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nate
03-16-2010, 03:22 PM
Here (http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/2760/smoltz-giving-up-mound-for-booth):


Qualitatively, the only real difference between John Smoltz in 2009 (3-8, 6.35 ERA) and the John Smoltz who's heading to the Hall of Fame (213-155, 3.33) was five pitches that turned into five home runs.

klw
03-16-2010, 04:33 PM
I am instantly reminded of Crash's speech to Nuke in the pool hall about the difference between a .300 hitter and a .250 hitter. (or some numbers like that)

dougdirt
03-16-2010, 07:37 PM
I am instantly reminded of Crash's speech to Nuke in the pool hall about the difference between a .300 hitter and a .250 hitter. (or some numbers like that)
Over 500 at bats, its 25 hits, or 1 hit per week in a normal baseball season.

klw
03-16-2010, 08:12 PM
Over 500 at bats, its 25 hits, or 1 hit per week in a normal baseball season.

That's one seeing eye grounder with eyes.

15fan
03-16-2010, 08:48 PM
And if Eric Milton could get back a handful (or two) of pitches...

Spitball
03-17-2010, 09:07 PM
Back in the spring of 1966, Tommy Harper discussed the same logic regarding his strategy to bunt for a hit a week in the coming season. He had hit .250-something the season before and had done his math. Unfortunately, his math was better than his hitting/bunting.