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Daily Archives: June 21, 2014

Some MLB Trivia: 5 Questions + Birthdays June 21st

 

This is the biggest debate of all time, who is the best player?  Photo courtesy of www.boston.com

This is the biggest debate of all time, who is the best player? Photo courtesy of http://www.boston.com

Yesterday’s answers:

Q1.  Best Slugging PCTG ever by a rookie was Ted Williams, slugging .609 in 149 Games and 677 Plate Appearances in 1939.  Ryan Braun had just 492 AB in his 1st year despite his .634 Slugging mark in 2007, but failed to qualify by a mere 9 PA.

Q2.  Bill Bevens owns the dubious distinction of walking the most batters ever in a World Series Game with 10, against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 4 of the 1947 Fall Classic.  He threw a no – hitter until 2 outs in the 9th inning, before giving up the Game winning Double to Cookie Lavagetto.

Q3: C:  Jimmie Foxx hit 7 HRs in his last year of play during 1945, Babe Ruth only managed 6 HRs in 1935, and Mel Ott hit 0 HRs in 1947.

Q4:  C:  Chuck Dressen led the Brooklyn Dodgers to a 105 – 49 record in 1953, which is still the watermark win total for the franchise ALL – Time.

Q5:  An All Royalty Team could be led by:  Duke Snider, Earl Averill, Jeff King, Prince Fielder and Mel Queen. Read the rest of this entry

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Notable HRs FRI June 20th: EE Mashing Again, Smith + Martinez (X2) Party In Detroit

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Edwin Encarnacion has continued his torrid pace for HRs, after a quick brief spell had cooled him down.

Last night, he took over the lead in the AL+ overall MLB, with his 22nd and 23rd HRs.  Not only that. he has risen past everyone in the MLB for RBI as well with 62.

It was hit 6th Multi HR effort since May 8th. and he is on a 2 game HR streak.  If indications are anything, he will club another long ball today, as the man already possesses 3 3 game HR streaks.

EE has now blasted 20 HRs and added 40 RBI since May 6th.

Back at that point, the man was struggling with his power at 3 HRs, and was still decently productive with 19 knocked in.  The Blue Jays were in a 3 way tie for the cellar of the AL East.

They have ridden the big 1B’s filthy hot bat to a 29 – 16 record, and have sole possession of the division right now. Read the rest of this entry

Cincy Latest Team To Complete MLB Runs Survivor 2014: Only NYY, NYM, ATL + ARI Left

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The game should have been a great way to cap off their run survivor, with plating 9 runs in a contest for the 1st time this campaign.

Instead, Edwin Encarnacion and CO. kept obliterating baseball into orbit at Great American Ball Park Friday night.

The Blue Jays erased a 8 – 0 2nd inning deficit, to tally a 5 run win at 14 – 9.

But all is not lost Reds fans.  Your team has finished their 11 different scenarios, and therefore have placed 26th in the 2014 MLB Runs Scored Survivor.

This leaves the Yankees, Braves, Mets and D’Backs still on the clock.  Arizona is the only team that needs a 9 run affair, while the Mets, Braves and Bronx Bombers all need exactly 8 runs to come across in a match. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 21, 2014

Mark Bonifacio - New York Daily News

Mark Bonifacio – New York Daily News

I have been quick to criticize the Yankee organization and their farm system. But I need to give credit when it is due. The Yankees have filled a lot of holes internally and found themselves in the middle of the AL East race.

It is a swallow your pride and hold your nose episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

A.J. Burnett, Jarred Cosart, Edwin Encarnacion, Freddie Freeman, Jay Bruce, Salvador Perez and David Price all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (June 20th) – Updated Yearly WOB Totals For 2014

 

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MITCHELL LAYTON/GETTY IMAGES

Freddie Freeman went 3-6 including a homer and scored in the 13 inning, leading the Braves to a 6-4 victory in Washington.

A.J. Burnett pitched a complete game, allowing just 1 run and walking only 1 as the Phillies topped the Cardinals, 5-1.

Edwin Encarnacion got on base 3 times, clubbed a pair of homers and drove in 6 runs to charge Toronto’s shocking 14-9 comeback in Cincinnati.

Jarred Cosart pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits and walking 1, earning the 3-1 decision for the Astros over the Rays.

They owned baseball on June 20, 2014.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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