Comments on: Non-Pitcher 150+ Career Games With Zero PA http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-94092 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:27:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-94092 Among batters qualifying for the batting title, Goat Anderson's 1907 season is the second most extreme in terms of SLG as compared with OBP. Anderson's 1907 (SLG/OBP) was .656 and his (OBP-SLG) was .118. These figures place second and third,* respectively, to Jimmy Sheckard's 1913 season: .194/.368/.238, for a (SLG/OBP) of .647 and an (OBP-SLG) of .130. Sheckard played in only 99 games in 1913 and had just 330 plate appearances, so you could argue that he was not really a full-time player that season.

* – Max Bishop's 1927 season (.277/.442/.323) is just a hair more extreme than the Goat's 1907 in terms of (OBP-SLG), .119 to .118.

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By: Whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93992 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 01:34:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93992 @14 and 18,

The lowest RBI/PA for a qualified batter is Enzo Hernandez, with only 12 RBI in 618 PA in 1971. He's the only one with RBI/PA < .02 (1 RBI every 51.5 PA).

Only two others have RBI/PA less than .025 while also qualifying for the batting title: Charlie Jamieson (11 RBI/473 PA in 1918, 1 RBI per 43 PA) and Goat Anderson (12 RBI/510 PA in 1907, 1 RBI per 42.5 PA). Anderson had an unusual set of slash stats that year: .206/.343/.225, with a SLG more than 100 points below his OBP.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93958 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:10:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93958 @26 Agree that Byrd was more than just Ruth's designated PR. But, the nickname still fits - notice that the Yanks dropped both Byrd and Ruth, within 2 months of each other.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93946 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:43:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93946 I'm a little surprised Larry Lintz didnt make the list

So was I. He just missed, with 147.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93934 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:25:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93934 Would like to see how many runs they scored.

I re-ran Steve's search adding R ≥ 1, and it ran smoothly although the actual runs total doesn't appear. Matt Alexander is way ahead of the field with 76; next are Dick Schofield (Sr.) with 53 and Miguel Dilone with 52.

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By: vincent http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93932 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:22:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93932 I'm a little surprised Larry Lintz didnt make the list: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lintzla01.shtml

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93926 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 18:08:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93926 @24 -- Kahuna strikes again!

Unlike a lot of the guys on this list, though (and in spite of his nickname), Sammy Byrd could hit a little. As a rookie, he batted .312 with a 131 OPS+ in 202 PAs; in his first 5 years with the Yankees, he had a 114 OPS+ in over 1,100 PAs. He finally got to play full-time when NY sold him to the Reds in 1934 -- but he wasn't quite able to seize the day, and he was out of the big leagues before he turned 30.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93920 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:59:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93920 Brandon @16 -- Yes, Jorgensen does lead in games at 1B games with no PAs, 227. Mike Squires is next at 174. On first blush, it surprised me that two 1B defensive caddies are in the top 20 of Steve's list, given that 1B isn't a very important defensive position -- but then, that's exactly why teams are willing to start an iron-glove plodder at the position.

P.S. Herb Washington was dropped as the A's "designated runner" because he wasn't good at the job; his SB success rate was under 65% (31 for 48).

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93917 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:50:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93917 Hmm, who used to pinch run for the Babe when he was too far gone to do the full circle after some of his homers?

Check out #43 on Steve's list . . . specifically his nickname.

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By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9936/comment-page-1#comment-93904 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:35:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9936#comment-93904 Matt Alexander replaced Herb Washington as the A's Pinch Runner.

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