Comments on: I love Mark Eichhorn… This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kahuna Tuna Sun, 03 Jul 2011 06:03:08 +0000 Unfortunately I can't do a name pattern search at BR to find out if there are any others with HH.

#44, start from this screen: Players. Click each of the letter links ("A," "B," etc.), then use Control-F to search for the text string "hh." Here’s what you get:

Clay Buchholz
Taylor Buchholz
Don Buschhorn
Mark Eichhorn
Harry Lochhead

Lochhead, incidentally, was the starting shortstop for the 1899 Cleveland Spiders.

By: Abbott Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:35:06 +0000 Correction: make that a .149 average. I was using PAs instead of ABs. Still pretty good though.

By: Abbott Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:33:33 +0000 I was a big fan of Eichhorn back in the day (I always prounced it i-korn with a short i).

Funny thing is, not until today did I realize he had 2 H's in his name.

By: Abbott Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:32:34 +0000 In 1986, Eichhorn had a .119 batting average against with at least one runner on base. (14-118)

By: flyingelbowsmash Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:53:35 +0000 Was Eichhorn's nickname "Double H"?

By: flyingelbowsmash Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:49:48 +0000 @ 16 Detroit Michael

Those 86 awards - Eichhorn was way ahead of Canseco.

How about Teddy Higuera 8.4 WAR

Look how Roger robbed his teammate Wade Boggs from a MVP

Who gave Gary Carter a first place MVP vote???

By: Neil L. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:07:08 +0000 WIsh there was some MLB video of Eichhorn throwing the frisbee pitch from back then.

By: Doug Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:45:33 +0000 @49.

I know what you mean, Neil, about Eichhorn making hitters look bad.

I always had the sense the hitters had conflicted reactions. One part of them was thinking "the ball is coming right at me, I've got to bail" while the other part was thinking "but, I know it's going to end up being a lollipop over the plate, so I'm going to try to wallop it".

But, that fundamental conflict, I think, is what really prevented most hitters from making solid, balanced swings. Which is why they often ended up looking goofy.

By: Neil L. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 22:22:37 +0000 @48
MR, for shame, you are a one-woman man! 🙂

Doug, do you not have memories, also, that hitters would swing from the heels at the funny one, especially pinch hitters and literally lose their balance?

By: Mustachioed Repetition Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:57:08 +0000 stunning knock out blonde squeezed perfectly into a pair of skinny jeans.

This post is worthless without pictures.