today's mostly worthless trivia
by kdh325 (2017-07-07 20:19:43)
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he is the only player to lead the his league in homers and stolen bases in the same year (minimum of at least 20 of each category). Cobb did it in 1909 with 9 homers as did Jimmy Sheckard a few years before that. Hint: he also holds the MLB single season record for outfield assists in a year.


guess
by art fern  (2017-07-09 11:30:54)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Joe Morgan

2nd and 3rd guess
George Sisler and Tommy Harper


Wonder why we don't hear of him more?
by Mr.Natural  (2017-07-09 00:54:48)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I guess because his prime coincided with dudes in the AL like Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, et al.

Chuck Klein. He was unbelievable. In the year he led the league in SB and HR, he also hit 15 triples and 50 doubles.


The Hoosier Hammer
by sprack  (2017-07-09 14:38:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

The reason why is probably because he played most of his career with the Phillies, who were really, really terrible. He did play on a pennant winning Cub team in 1935.

In that year, 1932, he also led the league in runs, hits, slugging and total bases.

In that year he won the MVP (he was second in the voting the year before and the year after), the Phillies were two games over .500. Not only was it the only year when he was on the team that the finished over .500, that 1932 season was the only year they finished above .500 from 1918 to 1948. (Yeah, they're pretty doggone bad now, too, I know). Most years Klein played for them, they lost over 90 games.

On that single season outfield assist record, he had 44 in 1930. I'd add that to the "records that will never be broken" list.





It's amazing it took the Veteran's Committee to get him in. (link)
by G.K.Chesterton  (2017-07-10 23:16:07)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Guess: Roberto Clemente *
by Jvan  (2017-07-08 21:24:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Guess
by sprack  (2017-07-08 20:48:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Dave Parker


Guess
by Groundhog  (2017-07-08 11:35:37)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Willie Mays


That's my guess as well. *
by G.K.Chesterton  (2017-07-08 23:21:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Guess
by voidoid  (2017-07-07 23:43:51)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Eric Davis


Guess.
by No Right Turn on Red  (2017-07-07 21:43:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Based on your hint, Vlad Guerrero.


vlad had a cannon, but his best assist season
by kdh325  (2017-07-08 07:57:24)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

is about 1/3 of this guy's best total.


Oof.
by No Right Turn on Red  (2017-07-09 09:37:41)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I didn't read the hint well, thinking it was also leading the league in assists (rather than all time great season). Vlad did lead the NL in outfield assists in 2002, but he finished 4th in SB and 5th in HR that year, missing a 40-40 season by one home run.

Vlad finished fourth in the MVP voting that year, but arguably should have finished second, ahead of Pujols and Berkman, but behind Bonds.


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