The Angels in 2009 advanced from first to third on a single 128 times — twenty more than any other major league team. The only three major league players who have gone from first to third on a single more than 50% of the time in their careers (50 or more opportunities) are Torii Hunter, Chone Figgins and Erick Aybar — all Angels in 2009.
|Angels 2009- Advancing 1st to 3rd|
This is an example of over 300 nuggets from the Bill James Gold Mine 2010, coming out in March. Here’s another nugget:
Why Does This Always Happen to Cleveland?
The Indians lost their last 15 road games of the season, the most consecutive road losses by any major league team to end a season since the infamous 1899 Cleveland Spiders.
“Used with permission from John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™, www.statoftheweek.com.”