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GiambiJuice
08-11-2010, 10:59 AM
Title says it all. Since 1900, only 3 players had a season with 200 hits, of which 30 or fewer were for extra bases.

No cheating obv.

BigRon
08-11-2010, 11:04 AM
To me the most obvious choice is Maury Wills. He hit almost no home runs, he hit very few doubles. In his MVP season of 1962 he had well over 200 hits. I'll guess he did it, though I'm not 100% certain.

GiambiJuice
08-11-2010, 11:09 AM
Good Job. Maury Wills is correct. 2 more...

BigRon
08-11-2010, 11:09 AM
Another good candidate would be Matty Alou, the king of the Baltimore Chop. Once Harry Walker got ahold of him, Matty turned into a punchless hit machine for the Pirates. He had 2 or 3 seasons w/200 hits. Less confident about him than Wills, but I'll bet he had at least 1 season which was really close, if it didn't make it.

GiambiJuice
08-11-2010, 11:12 AM
correct. Matty did it in 1970. You are on a roll. One more to go....

BigRon
08-11-2010, 11:29 AM
Okay, two more very obvious candidates were 2 more CFers who got a lot of hits and had very little power. My first guess was Lloyd Waner, though I was concerned because he did hit quite a few triples. But, Lloyd came through for me- in 1927, his rookie year, he did it- for some reason he had very few triples that year.

I also thought Brett Butler had a shot, but I looked him up and, to my surprise, he never reached 200 hits.

Ashburn fit the mold, too, but he was usually good for about 25 doubles and close to 10 triples. He probably came close a few timees, though.

GiambiJuice
08-11-2010, 11:32 AM
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowd own::bowdown::bowdown:

BigRon, you are the man.