Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

.300/.500 - 40

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • .300/.500 - 40

    Got this from Jayson Stark the other day.

    Chipper Jones was hitting .316 with a .508 SLG% for the season when he turned 40 years old.

    Who are the other 5 players to carry a .300 / .500 statline in a 40+ year old season?

    Answers:

    1. Ted Williams (2x) 1958: .328 / . 584 & 1960: .316 / .645 (Nimrod)
    2. Stan Musial 1962: .330 / .508 (Nimrod)
    3. Cap Anson 1894: .388 / .539 (Dude Paskert)
    4. Moises Alou 2007: .341 / .524 (Dude Paskert)
    5. Harold Baines 1999: .312 / .533 (Nimrod)
    Last edited by Ben Grimm; 08-11-2012, 08:32 AM.
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

  • #2
    Bonds would be my first guess

    Comment


    • #3
      Bonds was my first guess as well. While he did SLG over .500, his AVG was only in the .270s after he turned 40.
      "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

      Comment


      • #4
        Ted Williams

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
          Ted Williams
          Good call. That's one.
          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

          Comment


          • #6
            I'm having a hard time even comign up with non-wild guesses. How about Ruth.

            Comment


            • #7
              Hmmm. Ted Williams was a correct answer. But I'm coming up with a .298 average for him post-40.

              Lemme double-check my math.
              "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

              Comment


              • #8
                I forgot that lousy 1959 season of Williams when he turned 40.Then he hits like a demon his final season(1960).This is a tough quiz to say the least!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                  Hmmm. Ted Williams was a correct answer. But I'm coming up with a .298 average for him post-40.

                  Lemme double-check my math.
                  His birthday is august 30th-did he maybe turn 40 in 1958?He had an exceptional September in 1958-that would push the .298 above .300?
                  Last edited by Nimrod; 08-10-2012, 12:36 PM.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
                    I forgot that lousy 1959 season of Williams when he turned 40.Then he hits like a demon his final season(1960).This is a tough quiz to say the least!
                    You got it with Williams. I had to go back and hear the question once again. It's what he was hitting during the season when he reached 40 years old. That happened in 1958. I changed it in the original post.

                    EDIT: actually any single season 40 or older. Ted did it twice (1958 & 1960).
                    Last edited by Ben Grimm; 08-10-2012, 12:50 PM.
                    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
                      I'm having a hard time even comign up with non-wild guesses. How about Ruth.
                      Not Ruth. He did play at 40, but it was a rather unmentionable season.
                      "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        A quick hint...

                        Of the four remaining players to have a .300 / .500 season at 40 or older, two are in the HoF and two are not.
                        "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Stan Musial

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nimrod View Post
                            Stan Musial
                            Correct. 1962

                            You're a one-man wrecking crew!
                            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Does Cap Anson's .388-.539 in 84 games in '94 count?
                              He was 42 at the time...
                              "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

                              Comment

                              Ad Widget

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X