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Friday, August 05, 2016

ESPN: Not A Folktale; Nationals Trea Turner Really Is That Fast

The Pro Rata Rookie of the Year:

In the opener of a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers, he hit his first big-league triple, in the process recording a top running speed of 22.7 miles an hour that, according to MLB Statcast, was the fastest by any big-leaguer on a triple this season (and yes, that includes Billy Hamilton). The following night, Turner tripled again, this time on a line drive to left field—as in, the field that’s closest to third base. As if that weren’t impressive enough, two batters later he stole home.
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“I played against Billy Hamilton in A-ball, and Trea Turner’s right there with him. Billy’s first step is a little quicker than Trea’s, but if you put those guys in a straight-line 60, I think Trea gets him every day.”

Did they ever settle who was faster, The Flash or Superman?

The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 05, 2016 at 01:40 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: baserunning, speed, steals home, trea turner, washington nationals



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