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    Was Tony Gwynn the hardest player ever to strikeout?

    avg 29 K / 162GP

    over 2440 GP


    unbelievable really.

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    Probably Lloyd Waner with his career 1.9%

    But since strike outs were much more normal, he has the best K %.

    Followed by Ozzie and Gregg Jefferies (Juan Pierre)
    Don Mattingly was also pretty special at avoiding the K

    Wade Boggs got the BB's though with his remarkably low K rate.

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    Mark Grace didn't strike out a lot either.

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    Paul LoDuca is another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Probably Lloyd Waner with his career 1.9%

    But since strike outs were much more normal, he has the best K %.

    Followed by Ozzie and Gregg Jefferies (Juan Pierre)
    Don Mattingly was also pretty special at avoiding the K

    Wade Boggs got the BB's though with his remarkably low K rate.
    Wade Boggs is hard to figure out. Usually players with 200+ hits are too much of a free-swingers to get 100+ walks. And usually players with 100+ walks don't swing the bat enough to get 200+ hits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgerdave View Post
    Wade Boggs is hard to figure out. Usually players with 200+ hits are too much of a free-swingers to get 100+ walks. And usually players with 100+ walks don't swing the bat enough to get 200+ hits.
    It's happened 25 times in an individual season in baseball history.

    Boggs did it 4 times (86, 87, 88, and 89)

    Helton did it twice (00 and 03)
    Bernie Williams in 1999
    John Olerud in 1993

    Prior to Boggs 4 year run, you have to go back to Stan Musial in 53.


    Of the 25 times it has happened, Gehrig owns 7 of those years lol.

    Boggs has the second most, at 4 (Ruth 3, Helton and Musial 2)

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    in 1949 Williams had a 6.6% K-Rate vs a 22.2% Walk Rate, with 43 HRs and a .343 Avg.


    Crazy mix of stats right there
    Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all

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    whos the hardest to K today?

    Simmons has 10K in 244PA!
    Last edited by amnesiac; 06-10-2018 at 09:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesiac View Post
    whos the hardest to K today?

    Simmons has 10K in 244PA!
    2 since the beginning of May

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    Joe DiMaggio was pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesiac View Post
    whos the hardest to K today?

    Simmons has 10K in 244PA!
    Not Chris Davis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefeckcampaign View Post
    Joe DiMaggio was pretty good.
    DiMaggio had 361 career homers and 369 Ks. Williams had 521 homers and 709 Ks.
    Last edited by catman; 06-11-2018 at 02:50 PM.

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    I think that you have to look at things in era's. As good as Dimaggio & Williams were they didn't go against the same type of pitching as Gwynn probably went through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgerBlue8188 View Post
    I think that you have to look at things in era's. As good as Dimaggio & Williams were they didn't go against the same type of pitching as Gwynn probably went through.
    Yup

    In 1941, the league average in strike outs was 9.1%

    In 1993 it was 15.1%

    this year, it's 22.4%

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgerBlue8188 View Post
    I think that you have to look at things in era's. As good as Dimaggio & Williams were they didn't go against the same type of pitching as Gwynn probably went through.
    The ERAs by decade really havenít evolved one way more than the other over the years, so I donít know how much ďimprovementĒ you feel pitching has had hasnít happened to hitting as well.

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