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baseball trivia

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MankyJimy, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Single season home run leaders:

    Barry Bonds, 73
    Mark McGwire, 70
    Roger Maris, 61
    Babe Ruth, 60

    who had the record before RUth?
     
  2. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    If it's not Jetes, than it's Ned Williamson.
     
  4. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    No! It was Garvy Cravath.
     
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    No dumb ass, it was Ned Williamson.

    Read it, learn it, live it, love it ...

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/HR_progress.shtml

    You asked who Ruth replaced as the single-season record-holder, not who Ruth displaced as the career leader, which was Gavvy Cravath.

    Stick to what you know ... Jetes' nads.
     
  6. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    No, I am correct. Cravath had the modern (post-1900) record.

    I don't count 1880s records. The game was too different...6 balls to get a walk and the mound was 50 ft away. (Wow, manky knows about baseball history pre-Jeter!)
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If Jetes could play with those roles, he still wouldn't be better than Joe Mauer in 2009.
     
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    You may not, but record books say otherwise.

    (And you forgot your "promise" not to talk about Jetes for a "few" days ...)
     
  9. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    I made a vow not to talk about the Captain for a few days, you can discuss him on the running thread.

    Just wondering, how fast do you think pitchers threw in the 1880s? It's a wonder more players weren't killed with the mound being that close.
     
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Manky has the right to his opinion, Manky does not have the right to his own way of keeping records.

    The correct answer is Williamson.
     
  11. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    No I didn't, he was already brought up 3 times in this thread before I said his name.
     
  12. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    I would like to change a few things in the record books :)
     
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