Monday, April 2, 2012

First ACTUAL Blog 4/2/12

Hey Guys!

Matt N here with the first ever blog on Baseball With Matt that actually gives info about baseball!
My fact is:
You know all of those big home run hitters of today like Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, and Albert Pujols. Well at the start of the 1900s, no one hit more than 29 round-trippers! That era was known as the Dead Ball Era. Stars like Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner hit a lot, but didn't leave the ballpark more than 10 to 15 times a year. There was one person who began the era of home runs. He was one of the greatest, Babe Ruth!


7 comments:

  1. How Do you think babe Ruth would fare with the great pitchers of today?

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    1. he'd bat .310, .315 and hit about 30 homers. He would not be able to handle the year of the pitcher

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  2. Babe Ruth would be like Pince Fielder today.

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  3. Further fun fact- Babe Ruth was a pitcher (and a very good one) when he started on the Red Sox and converted to a position player hitting loads of home runs when he was traded to the Yankees.

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  4. How did they do with just general hits though? They didn't hit many homer runs but what about singles, doubles, etc.?

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    1. Ty Cobb had 4,189 hits
      Honus Wagner had 3,420 hits

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