Articles for tag: Rogers Hornsby, Triple Crown

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Baseball’s Triple Crown: History’s Winning Batters

The Triple Crown Award for hitting is given to a batter when he leads his league in the three major categories of home runs, runs batted in and batting average. There is also one awarded to a pitcher when he leads his league in wins, earned run average and strikeouts. However, since history has seen ...

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Rogers Hornsby- Baseball’s Greatest Right-handed Hitter

Rogers Hornsby is considered to be the best right-handed hitter that ever swung a bat. From 1920 through 1925, Rogers Hornsby averaged a .402 batting mark for the six seasons. Rogers Hornsby won a total of seven National League batting crowns, a pair of home run titles, and led the circuit four times in runs ...

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The 600 Home Run Club

Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees’ slugging third baseman, hit his 599th home run on Thursday, July 22nd, off of Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Tejeda. He has gone one week without connecting again for another circuit clout, delaying his entry into one of the most exclusive havens of Major League Baseball: The 600 Homer ...

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Calculating Basic Baseball Stats – Batting Average

Batting Average is probably the most basic of the hitting statistics, and quite simply tells us in what percentage of a player’s at bats do they get a hit. This statistic was once considered the most important statistic for many years, and still is by some, while others prefer more complicated statistics that include all ...