Saturday, July 10, 2021

Table of plate appearances vs. strikeouts in major-league baseball history

League Year-By-Year Batting--Totals Table
Year
PA SO
187620457589
187714012726
1878140081081
1879246631843
1880250411993
1881254101784
1882257292159
1883301332877
1884345084335
1885329683337
1886363694248
1887388622821
1888398673998
1889414523492
1890417893581
1891432043641
1892706155972
1893636803341
1894652053333
1895635733621
1896622303523
1897632723729
1898699644223
1899700163849
1900434852681
1901430414246
1902423513910
1903426843711
1904456534274
1905461914430
1906448334527
1907445764220
1908454204158
1909463124467
1910466154415
1911472614798
1912467884627
1913464484606
1914462354655
1915459364728
1916457604829
1917460884488
1918377822921
1919413923288
1920469213632
1921469833380
1922481793380
1923481083408
1924470293408
1925476383373
1926472263359
1927475243491
1928479543410
1929485423465
1930489443848
1931474443862
1932478873857
1933466653528
1934470934150
1935477004072
1936484654203
1937472624553
1938471024093
1939474784195
1940476454329
1941478444408
1942468634187
1943476114055
1944479743947
1945480573865
1946476034471
1947478024529
1948475364718
1949480204587
1950477545007
1951479244746
1952469295240
1953476785307
1954477705086
1955471615419
1956470185694
1957478956150
1958473116192
1959474036525
1960472286824
1961472686622
1962621699032
1963608759545
1964611829256
1965615999649
1966612719312
1967611809468
1968607289502
19697392311628
19707510911417
19717376910542
19727081710544
19737436410507
1974749519971
1975748339793
1976739339602
19777490510488
1978733189905
1979741169920
1980740609849
1981490246332
19827410210300
19837392210749
19847370810929
19857386310674
19867400611648
19877452111657
19887325911032
19897382911354
19907398911164
19917344111446
19927365811342
19938698513358
19946193010147
19957782613309
19968752915252
19978737615320
199810010517455
199910126817153
200010125417344
20019945317908
20029944117161
20039981916996
200410020717299
20059932416880
200610039517426
200710080717449
200810000118050
20099954118282
20109880919092
20119876318900
20129806419808
20139211618374
20149173919196
20159179019165
20169254019886
20179267320310
20189288521001
20199323821408
2020332027674
20214922711771
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/10/2021.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

If this trade offer the Cardinals made in 1960 gets accepted, '64, '67 & '68 don't happen

Bob Gibson, Almost a Senator (SN 12/28/60 p. 13)

"Who knows?"??! I know.  I am from the future.  And you just refused the greatest deal in history. Sure, Gibson was 6-11 with 1.6 WHIP in his first two seasons.  And I know that his 1960 season was a -0.5 rWAR dud.  But if you had done that deal, you could have built your whole new franchise around Gibson's right arm. You might not have even had to move to Texas.  Gibby will go on to amass 81.9 WAR and go to the Hall.  The players you got had a total career WAR of 2.1 and went to Hell (just kidding, Lord).

If you want to talk about "worst trade in history" you have to also consider worst trade offer not accepted. And this has to be the worst trade in Washington history, original Senators and Nationals included.

But what about from the Cardinal's side?  The pennant years of 1964, 1967 and 1968 don't happen. Bing Devine goes down as the worst GM in Cards history.  Even if he goes on to make the Lou Brock trade.  


(ps It is interesting how teams get fixated on acquiring a certain player. The Cardinals wanted Bobby Shantz in the worst way: their offer in 1960 was rejected by the Senators, but the Cards were relentless and had him in the fold by 1962. The Senators wanted Joe Cunningham but the Cardinals were having none of it. The Nats would eventually snare him in 1964.  The Senators would acquire Ron Kline by other means and he would become the AL saves leader in 1965.)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

I Know What Bill Clinton Is Thinking

Bill Clinton was president for eight years of the center cut of my life. He is also a baby boomer, at the high-end, whereas I am a baby boomer at the low-end.

He may be staring at a Ivanka but basically he's staring at the whole scene and thinking, [with a southern drawl]:  "Well, well.  Ol' Trump's up and done it.  He won the White House".   The look is pure admiration, one supreme politician to another.