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  • Originally posted by Gravy Train View Post
    You're right, 4 straight seasons with exactly 40. I tried to see if I could find out who has the record for most consecutive seasons with the same # of HRs, but I didn't have much luck. I imagine Dunn has the record for the 40 or more division.
    Hoyt Wilhelm had 0 home runs for 20 years in a row.

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    • Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post

      Mookie Wilson used his nickname instead of his real name (William Wilson) to avoid confusion with the above mentioned KC Royal Willie Wilson, who had similar skills, age and color. Edgar Allen Poe once wrote a story about a man who was haunted by another man with then same name, same build and face. The two men's names? .... William Wilson
      There's also a Smithereens song "William Wilson," although I sincerely doubt it has anything to do with Mookie or KC's Willie (even if the last line of the song is "William Wilson, let him run wild").
      "You have probably heard that I use my scorecard to convey information. Since our opponents know this, they keep a close watch on every movement I make with my scorecard, but this is fortified with many other devices."

      -Connie Mack

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      • These are fairly well known but I do find them interesting to this day....

        1) Hank Greenberg once had 100 RBI's at the all-star break but did not make the AL all-star team (couple of guys named Gehrig and Foxx beat him out)

        2) not only did Juan Marichal never win a Cy Young Award despite leading the majors in wins (by a large margin) in the 1960s, he never even received a single Cy Young vote in his entire career.

        3) For five consecutive years, all of the major league Cy Young Award Winners pitched in the same home ballpark, which was a notorious pitcher's park
        1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
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        • Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
          These are fairly well known but I do find them interesting to this day....

          2) not only did Juan Marichal never win a Cy Young Award despite leading the majors in wins (by a large margin) in the 1960s, he never even received a single Cy Young vote in his entire career.
          Not quite, but scarily close

          http://www.baseball-reference.com/aw...71.shtml#NLcya
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          • Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
            These are fairly well known but I do find them interesting to this day....

            3) For five consecutive years, all of the major league Cy Young Award Winners pitched in the same home ballpark, which was a notorious pitcher's park
            When was this?
            Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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            • I assume 62 to 66.
              "Here's a crazy thought I've always had: if they cut three fingers off each hand, I'd really be a great hitter because then I could level off better." Paul Waner (lifetime .333 hitter, 3,152 lifetime hits.

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              • Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
                I guess I was talking about the 1960s, I actually picked up the fact from a Bill James book. I will have to go back and read the exact quote, but obviously he must have been refering to a specific time period.

                Of course, he was comparing Marichal and his W-L record to Cy Young winners like Dean Chance, 1964 (Marichal 21-8, Chance 20-9), Sandy Koufax 1966 (Marichal 25-6, Koufax, 27-9), and Bob Gibson 1968 (Marichal 26-9, Gibson 22-9)
                1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
                2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
                3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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                • Originally posted by RuthMayBond View Post
                  When was this?
                  1962 Don Drysdale
                  1963, 1965, 1966 Sandy Koufax
                  1964 Dean Chance

                  The Angels played several years with Dodger Stadium as their home park and there was only one Cy Young Winner for the ML until 1967.
                  1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
                  2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
                  3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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                  • ^
                    that's a good one.
                    i use it every now + then, asking for the three different pitchers in three consecutive years.
                    "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                    • in 2004 dusty baker called for 68 pitch-outs... while frank robinson called for but one.
                      Last edited by west coast orange and black; 04-07-2009, 06:47 PM.
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                      • Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
                        1962 Don Drysdale
                        1963, 1965, 1966 Sandy Koufax
                        1964 Dean Chance

                        The Angels played several years with Dodger Stadium as their home park and there was only one Cy Young Winner for the ML until 1967.
                        Like the thread says, betcha I didn't know
                        Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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                        • Through their 2,000th career game, Derek Jeter had 33 more hits than Pete Rose.

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                          • A couple of days ago, Jose Molina became the first player in the last 34 years to have a sacrifice bunt and a grand slam in the same inning.

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                            • the team that holds the ml record for most consecutive games started by righties is the los angeles version of the hated dodgers - 454 straight.
                              "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                              • Originally posted by ipitch View Post
                                A couple of days ago, Jose Molina became the first player in the last 34 years to have a sacrifice bunt and a grand slam in the same inning.
                                I was wondering if that had ever been done before. So who was the person that did it 34 years ago?

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