Comments on: MLB’s 200,000th Game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kelly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-132603 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 23:11:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-132603 Jaykibler.

" if we are only counting the best league available, then we should disregard the last 110 years of AL ball, too... "

OK. I actually did laugh out loud at that. Great line.

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By: Kelly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-132601 Mon, 01 Aug 2011 23:09:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-132601 Well, it might be arbitrary too, but I like the idea of recognizing the National Association just for the fact it makes the arbitrary number the 4th of July, which is appropriate for the National Pastime.

🙂

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-130608 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 05:31:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-130608 @4 Stephen, if your calculations are correct, I really hope it's the Cincy-Pitt game, considering that both of those teams have been around since the 1880s (and Cincy fielding the first all-pro team)

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By: JayKibler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-130270 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:58:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-130270 Guilty as charged! Interestingly enough, you sound amazingly like my wife...

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-130172 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:10:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-130172 Jay, if you're not going to figure out which were the 23rd, 46th and 60th runs scored on those particular dates, and then arrange for the players in question to receive retroactive gifts of Tootsie Rolls, it's really half-assed work.

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By: JayKibler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-130150 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:04:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-130150 @25, if we are only counting the best league available, then we should disregard the last 110 years of AL ball, too... 🙂

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By: JayKibler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-130149 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:02:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-130149 OK, so after doing some calculating, it appears as though MLB was only looking at the NL and AL for the 1,000,000th run scored promotion.

Using the most recent data from BR for only the NL and AL, the date the millionth run scored was actually two days earlier on Friday, May 2, 1975. The 46th run scored that day was #1,000,000.

If they were to use all of the leagues except the NA (which are the leagues MLB recognizes today), then the 1,000,000th run would have been the 60th run scored on April 16, 1970.

And, if you include the NA, the 1,000,000th run would have been the 23rd run scored on September 16, 1968.

Just so you know...

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By: Dukeofflatbush http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-130091 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:10:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-130091 Following John Autin's link idea, I found one from google books that does not require membership as Amazon does.
http://books.google.com/books?id=EVitU7S2FPwC&pg=PA103&lpg=PA103&dq=the+machine+millionth+run+joe+posnanski&source=bl&ots=GE7zNC3w_r&sig=5qwHMr5mb0p2KuEBg-OXNMHFB7w&hl=en&ei=cCQoTuuaGcrZgQeN-NFc&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false

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By: statboy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-130004 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 05:14:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-130004 "For one thing, there was no hotdog in Chambliss. Second, once he hit the HR, that would have counted as the one-millionth, even before he trotted around the bases."

@24, Unless they decided to make an exception (and why would they?), the batter's run doesn't count until he touches ALL the bases.

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By: Phil Haberkorn in Indiana http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/13112/comment-page-1#comment-129930 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:30:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=13112#comment-129930 I remember this was a big deal when it happened, there was advance publicity (it wasn't something they only made a big deal about afterward), and yes, MLB had people at each game to monitor the scoring when they were getting close to the millionth run. I also recall the stories about the dispute over whether it was Watson or Concepcion. MLB could try to promote the 200,000th game likewise, and that would be fun to watch as, on the day before the anticipated game, several home teams announce that they've moved their games to earlier start times, trying to beat each other to the honor, and they all end up starting their games at 12:01AM in the Eastern time zone, as home teams west of that hope and pray for rain-outs. This forces The Commissioner to declare it a tie. . . . .

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