Comments on: Most homers in a season where all hits are homers http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Artie Z http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85671 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 15:17:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85671 @24, 26 - It doesn't appear from the article that Person is trying to make it back as a major league pitcher, but as a scout or a coach.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85417 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 04:13:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85417 Most triples in a season in which all hits were triples:
2, by 7 different players, including:

-- Limb McKenry, a pitcher with the Reds in 1915-16. In 1916, Limb went 2 for 5, both triples. He also had 2 triples among his 5 hits the year before. With 4 triples out of 7 career hits, he has the highest ratio of triples to hits of any hitter with at least 4 hits. (BTW, the 1915 Reds featured three Reds, a Lefty, a Rube, a Heinie, a Curly, a Goat, a Fritz, an Ivy and an Ivey, King Lear, Silent George Twombly, and Shufflin' Phil Douglas. I believe that's more nicknames than there are in all the major leagues today.)

-- Mark Johnson, rookie with the 1998 ChiSox. Johnson got just 2 hits in 23 AB that year, both triples. (Did I mention that he was a catcher?) He logged over 500 PAs in 1999-2000 combined, but didn't hit another triple until 2001.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85413 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 03:51:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85413 Among all hitters with at least 20 PAs, Ed Sanicki has by far the highest SLG (.882) and isolated power (.588).

But how about Welington Castillo, who debuted with the Cubs this year? He went 6 for 20 with a HR and 4 doubles. He has the highest career ratio of XBH to Hits in modern MLB history (min. 5 hits).

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By: Fitz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85411 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 03:47:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85411 @Scoop

I would not like to see him come back, too many pre-Howard, Utley, Charlie bad memories

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85407 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 03:20:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85407 @7, Dvd Avins -- Great find on Larry Gowell!

And not only did he get a hit (a double) in his only MLB at-bat, it was also "the last hit by a pitcher in a regular season American League game before the start of the designated hitter rule. The baseball Gowell hit was accepted as a historical baseball into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, where it now resides."
Per B-R Bullpen, http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Larry_Gowell

Also, he allowed 1 run in 5 IP in his only start -- but took a loss as the Yankees fell, 1-0; Gowell's double was one of 3 Yankee hits off Jim Lonborg that day, and their only XBH. He turned in 2 more decent years in AAA after that 1972 cameo, but never got another shot at the bigs. His page sponsor speculates that "his career was held back by his not being able to pitch Fri. & Sat. due to his 7th-Day Adventist religion."

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By: Scoop http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85400 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 02:49:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85400 So with all the talk of Robert Person, I thought I would post the link below. According to this (very) recent article, Person is looking to make a comeback after SEVEN years out of baseball. I think it would be pretty cool to see him make it back, as unlikely as it is.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/jeff_pearlman/01/07/robert.person/index.html

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85385 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 01:15:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85385 Sanicki is 2nd on the list of fewest career games by a batter with 3 or more home runs - he played 7 games, Charlie Reilly in 1889 played 6.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85363 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 22:07:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85363 To add to #21, on the list of players whose career OPS+ exceeded 200, sorted by greatest number of plate appearances, Butch Sanicki ranks second all time with 20 PA, trailing only some big lummox named Ruth.

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85354 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:42:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85354 Ed "Butch" Sanicki was my friends high school baseball coach during the early 60's.

Ed Sanicki also holds another interesting distinction in that his First 3 hits in the major leagues were all home runs.

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By: Atom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9774/comment-page-1#comment-85352 Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:41:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9774#comment-85352 I remember Keith McDonald well. Homered in his first two big league at bats then again in his 5th(?). In the 2000's, the Cardinals had Keith McDonald, Chris Richard, Gene Stechshulte, Hector Luna, Adam Wainwright and Mark Worrell all homer in their first big league at bat.

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