July 12, 2004

Baseball factoids

(courtesy of Sporting News)

This season, Barry Bonds has more intentional walks (67) than any hitter in the AL has total walks.

Back in 1934, NY Giants southpaw Carl Hubbell struck out five straight batters in the All-Star game. Those five were Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmy Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin. All five were easily elected to the Hall of Fame upon retirement.

The starting NL outfield (Bonds, Griffey [doh!] and Sosa), has combined for 1,735 career home runs. The entire AL starting lineup has a total of 1,799 career homers.

Posted by Ted at July 12, 2004 06:51 PM
Category: History

Bonds also has scored more runs than he has hits... how many times has that ever been done?

In USA Today, Henry Aaron claims that Bonds is a better hitter than Ruth... I say no way jose... Ruth is the best hitter ever - bar none... what are your thoughts on that?

Posted by: Madfish Willie at July 12, 2004 08:59 PM

:) I have no unbiased opinion. In my heart, Barry Bonds and the Babe don't hold a candle to Willie Mays.

My head tells me it's Barry, Babe and Willie, in that order.

Posted by: Ted at July 13, 2004 10:05 AM
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