Comments on: Monday mentions: Notes and rants on games of July 3 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mustachioed Repetition Wed, 06 Jul 2011 04:42:06 +0000 I had no idea D'Angelo had such a nice bases loaded record, but I've certainly never forgotten him. ~12 years ago he was considered the Yankees' top infield prospect. He broke his neck in a car accident, got traded, and Alfonso Soriano got the opportunity which might have been his. Jimenez eventually had a decent career, but I wonder how it might have turned out otherwise.

By: John Autin Wed, 06 Jul 2011 02:38:32 +0000 @33, Kahuna -- Your diligence is inspirational!

@34/35, Abbott -- I'm glad you mentioned D'Angelo Jimenez; I'd kind of forgotten him. He had a very nice career record with the bases loaded: 74 PAs, 13 walks, .373 BA (22 for 59), .473 OBP, 55 RBI. Never had a slam, though.

Nolan Ryan's career walk rate was 12.4% of PAs; with the bases loaded it was 9.2% -- still high, but you'd have to say at least he did make some adjustment.

By: Abbott Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:41:01 +0000 Nolan Ryan walked 9 with the bases loaded in 1977.

By: Abbott Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:40:19 +0000 Carlos Pena came to the plate 26 times with the bases loaded in 2008 and walked 9 times!

Jackie Jensen walked with the bases loaded 8 times in 1959, and with 7 bases loaded walks in 2004....D'Angelo Jimenez!

By: Kahuna Tuna Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:28:14 +0000 Nine PAs with the bases loaded this year; six walks! I don't know how to find the season record for that. I don't think the Play Index can do it.

It can be done using the Event Finder, a spreadsheet, and a lot of copying, pasting, and sorting. Here are the yearly leaders in bases-loaded walks since 1950:

1950: 5 — tie among Al Rosen, CLE; Bob Kennedy, CLE; Eddie Joost, PHA; Ferris Fain, PHA; and Ray Boone, CLE
1951: 4— tie among Pete Reiser, PIT; Phil Masi, CHW; and Sid Gordon, BSN
1952: 6 — Pee Wee Reese, BRO
1953: 6 — Larry Doby, CLE
1954: 5 — tie between Pete Runnels, WSH, and Roy Sievers, WSH
1955: 5 — tie between Billy Goodman, BOS, and Billy Klaus, BOS
1956: 6 — Roy Campanella, BRO
1957: 5 — Rocky Colavito, CLE
1958: 5 — Rocky Colavito, CLE
1959: 8 — Jackie Jensen, BOS
1960: 6 — Charlie Maxwell, DET
1961: 6 — Rocky Colavito, DET
1962: 5 — Lenny Green, MIN
1963: 4 — Bob Allison, MIN
1964: 4 — Leo Cardenas, CIN
1965: 5 — Curt Blefary, BAL
1966: 4 — Don Mincher, MIN
1967: 4 — tie between Curt Blefary, BAL, and Dick McAuliffe, DET
1968: 4 — Joe Foy, BOS
1969: 5 — Dick Green, OAK
1970: 5 — Ron Santo, CHC
1971: 5 — tie between Freddie Patek, KCR, and Tommy McCraw, WSA
1972: 3 — tie among Bobby Darwin, MIN; Don Kessinger, CHC; Gene Alley, PIT; Joe Morgan, CIN; Mike Andrews, CHW; and Ron Santo, CHC
1973: 3 — tie among Bob Bailey, MON; Bob Boone, PHI; Ed Brinkman, DET; Gene Michael, NYY; Glenn Beckert, CHC; Graig Nettles, NYY; Joe Morgan, CIN; Marty Perez, ATL; Ollie Brown, MIL; Rick Monday, CHC; Ron Fairly, MON; and Steve Braun, MIN
1974: 4 — tie among Bernie Carbo, BOS; Joe Ferguson, LAD; Richie Hebner, PIT; and Rico Petrocelli, BOS
1975: 4 — Pete Rose, CIN
1976: 5 — Dan Driessen, CIN
1977: 4 — tie among Buddy Bell, CLE; Ron Cey, LAD; Ruppert Jones, SEA; and Wayne Gross, OAK
1978: 5 — Sixto Lezcano, MIL
1979: 4 — tie between Junior Kennedy, CIN, and Sixto Lezcano, MIL
1980: 4 — Ken Singleton, BAL
1981: 3 — tie among Darrell Porter, STL; Dwight Evans, BOS; Jim Gantner, MIL; and Terry Puhl, HOU
1982: 4 — Dwight Evans, BOS
1983: 6 — Mike Hargrove, CLE
1984: 3 — tie among Alvin Davis, SEA; Barry Bonnell, SEA; Bob Dernier, CHC; Gary Roenicke, BAL; George Vukovich, CLE; Howard Johnson, DET; Ivan de Jesus, PHI; John Lowenstein, BAL; Larry Herndon, DET; Lonnie Smith, STL; Ozzie Virgil, PHI; Pat Tabler, CLE; Sixto Lezcano, PHI; Tim Raines, MON; and Tony Bernazard, CLE
1985: 4 — tie among Bobby Meacham, NYY; Leon Durham, CHC; and Pete Rose, CIN
1986: 5 — Gary Pettis, CAL
1987: 6 — Jack Clark, STL
1988: 4 — Jack Clark, NYY
1989: 5 — Dwight Evans, BOS
1990: 5 — Mickey Tettleton, BAL
1991: 4 — tie among Bernard Gilkey, STL; Dwight Evans, BAL; Eddie Murray, LAD; Jack Clark, BOS; and Jay Buhner, SEA
1992: 4 — Tom Brunansky, BOS
1993: 6 — Darren Daulton, PHI
1994: 5 — Mike Gallego, NYY
1995: 5 — Jeff Bagwell, HOU
1996: 6 — Danny Tartabull, CHW
1997: 5 — tie between Derek Jeter, NYY, and Tim Naehring, BOS
1998: 6 — Mark McGwire, STL
1999: 5 — tie among Bobby Abreu, PHI; Harold Baines, BAL; and John Jaha, OAK
2000: 6 — Ellis Burks, SFG
2001: 4 — Tony Batista, TOR
2002: 3 — tie among Ben Grieve, TBD; Bobby Abreu, PHI; Carlos Guillen, SEA; Eli Marrero, STL; Fred McGriff, CHC; Herbert Perry, TEX; J. T. Snow, SFG; Jay Payton, NYM; Jorge Posada, NYY; Lee Stevens, MON; Mark McLemore, SEA; Mike Cameron, SEA; and Ron Gant, SDP
2003: 6 — John Olerud, SEA
2004: 7 — D'Angelo Jiménez, CIN
2005: 6 — tie between Adam Dunn, CIN, and Chipper Jones, ATL
2006: 6 — tie between Derek Jeter, NYY, and Trot Nixon, BOS
2007: 6 — Pat Burrell, PHI
2008: 9 — Carlos Peña, TBR
2009: 5 — tie between Adam Dunn, WSN, and Geovany Soto, CHC
2010: 6 — B. J. Upton, TBR

I don't have particularly high confidence in the pre-1980 and 1985-89 figures because the Event Finder did not attribute to any batter a few of the bases-loaded walks in each of those seasons.

By: Luis Gomez Tue, 05 Jul 2011 04:31:37 +0000 No need to apologize, John. Most people overseas think the same way about Cinco de Mayo. On that date in 1862 the French Army (at the time, one of the more powerfull and well trained in the world) was defeated in the Southern state of Puebla by a bunch of no-training-no-armed farmers, when the France Empire was trying to invade Mexico, kind of David vs. Goliath. And I guess that's reason enough to celebrate.
Just in case anybody wonders. 🙂

By: John Autin Tue, 05 Jul 2011 03:27:05 +0000 @27, Joe -- That's amazing about Cust. Nine PAs with the bases loaded this year; six walks!

I don't know how to find the season record for that. I don't think the Play Index can do it. I would start by checking the all-time leaders in walks -- start at the career splits page, then click on the bases-loaded line to get the yearly splits for that situation.

I just checked Barry Bonds; his high was 4, in 1996. In his biggest walks years -- 2002 (198) and 2004 (232) -- he drew 0 and 2 bases-loaded walks, respectively. Cust has drawn them at a much higher career rate than Bonds did.

By: John Autin Tue, 05 Jul 2011 03:17:19 +0000 Thanks Luis -- I apologize for my ignorance, and I appreciate the gentle correction.

By: Luis Gomez Tue, 05 Jul 2011 02:59:58 +0000 @25, JA
Thanks, some people say it's better late than never, but I'm sorry to let you know that "Cinco de Mayo" it's not Mexico's Independence Day, it's actually September 16th. But thanks anyway, I know it was sincere. 🙂

By: Doug Mon, 04 Jul 2011 20:32:06 +0000 @13 and Where was Charlie Manuel?

John, I think you commented earlier on Manuel in this regard, concerning Halladay. Don't what game it was, but possibly this one:

Halladay was not himself in this outing, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits, through 6 innings. The Phillies rallied in the top of the 7th to take the lead at 5-4. Halladay stayed in for the the bottom of the 7th and allowed a double and single to the first two batters.

At this point, with the go-ahead run in scoring position and nobody out, I'm guessing most managers go to the pen. But, Manuel stayed with Halladay and he got out of it without further damage. Halladay was removed for a pinch-hitter in the next half-inning, having thrown 111 pitches through 7 innings.

Clearly, Manuel gives a lot of rope to his starters, probably deservingly so in most instances.