Comments on: Happy Birthday Steve Balboni http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kingturtle http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-85026 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:23:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-85026 here's a nice birthday gift for him...yesterday the International League announced they were putting him into their Hall of Fame...
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110124&content_id=16493048&vkey=news_milb&fext=.jsp

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By: Nikita Saglimben http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-84951 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:23:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-84951 Quite nicely done really.

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By: Anthony http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-84850 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:59:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-84850 A late birthday gift for Balboni, He, Wade Boggs and Cal Ripken, Jr were elected to the International League Hall of Fame today.

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By: catlin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-84178 Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:04:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-84178 I can't believe you didn't mention his world series championship.

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By: I Can’t Believe I Missed Steve Balboni’s Birthday | NotGraphs Baseball http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-83541 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:31:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-83541 [...] Luckily, Baseball-Reference’s blog was all over it. [...]

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By: Dvd Avins http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-83044 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:11:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-83044 The Mexican League was part of the association of minor leagues; part of Organized Baseball. The Japanese leagues were not part Organized Baseball.

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By: brian http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-82986 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 03:55:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-82986 I remember Steve Balboni playing on the Nashville Sounds farm team in Tennessee. Pat Tabler, Brad Gulden, Mattingly and Jamie McWerly were also on the team. It was fun to watch them, tickets were ony two dollars.

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By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-82937 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 21:51:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-82937 I have 2 reasons that I will never feel bad about the number of WS titles the Yankees have won.

1) the end of the 1995 AL Wild Card seires Mariner's over Yanks.

2) The following game includes my favorite Yankee moment of the 1980's (which is pretty sad). 🙂

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA198904140.shtml

Down 4-1 in the bottom of the 5th (common in 1989) in that early season game, my college roomates and I watched "Bye Bye" crush a Grand Slam off of the reigning AL Cy Young award winner Frank Viola. Having rooted for Steve since his Columbus Clippers days, it was very exciting. Little did we know how bad the next 2 seasons would get.

Side Note: In the same game as the Balboni Grand Slam, Al Lieter throw 163 pitches for the win.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-82840 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:13:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-82840 Paul Drye re: Mike Hessman -- Did you notice that Hessman has a career .231 BA ... in the minors? I wonder if that might be a record low for a long career; Hessman has about 6,600 PAs on the farm.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9695/comment-page-1#comment-82838 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:09:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9695#comment-82838 @5, Dukeofflatbush et al., re: minor-league HR record:

Just to offer another piece of information: B-R recognizes Hector Espino as the career minor-league HR leader, with 484.
(http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Home_run)
All but 3 of those HRs came in Mexico, the bulk of those in the Mexican League. Unfortunately, his B-R minor-league page has just a tiny sampling of his career stats.
(http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=espino001hec)

I couldn't even guess the basis on which B-R chose to recognize Espino. If the Mexican League is considered a minor league, then why not the Japanese leagues, too? -- and thus, as Paul Drye said, Sadaharu Oh would be the minor-league HR leader. In fact the Japan Central and Pacific Leagues are listed on the B-R minor league home page (http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/); however, only the 2009 stats from those leagues are linked.

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