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    Crazy feats of 2012 season

    Always enjoy this yearly article...

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/87...012-mlb-season

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    Has there ever been a stranger but truer baseball player than Adam Dunn? I mean, seriously. At least he didn't hit .159 again. But he still did all this:

    Adam Dunn leads the majors in strikeouts (598) over the past three seasons.
    • In 328 of Dunn's always-entertaining trips to home plate, the ball never got around to leaving the batter's box (222 strikeouts, 105 walks, 1 HBP)! So who else has ever had that many trips like that in one season? Nobody, obviously.

    • Dunn also worked only 110 hits into his repertoire (amid those 222 strikeouts). That means he's now had back-to-back seasons with at least twice as many punchouts as hits. So how many other position players have done that two years in a row? You guessed it. Zero.

    • In yet another bid for swing-and-miss history, the Big Donkey had more strikeouts (156) than the pitcher who was leading the big leagues in strikeouts, Justin Verlander (152), as late as Aug. 5! Alas, a late-season oblique strain got in the way of that quest. …

    • But not this one: Dunn struck out at least once in every one of his first 32 games of the season, barely squeaking by the old record -- of 14!

    • In yet more unprecedented Human Air Conditioner developments, Dunn became the first man in history to whiff 134 times before the All-Star break. Would you believe Albert Pujols has also whiffed 134 times -- in the past two seasons combined?

    • In non-strikeout news, this man hit his 30th homer this year before he hit his 30th single! And kids, all we can say is, don't try that at home.

    • But finally, here's this important question: Who had the better year -- Dunn or his "hot-hitting" teammate, Alex Rios? Don't answer too hastily now. Dunn hit .204 in 649 trips to the plate. Rios hit .304 in 640 trips. But Dunn still reached base more times (216) than Rios did (214)? You can look it up!
    And yet, he was somewhat valuable.

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    Did Adam Dunn **** this writers wife or something?

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    On the whole 30 home runs vs 30 singles, that's been done a ton of times.

    Bonds in 01
    McGwire in 99 finished their seasons that way.

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    Adam Dunn will always have a special place in the minds of all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymetsrule View Post
    Did Adam Dunn **** this writers wife or something?
    Lol.
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    Because I have no other place to share this, but I want to share it.

    Christy Mathewson did it twice, and Slim Salle once......more wins than walks allowed

    Also, August 6th, 2001....Scott Hatteberg became the only player to hit a grand slam and hit into a triple play in the same game (back to back PA's at that).
    Last edited by Jeffy25; 12-26-2012 at 08:12 PM.

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    Crazy feats of 2012 season

    The whole Upton 100 HR thing is amazing.

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    Gregor Blanco's catch in Matt Cain's Perfect Game



    Playoff Bochy.



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    Jose Valverde blowing every save opportunity

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    Has a pitcher ever started and won an all star game, pitched a perfect game, and started all three clinchers in a postseason before?

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    Has any pitcher gone 15 in 15? Zito HOF.

    2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series Champions

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    Quote Originally Posted by nessythegreat View Post
    This is getting old. Enough is enough. Redskin Is not offensive and it will never change.
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    I want to start a website where people who say this video tape themselves going up to Native Americans and go "hey what's up redskin?" and then upload what happens.

    I'll call it WhatsUpRedskin.com



    You want to go first?
    I fully support this future site.

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    still think the craziest thing is the A's winning the division despite not being in first place the entire seaosn before the last game
    30 Team Stadium Checklist: 10 to go

    1) Yankees 2) Orioles 3) Rays 4) Red Sox 5) Mets 6) Braves 7) Phillies 8) Nationals 9) Marlins 10) Pirates 11) Padres 12) Astros 13) Mariners 14) Twins 15) Cubs 16) White Sox 17) Cardinals 18) Indians 19) Tigers 20) Royals

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    Quote Originally Posted by giants73756 View Post
    Has a pitcher ever started and won an all star game, pitched a perfect game, and started all three clinchers in a postseason before?
    Koufax did all of the above except the last one, because it wasn't possible because he had a different playoff setup when he played.

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