Friday Fun Fact: August 22, 2014

Every Friday I will post a Fun Fact for your enjoyment.  These will usually consist of some kind of trivia that you can use to impress the ladies.

Today’s Fun Fact:

After his first at-bat on September 8, 2009 Ichiro’s career numbers were as follows:

2,000 for 6,000 with a career batting average of .333333333333
At home he was 980 for 2,940 with a career home batting average of .333333333333
On the road he was 1,020 for 3,060 with a career batting average of .333333333333

If you like consistency and symmetry than you need to look no further than Ichiro.  He is the model for consistency and symmetry in baseball.

Friday Fun Fact: August 8, 2014

Every Friday I will post a Fun Fact for your enjoyment.  These will usually consist of some kind of trivia that you can use to impress the ladies.  Check back every Friday for your weekly Friday Fun Fact.

Today’s Fun Fact:

This isn’t so much a fact as it is an unsolicited advertisement.

The next time you are in New York City I highly recommend a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The Met currently holds the world’s largest publicly available collection of baseball cards with over 31,000 cards on display.  This exhibit is a must see for any true baseball fan.

 

Friday Fun Fact: August 1, 2014

Every Friday I will post a Fun Fact for your enjoyment.  These will usually consist of some kind of trivia that you can use to impress the ladies.  Check back every Friday for your weekly Friday Fun Fact.

Today’s Fun Fact:

Since 1900, the Top 10 single-season On-Base Percentage’s have been recorded by only three (3) players:

Babe Ruth

Ted Williams

Barry Bonds

It’s no surprise that these three players are widely considered to be among the 10 greatest players of all time.  Yes, even Bonds with all his steroid accusations is still widely considered a top-10 player.  In 75 years, baseball fans will look at Barry Bonds’ 232 walks in 2004 and think it’s a typo.

Friday Fun Fact: July 25, 2014

Every Friday I will post a Fun Fact for your enjoyment.  These will usually consist of some kind of trivia that you can use to impress the ladies.  Check back every Friday for your weekly Friday Fun Fact.

Today’s Fun Fact:

Not Mickey Mantle.  Not Eddie Murray.  Not Roberto Alomar.

Vida Blue is the last switch hitter in the American League to win the MVP Award.  Vida Blue won the award pitching for the 1971 Oakland Athletics posting a 1.82 ERA, 24 Complete Games in 39 Starts, 8 Shutouts, 301 K’s in 312 IP’s, and a .095 WHIP.

Blue definitely did not win the award for his hitting prowess.  Blue had 12 hits in 102 At-Bats with 63 K’s in 1971.  But you can’t argue with that pitching line.  And his name makes it sound like he could be your grandmother.  Just more proof that baseball has the best names in all of sports.