I checked Retrosheet, and the 1962 Mets lost their 100th game on August 29th, which on this year’s calendar was yesterday. The 62 Mets, like the Tigers, also had 34 wins when they lost they’re hundreth game.
Frank Thomas continues to roll, and could be an easy candidate for comeback player of the year. Big Hurt’s eventual Hall of Fame career seemed to be derailed with a mediocre performance in 1999, an injury ridden 2001, and possibly his worst overall season last year in terms of OBP and striking out.
But this year, he’s back to usual self. His OBP is still well below his career mark, but not obscenely so. And he should be able to match his 43 homers that he hit in 2000. What’s equally surprising, and difficult for people to convince at times, is that Frank is the active leader in OBP, and that’s no excluding the great one, Barry Bonds. Of course Barry has passed him to date, but the fact is still impressive.
Speaking of Barry, he hit his 40th of the season today after returning from bereavement leave.
Oh yeah, and the Tigers lost to Chicago. KC got postponed, and the Twins are leading. If they hold they’re lead, the White Sox will be a half game ahead of the Twins and Royals. Forget about the NL wildcard race. This one should go down to the wire. Not a lot to say about the game, so I won’t.