After reading about George Brett hitting 23 HRs and 20 3Bs in 1979, I wanted to see who else was in this 20/20 club. Here are the seven players that have made the club: Name,HRs,3Bs,Year Willie Mays,35,20,1957 Jim Bottomley,31,20,1928 Jimmy Rollins,30,20,2007 Jeff Heath,24,20,1941 Curtis Granderson,23,23,2007 George Brett,23,20,1979 Frank Schulte,21,21,1911 I decided to expand the search to the 15/15 club. It is interesting to see the times when speed and power was displayed in the game. Also there is the total lack of players reaching this milestone during the 1990's. The only player to reach the feat in the 2010's was Shane Victorino with in 2011 with 17 HRs and 16 3Bs
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Riddle me this: Knowing Yu Darvish's talent has probably peaked out and only should only decline, why are people are expecting the world out of Yu Darvish when his stats in Japan are comparable to Colby Lewis when he was in Japan?
Saber-porn. Essentially, an argument for wOBA over batting average using linear weights from 1915. Background and link to the original article here.
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Lets take a look at all-time career pitching performances, as well as active pitchers still in the league. Two of em are still pitching this postseason, Colby Lewis who pitched only 5.2 innings last nite with a 6.35 ERA, and Chris Carpenter,
pitching tonight, and looking to follow up to his dominant series winning performance last Friday against the Phillies.going 5 innings giving up 3 runs.
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