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 Post subject: Suzuki vs. Sisler
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 5:18 pm 
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But the ultimate goal remains George Sisler's record of 257 hits in a season, set in 1920. Suzuki fell 15 hits short of that record as a rookie. If he plays in all of the Mariners' remaining games and maintains his pace, he will break Sisler's record by one hit. -- NYT<p>*I hope you cynics can get excited by Suzuki's pursuit of this record, which has stood much longer than Ruth's or Maris's (or McGwire's, for sure) single-season home-run record. Has any baseball record that stood for 80+ years ever been broken?*


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki vs. Sisler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:22 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ADKbrown:
Has any baseball record that stood for 80+ years ever been broken?<hr></blockquote><p>Would you settle for a tied NL record?<p> July 31, 1978: Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his streak to 44 games, as the Reds edge the Braves 3–2. Rose ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old National League record, achieved when foul balls didn't count as strikes.


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki vs. Sisler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:50 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by SeaRaven:
<p>Would you settle for a tied NL record?<p> July 31, 1978: Pete Rose singles off Phil Niekro to extend his streak to 44 games, as the Reds edge the Braves 3–2. Rose ties Willie Keeler's 81-year-old National League record, achieved when foul balls didn't count as strikes. <hr></blockquote><p>That's a good answer, Sea, but it is a league record. That's an excellent point about foul balls not counting as strikes. Like a good copy editor, I did some fact checking. You are right, except that the rules in the late 1890s did count foul tips and foul bunts as strikes.


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki vs. Sisler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:10 am 
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It is an interesting pursuit. It's too bad it's being carried out 3,000 miles away from me for the most part.<p>How he hits while he's running to first base, I'll never know.<p>And even though he's a lefthanded hitter, he's hitting much better against lefthanders than he is against righthanders.


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki vs. Sisler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:11 am 
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I'm not the author of that nugget. It's from baseballlibrary.com.


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki vs. Sisler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:37 am 
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Will there be an asterisk, or are we beyond that?


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 Post subject: Re: Suzuki vs. Sisler
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:43 am 
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If a cyborg such as Barry Bonds is allowed to hold records, Major League Baseball is well past the asterisk era.


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