Retired from Seager “I knew I would say goodbye to baseball in the final round of the season.”

On October 3rd (local time), the Mariners, who had the potential to advance to the postseason, fought the final match of the season against the Angels at the overcrowded home of T-Mobile Park. The game was inferior from the beginning, and Kyle Seager, who had been in the starting lineup at “4th and 3rd base”, was replaced in the middle of the 9th inning. He retired to the bench with great cheers. At this time, few must have noticed that Seger could never be seen playing as a major leaguer. However, knowing that Seger himself would be the last active game, he was in the final round of the season.

Seger, who announced that he would retire from active duty only this season, told reporter Ryan Divish of the local newspaper “Seattle Times” that he knew that he would say goodbye to baseball at that time (= the final game of this season). I knew that if I didn’t advance to the postseason, it would be my last chance to play baseball. The last at bat, the last chance, the last inning. That was in my mind. ” “There were so many emotions swirling that day. It was magical that my family came out at the opening ceremony before the game. That day became emotional at a very early stage,” he said. I looked back on the last day of my life.

“I really wanted to win to break through this situation (which I said I didn’t make to the last postseason in 2001) and get something that fans couldn’t see for a long time,” he said. He also talked about his feelings. It was before the start of the season that his idea of ​​retirement first came to mind. He knew that the team option was unlikely to be exercised and knew that it would be his last season to play for the Mariners, who had spent all his life as a professional baseball player. “I’ve been thinking about it since spring training. (Retirement) was an easy decision, because I love my family as much as baseball,” says Seger.

Although Seger has been offered by several teams, he remains willing to return to his family. “My mind was set before the end of the season. Lockouts and various uncertainties aren’t good for the ball world, but it doesn’t matter to my decision. I decided to retire earlier.” He clearly denied that lockout influenced his decision to retire. Seger decides to take off his uniform at the young age of 34 for his family. He has scored more than 20 home runs in the season nine times in his 11-year major career with the Mariners, which is a team tie record alongside Ken Griffey Jr.

The highest contract in history for each team: 5 teams including Athletics for less than $ 100 million

On December 28, Japan time, the transfer information site “MLB Trade Roomers” published an article featuring the highest contracts in history for each team. Now off, Rays, who extended his contract with Wander Franco for $ 182 million in 2011, and Rangers, who signed with Corey Seager for $ 325 million in 2010, set a new record high. On the other hand, there are five teams that have never signed a contract totaling more than $ 100 million, and Pirates has signed a contract with Jason Kendall for $ 60 million for six years in November 2000, and for more than 20 years. The maximum amount has not been updated.

Since the beginning of 2021, the highest amount in the history of the team has been updated for 6 teams including the above-mentioned Rays and Rangers. Blue Jays with George Springer for $ 150 million in January, Padres for $ 340 million for Padres with Fernando Tatis Jr. in February, and Royals for Salvador Perez for $ 8200 for 4 years in March. $ 10,000, and just before the start of the season, Mets signed a big deal with Francisco Lindore for $ 341 million for 10 years.

Although it is a modern major league where contracts totaling 9 digits (= 100 million dollars or more) are commonplace, 5 out of 30 teams have never signed contracts totaling 100 million dollars or more. In addition to the Pirates and Royals mentioned above, Eric Chaves’s 6-year $ 66 million for Athletics, Edwin Encarnación’s 3-year $ 60 million for Guardians, and Yasmani Grandal’s 4-year $ 73 million for White Sox. It is the highest contract ever.

The highest contracts in history for each team are as follows.

Chris Davis 7 years $ 161 million (January 2016)

Red Sox
David Price 7 years $ 217 million (December 2015)

Gerrit Cole 9 years $ 324 million (December 2019)

Wander Franco 2011 $ 182 million (November 2021)

Blue Jays
George Springer 6 years 150 million dollars (January 2021)

White sox
Yasmani Grandal 4 years $ 73 million (November 2019)

Edwin Encarnación 3 years $ 60 million (January 2017)

Miguel Cabrera 8 years 248 million dollars (March 2014)

Salvador Perez 4 years 82 million dollars (March 2021)

Joe Mauer 8 years $ 184 million (March 2010)

Jose Altuve 5 years $ 151 million (March 2018)

Mike Trout 10 years $ 360 million (March 2019)

Eric Chaves 6 years $ 66 million (March 2004)

Robinson Canó 10 years $ 240 million (December 2013)

Corey Seager 10 years $ 325 million (December 2021)

Freddie Freeman 8 years $ 135 million (February 2014)

Giancarlo Stanton 2013 $ 325 million (November 2014)

Francisco Lindor 10 years $ 341 million (March 2021)

Bryce Harper $ 330 million in 2013 (February 2019)

Stephen Strasburg 7 years $ 245 million (December 2019)

Jason Heyward 8 years $ 184 million (December 2015)

Joey Votto 10 years $ 225 million (April 2012)

Christian Yelich 7 years 188.5 million dollars (March 2020)

Jason Kendall 6 years 60 million dollars (November 2000)

Paul Goldschmidt 5 years $ 130 million (March 2019)

Zack Greinke 6 years $ 206.5 million (December 2015)

Nolan Arenado 7 years $ 234 million (February 2019)

Mookie Betts $ 365 million in 2012 (July 2020)

Fernando Tatis Jr. 2014 $ 340 million (February 2021)

Buster Posey 8 years $ 159 million (March 2013)

Goodbye bullets: 13 Tommy in history, 12 Pujols in active duty

On December 27, Japan time, Jason Catania, a reporter on the official Major League Baseball website, published a special article introducing the top 10 home runs in total. Jim Tommy, who hit the most good-bye home runs in the history of majors, recorded a total of 612 home runs and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the first year of qualification in 2018. Six people are lined up in second place, one behind, but five of them are Hall of Fame batters and the only active player, Albert Pujols, five years after his retirement, in his first year of qualification. It is definitely seen as being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Tommy has been active in 6 teams including Indians for a total of 22 years. He is the only player in history to hit a total of 500 home runs with a walk-off home run (September 16, 2007 during the White Sox era, a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Angels). There are eight good-bye home runs released in overtime, which is the highest number of ties in history along with Frank Robinson and Pujols. Among these eight are the 11-time walk-off home run that he hit on his own Bobblehead Day on April 21, 2001.

Six people, Jimmy Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial, Pujols, Robinson, and Babe Ruth, ranked in second place, one behind the top. Among them, the only musical (475 home runs) that has not achieved 500 home runs has a major record of 9 good-bye solo home runs. In addition, 12 mantles (Yankees) and Musials (Cardinals) are the most in history as goodbye home runs released by one team.

David Ortiz, Tony Perez, and Ryan Zimmerman are ranked in 8th place Thailand (11). In Perez, 11 out of 379 home runs are goodbye home runs, and 7 goodbye home runs from 2 outs are major records. By the way, 11th place Thailand is Dick Allen, Harold Baines, Barry Bonds, Adam Dunn, Jason Giambi, Reggie Jackson, Mike Schmidt, Sammy Sosa. The name of Bonds, who hit 762 home runs, the most in history, finally appears here.

Featured on the MLB official website of a university that produces excellent major leaguers

Reporter Paul Casera of the official Major League Baseball website has published a special article that introduces the top 10 universities that produce excellent major leaguers. Kasera prefaces it as a “completely subjective ranking,” but considers various factors such as the number of Hall of Fame players and All-Star players, as well as the number of major leaguers produced, and the most recent success story. It is said that the more it is, the more advantageous it becomes. By the way, 6 of the top 10 journalists selected by Kasera have produced Hall of Fame players.

Arizona State University was selected as the first place. Reggie Jackson is the only player in the Hall of Fame, but Barry Bonds, who has a major record of 762 home runs in total, is leading the way, followed by good players such as Ian Kinsler, Dustin Pedroia, Sal Bando, Rick Monday, and Bob Horner. Produced. Paul Lo Duca, Jason Kipnis, Andre Ethier and others have also been selected for the All-Star Game. It can be said that the mass is suitable for the first place.

Second place is the University of Southern California. Randy Johnson, Tom Seaver and two Hall of Fame pitchers have been produced, including Mark McGwire, Fred Lynn, Dave Kingman, Barry Zito, Bret Boone and Aaron Boone. .. The third place is the University of Michigan. The three Hall of Fame players are Charlie Gehringer, Barry Larkin, and George Sisler, who have produced Bill Freehan, Jim Abbott, Steve Howe, and currently Rich Hill and Jake Cronenworth.

Vanderbilt University in 4th place has no Hall of Fame players, but in recent years it has produced good players such as David Price, Sonny Gray, Walker Buehler, Dansby Swanson, Bryan Reynolds one after another. Louisiana State University, which is in 5th place, has not produced any Hall of Fame players, but DJ Remeihue, Alex Bregman, Kevin Gausman, Aaron Nola and others are still active.

6th place is the University of Texas Austin, which gave birth to Roger Clements (0 inducted into the Hall of Fame), 7th is the University of Minnesota (2 inducted into the Hall of Fame, Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield), and 8th is Tony Gwynn. San Diego State University (only Gwynn is inducted into the Hall of Fame), California State University Long Beach (0 inducted into the Hall of Fame but producing Jason Giambi, Evan Longoria, Troy Turowitzky, etc.), and 10th place is the player base. Although thin, the University of Columbia, which produced two inducted players, Eddie Collins and Lou Gwynn, ranked in.

30 Hall of Fame Voting Nominations “Data You Should Know” for Each Player

The 2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame vote will be closed by the end of the year, and the results will be announced on January 26, Japan time. This time, there are 30 candidates whose names are listed on the voting form. Thirteen people, including Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, will make their debut, and Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa will be in their 10th year of last chance. Reporter Andrew Simon of the Major League Baseball official website carefully selects and introduces “data you need to know” for all 30 candidates.

Bobby Abreu: One of six who recorded more than 250 home runs and more than 400 stolen bases (the other five are Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds, Rickey Henderson and Joe Morgan).

Barry Bonds: Dividing the 22-year career into the first half 11 years and the second half 11 years, the first half WAR (baseball reference version) 83.6 is just below Ken Griffey Jr. (83.8), equivalent to 37th place in fielder history. However, 79.1 in the latter half is just below Joe DiMaggio (79.2) and corresponds to 42nd place in the history of fielders.

Mark Buehrle: From 2001 to the last year of active duty, he started in more than 30 games for 15 consecutive years, pitched more than 2/3 198 times, and recorded double-digit wins for 15 consecutive years. He has never been on the disabled list.

Roger Clemens: Received the Cy Young Award seven times, the most in history. The total number of awards received by any of the other two right arms cannot be exceeded.

Carl Crawford: Since 2000, 123 triples have been ranked 2nd in the majors, 480 stolen bases have been ranked 4th, and season 45 stolen bases and above have been ranked 2nd after Juan Pierre (8th).

Prince Fielder: In the eight years from 2006 to 2013, 1283 games were the most played in major leagues, 724 walks were second, and 283 home runs and 860 RBIs were fourth.

Todd Helton: One of five people who have recorded 160 or more four times in “OPS +” calculated with stadium correction since 2000 (the other four are Barry Bonds, Miguel Cabrera, Albert. Pujols, Mike Trout).

Ryan Howard: Recorded 58 home runs and 149 RBIs in 2006 when he won the MVP. Only three other batters, Jimmy Foxx, Babe Ruth and Sammy Sosa, recorded more than 58 home runs and more than 149 RBIs in the same season.

Tim Hudson: Active as a ground ball pitcher in the era of mass production of home runs. A total of 0.71 home runs per 9 innings is the best number among 65 pitchers who have thrown more than 2000 innings since 1995.

Torii Hunter: Received the Gold Glove Award nine times as a center fielder (for the ninth consecutive year since 2001). This is the second number after Willie Mays (12 degrees), Ken Griffey Jr. (10 degrees), and Andrew Jones (10 degrees).

Andrew Jones: Recorded a total of 253 with a defensive index called “Total Zone Runs”. Only third baseman Brooks Robinson (293) surpasses this in major history.

Jeff Kent: Not only did he hit 351 home runs, the most in history as a second baseman, but he also beat former record holder Ryne Sandberg by 74.

Tim Lincecum: The only pitcher in history to win multiple Cy Young Awards in the first three major seasons (two consecutive years since 2008).

Justin Morneau: One of the three MVP winners from Canada, one of the two top hitters, and the only home run derby champion.

Joe Nathan: Recorded 5 times with 35 saves or more and an earned run average of less than 2.00. This is second in history after Mariano Rivera (9 degrees), who was inducted into the Hall of Fame with a full vote.

David Ortiz: In 2016, he recorded a major top slugging percentage of .620 and OPS 1.021 in the last year of his career. 48 doubles, 38 home runs and 127 RBIs are his final year’s major records.

Jonathan Papelbon: A feat in which only four players have achieved no runs in 17 consecutive games since the first pitch in the postseason. He managed to score no goals in 26 innings in these 17 games and closed the batter to OPS.339.

Jake Peavy: In 2007, when he won the Cy Young Award, he won 19 wins, earned run average 2.54, and won the triple crown of pitchers with 240 strikeouts. Only five other pitchers have achieved the Triple Crown in the National League since 1940: Clayton Kershaw, Randy Johnson, Dwight Gooden, Steve Carlton and Sandy Koufax.

Andy Pettitte: He has participated in the postseason for the ninth consecutive year since his first major year, and has 44 starts in total, 276 times 2/3, and 19 wins, all of which are major records in the postseason.

AJ Pierzinski: There are 14 seasons in which he has participated in more than 100 games as a catcher, and he is the 7th place in history as a catcher.

Manny Ramirez: Recorded OPS.996 with a total of 9774 at-bats. Only Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams marked OPS.996 or higher with more at-bats.

Alex Rodriguez: Ranked in the top 15 home runs in two different positions (344 home runs as shortstop, 287 home runs as 14th).

Scott Rolen: I have never defended a position other than third base, including DH. All of his 17479 innings 1/3 were recorded as third baseman, and “Total Zone Runs” marked 140, which is the sixth place in the history of third baseman.

Jimmy Rollins: In 2007, when he won the MVP, he achieved the only 20 triples, 30 home runs and 40 stolen bases in history.

Curt Schilling: He recorded the league’s first place five times in the ratio of strikeouts and walks, but all seasons after the age of 34. Among pitchers who have thrown more than 700 innings since the age of 34, the ratio of strikeouts and walks (K / BB) 6.50 is by far the number.

Gary Sheffield: Recorded 42 home runs, 142 walks and 66 strikeouts in 1996. Since 1955, Barry Bonds is the only batter who has had a better ratio of walks to strikeouts with more than 40 home runs in the season.

Sammy Sosa: Recorded 425 base hits in 2001, the 7th place in history. This is the number since Stan Musial marked 429 bases in 1948.

Mark Teixeira: Recorded 314 home runs and 1017 RBIs in the first nine years of the majors. In his first nine years, he is fifth in history in terms of both home runs and points.

Omar Vizquel: The only player in history to play as a shortstop since his 45th birthday. He has played 266 shortstops since the age of 40, but since 1950 he has only 292 games in total for all other players.

Billy Wagner: In 13 seasons when he pitched in more than 30 games, his ERA never exceeded 2.85. In the live-ball era (since 1920), the total ERA of 2.31 is second only to Mariano Rivera with pitchers of 750 innings or more, and WHIP 0.998 is the best number slightly higher than Rivera (1.000).