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    Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    They just announced on the broadcast that Hamilton stole 3 bases (so far) tonight to get to 146 stolen bases on the season. He got the record!!

    Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: 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: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    Very cool. Glad he's part of our club.

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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    Congrats Billy
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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    140+ years of Professional baseball....and our guy breaks the record.

    On August 21st.
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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    140+ years of Professional baseball....and our guy breaks the record.

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    Vince Coleman did it in fewer games played. But point taken.
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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Vince Coleman did it in fewer games played. But point taken.
    So Commissioner Frick, an asterisk is in order?
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    Keep in mind he is going to lead two separate leagues in one year in bases stolen. That can't happen too often .

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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    Wahoos should have hired Lou Piniella to heave second base after the record was broken.

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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    The Reds have the fastest runner (Hamilton) and fastest pitcher (Chapman).

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    Can't wait to watch him in a reds uniform for a very long time.what position does he play?
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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    Last edited by Reds/Flyers Fan; 08-22-2012 at 12:25 AM.

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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    Quote Originally Posted by WVPacman View Post
    Can't wait to watch him in a reds uniform for a very long time.what position does he play?
    He is currently a SS, but there is speculation that he will eventually move to the OF.
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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    For some perspective, the Miami Marlins lead the majors with SB as a team with 122.
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    Re: Hamilton broke the stolen bases record!!

    From the NY Times' Bats baseball blog comes this piece on stolen bases in the majors these days and an examination of Hamilton in that different game.

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0.../?ref=baseball
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