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Trivia - Hit or Miss

There have been more than 17,500 players to appear in the major leagues, but only 260 of them have managed to total 2,000 or more hits in their careers.  It's safe to say that anyone who can amass 2,000 hits is a rare talent.  Even the 'worst' of such players is pretty good  - only nine guys from this group had a career Wins Above Replacement less than 20, and seven of those nine made the All-Star team.  This just goes to show that if you have a bunch of guys who are capable of getting to 2,000 hits in their career on your team, you'd expect the team to be pretty good, unless they were all at the very beginning or very ending of their careers.

And you'd be right.  The nine teams who had seven of these guys on their roster won games at a 92-70 clip on average. 

There was only one team that had eight of these guys.  What was that team, and who were the eight players on the roster who ended up with 2,000+ career hits?

The 1993 Toronto Blue Jays

  • 1B: John Olerud, 2239
  • 2B: Roberto Alomar, 2724
  • SS: Tony Fernandez, 2276
  • RF: Joe Carter, 2184
  • LF: Rickey Henderson, 3055
  • DH: Paul Molitor, 3319
  • OF: Shawn Green, 2003
  • C/PH: Carlos Delgado, 2038

Next question - how many home runs can you hit in a career while missing having a total of 30+ in any single season?  How many career wins can you get without ever having a single season of 20+?

 

Name the top three in career home runs among guys who never hit 30+ in a season

1. Al Kaline, 399

2. Harold Baines, 384

3. Rickey Henderson, 297

 

Name the top three in career wins among guys who never won 20+ in a season

1. Dennis Martinez, 245

2. Frank Tanana, 240

3. Jerry Reuss, 220

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