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Re: MLB Topics
« Reply #315 on: August 29, 2021, 06:06:56 am »
In last night's game against the Jays, Victor Reyes hit a go-ahead inside-the-park HR pinch hitting for Zach Short (fantastic name for a shortstop - if only he could hit ;D).  According to Jason Beck's write-up, it is the FiRST go-ahead, PH inside-the park HR of the expansion era (since 1961).

Something my computer skills are not up to determining - just HOW rare are inside-the-park home runs?  According to another story I saw, this was only the second by a Tiger this year - the other one was by CATCHER Eric Haase (an inside-the-park HR by a catcher must be downright vanishingly rare! :o)  Unless I hear otherwise, I'm gonna assume inside-the-park HRs are far more rare than grand slams, but not quite as rare as triple plays; anyone got stats on this?
SABR has been working on this topic.  This article appears to be dated, but IPHs appear to be much more common than triple plays.

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« Reply #316 on: September 28, 2021, 11:28:41 pm »
Meanwhile, Miguel Cabrera has risen from the dead and gone from well below the Mendoza line to the .240s - hitting well over .400 for the last 10-15 games.  Before the season, the 'experts' predicted he would achieve 500 homers before the end of the season, but not reach 3,000 hits until next season - I now think he will achieve both milestones before the end of 2021 (barring injury, f course).

Of course, Miggy got to 500 HRs (now at 502) but the experts were PROBABLY right about 3,000 hits.  Tonite he got to 2,987, but with only 5 games left it is possible, but highly improbable, that he will reach 3,000 this season.  But barring injury he should join only 6 other players in the VERY exclusive club of those with BOTH 500+ HRs AND 3,000+ hits early in April 2022.

A couple of weeks ago I got excited that he just might pull it off this season (he had 9 hits in a three-game stretch), but even he can't maintain a pace like that for long - he then had like 4 hits over the next 5 games.
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« Reply #317 on: September 29, 2021, 11:22:09 pm »
0-for-4 tonite :(, but a lesser stat I hadn't previously noticed.  He also has 598 doubles.  Only TWO players have ever had 500 HRs, 3,000 hits and 600 doubles: Albert Pujols and Henry Aaron.  Miggy will (barring injury) soon make it three.  Pretty good company, I'd say! ;D

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« Reply #318 on: October 20, 2021, 08:36:26 pm »
0-for-4 tonite :(, but a lesser stat I hadn't previously noticed.  He also has 598 doubles.  Only TWO players have ever had 500 HRs, 3,000 hits and 600 doubles: Albert Pujols and Henry Aaron.  Miggy will (barring injury) soon make it three.  Pretty good company, I'd say! ;D

Only one has made it into the Hall of Fame.  Just saying.

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« Reply #319 on: October 22, 2021, 10:16:01 pm »
0-for-4 tonite :(, but a lesser stat I hadn't previously noticed.  He also has 598 doubles.  Only TWO players have ever had 500 HRs, 3,000 hits and 600 doubles: Albert Pujols and Henry Aaron.  Miggy will (barring injury) soon make it three.  Pretty good company, I'd say! ;D

Only one has made it into the Hall of Fame.  Just saying.

True, but only due to the technicality that both Pujols and Cabrera are still playing. ;D  I'd say that both are 100% lead-pipe cinch first ballot picks as soon as they are eligible, and both should be very close to unanimous.

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« Reply #320 on: November 11, 2021, 08:12:53 pm »