Apparently Sabathia led both the AL and NL in shutouts in the same season. And Eddie Murray led all of baseball with a .330 AVG in 1990, but didn’t win the batting title.


explain #2 to me


Murray spent the whole year with the Dodgers (and therefore in the NL) and batted .330. Willie McGee started the year with the Cardinals and batted .335 with enough PAs to qualify for the NL batting title. However, he was traded to the A's during the season, and batted .274 with them, dropping his full season average to .324. So, Murray had the highest batting average in MLB, but McGee had a higher batting average in the NL. (George Brett led the AL with .329)


I also remember hearing Murray had the most MVP votes for the entire n decade of the 80s and never won the award.


Murray’s career was super interesting. 504 HRs, but never more than 33 in a season, and only 5x 30 HR seasons. His only HR title came in a short 1981, when he had 22 HRs in his teams 105 games. And he has 3255 hits, despite never leading the league, or getting more than 186 in a season. One of only 6 players ever with 500 HRs and 3000 hits. And one of only 4 to do it clean. Every other player in that club has at least 4x 40 HR seasons, and at least 1x 200 hit season. Murray has 0 of either.


He is pretty much the definition of a consistent but not spectacular ballplayer.


In the same vein, the team with the best record in the 80s was the >!New York Yankees, who didn't win the World Series but won the AL once and the AL East twice!<


They also had MLB’s best record in the 2010s but without even a World Series appearance


They only even made the postseason the first two years of that decade, they were in a 14 year drought between 81-95


Yes, didn't you read the spoiler?


> Murray had the most MVP votes for the entire n decade of the 80s Considering he only got votes for 6 of the years (80-85) this is tough to believe. Mike Schmidt got votes for 7 years and won three times, while Robin Yount got votes for 7 years and won twice. OK, so I did the math. Schmidt had 1257 while Murray had 1088


Evan Longoria: In his 4 career games where he's had a golden sombrero, he's had a .838 OPS. In all other games, he's had a .808 OPS.


That is bizarre


In 1990, Dennis Eckersley allowed fewer baserunners than he had saves. He had 48 saves on the season, against 41 hits and 4 walks. An absolute insane performance by him.


Mike Trout hit for the cycle and had a negative WPA.


But I think that was because he hit for it after the angles already were up by alot, so him getting out when it's 0-0 is more impactful than hitting a HR up by 8.


> after the angles Angels


Morning Angle


I’d seen it so many times today that I was beginning to question if it was me that was wrong


The Tampa Bay Rays have a total of 650 intentional walks all time, Barry Bonds had 688 his entire career.


Sammy Sosa is the only player in MLB history with three seasons of 60+ home runs, accounting for almost half of the 8 total 60+ HR seasons. He did not lead the National League in home runs in any of those three seasons. During a 5 year stretch that included all of those seasons, he was the NL leader in home runs twice with a season of 49 and one of 50, his two lowest HR totals of that 5 year period.


I don't really understand what a negative FIP means. Can someone explain? I know it's absurdly good but I don't know why.


Because FIP is essentially the three true outcomes thrown into a formula to make the result look like ERA, a sufficiently dominant stretch can break the math involved and make the result come up negative.


It goes negative mostly due to the league constant not accounting for extreme outliers.


I believe ichiro has the most singles to both right and left field of any player all time


In 2004, Barry Bonds had the highest OPS in MLB history with 1.421, and his first and second half OPS were identical. 1.421 before the all star break, 1.421 post all star break.


[Rickey Henderson](https://youtu.be/A-QDXtKHEPY) is an anomoly in and of himself. My favorite bit from that video is that in 1982 through September 12th Rickey had more steals than every AL *team* except for Cleveland.


In 107 plate appearances against Greg Maddux, Tony Gwynn never struck out


Babe Ruth hitting more home runs than every other team in the league (except for the Yankees and the Phillies) in 1920.


In 2002 Barry Bonds had an OPS+ of 268.




Ken griffey Jr has the second most war out of players born in Donora, PA on November 21st


This stat is always hilarious to me. The fact that a town that size produced even one legendary hall of famer is incredible enough. The fact that it produced two and they were born on the same day is absurd.


Who’s the other?


Stan the Man Musial


evan gattis hitting 11 of his 12 career triples in the same season


I love when a pitcher ends up with more wins than walks in a season. I know Bret Saberhagen did this in 1994 and I'm sure a few other have as well.


Steroids are a hell of a thing. The classic “can you believe this statistic” in this category are usually the Musial splits, Khris Davis’ average and Vinny Castilla’s identical seasons.


Weird to try and discredit this because steroids. There’s been a lot of players who’ve taken steroids. Not a lot of stat lines like this.


Being good doesn’t excuse cheating lmao. The Astros don’t deserve a pass because they were elite either.


First of all, totally different things. Second of all, I wasn’t making a point as to whether it is excusable or not. The stats are impressive, and to play it off like it’s only because of what he may or may not have been taking is incredibly ridiculous.


Vinny Castilla hitting 40 HR and 113 RBI while batting .304 in '96 and '97