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There was a player named "Debs Garms"? I assume he was the captain of the Latvian national team.
Good for Cuddyer! He always struck me as an excessively ordinary player, but he has kept himself in shape and kept studying the game. BABIP fluctuation or no BABIP fluctuation, he had to go out there and make contact with those baseballs, at an age when almost everybody is in steady decline
Pedro Alvarez led the league in home runs, strikeouts, and errors. I assume that has done before, but usually the leader in errors is a 3B, 2B or SS, so that rules out most of the legendary Three True Outcomes guys
Pedro Alvarez led the league in home runs, strikeouts, and errors. I assume that has done before, but usually the leader in errors is a 3B, 2B or SS, so that rules out most of the legendary Three True Outcomes guys.
No luck on finding anyone else yet.
Now that I think of it, how many father-son duos have led the league in the same (major) category?
I don't even know where to find league leaders in errors
Cuddyer's 2013 BA was 57 points higher than he'd ever hit before. I don't know if that's a record (for a qualifying season) but I can only find one other player who comes close, Darin Erstad, whose best BA season was 56 points higher than his second-best.
Looked at batting leaders besides Garms and the wartime Snuffy Stirnweiss and found Dale Alexander 1932 Det/Bos. Holy Cow, the Chuck Klein era had crazier numbers than the Steroid era. That boy could mash. 5 years, 662 games, 129 OPS+, .331 lifetime BA for those who looked at stats in those days. Done in the bigs after age 30 (a mere .281 in 1933), so I figured he got hurt or was a PCL guy who got homesick. But there he is playing 145 games for Newark in 1934 with a 14/123/.336 line and 35 doubles... Could it be that the MLB clubs had to pay the MiLB club and the price was always too high for a midyear replacement?
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