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  • When I think of BABE RUTH

    When you think of Babe Ruth, which of his career stats first comes to mind?

    * 60 homeruns in 1927?
    * 714 career homeruns?
    * 12 AL homerun titles?
    * .690 career slugging average?
    * .847 and .846 Slugging Pct. in sucessive seasons
    * 177 Runs scored in 1921
    * 457 Total Bases in 1921
    * "Called homerun" in 1932 World Series?
    * 29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in World Series
    * 0.87 ERA in 31 innings of World Series play (1916 & 1918)
    * Or something else?
    34
    714 career homeruns
    41.18%
    14
    60 homeruns in 1927 season
    17.65%
    6
    Lifetime Slg Average of .690
    14.71%
    5
    Slg. Pct. of .847 in 1920
    0.00%
    0
    177 Runs Scored in 1921
    2.94%
    1
    457 Total Bases in 1921 season
    2.94%
    1
    29 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings in WS
    2.94%
    1
    Called homerun in 1932 World Series
    0.00%
    0
    Other
    17.65%
    6
    Last edited by Appling; 02-18-2006, 05:38 PM.
    Luke

  • #2
    SA in '20 is at .849, fyi


    I'll go with .690, closely followed by .342.

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    • #3
      Used to be 60 & 714 since I was a kid. But lately .690. That may be the most amazing stat in all of baseball.

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      • #4
        career 207 OPS+

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948
          SA in '20 is at .849, fyi
          That must be another of those "recently corrected" stats -- modified long after I first learned something else -- like Lajoie's .422 BA in 1901 (corrected to .426); Cobb's lifetime BA of .367 (corrected to .366); or Walter Johnson strikeout total of 3508 (corrected to 3509).
          Luke

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Appling
            That must be another of those "recently corrected" stats -- modified long after I first learned something else -- like Lajoie's .422 BA in 1901 (corrected to .426); Cobb's lifetime BA of .367 (corrected to .366); or Walter Johnson strikeout total of 3508 (corrected to 3509).
            Yup. They keep us on our toes. Johnson's SHO went from 113 to 110. How can there be that big of an error?

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            • #7
              My ID tells you which one I think of.

              Yankees Fan Since 1957

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              • #8
                60 in 1927.

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                • #9
                  714 home runs
                  46 wins to match last year's total

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                  • #10
                    I don't think of any one statistic, just the overall magnitude of what he meant to the game.
                    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KCGHOST
                      I don't think of any one statistic, just the overall magnitude of what he meant to the game.
                      I totally agree. When I think of Ruth, I think of the greatest player of all time (IMO) and the most influential. It's hard to choose any one of his stats to think of. There's so many.
                      Red, it took me 16 years to get here. Play me, and you'll get the best I got.

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                      • #12
                        his 714 home runs jumps out to me.

                        when i was growing up, the homerun king had the biggest bragging rights.
                        for the longest time, that was ruth.

                        kinda like "world's fastest human" gets top billing over "world's best hurdler" and "shotput champion"
                        "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                        • #13
                          a true 'player' in every sense of the word

                          just joking.

                          i think that most people don't understand just how good a pitcher this man was. he was one of the dominent left handers in the game before he singlehandidly transitioned the game from deadball to liveball.
                          for good and for bad, he did it.
                          Johnny
                          Delusion, Life's Coping Mechanism

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                          • #14
                            His 714 HR's

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