Q: Since 1900, seven players have had a season in which at least 35% of their hits have resulted in home runs. Can you name them?
Note: One player did it four times.
I’d think most of these guys would be very recent, say Adam Dunn and Jack Cust being the two easiest to guess. A little farther back, someone like Mark McGwire and Cecil Fielder could have done this. Wonder if I’ve hit any yet.
McGwire is correct. He’s the one that did it four times
I imagine Bonds has to be one of them.
Bonds is one as well
Well, I’ll throw out an obvious guess: Albert Pujols.
How about Dave Kingman?
Pujols and Kingman are incorrect.
So far only McGwire, Thome and Bonds have been guessed. 4 more to go
Harmon Killibrew (?sp) ?
Killebrew is also correct!!!
Another shot in the dark: Prince Fielder.
My new try is Mark Reynolds.
Did The Great Bambino ever do it?
I’m going to make a couple more wild guesses: A-Rod, and some members of the Rockies in the 90s, Larry Walker, Vinny Castilla, and Daunte Bichette
(one of these guess is not like the other; one of these guesses just doesn’t belong)
Roger Mars is correct
6. DONE IN 2000′s
7. DONE IN 1990′s
Ken Griffey Jr.?
Nope for Howard and Griffey
You never answered my guesses of Sosa, A-Rod, Bichette, Castilla, and Larry Walker
Albert Belle or Matt Williams?
Matt Williams is correct. None of the other guesses are so far. 1 to go.
6. DONE IN 2000′s
7. Matt Williams
Still can’t believe it wasn’t Adam Dunn. I’ll guess The Big Hurt, Frank Thomas.
Rolen or Edmonds?
Not Rolen or Edmonds
Carlos Beltran or Carlos Delgado? Papi? Manny?
Still no for everyone
What’s the rounding error? Russel Branyan had 34.78% in 2000. And are there minimum at bats you are talking?
No rounding…I don’t think. Also, it is minimum of enough to qualify for the batting title. It’s not Branyan
Carlos Pena, last year.
Now off to the lovely weather of phoenix for a week of baseball.
Carlos Pena is the final answer. Good job guys!!!
Ted Williams also did it in 1953 — he missed most of the season due to Korean-War service, and only had 110 plate appearances, but he had 13 HR out of 37 hits (35.1%).
He also batted .407 / slugged .901 / 1.410 OPS …
1999: 63 HR / 180 Hits = 35.00%
That’s what I thought too, since he never had a 200 hit season