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    to go.

    This is an individual record, so I thought we could use jersey numbers of famous base thieves from around the league.

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    Someone with better automation skills please help me... i was trying to put a picture of Tim Raines (#30) onto this post.

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    This was an attempt at a Vince Coleman (#29) picture.

    Can someone tell how to do this right?

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    Re: The Official Billy Hamilton SB Record Countdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisco View Post


    This was an attempt at a Vince Coleman (#29) picture.

    Can someone tell how to do this right?
    Use Google's image search, then click on "view full size image," then paste that URL in the IMG tags.

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    Ok... I fell behind here... but you try and find a great base stealer with uniform numbers 26 and 23!

    I should have added former Reds Cesar Cedeno at 28, however.


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    Re: The Official Billy Hamilton SB Record Countdown

    Official Countdown trivia question of the day:

    How many times has Billy Hamilton led the majors in steals for the season?

    (No cheating by looking it up)

    Side note... I am very conflicted with Billy's surge of six solen bases in the last three days. He only needs 21 to break the record, 20 to tie it. At this rate he will be there in a week, but I really want him to wait until the 24th. On that day the Wahoos start of 5 game stretch in Jackson, MS and you better believe I will be there every night just to watch him.

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    Re: The Official Billy Hamilton SB Record Countdown

    I am really hoping he does it the first game of the last home series vs Tennessee.
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    Re: The Official Billy Hamilton SB Record Countdown

    Has a player ever led 2 different minor leagues in any batting category? Hamilton currently is tied for 8th in the Southern League in SB.
    Sabermetrics is this: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.

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    Re: The Official Billy Hamilton SB Record Countdown

    I can't see Hamilton stealing enough to win the SL SB crown. He has 21 so far and the leader has 39. The Blue Wahoos only have 27 games left. So unless a few guys in the mid to high 30's in steals get hurt or promoted all at the same time, it just isn't going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I can't see Hamilton stealing enough to win the SL SB crown. He has 21 so far and the leader has 39. The Blue Wahoos only have 27 games left. So unless a few guys in the mid to high 30's in steals get hurt or promoted all at the same time, it just isn't going to happen.
    Hmmm at his semi-torrid current rate of 21 steals in 24 Southern League games, he will end up with 24 more steals or 45 total. Josh Prince, the league leader has stolen 39 bases in 111 games, at that rate he will have 49 at seasons end. Lee, who has 37 currently will have 47 at season end.

    The odds say Billy will not catch him or the other leaders, but it is certainly within striking distance. (Throw in the fact that teh #1 and #2 each have only one SB in their last 9 games and it starts to look even more attainable.

    Of course if Billy reverts to his Bakersfield SB rate, he will blow by both of them and have 55 at seasons end.

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    Coleman's record is 145; Hamilton has 125 stolen bases; and the Blue Wahoos have 27 games left. If Hamilton plays every game, he's on pace to get 31.8 more stolen bases, which would bring him to 156. Things are looking good. *knocks on wood*

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    Re: The Official Billy Hamilton SB Record Countdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisco View Post
    Official Countdown trivia question of the day:

    How many times has Billy Hamilton led the majors in steals for the season?

    (No cheating by looking it up)
    Zero. He has never played in the majors. What do I win?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Zero. He has never played in the majors. What do I win?
    Trick question, he meant the other Billy Hamilton.

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    Re: The Official Billy Hamilton SB Record Countdown

    I do remember seeing he has the record for most 100 steal seasons


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