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    More RBI than Games Played

    It happened 32 times between 1921-1940, but since 1940, only nine players have had a single season with more RBI than games played (minimum 100 games). Name the nine players and the seasons. Two of the nine players did it twice:

    1. George Brett 1980
    2. Manny Ramirez 1999, 2000
    3. Jeff Bagwell 1994
    4. Ted Williams 1949
    5. Juan Gonzalez 1996, 1998
    6. Joe Dimaggio 1948
    7. Vern Stephens 1949
    8. Kirby Puckett 1994
    9. Walt Dropo 1950
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    George Brett, 1980
    Manny Ramirez, 1999
    Sammy Sosa 1998
    Tejada 2002
    Bagwell 1994

    These are educated guesses here. I probably have the years messed up(except Brett).

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    Juan Gonzales: '96 and '98

    I know that Brett, Ramirez and Bagwell are right so that means there could be up to 4 left.
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    Dimaggio(1948) and Hank Greenberg(1940)

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    Somebody had 155 or 159. Was it Tommy Davis? '61 maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pheasant View Post
    George Brett, 1980
    Manny Ramirez, 1999
    Sammy Sosa 1998
    Tejada 2002
    Bagwell 1994

    These are educated guesses here. I probably have the years messed up(except Brett).
    Brett, Ramirez, and Bagwell are correct. Manny did it twice, in 1999 and 2000.

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    Williams had 159 in 1949.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett View Post
    Somebody had 155 or 159. Was it Tommy Davis? '61 maybe?
    Tommy Davis is incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett View Post
    Juan Gonzales: '96 and '98

    I know that Brett, Ramirez and Bagwell are right so that means there could be up to 4 left.
    Gonzalez 1996 and 1998 is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett View Post
    Williams had 159 in 1949.
    Yes he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimrod View Post
    Dimaggio(1948) and Hank Greenberg(1940)
    Dimaggio 1948 is correct. 1940 doesn't count.

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    Sammy Sosa in 2001. He would have also done it in 1998 but did not get an RBI in the Cubs one-game playoff game against the Giants. Finished wiht 159 RBI in 160 games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Yes he did.
    Somebody else had 159 that year for Boston too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett View Post
    Somebody else had 159 that year for Boston too.
    That would be Vern Stephens. He and Williams tied that season with 159.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trivia Guy View Post
    That would be Vern Stephens. He and Williams tied that season with 159.
    That's right.

    I also remember that Boston had 2 guys with 144 in the same season and neither one was Williams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trivia Guy View Post
    Sammy Sosa in 2001. He would have also done it in 1998 but did not get an RBI in the Cubs one-game playoff game against the Giants. Finished wiht 159 RBI in 160 games.
    Close but no cigar for Sosa. in 2001 he had 160 RBI in 160 games. He doesn't qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trivia Guy View Post
    That would be Vern Stephens. He and Williams tied that season with 159.
    Vern Stephens is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Close but no cigar for Sosa. in 2001 he had 160 RBI in 160 games. He doesn't qualify.
    Got me on a technicality l--- I didn't see the word "more". LOL!
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    Puckett in 1994

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooklyn View Post
    Puckett in 1994
    Yes sir. Puckett is correct.

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    I know the last guy was on that late 40s Boston team that almost scored 1000. It wasn't Williams or Stephens. That team had 8 guys score 80+ runs I think.

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    Walt Dropo? But I thought '50 was his rookie season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVNICK View Post
    Walt Dropo? But I thought '50 was his rookie season?
    Walt Dropo in 1950 is correct.

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