Comments on: Teams With 8+ Batters With 300+ PA & 50 Or Less Runs Scored In One Season This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 22:20:01 +0000 Undeniably believe that which you said. Your favourite reason seemed to be at the web the easiest factor to remember of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while folks consider worries that they plainly don't recognize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest as neatly as defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

By: Ted Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:07:18 +0000 Not sure where I can post this.
The 2011 Texas Rangers had 10 players with 100 hits
Is this the record?

By: Shorty Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:14:54 +0000 I agree with Pauley (#6 above). The only team with nobody scoring 50 runs was the 42-110 1909 Washington Senators. George McBride, Wid Conroy, Bob Unglaub, Clyde Milan, Gabby Street, George Browne, Jack Lelivelt, Jim Delahanty, and Jiggs Donahue each had 300+ plate appearances for that club.

By: Joe Garrison Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:08:16 +0000 Willie Davis scored a few runs for those 1968 Dodgers... everyone else falls into the "scored dang few" category.

An environment ripe for shutouts, and most needed of course.

Thank you Don Drysdale for your efforts that year.

By: Kahuna Tuna Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:15:31 +0000 The 2011 Indians have 11 players with 200-400 PA and 20-50 runs scored. My Play Index subscription has expired; anyone able to determine whether that's a record?

By: Lawrence Azrin Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:48:26 +0000 @7Hartvig "... The team that jumps out at me are the 1992 Red Sox. In spite of playing in a good hitters park and having a line up full of names recognizable as all stars or even MVP candidates ..." "... they managed to score the second fewest runs in the league and 9 teams managed to outscore them by more than 100 runs.

OK, what did these guys actually do in 1992?
Wade Boggs - by _far_ his worst year with the Red Sox
Jack Clark - in his last year, he could draw walks and do little else (5 HR/ .210 BA in 257 AB)
Mo Vaughn - his first full year with the RS was by far his worst full year of his RS career
Ellis Burks - played the fewst games of his RS career (66) with a 103 OPS+
Mike Greenwell - played only 49 games and had the worst year of his RS career, with .233/ 2 HR/ 18 RBI

-Tom Brunansky - the only RS position player who had a decent hitting year, leading the RS with 15 HR and 74 RBI. Thing is, it wasn't _that good_ of a year, with a 118 OPS+. Somehow he managed to score only 47 runs in 138 games.
Tony Pena - his OPS+ of 64 was about average for his four years with the RS
- John Valentin - had a 113 OPS+, but played only 58 games; Luis Rivera was the regular SS with a OPS+ of 51

There's more players you mentioned, but in summary - the 1992 Red Sox had many recognizable names, and a number of stars. But, most of the "name" players had below-average years, in some cases, WELL below-average years, so all that "star-power" did the team not much good. Welcome to The Butch Hobson Years.

By: Kahuna Tuna Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:22:20 +0000 The real problem for the 1970 White Sox was their pitching — the staff ERA was 4.54 (84 ERA+). With some off-season trades and a magnificent transition by knuckleballer Wilbur Wood from relief ace to ace starter (1971 ERA+ of 189 in over 300 innings), the Sox lowered their team ERA to 3.12 (116 ERA+).

By: Kahuna Tuna Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:06:06 +0000 Of the eight players listed for the 1970 White Sox, six were traded during the following off-season: Berry and O'Brien to the Angels, Hopkins and Knoop to the Royals, Josephson to the Red Sox along with Luis Aparició and his career-high 114 OPS+, and McCraw to the Senators. All the machinations lifted the Sox from eighth in the league in runs scored in 1970 to seventh in 1971.

Besides Aparició, the two other 1970 White Sox regulars who scored more than 50 runs were Bill Melton and Carlos May.

By: Tmckelv Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:15:24 +0000 Rare appearance by the Highlanders. Nice.

By: Hartvig Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:43:11 +0000 Pauley @ 6

"it seems as if the 09 Senators were truly awful"

Their offense was really anemic- they scored 60 runs fewer than the next lowest scoring team and more than 150 runs fewer than the league average- but they also allowed the most runs by an even larger margin (67 runs) although they were a little closer to league average of pitching runs allowed. It would be a couple years before Walter Johnson and Clyde Milan got enough help to lift them out of the second division.

At a glance, my money for the worst of the bunch (when you take the era's that they played in to account) would be the '63 Astro's- a 19 year old Rusty Staub was clearly overmatched and a 21 year old Jimmy Wynn and 19 year old Joe Morgan didn't get enough plate appearances to help much. When Al Spangler is your biggest offensive threat by a considerable margin you have really got some problems.