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From the SABR NYC chapter meeting:

What two players headed to spring training with the Mets are the current MLB leaders in hita and stolen bases for the decade of 2010-2018?

What two MLB players share the current lead in HRs for the decade?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 January 2019 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

my guess on hits is Cano, maybe? Had to look up the SBs but won't answer since i cheated.

omar little, Monday, 28 January 2019 19:10 (two months ago) Permalink

stolen bases guess: rajai davis

johnny crunch, Monday, 28 January 2019 19:19 (two months ago) Permalink

you are both correct. had no idea Rajai had a minor-league deal w/ the Mets.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 January 2019 19:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Related:

http://www.sporcle.com/games/billwill11/most-hits-since-2000-a-z

Really hard to get your mind around this...I had 8/26 and gave up with a minute to go.

clemenza, Monday, 28 January 2019 19:34 (two months ago) Permalink

xp i have a soft spot for raj, its gonna be a hard day (if he makes the team) when he is released 2 clear space for tebows callup

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 03:11 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't know about this quiz ... maybe it's old? Delmon Young does not have more hits since 2000 than Christian Yelich

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 03:28 (two months ago) Permalink

More hits since '10 i mean

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 03:29 (two months ago) Permalink

You're probably right--that would explain a lot. Surely Trout has more hits than Tulowitzki this decade...

clemenza, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 04:29 (two months ago) Permalink

That quiz is from 2013, the date is sort of hidden near the bottom of the page.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:58 (two months ago) Permalink

decade HR leaders: Nelson Cruz and Stanton

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 13:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Also from Saturday...

Bob Gibson's WS record was 7-2. What two pitchers (both starters) defeated him?

What team has defeated the Yankees all 3 times they met in a postseason series?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Lolich was one of them, game 7 in '68. The other must have been early in the '64 Series, so I'll say Ford.

clemenza, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:45 (two months ago) Permalink

yes, and close but no cigar

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 20:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Are the Yankees' daddies the Angels?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

no

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Angels lost the 2009 ALCS to NYY

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:08 (two months ago) Permalink

tigers

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:20 (two months ago) Permalink

yes; my incorrect guess was Cleveland

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 21:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Since clem's guess for the Bob Gibson question was wrong, I figured it had to be Bouton, since I knew he won two games in that series. But that's also wrong! So I cracked and looked it up. Great question.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 11:35 (two months ago) Permalink

I looked it up too--wish it'd been Bouton, but timely.

clemenza, Wednesday, 30 January 2019 14:09 (two months ago) Permalink

icymi, Mel Stottlemyre

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 15:44 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.sporcle.com/games/jfrank9/baseball-on-final-jeopardy

probably easy for most of you but every baseball-related final jeopardy question in one sporcle quiz

na (NA), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 20:46 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I just made this one up now, based on a list of decade-leaders in innings pitched that someone just tweeted. Starting with Pud Galvin, leader for the 1880s, every one of them is either in the HOF or guaranteed to be headed there. Except one--in your adult lifetime.

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:46 (two months ago) Permalink

wild guess here: Livan?

omar little, Thursday, 21 February 2019 20:49 (two months ago) Permalink

that seems like a very good guess. otherwise . . . david wells?

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:03 (two months ago) Permalink

who was the guy with the goatee who played up until a few years ago and wasn't great but ate a lot of innings? that guy?

lol yes please tell me who "the baseball player with the goatee" was

i'll try to remember

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:27 (two months ago) Permalink

the shin goatee, not the stone cold stache-goat combo. kinda reddish

(my other guess was bartolo, but if you say he's not HOF i'll fight ya)

is jamie moyer hof-bound?

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:28 (two months ago) Permalink

hahahahahaha i was thinking of aaron harang that's definitely wrong, nvm

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:32 (two months ago) Permalink

i was gonna guess you were thinking of jeff suppan or jason marquis

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Mark Buerhle? Don't think he missed any starts from '01 to '09 and he always seemed like one of those dudes who went 6 or 7 every time

frogbs, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:38 (two months ago) Permalink

so we're not trying to name all of them, right? Did Nolan Ryan lead the '70s and '80s?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:42 (two months ago) Permalink

buerhle's a good guess too but . . . he's not gonna make the hall, but he has a better case than many who have, and it seems like clemenza is looking for someone more outlandish

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:46 (two months ago) Permalink

well my first guess was Bronson Arroyo, but now that I looked it up he wasn't a full-time ML starter until '04

frogbs, Thursday, 21 February 2019 21:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Very nice--Livan.

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Here's the tweet.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Most Innings Pitched by Decades. <a href="https://t.co/4ocILGerca";>pic.twitter.com/4ocILGerca</a></p>— Paul Moehringer (@PMoehringer) <a href="

Most Innings Pitched by Decades. pic.twitter.com/4ocILGerca

— Paul Moehringer (@PMoehringer) February 21, 2019

;>February 21, 2019</a></blockquote>
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clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Actually a little surprised Bobby Matthews isn't in the Hall, based on old-school metrics: won 297 games, sub-3:00 ERA. Does pretty well in WAR, too: 62.4, a couple of seasons over 10.0. Of course, who knows what the hell they were playing back then.

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:55 (two months ago) Permalink

It was a different game in the deadball era, but Roberts averaging 301 IP a year in the '50s is hilarious.

The low total in the '40s is cuz all (?) the best pitchers were gone 3-4 seasons.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:56 (two months ago) Permalink

buehrle was at 2061 (but 2220 for '01 to '10)

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Allowing for a few blips, and the arbitrariness of the calendar, from Galvin to Verlander is a steep slope. I'm guessing 1,700-1,800 IP for the 2020s?

clemenza, Thursday, 21 February 2019 23:11 (two months ago) Permalink


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