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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Accurate RBI Record of Babe Ruth | SABR

The 2012 edition of The Elias Book of Baseball Records states that Ruth holds the top AL mark in four seasons: 1920 (136 RBIs); 1921 (171); 1923 (131); and 1926 (151). This venerable record book is edited by long-time SABR member Seymour Siwoff, president of the Elias Sports Bureau, the official statisticians for Major League Baseball. Meanwhile, MLB.com, the official website for Major League Baseball, states that Ruth was first in RBIs in six AL seasons: 1919 (114 RBIs); 1920 (137); 1921 (171); 1923 (131); 1926 (146); and 1928 (142). The statistics presented on MLB.com are the responsibility of SABR member Cory Schwartz, Vice-President of MLB.com.

Something’s out of whack here: How can such disparate RBI statistics come from two official entities of Major League Baseball?

To address this situation I decided to ascertain the accurate RBI record of Babe Ruth for his entire major-league career (1914–35). The results of my comprehensive and in-depth research are provided in this article.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 28, 2015 at 12:54 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, history, rbi, records

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

After a decade in the minors Royals rookie Paulo Orlando is demolishing triples records

[Paulo] Orlando tripled Monday night against the Twins, giving him five triples through his first seven career games. No other hitter in MLB history has more than three triples through seven career games.

Orlando has played just seven games and logged just 29 plate appearances, yet by himself he’d be tied for the most triples by any team this season…

Orlando is very fast and doesn’t hit many homers, so he did rack up a lot of triples in the minors. He totaled 14 triples in 286 games at Triple-A and 18 triples in 282 games at Double-A. But what the Brazilian rookie is doing now is crazy.

The District Attorney Posted: April 21, 2015 at 03:05 PM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: paulo orlando, records, royals, triples

 

 

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