August 03, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 7 comments

posted by Mr Bismarck at 10:51 PM on August 03

Saw this on deadspin and my best guess is someone slapped the text boxes for "Most Hits - Players Born Outside US" over the pictures for "Most HR"?

posted by yerfatma at 10:02 AM on August 04

In honor of his birthday:

posted by yerfatma at 10:18 AM on August 04

Saw this on deadspin and my best guess is someone slapped the text boxes for "Most Hits - Players Born Outside US" over the pictures for "Most HR"?

The pictures are "Most Hits - Players Born Outside US" (Ichiro, Carew, Palmeiro, Beltre, Clemente).

                          
Rk             Player    H
1       Ichiro Suzuki 3060
2           Rod Carew 3053
3     Rafael Palmeiro 3020
4       Adrian Beltre 3002
5    Roberto Clemente 3000

The names are "Most HR - Players Born Outside US" (Sosa, Pujols, Palmeiro, Ramirez, Ortiz)

                        
Rk            Player  HR
1         Sammy Sosa 609
2      Albert Pujols 608
3    Rafael Palmeiro 569
4      Manny Ramirez 555
5        David Ortiz 541

The fact that Palmeiro is middle picture/name for both lists is probably what confused the guy in charge of the graphics.

posted by grum@work at 03:44 PM on August 04

There are only 66 players in all of NBA history with a career free throw percentage greater than the percentage of seasons Bill Russell won an NBA championship (11 of 13).

posted by grum@work at 03:52 PM on August 04

The 6 Sutter brothers scored a combined 2,934 regular season NHL points. If Wayne Gretzky decided to make a comeback, he would need 78 points to pass them...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:54 PM on August 04

The 6 Sutter brothers scored a combined 2,934 regular season NHL points. If Wayne Gretzky decided to make a comeback, he would need 78 points to pass them...

Actually, he'd only need 74 points to pass them as the most points by a set of brothers, as Brent got four in his short career.

posted by grum@work at 07:26 PM on August 04

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