Players who missed the milestone Gerigg hit 493 home runs & 1995 RBIs

Baseball is often referred to as a “sport of numbers.” For example, the numbers such as 500 home runs, 3000 hits, 300 wins, and 3000 strikeouts are very easy to understand. More advanced stats are becoming more important in the modern world, but traditional stats have not lost their role. Looking back at the history of Major League Baseball, there are many players who unfortunately missed the milestone. Andrew Simon, a reporter on the official Major League Baseball website, has picked up and introduced 11 of these players.

A representative example of a player who missed the milestone is Lou Gehrig, also known as “Tetsujin”. He suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis while marking 2130 consecutive appearances, which was a major record at the time, and his 2130th consecutive appearance was his last appearance in his career. He has 2721 hits, 493 home runs, 1995 RBIs and 1888 points. He was 35 years old in 1938 with a batting average of .295, 29 home runs, 114 RBIs and OPS.932. Considering that he had achieved such a good result in his poor physical condition, he must have well exceeded 3,000 hits and 500 home runs without illness, and his total RBI record must have been that of Gerigg.

Fred McGriff hit the same 493 home runs as Gaerigu. He won the Blue Jays title in 1989 and the Padres title in 1992, and in 2002 he was 38 years old with a batting average of .273, 30 home runs, 103 RBIs and OPS.858. However, after that, it declined sharply and did not reach the 500 home run base. Magriff was unlucky because he was involved in a long-term strike from 1994 to 1995. He hit 34 home runs in 113 games in 1994 and 27 home runs in 144 games in 1995, so it’s likely he would have reached a milestone without a strike. His Hall of Fame vote had the highest vote rate of 39.8% (2019), but if he had cleared 500 home runs, the result of the Hall of Fame vote would have been different.

In addition to these two, Simon has Al Kaline (399 home runs, 498 doubles), Andres Galarraga (399 home runs), Dale Murphy (398 home runs), Luis Gonzalez (596 doubles), and Ian Kinsler (1999 doubles). ), Tommy John (288 wins), Bert Brieleven (287 wins), Billy Pierce (1999 strikeouts), Johan Santana (1988 strikeouts). By the way, of the 11 people picked up by Simon, only three are inducted into the Hall of Fame: Gerigg, Kaline, and Blyleven.

Romine retires from active duty; achieved 9 positions per game in September 2017

Andrew Romine, the final achiever of nine positions in a game, has announced on his Instagram that he will retire from active duty this season. Romine participated in the Twins game on September 30, 2017 with “7th left wing”, 2nd in the middle, 3rd in the right wing, 4th in the 3rd base, 5th in the game, 6th in the second base. In the 7th inning, he played with a catcher and 2nd base, and in the 8th inning, he defended a pitcher and 1st base. Also, when he pitched in the fielder in August this year, he realized a brother battery with his younger brother Austin.

Romine, now 35, said, “I was a boy with a dream. It was a dream of something great. I want to work harder, get better and compete with the best people in the world. I had a dream of becoming a part of history. When I put down my baseball equipment and looked back on my journey through the baseball, I could only think of the word “Thank you”. ” Instagram posts included words of gratitude to fans and teammates, opponents and trainers, directors and coaches, team staff, front offices, media, stadium staff, and family.

Romine made his major debut in the Angels in 2010, and has been active as a utility player in the Tigers for four years from 2014. After playing for the Mariners in 2018, he played for the Rangers last season and the Cubs this season, although he didn’t play in the majors in 2019. He has participated in 609 games in total in 11 major years, with 294 hits, batting average .233, 11 home runs, 86 RBIs, 40 stolen bases, and OPS.587. The name was firmly engraved in the history of majors.

In addition to Romine, only four people, Bert Campaneris in 1965, Cesar Tober in 1968, Scott Sheldon in 2000, and Shane Halter in 2000, achieved 9 positions in one game. In addition, his brother Battery, which he achieved in the match against Brewers in August this year, was the 16th major record in 59 years since the Sherry brothers in 1962.

Former director Silt of Cardinals dismissal joins the commissioner secretariat?

According to USA Today reporter Bob Nightingale, Mike Shildt, who has been dismissed from the Cardinals coach due to a different mindset from the front office, is expected to get a job at the Commissioner’s office. Currently, the Commissioner’s Secretariat is in charge of the on-field operations division by Michael Hill, senior vice president of the Miami Marlins organization, but Silt will be given a position under Hill. Since 2003, the Cardinals silt is likely to leave the Cardinals for the first time in a while.

Currently 53-year-old Silt was playing baseball as a player until college, but he gave up on becoming a professional and became a coach because he couldn’t hit the curve (personal talk). He joined the Cardinals baseball team as a scout for his achievements as a leader in high school and college baseball. He has since served as a minor coach and coach, and has been promoted to a major coach since 2017. He became a bench coach from 2018, and when Mike Matheny (currently Royals coach) was dismissed in the middle of the year, he took command of the team as a provisional coach, and was officially appointed as a coach after being evaluated for his skill.

In 2019, he led the team to the district championship for the first time in three years and advanced to the postseason, and won the best manager award for the first time in history as a manager who has no experience as a professional baseball player. In 2020, he overcame the outbreak of the new coronavirus cluster and advanced to the postseason for the second consecutive year. He was highly trusted by the players and was listed as a new Padres coach candidate after being dismissed from the Cardinals, but instead of continuing his coaching career at another team, he decided to join the Commissioner’s Secretariat. It seems that it has become.

The transfer information site “MLB Trade Roomers” pointed out that “Silt is still 53 years old, and if he wants to work as a director or coach, he has plenty of time to return to the dugout.” First of all, I would like to pay attention to how the skills cultivated in Cardinals can be utilized in the on-field operations department of the Commissioner Secretariat.