games @ 2B, SS & 3B http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Johnny http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30938 Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:28:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30938 Why did Counsell stop that old batting stance?

It must be rare for a player to change his batting routine at age 38-39.

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By: Harry Grandview http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30935 Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:20:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30935 Rod Carew played over 1100 games each at both 1B and 2B.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30899 Fri, 16 Jul 2010 02:37:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30899 Wow, WAR loves Gil McDougald. 40.0 WAR in a 10-season career in which he only topped 600 PA four times (and not because of injuries (I'm pretty sure)) and played in a park which killed right-handed power. It's not hard to imagine an alternate reality in which McDougald amasses something looking like a HOF career. It might have been Bill James who conjectured that McDougald could have hit 30+ HR in 1961 -- he had been taken by the Angels in the expansion draft, and would have played in a better park for righty power in a season with a lot of big fluke years. Instead he chose to just retire. (If he could have made $10M that year would he have retired? Flashing back to the Steinbrenner thread, more $ improves the quality of play.)

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By: Hartvig http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30898 Fri, 16 Jul 2010 02:19:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30898 My first thought when I saw the title was "I bet Tony Phillips is one of them". I thought maybe Dick McAuliffe might make the cut too but he only played about a seasons worth of games at 3rd. Gil McDougald was another great possibility as well. All 3 are seriously underrated players.

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By: dukeofflatbush http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30876 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 23:57:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30876 Mark Loretta is the only player to have at least 200 Gs at 1b, 2b, 3b & SS.
He also pitched 2 games.
I still think Biggio's trifecta of 1900 G at 2nd, 400 at C & 350 in OF is the most impressive.
Robin Yount is the only player 1000 games apiece at Center and Short, the two most difficult positions in front of the plate.
A-Rod is the only player to have 900 games at SS and 3b, soon to be the only with 1000, and two seasons away from 1200 apiece.
Pete Rose is the only player with more than 300 games at 1b, 2b, 3b & OF, in fact he has at least 600 at each.

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By: tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30845 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:42:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30845 For some reason, when I saw "Buck Herzog", my mind wen to "Buck Weaver", especially when I saw Herzog's last season was 1920 and I knew Weaver spent significant time at different positions in the infield.

I was going to make a comment as to how there could have been a 450+ or 500+ guy had Buck not been kicked out of baseball. But alas, it was not the right "Buck". Weaver did have 400+ games at SS and 3B...but only 1 game at 2B.

John Cusack would have been thrilled.

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30842 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:26:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30842 Yeah, Tony Phillips is another incredibly underrated player.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30831 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:59:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30831 JDV -- Thanks for mentioning Tony Phillips, the only modern player with at least 200 games at SS, 2B, 3B and OF. Phillips also has the distinction of spending at least 1 season as a regular at each of those positions.

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By: JDV http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30820 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:27:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30820 Tony Phillips came even closer.

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By: capnjiffy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/7373/comment-page-1#comment-30816 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:03:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=7373#comment-30816 Craig Counsell should bring back his goofy batting stance in recognition of this accomplishment.

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