Tuesday, June 10, 2014

All-Star Game 29



HOME RUN DERBY WINNER & ALL-STAR GAME MVP

Texas Toast's Harvey Dickinson had one hell of an All-Star Game Weekend. In total, he hit 42 home runs over the two-day period - 40 en route to the Home Run Derby title and another two in the ASG.

Dickinson's two homers and five RBIs in his first two at-bats helped the NL to a 10-5. The game featured nine home runs from eight different players. Also, 14 of the 15 runs scored came by way of the home run.

In the Home Run Derby, Dickinson beat out Colorado's two-time Derby Champ Bill Perry 12-9 in the final round. Both players totaled 40 home runs for the competition and Perry belted the longest shot of the day, a 531-foot blast down the right field line.

FIRST HALF NOTES & AWARDS
- Neifi Martin is currently tied for the all-time hit lead with 3,103.
- At the break, three teams are tied for first in the NL East.
- Bill Perry is going for the AL Triple Crown again.
- Montreal is a league best 10-2 in extra inning games.
- Boston has the most one-run wins with 20.

MVP -- AL: Bill Perry; NL: Billy Ball
Cy Young -- AL: Gustavo Samuel; NL: Gerald Dietz / Ralph Mullins
Rookie of the Year -- AL: Kane Pierce; NL: Diego Gonzalez
Fireman -- AL: Rubby Guerrero; NL: P.T. Martinez

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hall of Fame Gold-Ink

Baseball-Reference.com uses black-ink and gray-ink tests to determine whether a player is Hall of Fame worthy. Those two tests rely on yearly league leaders data that is not available in HBD. We do have awards info (gold-ink) available so here's an easy test to compare future nominees to the average HOF.

The fourteen current Fingers HOF position players totaled:

101 All-Star appearances
79 Silver Slugger Awards
24 MVP Awards
8 Gold Glove Awards
2 Rookie of the Year Awards

15.29 personal accolades per HOF position player.

The eight current Fingers HOF pitchers totaled:

63 All-Star appearances
19 Cy Young Awards
5 Fireman of the Year Awards
4 Gold Glove Awards
2 Silver Slugger Awards
2 Rookie of the Year Awards

11.88 personal accolades per HOF pitcher.