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RIGHT into McCovey Cove

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PhilaYank36, Jun 23, 2007.


Who among these right-handed hitters would hit the most HRs into McCovey Cove?

  1. Alex Rodriguez

    5 vote(s)
  2. Manny Ramirez

    5 vote(s)
  3. Vladimir Guerrero

    3 vote(s)
  4. Albert Pujols

    2 vote(s)
  5. Alfonso Soriano

    1 vote(s)
  6. Miguel Cabrera

    0 vote(s)
  7. Sammy Sosa (in his prime)

    0 vote(s)
  8. Mike Piazza (in his prime)

    2 vote(s)
  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    My vote goes to A-Rod, but that's mostly from seeing him all the time on YES. I know Pujols has great oppo-power & Guerrero will hit anything pitched within a five-mile radius, but I don't really have much memory of them.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    A-Rod says he's not going to participate in the Derby.
  3. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Sammy Sosa still has really good opposite-field power, but in his steroid-ingested prime, he hit some LONG opposite-field shots.
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    According to the Baseball-Reference HR log:

    Pujols, with 266 career HRs, has hit 32 to right and 13 to right-center.
    Vlad, with 351 career HRs, has hit 41 to right and 24 to right-center.
    Manny, with 481 career HRs, has hit 87 to right and 25 to right-center.
    A-Rod, with 491 career HRs*, has hit 77 to right and 47 to right-center.
    Sosa, with 601 career HRs, has hit 89 to right and 46 to right-center.

    Percentage-wise, that would be:

    Pujols - 16.9%
    Vlad - 18.5%
    Manny - 23.2%
    A-Rod - 25.2%
    Sosa - 22.5%

    Thus, my vote goes to A-Rod. :D

    * entering Saturday
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member


    Soriano, with 221 career HRs, has hit 25 to right and 8 to right-center. (14.9%)
    Miggy, with 120 career HRs, has 14 to right and 3 to right-center. (14.2%)
  6. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I added those last two because I remember those two guys showing such ridiculous power in the late 90s. Some many times, I remember Piazza putting one halfway up the scoreboard in right-center @ Shea.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Just because this is fun to look up:

    Piazza, with 420 career HRs, has 84 to right and 52 to right-center (32.4%!)
    Frank Thomas, with 496 career HRs, has 25 to right and 29 to right-center (10.9%).
    Andruw Jones, with 353 career HRs, has 25 to right and 15 to right-center (11.3%).

    Jeff Bagwell, with 449 career HRs, had 59 to right and 32 to right-center (20.3%).
    Mark McGwire, with 583 career HRs, had 31 to right and 35 to right-center (11.3%).
  8. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    B-Dub, what would we do without you?

    Anyway, I ask this to all of you: who among the guys listed that ARE in their primes, who would send a home run the furthest into the cove?
  9. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    I wonder how many of Andruw's opp-field homers were accidents? I'm guessing most.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    He's having enough trouble hitting weak grounders right now. .198 through tonight.
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Did he get Jim Rice Disease?
  12. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

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