View From The Bleachers

January 22, 2010

Stat of the Week: Going First to Third

Filed under: Stat of the Week — Joe Aiello @ 11:42 am

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
Advances Opportunities Pct
128 367 35%

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™,”

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  • Terrelle Pryor 2

    It always happens to Cleveland because they are a cursed city. The Drive, The Shot, The Fumble, The Mesa, and hopefully soon, they will add The LeBron to that and he will join the Bulls

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