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Will we ever see another 400 hitter?

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by BornRed, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. CrnhskrBob

    CrnhskrBob Husker Immortal 15 Year Member

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    Unless someone else comes along, I only see Altuve in the running for .400. If I don't see another, it is fine with me.

    Of course, as said, I was only 3 when Ted Williams did it. It would be something to behold, for sure. We have HR records all the time, but the 2 sacred ones are still out there: .400, once more and breaking Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak! And, even if they do break Joltin' Joe's streak, he went on to hit in another 24 or so after that! Joe was an amazing ball player! Proud, he was from the Bay Area. Many folks still think he is from San Francisco. The truth is, he was born in Martinez, across the Bay, but he went to school in San Francisco. :)

    Joe went to Galileo High School. Sadly, someone else went there, also. I remember, while still living in the Bay Area, this phenom was breaking records, left and right. He was one heck of a local hero. Sadly, all that has gone by the wayside:

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  2. jikastew

    jikastew All Legend 10 Year Member

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    I suppose this is a thread hijack but:

    I'd love for baseball to throw out all the history. Go with a 7 inning game with a pitch clock. I used to be a BIG baseball guy. But the game is a shell of its former self. Money drove it to its current level of absurdity. I still like to go to the park and watch. But I do it to be there with my kids and wife. It really has nothing to do with the outcome of the games anymore. Of course, having Maddux, Smoltz, Glavine and Avery to watch made for faster paced, more exciting games, as well.

    I've had countless discussions with traditionalists. They HATE the idea. Lol, but I love it.
     
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  3. 707194959725

    707194959725 Recruit

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    I would not be greatly surprised to see jose altuve chase it NEXT YEAR.
    He can hit anything, his strike zone isn't big, and he has good hitters around him so they can't pitch around him.
     
  4. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Six Strings Stranger 2 Year Member

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    I flat out HATE your idea. 7 innings, might as well call it softball. PSSSHHHH!!!!
     
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  5. jikastew

    jikastew All Legend 10 Year Member

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    Your hate makes you strong, young Jedi.

    Embrace the 7 innings, Luke.
     
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  6. HUSKER HOT SAUCE

    HUSKER HOT SAUCE Six Strings Stranger 2 Year Member

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    LOL!!! NEVER!! That's called softball..... :Lol:
     
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  7. BasilLongfellow

    BasilLongfellow C17H18F3NO 5 Year Member

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    Tony Gwynn had a legit shot in 1994 but the strike shut him down
     
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  8. CrnhskrBob

    CrnhskrBob Husker Immortal 15 Year Member

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    Yes, I thought about Tony Gwynn, also. That was too bad, but we will never know. He was one of the purest hitters, ever, in the game!! Rest in peace, Tony. :)
     
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  9. CrnhskrBob

    CrnhskrBob Husker Immortal 15 Year Member

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    Well, you are entitled to your own opinion. But, yes, this is not ladies softball! ;)
     
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  10. jikastew

    jikastew All Legend 10 Year Member

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    But it is a dying sport.

    :wink:
     
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  11. CrnhskrBob

    CrnhskrBob Husker Immortal 15 Year Member

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    I should have continued. Sorry! :) I find it hard to watch 9 innings, also; unless, of course, it is my SF Giants vs the LA Dodgers. That is the only exception for me. After moving away from the Bay Area in 1997, I no longer had the option to go the game, whenever I wanted. I do miss my Giants. Taking my wife with me, usually in the evening, was a lot of fun.
     
  12. jikastew

    jikastew All Legend 10 Year Member

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    Living in Georgia meant Turner Park and that beautiful Braves rotation for me. I was spoiled with sub 3 hour games.
     
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  13. CrnhskrBob

    CrnhskrBob Husker Immortal 15 Year Member

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    I remember those days!! Man, what a line up of killers on the mound. The only thing that doesn't make sense, is that you only won it all ONE TIME!! Amazing!
     
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  14. jikastew

    jikastew All Legend 10 Year Member

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    1995. Still remember it like yesterday

    Maddux W 2-hitter
    Glavine W Dominanting
    Smoltz L - odd subpar outing
    Avery W - HUGE controversy to start him and he went a strong 6.
    Maddux L - How could we lose?!!??!! with Maddux starting?
    Glavine W 1-hitter = WC champs.
     
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  15. CrnhskrBob

    CrnhskrBob Husker Immortal 15 Year Member

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    Greatest lineup of pitchers, ever! Wow!!

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