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  • #16
    5/29/2012

    BA
    Konerko .395
    Hamilton .368
    Jeter .335
    Trumbo .333
    Jackson .331

    HR
    Hamilton 20
    Dunn 16
    Encarnacion 16
    Granderson 15
    Reddick 14

    RBI
    Hamilton 53
    Encarnacion 41
    Cabrera 40
    Dunn 37
    Cruz 33

    Josh still has a healthy lead in HR and RBI but his batting average has been falling and he is now in 2nd place behind Konerko.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
      Isn't it a little early for a Triple Crown tracker?.
      Fine then...

      Go to the Bryce Harper HOF tracker thread if you'd like...
      "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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      • #18
        Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
        Fine then...

        Go to the Bryce Harper HOF tracker thread if you'd like...
        Well played, Mauer!
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #19
          Mauer? Joe Mauer??
          "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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          • #20
            Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
            Mauer? Joe Mauer??

            I guess you never saw this before?

            Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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            • #21
              Could it be argued that the fact that there hasn't been a "Triple Crown" winner since 1967 means that the quality of play has improved? Or is it a huge stretch?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by fenrir View Post
                Could it be argued that the fact that there hasn't been a "Triple Crown" winner since 1967 means that the quality of play has improved? Or is it a huge stretch?
                I think having more teams is a major reason. It's harder to lead the lead in BA-HR-RBI when there are 16 teams in a league rather 8-10 teams. There are simply more hitters to beat out. I think Carl Yastrzemski and Frank Robinson had a bit a luck in that they played in the 1960's when batting averages dropped. Yaz won his Triple Crown hitting just .326. Robinson hit even lower at .316. Only one other Triple Crown winner was under a .353 BA. A .316/.326 BA will not likely win a batting title today.
                Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
                  Fine then...

                  Go to the Bryce Harper HOF tracker thread if you'd like...
                  only 996 HRs to go for 1000.
                  I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by dominik View Post
                    only 996 HRs to go for 1000.
                    I'd be happy if Harper passes Sadaharu Oh's 868 career home runs.
                    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by fenrir View Post
                      Could it be argued that the fact that there hasn't been a "Triple Crown" winner since 1967 means that the quality of play has improved? Or is it a huge stretch?
                      I think it is easier now. In the late 60s through the 80s there were more low power contact specialists winning a ton of batting titles: Carew, Gwynn, Boggs.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by brett View Post
                        I think it is easier now. In the late 60s through the 80s there were more low power contact specialists winning a ton of batting titles: Carew, Gwynn, Boggs.
                        But now you have more guys that hit 35-40 home runs and more, yet hit .280 or lower. So winning a batting title might take less of a BA than the late 60's through the 80's, but leading the league in homers is much more difficult.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by RDB_SoxFan View Post
                          But now you have more guys that hit 35-40 home runs and more, yet hit .280 or lower. So winning a batting title might take less of a BA than the late 60's through the 80's, but leading the league in homers is much more difficult.
                          But overall league batting averages are pretty low, like .255.

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                          • #28
                            June 4th

                            BA
                            Konkero .366
                            Hamilton .354
                            Jeter .336
                            Trumbo .331
                            Fielder .319

                            HR
                            Hamilton 21
                            Dunn 17
                            Granderson 17
                            Encarnacion 17
                            A. Jones 16

                            RBI
                            Hamilton 57
                            Cabrera 44
                            Encarnacion 43
                            Dunn 38
                            Ortiz 37
                            My top 10 players:

                            1. Babe Ruth
                            2. Barry Bonds
                            3. Ty Cobb
                            4. Ted Williams
                            5. Willie Mays
                            6. Alex Rodriguez
                            7. Hank Aaron
                            8. Honus Wagner
                            9. Lou Gehrig
                            10. Mickey Mantle

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                            • #29
                              Props to Adam Dunn for rebounding the way he did.

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                              • #30
                                IMO, Hamilton has a very good chance this year. His leads in HR and RBI are strong, although he must stay healthy. That has always been the main concern for Hamilton, as we know. The difference this year is in the average race. There isn't another hitter (beyond Hamilton) in the BA race who can be counted on to hold up. If Jeter was 10 years younger, then he could be a good bet. None of the rest of the top 6 in the BA leaderboard are singles and doubles hitters. Instead, they are home run hitters who just happen to have high BAs for the time being. Meanwhile, Hamilton's swing has always been worthy of a BA title.
                                Catfish Hunter, RIP. Mark Fidrych, RIP. Skip Caray, RIP. Tony Gwynn, #19, RIP

                                A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Winston Churchill. (Please take note that I've recently become aware of how this quote applies to a certain US president. This is a coincidence, and the quote was first added to this signature too far back to remember when).

                                Experience is the hardest teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson later. -- Dan Quisenberry.

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