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  • west coast orange and black
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    Joe hit over .400 during the streak, but only .357 for the full 154... and teddy ballgame hit .407 that same season.

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  • Appling
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    DiMaggio's season of 1941 is probably a good model for the future.
    Joe hit over .400 during the streak, but only .357 for the full season.

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    Originally posted by torez77
    Of course, if someone breaks the streak, they may also hit .400.
    That's actually very unlikely. In order to get the streak, it's gonna have to be a hitter that doesn't take a lot of walks, and puts the ball in play. If that same hitter doesn't walk a lot, he'll have a high number of AB over the course of the entire season, and his chances for ending up with a high average are very slim. Look at Ichiro, he gets around 700 AB a year. No matter how good a hitter you are, the law of averages just kills you when there's that many AB.

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  • torez77
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    Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
    I voted "other" for 56 being broke. As soon as someone gets to 29 or 30 it becomes big news, and it would only build from there. It would be huge, especially if it was a likeable player like Pujols or someone.
    Well, yeah, I guess I forgot about "The Streak." I just ignored "Other" and chose one of the 4 visible options. "The Streak" and .400 are pretty close in their magnitude. I think .400 is the more impressive achievement, personally. Of course, if someone breaks the streak, they may also hit .400.
    Last edited by torez77; 02-16-2006, 05:07 PM.

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    I voted "other" for 56 being broke. As soon as someone gets to 29 or 30 it becomes big news, and it would only build from there. It would be huge, especially if it was a likeable player like Pujols or someone.

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  • torez77
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    Gotta give it to the .430 BA. Heck, .400 would cause enough excitement, let alone .430. It's been 65 years since anyone's hit .400. It's been even longer since someone's drove in 190+ runs, but I believe the BA record is more hallowed than the RBI record. 70 HR's was just done four years ago, and that's lost some of its luster now because of all the steroid issues.

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  • DoubleX
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    I think batting .430 would generate a lot of attention. Heck, a player batting .390 but flirted with .400 until the few games, would be extremely interesting.

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  • Appling
    started a poll Most Excitement?

    Most Excitement?

    26
    75 homeruns
    0.00%
    0
    .430 batting average
    73.08%
    19
    195 RBI
    0.00%
    0
    Triple Crown season (BA-HR-RBI)
    19.23%
    5
    Other
    7.69%
    2
    I wonder: which hitting achievement would cause the most excitement if it happened this coming season:
    • 75 homeruns
    • .430 batting average?
    • 195 Runs-Batted In?
    • Other?


    I do believe timing is everything. A 75 homerun season would probably rank #1 if it occured before 1998, but I'm not so sure today.

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