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Statistical analysis – players

Statistical analysis – players – Illustration Statistical Analysis LAST JUNE, BARRY BONDS BECAME THE FIRST PLAYER IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY TO ACCUMULATE 500 career stolen bases and 500 home runs. Below is a breakdown of how many lifetime homers were hit by players who stole 500 or more bases, and how many steals were amassed […]

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official scorer’s job requires full knowledge of the rules

Baseball rules corner: official scorer’s job requires full knowledge of the rules Rich Marazzi THE JOB OF THE OFFICIAL SCORER is always a challenging assignment. Although determining a base hit versus an error routinely raises controversy and discussion, there is much more involved. The-official scorer must have superior knowledge of the official scoring rules. On […]

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Willie Mays’ catch of Cleveland slugger’s deep fly was outstanding regardless of how far the ball actually traveled

Catching up with Vic Wertz’s 1954 World Series Drive: Willie Mays’ catch of Cleveland slugger’s deep fly was outstanding regardless of how far the ball actually traveled Bill Deane FIFTY YEARS AGO LAST FALL occurred the most famous defensive play in World Series history–one so ingrained in the game’s history and lore, it is referred […]

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7th inning stretch: teams with most 40-HR hitters, season

7th inning stretch: teams with most 40-HR hitters, season Teams With Most 40-HR Hitters, Season Teammates have clubbed 40 or more home runs in the same season 23 times in major league history. The 1973 Atlanta Braves and 1996, 1997 Colorado Rockies are the only teams to have three players with 40-plus homers. Babe Ruth […]

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some players’ are all-time rank is listed to the right of their career totals

Active career batting & pitching leaders: some players’ are all-time rank is listed to the right of their career totals Active Career Batting & Pitching Leaders (Some players’ all-time rank is listed to the right of their career totals) HITS ALL-TIME LEADERS PETE ROSE 4,256 TY COBB 4,191 HANK AARON 3,771 ACTIVE LEADERS Player Hits […]

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Biggest batting gainers and losers for 2002: Lenny Harris and Alex Cora registered the highest improvements in hitting average while Joe McEwing suffered the steepest drop

Biggest batting gainers and losers for 2002: Lenny Harris and Alex Cora registered the highest improvements in hitting average while Joe McEwing suffered the steepest drop Chuck Pickard THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS FELL on hardship during the 2002 campaign by losing 106 games to tie Tampa Bay and Detroit for most defeats in the major leagues. […]

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Controversial conclusions: some awards and honors have had a long trail of disputed recipients

Controversial conclusions: some awards and honors have had a long trail of disputed recipients – baseball awards George Vass NO SPORT MATCHES BASEBALL IN the number, variety and prestige of awards, honors and trophies for players past and present, but the methods of how and whom to choose for distinction are far from perfect, sometimes […]

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The fans speak out

The fans speak out Anna C. Silva I watch the Boston Red Sox games every day on TV, and would like to know the nationality of Johnny Damon. He looks like he’s American Indian. Anna C. Silva Fall River, Mass. Johnny Damon’s mother was born in Thailand where she met his father, an American, while […]

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Hitting streaks: top major league single-season hitting streaks by each club: through June 27, 2004

Hitting streaks: top major league single-season hitting streaks by each club: through June 27, 2004 Top major league single-season hitting streaks by each club Through June 27, 2004. AMERICAN LEAGUE ANAHEIM ANGELS Player Year Streak Garret Anderson 1998 28 Rod Carew 1982 25 Jim Edmonds 1995 23 Sandy Alomar, Sr. 1970 22 Bobby Grich 1981 […]

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Baseball Profile Jay Bell

Baseball Profile Jay Bell – Brief Article Rick Sorci FULL NAME: Jay Stuart Bell AGE, HT., WT.: 34, 6-0, 185 Born: December 11, 1965 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida HOME: Phoenix, Arizona STATUS/FAMILY: Married with three children LIFE OUTSIDE BASEBALL: Mostly spend time with the family and play a little golf, here and there. […]