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    Name the 4 players with over 500 RBI's in

    their 1st 4 seasons.

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    Albert Pujols

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    1. Al Simmons?
    2. Joe Dimaggio?
    3. Ted Williams?
    4. Albert Pujols?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankillaz View Post
    1. Al Simmons?
    2. Joe Dimaggio?
    3. Ted Williams?
    4. Albert Pujols?
    DiMaggio, Williams, Pujols are correct one more to go.

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    Hal Trosky?

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    Trosky is the 4th guy! He had some huge seasons, why is he not more highly regarded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leagueleader View Post
    Trosky is the 4th guy! He had some huge seasons, why is he not more highly regarded?
    Home/Away splits maybe. http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ear=Career&t=b
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    Quote Originally Posted by leagueleader View Post
    Trosky is the 4th guy! He had some huge seasons, why is he not more highly regarded?
    Trosky only had 425 RBI in his first 4 seasons. You didn't say that short seasons don't count.
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    Trotsky looks like Thome in the making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Trosky only had 425 RBI in his first 4 seasons. You didn't say that short seasons don't count.
    I got the question from a book 'Baseball Maniac Almanac' I just looked it up on BR and your right technically there probably
    are only 3 who accomplished this. After all Chuck Klein had over 430 in his 1st 4 seasons the first of which he only had about 30 RBI's.

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    Most RBI through four (4) seasons, Trosky just misses the top 10.

    1 Joe DiMaggio 558
    2 Ted Williams 515
    3 Albert Pujols 504
    4 Earl Averill 482
    5 Chuck Klein 470
    6 Ralph Kiner 458
    7 Mark Teixeira 450
    8 Al Simmons 449
    9 Zeke Bonura 440
    10 Orlando Cepeda 439
    11 Hal Trosky 425
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    Most Overrated: Kirby Puckett, Catfish Hunter, Jack Morris
    Most Overrated for being "Underrated": Bobby Grich, Gene Tenace, Alan Trammell
    Most Underrated for being "Overrated": Roberto Clemente, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Most RBI through four (4) seasons, Trosky just misses the top 10.

    1 Joe DiMaggio 558
    2 Ted Williams 515
    3 Albert Pujols 504
    4 Earl Averill 482
    5 Chuck Klein 470
    6 Ralph Kiner 458
    7 Mark Teixeira 450
    8 Al Simmons 449
    9 Zeke Bonura 440
    10 Orlando Cepeda 439
    11 Hal Trosky 425
    The immortal Zeke Bonura has a sighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankillaz View Post
    The immortal Zeke Bonura has a sighting.
    Zeke is one of the few who held simultaneously the Homerun record for a season with 2 different teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leagueleader View Post
    Zeke is one of the few who held simultaneously the Homerun record for a season with 2 different teams.
    I smell a new trivia question coming...

    Jimmie Foxx must be another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leagueleader View Post
    Trosky is the 4th guy! He had some huge seasons, why is he not more highly regarded?
    You're absolutely right! I looked up his stats and what caught my eye was his 1936 season:

    .343/.382/.644 with 42 HR and 162 RBI. He also led the majors with 405 TB. This was good enough for him to place tenth in the MVP voting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    I smell a new trivia question coming...

    Jimmie Foxx must be another.
    Foxx with the A's & Sox
    Add:
    John Mize (Cards & Giants)
    Babe Ruth (Redsox & Yanks)
    Rogers Hornsby (Cards & Giants & Braves)

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    Quote Originally Posted by leagueleader View Post
    Foxx with the A's & Sox
    Add:
    John Mize (Cards & Giants)
    Babe Ruth (Redsox & Yanks)
    Rogers Hornsby (Cards & Giants & Braves)
    Is this a comprehensive list?
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    Most Overrated: Kirby Puckett, Catfish Hunter, Jack Morris
    Most Overrated for being "Underrated": Bobby Grich, Gene Tenace, Alan Trammell
    Most Underrated for being "Overrated": Roberto Clemente, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr.

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    I can't think of anyone else. Maybe McGuire with Oakland & St.L but if you considers Oakland an extension of the Philadelphia A's that won't work. Goslin held the Washington record when he was traded to the Brown & hit 37 but only 30 were with the Browns
    & I know Ken Williams had more than 30.
    Last edited by leagueleader; 04-17-2015 at 11:13 PM.

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