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Gary Sheffield – More Runs Then Hits

You can file this away as a mundane stat, but at this point in time, Gary Sheffield has more runs (33) then he does hits (32).  Rickie Weeks is the only hitter who’s close who’s near the top of the leader list.  He has 30 runs and 33 hits. 

That reminds me of one of favorite players as a teenager, Jim Walewander.  While he never really took off, he made his mark on the 1987 team when he was used a lot as a pinch runner.  He finished the season with just 13 hits but he scored 24 runs.  In fact, he’d get almost three times as many at bats in 1988, and he’d only score 23 times.  That 1988 season would cost him because he finished his career with 52 hits and 50 runs.  And in 1987, he was used a pinch runner fourteen times and he scored runs in ten of those instances.

After all these years, finally another Walewander fan! I loved that guy. Remember how he was, like, the zany punk rock baseball player? Remember when the Dead Milkmen were in attendance when he hit his first, and presumbably only, home run? He was thrilled. What’s not to love?

Posted by Matt on May 17th, 2007 at 12:00 pm

[…] at Tigerblog found an interesting stat: Gary Sheffield had more runs than hits. Sheff makes a habit of taking a walk, so it doesn’t seem too surprising, it’s just not […]

Posted by Bunt Singles: May 18 » Mack Avenue Tigers : A Detroit Tigers Blog on May 18th, 2007 at 3:24 pm

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