NYM: Padres deny Mets permission to interview FlahertyINT: Sean Nolin signs contract with Kia Tigers in KoreaINT: Orioles 'favorites' to sign Cuban INF Cesár PrietoTB: Rays sign Chris Mazza to minor league contractMLB: MLB to make new proposal to MLBPA this monthOAK: Athletics to hire Brad Ausmus as bench coachNYM: Eric Chavez joins Mets' staff as hitting coachHOU: Joe Espada returning to Astros as bench coachMIL: Devin Williams (hand) expects to be ready for 2022INT: Gregory Polanco signs with NPB's Yomiuri Giants
>>116641267>chicago gangs>royals jersey
>>116641345The veil has been lifted
>>116645197Mother of mom
nolan ryan, age 45. It was only the 6th inning
>>116646275crack o the bat..
>>116646275smell o' springtime
>>116646275This post fired up my grill
It's cold. It's dark. Rob Manfred is the antichrist. And there's no baseball.
Do y'all think Correa is gonna come to the Cubbies? I do haha. Also, if you were a major league ball player, what would you choose as a walk up song? I'd choose this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo
>>116650644Let us roll.
>>116651017>>116651037hell yeah trucker gang bros. never forget God is on our side.
>>116651037>>116651062the big dawgs are up tonight!
>>116651261youre not getting rid of us
>>116651261all me btw
Damn. Chargers lost and choked to the raiders when Dean Spanos showed up in OT. Fuck you Spanos. I'm excited for San Diego Padres this upcoming spring~
>>116651261Round these parts we call that a complete game. But I aouldn't expect a city slicker to understand..
>>116653622take it baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!!!
>>116651261Sick em AJ
DO NOT WANT!!!
Morning /mlb/ros. Back to work from my health and safety protocol break. Pup got a little congested for a couple of days, but beside that, my kitchen sink consisted of Dayquil/Nyquil, pushing fluids, and rest.
>>116660523Good morning, Dadsbro. I hope both the pup and you are feeling better.
>>116663140Totally. Somewhere between 95-100% Only bummer is that I might not get to see the lady I'm pretty sure I got it from as soon as I otherwise would have hoped, but she seems worth the wait. Even the pup seemed to warm up to her quicker than she usually does.
Should I cop this dodgers shirt bros? I'm gonna be a teacherfag so I think it looks nice enough for work.
>>116639640My pirates ):
>>116646275>As I settled into my seat, the Alvin coach was making a pitching change, and up to the mound walked a gangly, awkward-looking 6-foot kid who could not have weighed more than 150 pounds. I had seen a thousand like him during my travels...>There was nothing remarkable about this youngster at all... Nothing unusual that would have provided the least hint that what I was about to witness was not a one-in-one-thousand, not even a one-in-a-million, but a once-in-a-lifetime experience.>Before I could say my hellos to the people I knew, I glanced toward the mound as the young pitcher wound up and fired. I could not believe what I had just seen... How in the world could anyone that kid's size throw like that?>He wound up again and threw another pitch that looked like it had come from a rocket launcher, this time on the outside corner of the plate for another strike. You could hear it sizzle like a thick slab of ham frying on a red-hot griddle as it roared toward the plate. When the ball slammed into the catcher's glove, the sound reminded me of a muffled rifle shot.>Unlike so many other days when I had been bored by a lack of talent at the ballpark, on this day I couldn't wait to get home to fill out my scouting report. I got excited again when I sat down in my office and began to write. I'll never forget my comments. "BEST arm I ever saw ANYWHERE in my life!">I felt more than qualified to make that judgment. Besides my professional experience and having played with the likes of Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette, the night before I had seen the two fastest pitchers in the National League at that time, Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds and Dick "Turk" Farrell of the Houston Astros. Both of those men were big and strong and could throw hard. Nolan Ryan, as a junior in high school, was faster by far than both those fully mature major-league pitchers...t. Red Murff, the scout who signed Ryan
>>116667214Being a scout must be awesome yet terrifying at the same time
>>116667214>Warren Spahn and Lew Burdette, the night before I had seen the two fastest pitchers in the National League at that time, Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds and Dick "Turk" Farrell of the Houston Astros.who?
>>116669289I got something she can manage
>>116669289those pinstripe pants are pretty hot desu>>116669366checked
I want city slickers out of /mlb/! Gon'head git!
>>116669289That's a big logo.
>>116643802fuck yeah, 'Stros '22
Why isn't the offseason as dramatic as other sports, anon?
Why do people here post about Anthony Recker?
>>116671526name a better player in the history of baseball, at any level. I'll wait.
>>116671526It's quite alright; go ahead.
>>116671604>name a better player in the history of baseball, at any level.Sneed. Kg0gs
>>116672075>kilogram, zero gramsi dont get it
>>116669289More like the Tampa Tampons amirite?
>>116672075>SneedPlease explain this
how do i into non-baseball sports
>>116674602just watch baeball anime instead
>>116674602this is like asking how to become 30 iq points dumber, and the answer is the samealcohol
motherfuck a bitch... IM BACK !!!!(round of applause, hectic jumping, jaws dropping)
I AM A RED SOX FAG & I WANT THAT NIP SUZUKI TO PLAY RF
>>116676579welcome back, there's absolutely nothing going on
>>116676632if we build it they'll come
>>116676661I'll be here
>>116676689wanna have a catch?>throws you the ball
Craving baseball during the offseason? Try searching for livestreams of international games on youtube.>Spanishbéisbol>Japanese野球>Chinese棒球>Korean 야구There seems to be some sort of youth tournament in Taiwan going on right now that is streaming some games.
oh wow georgia won again
>>116678703Ive been watching old World series games on yt
>>116673246>Please explain thisSneed needs no explanation.Sneed.
Good night, my beloved Oppaiis.
Oppa Lockout Style
NYY organization hires a female manager for their low A team!! Finally we're moving in the right direction
We need a female manager in the Majors.
We need a female manager (gf) in the majors (my life).
>>116680605hey sexy MLBPA
>>116671512Not enough blacks play baseball.
>>116669339Farrell: 1956-69, PHI, LAD, HOU>Farrell was the master of a “blazing fastball [that] frightened batters … [wherein] a foul ball … was considered a big achievement,” and no less a personage than the great Ted Williams would lament Boston’s decision not to sign the youngster when he participated in a Red Sox tryout at Fenway Park in the early 1950s.Maloney: 1960-71, CIN, CAL>The National League boasted some of the hardest-throwing and most intimidating starting pitchers in baseball history during the 1960s, from Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale to Bob Gibson, Juan Marichal, and Jim Bunning. But one pitcher has faded from our collective memory of the great ones from that era: Jim Maloney. Troubled by chronic shoulder and arm problems, Maloney’s career ended prematurely, ironically, after tearing his Achilles tendon while running out a hit.>A threat to no-hit the opposition every time he went to the mound, Maloney tossed a nine-inning no-hitter and a 10-inning no-hitter, lost a no-hitter in the 11th inning, and was forced to leave two no-hitters in the 7th inning due to injuries. “That fellow could throw as hard as anybody,” said Roberto Clemente about Maloney.Burdette: 1950-67, BSN/MLN, STL, CHC, PHI, CAL>Throughout his 18-year major-league career, Lew Burdette was known for his antics as much as for his success on the mound. One of the best control pitchers of the 1950s, the right-hander paired with his roommate and best friend Warren Spahn to form one of the greatest and most durable pitching combinations in baseball history.Spahn: 1942-65, BSN/MLN, NYM, SFGLed the league in a variety of stats, won 363 games (fifth all time) despite not becoming a full-time player until age 25, 17-time All-Star, one Cy Young Award plus four finishes in the top three, elected to the Hall of Fame on his first post-retirement ballot.
>>116690534I hope everyone involved enjoyed their six week vacation
>>116693999means nothing, kids love bright colors so it's probably just a childrens beer cozy
>>116639640Braves bros… we are still the world champions
>>116694968But for how long
>>116693999At yes, the LGBTQ+ bastion that is Missouri>didjits
It's brisk. It's unlit. The neighbor still has the Christmas lights out. And there's no baseball.
What's the worst kind of out? A lockout! (Only baseball heads will get this)
Wouldn't expect a bunch of city slickers to get the joke anyway.
If the Cubs were swimming underwater, they should be called the Scubs.
>>116696990>The neighbor still has the Christmas lights outAre you that neighbor, anon?
>>116697285MLB is only located in cities, hahahaha checkmate
>>116669289based, hope they promote her soon, she'd unironically be better than boone
go fags go cunts (fagunts)
>>116698343definitey a few dudes seething out there right now to be worse than a female
>>116690534MLBPA gets cold feet. Universal DH is implemented and nothing else changes. Screenshot this
>>116698619>thinking ot doesn't matter who's commissioner>selig damages the league irreparably>manfred makes it worseF
welcome to my post
>>116696990ain't no christmas tree like a brown february christmas tree
>>116702483>>116702502these two need a doggone fuckin'
dog'one fuck thos guys
>>116702666>wants to fuck the posters not azu nyan and chino chanlooks like satan is a gay louis fan
wish fisher would sell the A’s so i could love on with my life. i’m ready to be free
>>116702905you mean you wouldn't follow your las vegas a's like you follow your las vegas raiders and san francisco warriors?
>>116702976i don’t watch ape hoop and i root for the chargers
>>116702998>chorgershell of a game sunday lmao
>>116697285city teamies own ya>>116702895oh it's about a Cub scooternow it all makes sense
>>116703489some people thank the LordI thank the Cub
>>116702998How the fuck do you live in Oakland and root for the chargers
>>116703633>be retarded>end of list
>Construction has begun on the left field area at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports, as the Orioles are looking to make their ballpark’s dimensions slightly more favorable towards pitchers. The stretch of the left field wall from the foul pole to the bullpen area in left-center field will be moved back roughly 30 feet, and also elevated to around 12 feet high from its current height of seven feet.
>you will never get paid to sit in a comfy box with beer and brats before computers existed and keep score for baseball gameswhy live, bros
>>116703431>>116703489I was hoping it was a magical cub that grants wishes or something
>>116704125also they're putting an oak tree out there
>>116704588it actually is if you watch the showthe super cub saves multiple lives and much more
>>116704256>you will never be able to shout "run you half-spade sicilian wop" at the Italian players with your bros while wearing top hats and three piece suits
>>116704603But is it a cubbie bear or a cubbie bike
Gay Louis Gay Berds! Go Gay Berds
>>116707266take his power! take his truth!
Tomorrow is the day.
>>116704125>moved back roughly 30 feetwtf that's actually a huge change
>OriolesAnd people are mad at "Guardians."
mad respect for baseball, long offseason and no one got arrested or made headlines for the wrong reason
woh, she's pretty strong.we need more women in baseball
Some parks still have manual scoreboards, like Fenway and Oracle
>>116707266Atlanta GayvesBoston Gay SoxCleveland GaydiansCincinnati GaysMinnegayta TwinsLos Angeles GaygersChicago White GaysMilwaukgay BrewersKansas Gayty RoyalsGy. Louis GaydinalsChicagay CubsDetroit TigaysNew York GaykeesArizona GaybacksBaltigay OriolesColorado GaykiesHousgay AstrosLos Gayngeles Gayngels of GayneheimMiami MargaysNew Gay GaysOakland Assletics (fmrly. Reckers)Philadelphia GayyiesPittsburgh PigaysSan Diegay PadgaysSan Francisco Giant GaysGayattle MarinersTampa Gay RaysTexas GayngersToronto Gay JaysWashingay Nationals
>>116711258>tfw no buff mommy manager gf who screams at the umps whenever a call goes against you
>>116711825it's what whitey did, anon. it's what whitey did.
>>116711668>tfw no mommy manager who gives you a handjob for having a good game
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/12/sports/baseball/genevieve-beacom-australia.htmlHave you guys seen this? Do you think she has a shot? I think she could at least make it to AAA if she can throw upwards of 85
>>116704877>cubbie bikecub bukkake
>>116711167Curt Schilling is still in the news for being a Nazi asshole, tho.
>>116718429LHRP is probably the best bet for a woman to break the majors. If she can get mid-high 80s with an above-average curve then I'm sure some team would at least try and stash her in the minors.
>>116716317>> teams that are the shame of New Yorkthe Yankees
take it to /soc/ shitbirds
me on the rightjanny on the left
>>116720131Oh. My apologies, anon. I completely forgot that with the robust /mlb/ content we have to discuss right now that there might be a better board to have a conversation that may be one of the few things keeping the thread from getting pushed off past page 10.
Joe Maddon fucked me once.
It's cold. It's dark. I just got back from a 3 day ban for saying a naughty word. And there's no baseball.
>>116721014What word did you say?We should try spelling it together as a community.
>>116721161It was a common racial slur about Spanish people.
>>116721286Oh, I remember that. Sorry to hear that.
>>116721365It's alright. I used the time constructively. I cured cancer. And masturbated a lot.
>>116703633i refuse to root for SF or LA teams or relocation teams.
>>116721418>chargers>not LA>not relocatedUmmmm Sweetie......
>>116721418Your A's are a relocated team. Oakland is their third home.
>>116711668>>116721014Didn’t you just post yesterday or was that just an imitator (a C.S. Lewis to your J.R.R. Tolkien)?
Hey! You got your Cubs in my Dodgers!
>>116721405> masturbated a lothow much?
>>116722209>how much?Many people are asking that.
>>116722027Ummmmm. Been banned since Sunday. I have imitators. On more than one meme. It's cool, I'm flattered.
>>116722209I'll be good for a couple days.
>>116722531>It's coolIt’s not cold?
It's brisk. It's unlit. My posts lack originality. And there is no baseball.
>>116722873It was 12 degrees at my house this morning. Mucho frios. Cool. Cold. Any way you slice it, that's not baseball weather.
>>116722931Keep trying. You'll get it.
>>116722138>complaining about piss and shit in the same toilet
>>116721014>116721014I got a three day ban for saying pic related. global, across all boards kek. I’m not complaining about the moderators, just saying how fuckin hilarious the rules are being enforced now
>>116724527lmao what the fuck is that shit jesus christ
>>116724557yfw 4chan has become unironically more strictly moderated than reddit
>>116724527sounds like somebody at 1271 is calling the shots around here...
>Both Unionists and Confederates from all states now eagerly played and spectated New York baseball. When Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the Civil War, both armies played baseball games to pass the time.
It's your 2021 World Series Champion Atlanta Braves
>>116710545But Orioles is a great name for a team.
>>116720434huh?>>116724465what?>>116724527what does this even mean
>>116726425hunnie what do u think it means [thinking face emoji]
>>116727973Hey buddy boy if you think you're a real hot dog you can find me at AOL Keyword: Baseball, where the players play.I'll be there, waiting.
How does this general survive?
>>116728112I think there's one guy that necrobumpsI'm content letting it die naturally but will post as long as it's up
>>116728112This seems a bit off topic, maybe you should brush up on the rules and discuss baseball like the rest of us
>>116728421Uh oh janny ain't gonna like dis O_0
>>116728141sounds like a loser
>>116728112A famous baseball player does something stupid and the news cycle is renewed
i can’t believe ken rosenthal is fucking dead
>>116731107He's not dead, just not on MLB network anymore because he won't suck Manfred's dick.
For me, it's the angels. kill me please
our beloved A's
go cubbehs! (chicago cubs)
212th for the rebuilding Washington Baseball Eagles.
>>116732355so you can be an angel too?
Please get vaccinated
>>116735704He's not wrong, you know.
Some agency just bought 4 MILB clubs lol
>>116736596Heims is buying his way into the league
>he still thinks the 2022 season is happening
Lol baseball season is fucked. Get ready for another meme champion if they even play at all.
business ideawe egg manfred's house, except we use poop instead of eggs
>>116737386No we break into his house and execute him.
Hope Eric Hosmer suffers a career ending injury before the 10-5 kicks in
>>116739247he's getting an extension and you're going to like it
>>116739440No but he's not getting traded nor cut which is almost as bad
>>116737386do you think that would help
There were two MLB players selected consecutively in the second round of the 1996 NBA draft.
>>116743315Marcus Camby and Stephon Marbury?
>>116741332Shave those sideburns Mattingly.
>>116743315The 76ers selected two future Major League Baseball players, Mark Hendrickson and Ryan Minor, with their second-round picks.
>>116744148you copied the exact sentence I just wrote on Wikipedia
>>116744172Wiki? Too lazy. Google.
A friend and I were debating who's the best player in the entire game as of this moment, not who who'd start a franchise with or whatever. I said Mookie Betts, he said Mike Trout. Who was right?
Why no Buffalo MLB franchises :(
>>116724804It is always baffling to think about people getting along during/right after wars. Like the whole soccer at christmas thing during WWI, and then they go back to shooting at each other a day later. Humans are weird
>>116747427you have the yankee and the mets. new york doesn't need another new york team
>>116747427theyre the MiLB affiliate of the jays. Comfy stadium tho
favorite drink and snack while you're watching baseball? for me its:>drinkBang's >snackCane's chicken.
>>116747976>drinkBeer, lemonade shandy, water. Nothing too heavy.>snackSandwich and some popcorn or peanuts.
>>116748715nice, I don't think often but I used to love lemonade shandys. a great summer beverage
>Triple-A East Triple-A West>Double-A Central Double-A Northeast Double-A South >High-A Central High-A East High-A West>Low-A East Low-A Southeast Low-A West>Short season A completely nuked>Appalachian League goneWhy is this allowed? All of the soul has been removed from luckswing.
I have never been more proud to be an american
>>116750232>Why is this allowed?Because MLB has an anti-trust exemption from the federal government.
Rockies are taking the world series 4-0 this year, I just know it!
fuck the owners
yo playaz which playa keeps it real naw mean playazis it snellplaya was born in seattle dat real as fucc playaz
>>116750232also forgot>Indians -> Guardiansit wasn't even fucking offensive???in fact I find the name removal to be more offensive as a cree nigga
It's cold. It's dark. We're gonna get a fuck ton of snow. And there's no baseball.
>>116755633only that last one is badalso nice digits
>>116755773I call it can'tada
>>116756339Motherfucker you are rotten to the core
>>116756379Six of one
>>116746441Your friend was more correct, but you may have been right 4 or so years ago. Maybe. >>116746488Is actually correct.
>>116749519It's great. That or an Arnold Palmer is a treat on a summer day.
When is your manager getting fired, anon?
>>116764789at the heat death of the universe
>>116764789He's probably safe for at least a couple more seasons.
>>116764789After a 2-3 start.
>>116764789i'd be impressed if he managed to get fired this season
>>116764789if he can take a team of rookies and boomers to 107 wins and a 5 game NLDS series, he's alright with me
Jim Rice assists a 4 year old child in the stands hit by a line drive(1982)
he’s just like me :’)
>>116767887No. No, he's not.
>>116764789When they find out he is using the Cuban sonic weapon against opposing batters (but he will get hired back after the suspension)
>>116767182>Years later, Jonathan graduated from North Carolina State with honors in business. He is now the co-founder and CEO of Customer HD, which assists companies in outsourcing telephone services
if theres a maximum amount of money that can be spent on international FAs, how do teams become favorites to sign specific international FAs? like today i read an article that said 'the yankees are expected to sign roderick arias once the lockout ends" but what makes them expected if they're not offering more cash than anyone else
>>116704125>Thinking this has anything to do with baseballThey wanted the field bigger so they could fit a football field or soccer pitch. I bet also a temporary basketball hardwood, or NHL rink will fit nicely into the new gap in left. They just want to whore the stadium that changed baseball out as much as possible for maximum profit.
>>116770767I sure am glad that I'm not this cynical.
>>116770026location/star teammatesohtani wanted trout and to be close to asia
>>116769703>HONDA SUPER CUBGo Cubbies!
>>116770889You're going to be disappointed a lot in life.I'd bet you a paycheck that if the COVID backs of and life goes "normal", within a year they will announce the first non-baseball sporting event to be played at opacy. My bet is a soccer match, because the dc-baltimore metro area is going hot and heavy to land some world cup matches.
is baseball back fellas?
>>116770026Money under the table
>>116771428seriously? I don't follow all this technical and statistical hoo hah, I just listen to games in the background while I work, couldn't name a single player on my team othed than our catchers either. so the lockout isn't over?
>>116771497how do you not even know your team's pitchersshame on you
>>116771497>couldn't name a single player on my team othed than our catchers eithernigga what
>>116771141Have you told your parents that your gay yet?
>>116771515>>116771928man leave me alone Im a little mentally challenged I just enjoy listening to games, is the lockout over?
>>116772076cubbies raping your ass is not gay
>>116772076holy fucking seethe.
>>116772076>still this assblasted based schizo.
>>116772076String this tranny up
>>116771141I love Clarkie bear.
>>116772747>GuamNot a country.
>>116772144>Im a little mentally challenged/mlb/ is right up your alley
>>116767887this is what baseball needed>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qUCo-K2OhQshohei is kawaiithe yin to ichiro's zenmaster yang>>116764789rossywossy has a long leash
>>116773148>gay >for a bear
>>116764789I don’t even know who mine is
>>116773179Hawaii flags on 4chan when
>>116772747I was born in Agana
>>116776101For me it's Ice Box Chamberlain
>>116776623hmm...tell me more...
>>116777006It's past you're bed time winkler
>Vladdy already has two daughtersWonder if he's gonna try to pass his dad in number of children(8)
it’s cold…it’s dark.. I have a really sore throat, I can’t sleep and there’s no baseball
>>116778552You should have gotten vaccinated.
>>116779183A lot of people are saying this
I would absolutely mog all of you faggots in a bowling alley This is baseball related because dookie bets bowls
>>116779666there's more than one game at the bowling alley satan let's see what you got
>>116779751>rolls a smooth 80 Heh beat that fatty
>>116779867*drifts to the top*nothing personnel
to all the baseballs in the worldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FseYuqzoLSQ
https://youtu.be/CI6E1sbKKtwAL East sistas...
Does anyone know the Boston BBWAA chapter's MVP / Player of the Year for 2021? I've been trying to find it and it's just not there. I can find it for other teams, but not for the Red Sox.
>>116704125>the orange seat honoring franchise icon Cal Ripken Jr.’s 278th home run to set the MLB record for home runs by a shortstop will be moved [due to the leftfield renovations] and used as part of the Oriole Park Exhibit for the ballpark’s 30th anniversary celebration.what the fuck
>>116784736Cal Ripkin and Derek Jeter are the two most over rated players of the last 50 years.
"The league initiated the meeting and offered a number of concessions including restructuring the draft lottery to disincentivize tanking, eliminating the qualification offer system, expanding to a universal designated hitter and an increased minimum salary for younger players. The response among players to these conditions was reportedly “not positive” and seen as “disappointing.” "
>>116783867I didn't know
baseballfags can you help me out? a long time ago i played this baseball game with some college friends and im trying to remember the name.it was a free for all with each player on his on team, first to ten runs wins. to score a run you needed to get a hit, home runs were worth 2 runs. if another player fielded your hit before it stopped rolling and was able to throw the ball back to the pitcher on a fly then you would be out, the fielder would go pitch, and the pitcher would go hit. if you caught a player out on a fly ball then you would get to skip the pitcher and go hit. it also plays similar to the luigi toy field minigame in mario baseball if that’s any help.
>>116785467I'm tired of this bait.
>>116785739Cal only gets his dick sucked because of his squeaky clean image. He just wasn't that good.
>>116785839maybe his dad too???? hello retard are we awake this morning???
>>116785839He has the 35th highest bWAR of all time. He'd be on a roster for an all-time all-major league second team or third team. The Ironman Streak is also an unbelievable achievement.
>>116786286You will NEVER EVER be a real woman.
>>116786445>implying fake tiddies aren't just as good
>>116787065If I had tiddies, I'd play with them all day. Go Cubbies.
Baseball fields forever
bWAR and OPS+ totals of the top 10 career hits leaders:78.1 / 118151.4 / 168143.1 / 155128.7 / 159134.8 / 15871.3 / 11594.4 / 142130.8 / 15196.5 / 13075.7 / 122Guess which one is Derek Jeter.
>>116793083How is Pete Rose's OPS+ that low?
>>116793083The worst one in the bunch.
Hammerin' Pete "The Hammer" Rose
>>116793263Winner winner chicken dinner.>>116793248Rose had his last really good season at age 38 and then kept playing for seven more seasons to catch Cobb's record. Fortunately, he had a very indulgent manager willing to pencil him into the starting lineup at first base despite outputting nowhere the kind of production a first baseman is supposed to give, particularly slugging-wise. From 1965 to 1979 his OPS+ was a much more respectable 130. He also somehow picked up a goddam Silver Slugger at age 40 by leading the league in hits with ZERO home runs and 33 RBI.