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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-13-2018

El Paso Herald, April 13, 1918:

Manager McGraw is evidently going to rely this season, as he always has, on his players slugging the ball, instead of having them follow the sacrifice bunt system.
...
He may be right in following this plan, but it seems that by doing the unexpected once in a while and adopting the sacrifice, the Giants would win many more close games.

John McGraw might have been a jerk, but he was no dummy.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:54 AM | 89 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 09:57 AM (#5652973)
There are no real weaknesses on today's Birthday Team. It's sneaky-good.

C/Manager: Jake Stahl (16.64 WAR)
1B: Oscar Grimes (5.88 WAR)
2B: Red Killefer (4.55 WAR)
3B: Kid Elberfeld (33.04 WAR)
SS: Herman Long (37.05 WAR)
LF: Steve Pearce (9.14 WAR)
CF: Lorenzo Cain (26.91 WAR)
RF: Hunter Pence (30.29 WAR)

SP: Claude Hendrix (31.14 WAR)
SP: Vean Gregg (23.39 WAR)
SP: Ben Cantwell (15.11 WAR)
SP: Charlie Sweeney (8.75 WAR)
SP: Roxie Lawson (3.32 WAR)
RP: Ricardo Rincon (7.23 WAR)

Broadcaster: Shelby Whitfield
Fun names: Squiz Pillion, Biff Wysong
Not that one: Billy Murray
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:13 AM (#5652981)
Steve Pearce has managed to hang around quite a while. .189 ISO with decent OBP makes for a good 4th OF/backup 1B, even if the defense is meh. Fun list of similars, some guys (Myers, Hermida, Pena) got a lot of buzz coming up through the minors but didn't become the stars that many thought would happen.

Similar Batters
Otto Velez (969.9)
Wil Myers (967.4)
Eduardo Perez (964.8)
Bubba Trammell (961.3)
Mike Young (960.5)
Jeremy Hermida (959.4)
Phil Plantier (959.0)
Butch Huskey (955.9)
Ryan Church (953.8)
Wily Mo Pena (953.4)

The birthday team has three outfielders who are still active, which might be unique, although Hunter Pence is looking might toasty.
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:14 AM (#5652983)
BIG HONKING TRIVIA QUESTION:

Yesterday, Joe Mauer got his 2000th hit. All 2000 have come with the Twins. While he's the only active player to have 2,0000 hits with his current club, plenty of players in baseball history have collected 2000 hits with one franchise. Joe Mauer is the 91st member of the club.

THE QUESTION:
How many of the other 90 can you name? (Yeah, I got a list of them all, in order from most hits down to Mauer).
   4. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:19 AM (#5652987)
Cobb, Rose, Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Mantle, Wagner, Musial, Ripken, Yount, Gwynn, Brett, B. Robinson, Schmidt, Jeter, E. Martinez, Bench, Berra, Clemente, Kaline, A. Simmonds.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:21 AM (#5652989)
N. Fox, Aparicio, Appling, A. Vaughan, Mattingly, Stargell, Puckett, Killebrew, Trammell, Whitaker, Konerko.
   6. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:23 AM (#5652992)
Steve Pearce has always been one of my favorite players since that was going to be my name right up until a few days before I was born. Mom liked the name Steven so that's what I was going to be until Dad convinced her to change her mind and I ended up being a Jr named after him.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:26 AM (#5652994)
T. Williams, Yastrzemski, Boggs, D. Evans, J. Rice, R. Henderson, Doerr, Mazeroski, Lajoie, Anson, Banks, Santo, B. Wlliams, Baines, Murray
   8. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:29 AM (#5652996)
Post #4:
Cobb? DING! 1st place. 3,900 hits with DET
Musial? DING! 2nd place. 3,630 w/ STL
Jeter? DING! 4th place. 3,465 hits w/ NYY
Rose? DING! 6th place. 3,358 hits with the Reds
Ripken? DING! 8th place. 3,184 hits w/ BAL
Brett? DING! 9th place. 3,154 hits w/ CF
Yount? DING! 10th place. 3,142 hits w/ MIL
Gwynn? DING! 11th place. 3141 w/ SDP
Kaline? DING! 14th place. 30007 hits w/ DET
Clemente? DING! 15th place. 3000 hits w/ PIT
Wagner? DING! 16th place. 2967 hits w/ PIT
Brooks Robinson? DING! 21th place. 2848 w/ BAL
Ruth? DING! 31st place. 2,518 hits w/ NYY
Gehrig? DING! 25th place. 2,721 hits w/ NYY
Mantle? DING! 39th place. 2415 hits w/ NYY
Edgar? DING! 57th place. 2247 hits w/ SEA
Schmidt? DING! 58th place. 2234 hits w/ PHI
DiMaggio? DING! 63rd place. 2214 hits with NYY
Berra? DING? 71st place. 2148 hits w/ NYY
Bench? DING! 83rd place. 2,048 hits w/ CIN

Al Simmons? Nope. Never got 2000 with one team.

But you got 20 out of the 90. So that's a start.
   9. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:32 AM (#5653001)
Aaron I assume. Yaz.
   10. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:35 AM (#5653006)
Earl Averill, Edgar Martinez.
   11. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:36 AM (#5653007)
Todd Helton COL
Barry Larkin CIN
Willie Stargell PIT
Roberto Clemente PIT
   12. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:37 AM (#5653009)
Larry Wayne Jones ATL
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:39 AM (#5653012)
Eddie Mathews, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith. Pujols, Bernie Williams.
   14. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:39 AM (#5653013)
Sandberg, Banks, Williams, Santo, Sosa, Anson
   15. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:39 AM (#5653015)
Tony Perez CIN
Did Larry Walker get 2000 hits as a Rox?
Omar Vizquel CLE
   16. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:40 AM (#5653016)
Post #5:
Appling? DING! 2749 w/ CWS. 23rd place
Fox? DING! 2470 with CWS. 34th place
Whitaker? DING! 2369 w/ DET. 42nd place.
Trammell? DING! 2365 hits w/ DET. 44th place
Puckett? DING! 2304 hits w/ MIN. 51st place
Konerko? DING! 2292 w/ CWS. 53rd.
Stargell? DING! 2232 w/ PIT. 59th place
Mattingly? DING! 2153 w/ NYY. 70th place
Killebrew? DING! 2024 w/ WAS/MIN. 86th place.


Aparicio? Nope. Spent time w/ 3 teams.
Arky Vaugha? Nope

It's not a big deal right now, but as we move along, it would help to mention teams/ with the player.
   17. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:40 AM (#5653017)
Appling, Frank Thomas, Nellie Fox
   18. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:41 AM (#5653019)
Did Larry Walker get 2000 hits as a Rox?

he barely made over 2000 for his entire career, so, no
   19. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:41 AM (#5653021)
Biggio, Bagwell
   20. Richard Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:42 AM (#5653022)
Biggio
Yount
   21. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:42 AM (#5653024)
he barely made over 2000 for his entire career, so, no
All those darn walks.
   22. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM (#5653025)
Jim Rice
   23. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM (#5653026)
Mark Grace CHC
   24. Richard Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM (#5653027)
Ichiro
   25. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:44 AM (#5653029)
Stan Hack CHC
   26. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM (#5653030)
Willie Mays SFG
   27. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM (#5653033)
Eddie Collins CWS
   28. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:47 AM (#5653034)
Willie Wilson KCR?
   29. Richard Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:47 AM (#5653035)
Paul and Lloyd Waner PIT
   30. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM (#5653036)
Schmidt, Ashburn, Rollins? PHL
   31. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM (#5653037)
Reese (Pee Wee, not Pokey) BD
   32. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM (#5653038)
Garret Anderson LAA
   33. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:50 AM (#5653040)
Frank White KCR
   34. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:53 AM (#5653044)
Julio Franco, Wilmington Quicksteps
   35. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:53 AM (#5653047)
Post 7:
T. Williams, Yastrzemski, Boggs, D. Evans, J. Rice, R. Henderson, Doerr, Mazeroski, Lajoie, Anson, Banks, Santo, B. Wlliams, Baines, Murray

Yaz? DING 3419 w/ BOX. 5th place.
Anson? DING! 3012 w/ CHC. 13th place.
Teddy Ballgame? DING! 2654 w/ BOX. 27th place
Banks? DING! 2583 w/ CHC - 28th place
Billy Williams? DING! 2510 w/ CHC. 32nd place.
Jim Rice? DING! 36th place. 2452 w/ BOX
Santo? DING! 68th place. 2171 w/ CHC
Boggs? DING! 75th place. 2098 w/ BOX
Murray? DING! 79th place. 2080 w/ BAL
Lajoie? DING! 84th place. 2047 w/ CLE
Doerr? DING! 85th place. 2042 w/ BOX


Rickey: Played for 9 teams. Nope
Baines? Nope.

D. Evans: This can mean more than one player. Need to clarify which one.

That's almost half. So I'll post the ones gotten on the leaderboard in a little bit...
   36. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:57 AM (#5653055)
Through post #7:

1. Ty Cobb 3900 w/ DET
2. Stan Musial 3530 w/ STL
3.
4. Derek Jeter 3465 w/ NYY
5. Yaz. 3419 w/ BOX
6. Pete Rose 3358 w/ CIN
7.
8. Cal Ripken 3184 w/ BAL
9. George Brett 3154 w/ KC
10. Robin Yount 3142 w/ MIL
11. Tony Gwynn 3141 w/ SDP
12.
13. Cap Anson 3012 w/ CHC
14. Al Kaline 3007 w/ DET
15. Roberto Clemente 3000 w/ PIT
16. Honus Wagner 2967 w/ PIT
17.
18.
19.
20.
21. Brooks Robinson 2848 w/ BAL
22.
23. Luke Appling 2749 w/ CWS
24.
25. Lou Gehrig 2721 w/ NYY
26.
27. Teddy F. Ballgame 2654 w/ BOX
28. Ernie Banks 2582 w/ CHC
29.
30.
31. Babe Ruth 2518 w/ NYY
32. Billy Williams 2510 w/ CHC
33.
34. Nellie Fox 2470 w/ CWS
35.
36. Jim Rice 2452 w/ BOX
37.
38.
39. Mickey Mantle 2415 w/ NYY
40.
41.
42. Lou Whitaker 2369 w/ DET
43.
44. Alan Trammell 2367 w/ DET
45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.
51. Kirby Puckett 2304 w/ MIN
52.
53. Paul Konerko 2292 w/ CWS
54.
55.
56.
57. Edgar Martinez 2247 w/ SEA
58. Michael Schmidt 2234 w/ PHI
59. Willie Stargell 2232 w/ PIT
60.
61.
62.
63. Joe DiMaggio 2214 w/ NYY
64.
65.
66.
67.
68. Ron Santo 2171 w/ CHC
69.
70. Don Mattingly 2153 w/ NYY
71. Yogi Berra 2148 w/ NYY
72.
73.
74.
75. Wade Boggs 2098 w/ BOX
76.
77.
78.
79. Eddie Murray 2080 w/ BAL
80.
81.
82.
83. Johnny Bench 2048 w/ CIN
84. Nap Lajoie 2047 w/ CLE
85. Bobby Doerr 2042 w/ BOX
86. Harmon Killebrew 2024 w/ WAS/MIN
87.
88.
89.
90.
91. Joe Mauer 2000 w/ MIN
   37. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 10:58 AM (#5653056)
D. Evans: This can mean more than one player. Need to clarify which one.

Dwight Evans, BOS
   38. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:05 AM (#5653060)
Post #9:
Aaron? DING! 3rd place. 3600 w/ ATL

Post #10:
Averill: Nope.

Post #11:
Helton? DING! 30th place 2519 with w/ COL
Larkin? DING! 45th place. 2340 hits w/ CIN

Post #12:
Chipper? DING! 24th place. 2726 w/ ATL

Post #13:
Eddie Mathews, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith. Pujols, Bernie Williams.

Brock? DING! 2713 w/ STL. 26th place
Bernie? DING! 2336 w/ NYY. 46th place.
Eddie Mathews? DING! 2201 w/ ATL. Tied for 64th
Pujols? DING! 2073 w/ STL. 81st place.

Ozzie Smith? Nope.
   39. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:05 AM (#5653061)
Sam Crawford, Charlie Gehringer, Harry Heilmann DET

Bernie Williams, Roy White, Earl Combs NYY
   40. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:06 AM (#5653063)
Dave Concepcion, CIN
Steve Garvey, LAD
Ryne Sandberg, CHC

Edit: Garvey is 32 hits short.
   41. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM (#5653069)
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Jim Gantner, MIL

edit: Not even close.
   42. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:15 AM (#5653077)
Post #14:
Sandberg? DING! 2385 w/ CHC. 40th place.
Sosa? Nope. Close 1985 w/ hits w/ CHC

Post #15:
All nopes

Post #17
Big Hurt? DING! 2136 w/ CWS. 72nd place

Post #19:
Biggio? DING! 3060 w/ HOU. 12th place.
Bagwell? DING! 2214 w/ HOU. 49th place

Post #23:
Grace? DING! 2201 w/ CHC. Tied w/ Eddie Mathews for 64th

Post #24:
Ichiro!? DiNG! 2533 w/ SEA. 29th place

Ichiro! is all-time franchise leader for SEA. Through post #24, you haven't named franchise leaders for the Dodgers, Giants, Phillies, Senators/Twins, Angels, Rangers. One of these is a massive oversight - so massive I wonder if someone named this guy and I missed it. (Fun fact: No one ever had 2000 hits for the A's).
   43. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:20 AM (#5653082)
Mel Ott, Bill Terry SFG
   44. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:22 AM (#5653085)
Mel Ott, Bill Terry SFG

NYG :-)
   45. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5653087)
Has no one said Mays and Aaron yet?

Duke Snider, BRO
   46. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:25 AM (#5653091)
Post #25
Stan Hack? DING! 2193 w/ CHC. Tied for 66th.

Post #26:
Willie Mays? DING! 3187 w/ SFG.
Closes out the 3000 hit club guys. Highest left: Guy with 2889 w/ an AL franchise.

Post #27:
Collins w/ CWS? DING! Thanks for including the franchise! 2007 w/ CCWS. 89th place

Post #28
W. Wilson? Nope. Just missed

Post 29:
Paul Waner? DING! 2868 w/ PIT 20th place
Lloyd? DING! 2317 w/ PIT. 48th place

Still missing 17, 18, 19, and 22. All Hall of Famers from the first half of the 20th century.

#30:
Ashburn? DING! 2217 hits w/ PHI. 61st.
Rollins? DING! 2306 hits -- all-time PHI leader. 50th place

#31:
Pee Wee? DING! 2170 w/ BRK. 69th place

#32
Garrett Anderson? DING! 2368 w/ LAA. Franchise leader. 43rd place

#33
Frank White? DING! 2006. 90th place -the guy just ahead of Mauer.

#34.
Nope -- but #88 on the list is a player from a no longer existing franchise. Lots of luck on that one!

#37:
Dewey Evans? DING! 2373 w/ BOX. 41st place.

   47. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM (#5653097)
#39
Sam Crawford? DING! 2466 w/ DET. 35th place
Heilmann? DING! 2499 w/ DET. 33rd place
Gehringer? DING! 2839 w/ DET 22nd place
Roy White? Nope
Earle Combs? Nope

#40
Concepcion? DING! 2326 w/ CIN. 47th place

#43
Mel Ott? DING! 2876 w/ NYG. 19th place
Bill Terry? DING! 2193 w/ NYG. Tied for 66th place

#45
Snider? 1995 w/ BRK.

In a little bit I'll post a new leaderboard.
   48. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:31 AM (#5653100)
1. Ty Cobb 3900 w/ DET
2. Stan Musial 3530 w/ STL
3. Hank Aaron 3600 w/ ATL
4. Derek Jeter 3465 w/ NYY
5. Yaz. 3419 w/ BOX
6. Pete Rose 3358 w/ CIN
7. Willie Mays 3187 w/ SFG
8. Cal Ripken 3184 w/ BAL
9. George Brett 3154 w/ KC
10. Robin Yount 3142 w/ MIL
11. Tony Gwynn 3141 w/ SDP
12. Craig Biggio 3060 w/ HOU
13. Cap Anson 3012 w/ CHC
14. Al Kaline 3007 w/ DET
15. Roberto Clemente 3000 w/ PIT
16. Honus Wagner 2967 w/ PIT
17.
18.
19. Mel Ott 2876 w/ NYG
20. Paul Waner 2868 w/ PIT
21. Brooks Robinson 2848 w/ BAL
22. Charlie Gehringer 2818 w/ DET
23. Luke Appling 2749 w/ CWS
24. Chipper Jones 2724 w/ ATL
25. Lou Gehrig 2721 w/ NYY
26. Lou Brock 2713 w/ STL
27. Teddy F. Ballgame 2654 w/ BOX
28. Ernie Banks 2582 w/ CHC
29. Ichiro! 2533 w/ SEA
30. Todd Helton 2519 w/ COL
31. Babe Ruth 2518 w/ NYY
32. Billy Williams 2510 w/ CHC
33. Harry Heilmann 2499 w/ DET
34. Nellie Fox 2470 w/ CWS
35. Sam Crawford 2466 w/ DET
36. Jim Rice 2452 w/ BOX
37.
38.
39. Mickey Mantle 2415 w/ NYY
40. Ryne Sandberg 2385 w/ CHC
41. Dwight Evans 2371 w/ BOX
42. Lou Whitaker 2369 w/ DET
43. Garrett Anderson 2368 w/ LAA
44. Alan Trammell 2367 w/ DET
45. Barry Larkin 2340 w/ CIN
46. Bernie Williams 2336 w/ NYY
47. Dave Concepcion 2326 w/ CIN
48. Lloyd Waner 2317 w/ PIT
49. Jeff Bagwell 2314 HOU
50. Jimmy Rollins 2306 w/ PHI
51. Kirby Puckett 2304 w/ MIN
52.
53. Paul Konerko 2292 w/ CWS
54.
55.
56.
57. Edgar Martinez 2247 w/ SEA
58. Michael Schmidt 2234 w/ PHI
59. Willie Stargell 2232 w/ PIT
60.
61. Richie Ashburn 2217 w/ PHI
62.
63. Joe DiMaggio 2214 w/ NYY
64t. Eddie Mathews 2201 w/ BOB/MIL/ATL
64t. Mark Grace 2201 w/ CHC
66t. Stan Hack 2193 w/ CHC
66t. Bill Terry 2193 w/ NYG
68. Ron Santo 2171 w/ CHC
69. Pee Wee Reese 2170 w/ BRK
70. Don Mattingly 2153 w/ NYY
71. Yogi Berra 2148 w/ NYY
72. The Big Hurt 2136 w/ CWS
73.
74.
75. Wade Boggs 2098 w/ BOX
76.
77.
78.
79. Eddie Murray 2080 w/ BAL
80.
81. Albert Pujols 2073 w/ STL
82.
83. Johnny Bench 2048 w/ CIN
84. Nap Lajoie 2047 w/ CLE
85. Bobby Doerr 2042 w/ BOX
86. Harmon Killebrew 2024 w/ WAS/MIN
87.
88.
89. Eddie Collins 2007 w/ CWS
90. Frank White 2006 w/ KCR
91. Joe Mauer 2000 w/ MIN

I reckon that's 19 left.
   49. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:31 AM (#5653101)
Sam Rice WAS
   50. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:32 AM (#5653102)
Harry Heilmann DET, Goose Goslin WAS, Kiki Cuyler (don't know), Ed Delahanty PHI
   51. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:34 AM (#5653105)
Molitor MIL?
   52. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:35 AM (#5653106)
Hornsby StL
   53. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:43 AM (#5653114)
Post 49:
Sam Rice? DING! Franchise hit leader for WAS/MIN. 2889

Post 50:
Goslin? Nope
Cuyler? Nope
Delahanty? DING! #62. w/ 2214 w/ PHI

#51:
Molitor! DING! 2281 w/ MIL. 55th place

#52
Hornsby: DING! 73rd place. 2110 w/ STL

The ones left:

#18: Dodger franchise hit king
#37: NL third baseman. I figured he'd be a piece of cake
#38: NL centerfielder. I believe he was teammates w/ #37
#52: Ichiro! broke a record this guy held for a very long time
#54: This guy played for the same franchise as #52.
#56: 19th century infielder who spent his entire career with one team
#60: All-time Rangers hit king
#74: Another guy from the same team as #52, and #54
#76: Had a nice long career w/ LA but ... yeah, I can see why you'd forget him
#77: 3000 hit guy from recent decades. Really, really should've been mentioned by now.
#78: 19th century outfielder. Cub
#80: One of the most iconic players from the 21st century.
#82: Hall of Fame Cardinal
#87: His glove got him into Cooperstown
#88: Impossible. Cleveland Spider. And not even a memorable one. Wanna know how hard this one is? I'll give you his initials? E.M. See? You still don't know who it is.
   54. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:46 AM (#5653119)
Zach Wheat Dodgers
   55. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:47 AM (#5653123)
18 is Zack Wheat.
   56. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:47 AM (#5653124)
#54
Wheat? DING! 2884 hits. Easily the most by anyone left
   57. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:48 AM (#5653128)
Pie Traynor PIT
   58. dlf Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM (#5653130)
#52 - Sisler
#77 - Carew
   59. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM (#5653131)
Max Carey PIT
   60. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:50 AM (#5653132)
Maz PIT
   61. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:50 AM (#5653134)
Ortiz BOX
   62. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:54 AM (#5653137)
#57
Traynor? DING! 2416 w/ PIT

#58
Sisler? DING! 2295 w/ STB..... what what other STB can you guys think of? (Er, some might be Washington Senators, actually. I think I ran those two franchises together. --- looks at the list -- yeah, the other 2 guys are Washington Senator. Sisler is the only Brown on the list. Sorry about that.

Carew - DING! 2085 w/ MIN

#59
Max Carey: DING! 2416. So he and Traynor are actually tied

#60
Maz? DING! 2016 w/ PIT

#61
Ortiz? DING! 2079 w/ BOX
   63. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:55 AM (#5653139)
#82 - Enos Slaughter?
   64. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:56 AM (#5653140)
yeah, the other 2 guys are Washington Senator.


Joe Judge?
   65. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 11:56 AM (#5653141)
Had a nice long career w/ LA but ... yeah, I can see why you'd forget him


Jim Gilliam? Carl Furillo?
   66. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:02 PM (#5653147)
Enos Slaughter? DING!

Joe Judge? DING!

#56: 19th century Reds second baseman. Elected to the Hall of Fame looooong after his death
#60: All-time Rangers hit king. His entire career is in the 21st century
#74: Another Senator. Base stealing CF. Longtime teammate of Joe Judge
#76: Had a nice long career w/ LA but ... yeah, I can see why you'd forget him. Played there 1960-73. Centerfield. Led the league in triples twice - eight years apart.
#78: 19th century outfielder. Cub from 1885 to 1900. Ended with 118 homers. By the numbers, one of the guys the original VC should've put in Cooperstown, but they didn't - and he never did make it in.
#88: Impossible. Cleveland Spider. And not even a memorable one. Wanna know how hard this one is? I'll give you his initials? E.M. See? You still don't know who it is. First name: Ed.
   67. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:03 PM (#5653149)
56 is Bid McPhee.

60 - Michael Young?
   68. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:04 PM (#5653151)
Post #65
Not Gilliam. Not Furillo. New info given in post #66.
   69. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:04 PM (#5653152)
76 - Willie Davis?
   70. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5653153)
McPhee? DING!

M. Young? DING!
   71. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5653154)
Played there 1960-73. Centerfield. Led the league in triples twice - eight years apart.


Willie davis
   72. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5653156)
Willie Davis - DING!
   73. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:06 PM (#5653159)
In a little bit I'm gonna post the overall results. Last chance for guesses on the 3 guys left.
   74. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:10 PM (#5653163)
#88: Impossible. Cleveland Spider. And not even a memorable one. Wanna know how hard this one is? I'll give you his initials? E.M. See? You still don't know who it is. First name: Ed.
Ed McKean?
#78: 19th century outfielder. Cub from 1885 to 1900. Ended with 118 homers. By the numbers, one of the guys the original VC should've put in Cooperstown, but they didn't - and he never did make it in.
Sheckard?
#74: Another Senator. Base stealing CF. Longtime teammate of Joe Judge
Clyde Milan?
   75. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:11 PM (#5653165)
#78: Richardson?
   76. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:11 PM (#5653167)
My God - -you landed Ed McKean! DING!

And you got Clyde Milan! DING!
   77. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:11 PM (#5653168)
Willie Davis - DING!


Funny thing. I had given up and looked at the Dodgers franchise leaderboard, and listed at #2 in hits with 2181 was a guy who fits the forgettable description even better than Davis, Bill Russell. Davis is listed as having 1952. but their player pages say different, 1926 for Russell, 2091 for Davis.
   78. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:12 PM (#5653169)
I don't even know who Richardson is supposed to be. Hardy Richardson? Nope.
   79. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:12 PM (#5653172)
Here's the overall results:

You guys got them all .... except for #78

1. Ty Cobb 3900 w/ DET
2. Stan Musial 3530 w/ STL
3. Hank Aaron 3600 w/ ATL
4. Derek Jeter 3465 w/ NYY
5. Yaz. 3419 w/ BOX
6. Pete Rose 3358 w/ CIN
7. Willie Mays 3187 w/ SFG
8. Cal Ripken 3184 w/ BAL
9. George Brett 3154 w/ KC
10. Robin Yount 3142 w/ MIL
11. Tony Gwynn 3141 w/ SDP
12. Craig Biggio 3060 w/ HOU
13. Cap Anson 3012 w/ CHC
14. Al Kaline 3007 w/ DET
15. Roberto Clemente 3000 w/ PIT
16. Honus Wagner 2967 w/ PIT
17. Sam Rice 2889 w/ WAS
18. Zach Wheat 2884 w/ BRK
19. Mel Ott 2876 w/ NYG
20. Paul Waner 2868 w/ PIT
21. Brooks Robinson 2848 w/ BAL
22. Charlie Gehringer 2818 w/ DET
23. Luke Appling 2749 w/ CWS
24. Chipper Jones 2724 w/ ATL
25. Lou Gehrig 2721 w/ NYY
26. Lou Brock 2713 w/ STL
27. Teddy F. Ballgame 2654 w/ BOX
28. Ernie Banks 2582 w/ CHC
29. Ichiro! 2533 w/ SEA
30. Todd Helton 2519 w/ COL
31. Babe Ruth 2518 w/ NYY
32. Billy Williams 2510 w/ CHC
33. Harry Heilmann 2499 w/ DET
34. Nellie Fox 2470 w/ CWS
35. Sam Crawford 2466 w/ DET
36. Jim Rice 2452 w/ BOX
37t. Pie Traynor 2416 w/ PIT
37t. Max Carey 2416 w/ PIT
39. Mickey Mantle 2415 w/ NYY
40. Ryne Sandberg 2385 w/ CHC
41. Dwight Evans 2371 w/ BOX
42. Lou Whitaker 2369 w/ DET
43. Garrett Anderson 2368 w/ LAA
44. Alan Trammell 2367 w/ DET
45. Barry Larkin 2340 w/ CIN
46. Bernie Williams 2336 w/ NYY
47. Dave Concepcion 2326 w/ CIN
48. Lloyd Waner 2317 w/ PIT
49. Jeff Bagwell 2314 HOU
50. Jimmy Rollins 2306 w/ PHI
51. Kirby Puckett 2304 w/ MIN
52. George Sisler 2295 w/ STB
53. Paul Konerko 2292 w/ CWS
54. Joe Judge 2291 w/ WAS
55. Paul Molitor 2281 w/ MIL
56. Bid McPhee 2258 w/ CIN
57. Edgar Martinez 2247 w/ SEA
58. Michael Schmidt 2234 w/ PHI
59. Willie Stargell 2232 w/ PIT
60. Michael Young 2230 w/ TEX
61. Richie Ashburn 2217 w/ PHI
62t. Ed Dalahanty 2214 w/ PHI
62t. Joe DiMaggio 2214 w/ NYY
64t. Eddie Mathews 2201 w/ BOB/MIL/ATL
64t. Mark Grace 2201 w/ CHC
66t. Stan Hack 2193 w/ CHC
66t. Bill Terry 2193 w/ NYG
68. Ron Santo 2171 w/ CHC
69. Pee Wee Reese 2170 w/ BRK
70. Don Mattingly 2153 w/ NYY
71. Yogi Berra 2148 w/ NYY
72. The Big Hurt 2136 w/ CWS
73. Rogers Hornsby 2110 w/ STL
74. Clyde Milan 2100 w/ WAS
75. Wade Boggs 2098 w/ BOX
76. Willie Davis 2091 w/ LAD
77. Rod Carew 2085 w/ MIN
78. Jimmy Ryan 2084 w/ CHC
79. Eddie Murray 2080 w/ BAL
80. David Ortiz 2079 w/ BOX
81. Albert Pujols 2073 w/ STL
82. Enos Slaughter 2064 w/ STL
83. Johnny Bench 2048 w/ CIN
84. Nap Lajoie 2047 w/ CLE
85. Bobby Doerr 2042 w/ BOX
86. Harmon Killebrew 2024 w/ WAS/MIN
87. Bill Mazeroski 2016 w/ PIT
88. Ed McKean 2012 w/ CLV
89. Eddie Collins 2007 w/ CWS
90. Frank White 2006 w/ KCR
91. Joe Mauer 2000 w/ MIN

   80. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:14 PM (#5653178)
Years and years of membership in a Strat-O-Matic league using their Career Normalized disks helped me out on those. Clyde Milan was a bench outfielder for me for a while - he wasn't much of a hitter in the context of a league with every player in the history of the sport, but he had a great glove and could run.

McKean was a handy bench outfielder/pinch hitter to have around. He wasn't special, but he was a nice spare part.

edit: Yeah, Richardson was supposed to be Hardy.
   81. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:17 PM (#5653181)
And...yep, Ed McKean was mostly a shortstop and not really an outfielder. He was exclusively a pinch hitter for me, so I done goofed.
   82. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:18 PM (#5653184)
When I looked this up, I almost forgot about the dormant teams. But I figured you might get Wee Willie Keeler. Nope. Or maybe Jesse Burkett or Cupid Childs. Nope and nope. You get Ed ####### McKean. Ed McKean!
   83. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:19 PM (#5653185)
OK, who are the next 5 guys in line to join the 2,000 hits with one team club? That is, the active players with the most hits (but less than 2,000) with one team?
   84. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:24 PM (#5653193)
If my calculations are correct, these are the next five:
Dustin Pedroia 1802 BOS
David Wright 1777 NYM
Yadier Molina 1743 STL
Ryan Braun 1706 MIL
Ryan Zimmerman 1668 WAS
   85. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:28 PM (#5653195)
If my calculations are correct, these are the next five:
Dustin Pedroia 1802 BOS
David Wright 1777 NYM
Yadier Molina 1743 STL
Ryan Braun 1706 MIL
Ryan Zimmerman 1668 WAS


you are missing the #1 guy, and I wouldn't consider wright active
   86. Wilson Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM (#5653197)
Miggy has 1804 with DET.
   87. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 13, 2018 at 01:06 PM (#5653232)
Yeah. Wright is basically done.
   88. manchestermets Posted: April 14, 2018 at 05:55 PM (#5653915)
Is anyone finding that the MLB At Bat app is using ridiculous amounts of data this year? I got an alert from my cellphone provider that I was approaching my monthly data limit, so I checked which apps were using the data and At Bat has used 3.5 GB since April 5. I'm not watching/listening to any games through it, I just have the score widget on my home screen and I sometimes check game details in the morning - that's it. What can it possibly be downloading that's that big? It hasn't in previous seasons.
   89. Hank G. Posted: April 14, 2018 at 06:48 PM (#5653931)
3. Hank Aaron 3600 w/ ATL


While Atlanta is where the franchise is now, the majority of Aaron’s hits were while the franchise was in Milwaukee. Atlanta just looks wrong to me. Braves would have been more accurate, IMO.

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