Baseball Bar Talking Points

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  • Baseball Bar Talking Points

    1. 1. Best career battingaverage:Sports Bar dnkb.comTalking PointsNine stats you should know as cold as your brew.
    2. 2. You never know when your knowledge will be tested.http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefranden/5515683056/
    3. 3. What starts as small talk can turn into an unspoken sports trivia test of your very manhood.http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronslog/5479883155/
    4. 4. Don’t be the guy who can’t hold hisown in a summertime conversation.
    5. 5. Best career battingaverage:Just learn these basic statsthen recall them to wow your friends andneighbors with your astounding sportsknowledge and previously unappreciatedhandsome features.Let’s do this. . .
    6. 6. Best career battingaverage:
    7. 7. Ty CobbDetroit Tigers.3664He may have beena violent, bigotedhell-bound SOB, buthe knew howto get on base. http://www.detroit.lib.mi.us/harwell/collection/Collection.htm
    8. 8. Bestsingle-seasonbatting average:
    9. 9. Nap LajoiePhiladelphia Athletics.4265A couple players hadhigher averages, butthey were pre-1900,before baseball’s modernera. Lajoie set thisrecord in 1901. baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?40306-Historical-Archival- Photographs/page2
    10. 10. Most career hits:
    11. 11. Pete RoseCincinnati Reds4,256Rose was banned fromthe league in 1989 forbetting on games,including his own. http://washedupcelebrities.blogspot.com/2010/07/pete-rose.html
    12. 12. Most hits in asingle-season:
    13. 13. IchiroSuzukiSeattle Mariners262Ichiro set this markin 2004, breaking arecord that hadstood for 84 years. http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/archives/2010/04/
    14. 14. Most careerhome runs:
    15. 15. Barry BondsSan Francisco Giants762Bonds has become an iconof the steroid era. His neckseemed to grow as quicklyas his stats. http://diamondhoggers.com/2011/01/11/a-great-read-on-barry-bonds-juicing-it-up/
    16. 16. Most home runs ina single season:
    17. 17. Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants73In 2001, Bonds broke MarkMcGwire’s 1998 recordof 70 home runs. You get extra credif you declare that Roger Maris’ 61in ’61 is the last legit record. http://diamondhoggers.com/2011/01/11/a-great-read-on-barry-bonds-juicing-it-up/
    18. 18. Mostconsecutive gameswith a hit:
    19. 19. Joe DiMaggioNew York Yankees56Joltin’ Joe’s run of56 games in 1941 becameknown simply as The Streak.No one has come close to hismark since. http://boston.com
    20. 20. Mostconsecutive gamesplayed:
    21. 21. Cal RipkenBaltimore Orioles2,632The Iron Man is one of onlyeight players in league historyto exceed 3,000 hits and 400home runs in a career. http://flickr.com/photos/dnkb/tags/orioles
    22. 22. The only player tohave his numberretired league-wide:
    23. 23. JackieRobinsonBrooklyn Dodgers#42Robinson broke the majorleague color barrier whenhe played in the 1947season. Now each year theentire league wears hisnumber on the anniversary. http://www.californiahistorian.com/articles/hall-of-fame.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/malingering/461150425/
    24. 24. The End Let’s Go O’s

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