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bankshot1

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Re: American League
« Reply #390 on: August 30, 2018, 12:50:35 PM »

They should say hello, Willie would say "Hey", to the greatest hitter in the game on the anniversary 100th birthday

Agree on Mays

Disagree on Aaron

IMO Williams and Ruth were the best hitters

then maybe Gehrig, Bonds* Foxx, Aaron
 

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Re: American League
« Reply #391 on: August 30, 2018, 04:48:23 PM »

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2018/08/29/ted-williams-would-turning-now-but-his-legend-never-gets-old/IspyYOMI7emrzFgnR47oAP/story.html


to the arguably greatest hitter who ever lived

Ty Cobb.
Or Pete Rose, who faced much tougher pitching than your guy
As for Teddy No Ring, have draft beer. That way you get a head in it.
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Re: American League
« Reply #392 on: August 30, 2018, 05:15:06 PM »

The head's no problem, its on ice.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24511476/happy-birthday-ted-williams-our-nine-favorite-stats-no-9


Some perspective

Using Williams' averages from his 17 non-military seasons, we can estimate his final career numbers had he not missed any time while in the service during World War II and the Korean War. The figures in parentheses indicate where they'd rank on the all-time list

1. Using Williams' averages from his 17 non-military seasons, we can estimate his final career numbers had he not missed any time while in the service during World War II and the Korean War. The figures in parentheses indicate where they'd rank on the all-time list.

2,332 RBIs (1st)
2,588 walks (1st)
6,020 times on base (1st)
6,202 total bases (2nd)
1,418 extra-base hits (3rd)
656 home runs (6th)
3,381 hits (9th)

2. Williams owns the record for career on-base percentage at .482. No active player has posted an OBP that high in any season. Joey Votto, the active leader in OBP (.428), could reach base successfully in each of his next 650 plate appearances and still not reach Williams' mark.



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Re: American League
« Reply #393 on: August 30, 2018, 05:23:15 PM »

Bonds - as a Giant - vs tougher pitching - .477
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Re: American League
« Reply #394 on: August 30, 2018, 05:55:43 PM »


Bonds - as a Giant - vs tougher pitching - .477
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Re: American League
« Reply #395 on: August 30, 2018, 06:01:18 PM »

Estimated stat = alternative fact.

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Re: American League
« Reply #396 on: August 30, 2018, 06:05:02 PM »

Where's Teddy?

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/H_career.shtml

Seriously, if someone offered you Henry Aaron or Ted Williams, who would you take?

To me, no brainer...Hello, Hank!
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Re: American League
« Reply #397 on: August 30, 2018, 06:20:40 PM »

The discussion was best hitter.

So Ted and Ruth can be found atop the slugging and OPS leaders.

Singles are cute, but...


estimates are estimates and were so labeled.

But they are eminently reasonable.

And alternative fact, would be declaring so and so faced better pitching.

There was no evidence to support that, in fact I can think of several reasons to believe the reverse could be true.

If someone offered me Williams or Aaron's to hit the ball, or reach base safely, I'd choose Williams, as all the evidence supports the premise he was a superior hitter.

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Re: American League
« Reply #398 on: August 30, 2018, 09:26:27 PM »

Ortiz linked to gambling.
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/david-ortiz-denies-book-claims-linking-gambler-betting-red-sox-004550539.html

Aaron the better hitter and ballplayer. Everyone knows that. Everyone with a real sense of baseball history.

There is s reason Williams played in the Junior Circuit.

But back to Ortiz. He's very good at denial. First steroids, now the gambling.

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Re: American League
« Reply #399 on: August 30, 2018, 09:31:27 PM »

Oh-fer Tendeeee

Oh-oh-for-tennnnnnn-deeeeeeee.

heh- killin me
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Re: American League
« Reply #400 on: August 30, 2018, 10:05:09 PM »

heh

no Aaron's was not a better hitter than Williams and everyone knows that.

Except the troll.

Aaron's was the better all-around ballplayer.

But Aaron as good a hiiter as he was, was not as great as Williams.

when the troll loses an argument he changes the argument.

and from 1939-60 Williams career, the AL, the Junior Circuit, was the superior league to the NL.

it was until the mid 50s early 60s that the pendulum started to swing to the NL.

And everyone with a real sense of baseball history understands that.

Which explains why the troll didn't.



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Re: American League
« Reply #401 on: August 30, 2018, 10:25:15 PM »

Holy Blowin Betances!
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Re: American League
« Reply #402 on: August 30, 2018, 10:31:32 PM »

The franchise for fascists and bigots:

Yeah, one player posts pro-gun rights and you conclude "franchise for fascists and bigots."

Makes sooooooo much sense.

Not.

Schilling, Yaekey, Martinez, etc ..

Congratulations. You named one reactionary (I don't know enough to claim he is a fascist, but he may be), one bigot, out and out, and one pro-gun person who was misinformed about the Hitler quote and policies.

And one "etc" without any substance to it.

I could make the same claim about the Phillies, with Ben Chapman, Jim Bunning, and Mike Schmidt. Mostly, players have the wisdom to not put their politics out in the public eye.

Ben Chapman stained the team while he was with it. Bunning and Schmidt did not.

And, of course, we both shared Jonathan "Obama wants to take our guns" Papelbon.

Your comment was horseshit.

Fenway, a "Whites Only" park, is not only hitter friendly, with J.D. Martinez on the team, it's Hitler Friendly!

You seem not to understand - JD's meme was saying that Hitler said to get rid of guns, therefore we should not.

Dolt.
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Re: American League
« Reply #403 on: August 30, 2018, 11:10:22 PM »

From MLB on Stanton's 300th home run:

The milestone was reached in Stanton's 1,119th career game, making him the fifth fastest to the mark in terms of games played behind Ralph Kiner (1,087), Ryan Howard (1,093), Juan Gonzalez (1,096) and Alex Rodriguez (1,117). Harmon Killebrew was next on the list, at 1,137 games.

At 28 years and 295 days old, Stanton was the ninth-youngest player in Major League history to hit his 300th home run.

He endured a longer wait than Stanton might have anticipated after belting No. 299 on Aug. 18 against the Blue Jays. In the 10 games that followed, Stanton hit just .158 (6-for-38) with 16 strikeouts.

That came to an end as he rounded the bases and returned to the dugout. Loud cheers drew Stanton back up from the dugout, and he raised his batting helmet in his right hand to acknowledge the reception.
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Re: American League
« Reply #404 on: August 30, 2018, 11:22:11 PM »

Yanks have landed ANDREW MCCUTCHEON

Wow.
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