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Can Derek Jeter Hit .400?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Steroids created a lot of “video game” type of results over two decades. Two records that still were elusive to jacked up hitters was Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak and Ted Williams .406 batting average. When ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst  John Kruk said Derek Jeter can hit .400 earlier this month, everyone blew it off as crazy.  Thirty-four games […]

Pitch Counts

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Here’s a quick fact. In the 70s, Earl Weaver used to break spring training camp with 7 or 8 pitchers, or about 5 less than are on most major league rosters right now. Here’s another fact, by way of Tim Kurkjian: “In 2000, there were 454 starts of at least 120 pitches. Last season, there […]