Stats are here!

Baseball-Reference, a mere two days after the end of the season, has posted the 2006 season stats.

BR is for my money (free) the best baseball reference site out there, which I guess means that it lives up to its name. For example, we now know with certainty (and without having to wait for the horribly bogged-down ESPN stats pages to load) that David Ortiz led the AL in total bases, runs created and at bats per homer, along with the more traditional home runs, RBI and walks.

We also know that Manny Ramirez scored the fewest runs since his 1994 rookie season, but that he led the AL in on-base percentage.

These things could be figured out by looking at other sources, of course. But few sites offer such a comprehensive and easy-to-access clearinghouse for stats. Check it out, if you haven’t already.

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  • Manny also set a career high in walks (100) and had one of his best seasons in RC/27 (10.24, fourth-highest in his career), which if I remember right means that a lineup of Manny Ramirezes would score 10-plus runs per game. Ortiz was at 9.5.
    Derek Jeter was at 7.58.

    Paul SF October 4, 2006, 3:08 pm
  • The lineup of Manny Ramirezes would have only six Mannys available at game time, while two would be battling aggravated explosive patella konframbulitis (according to Tito, reading off of a crib note). The other manny would stand a few feet up first playing the newly-created position of dedicated home-run admirer, and run out to the hole-in-the-monster between innings.
    The line up of Derek Jeterizes would all MegaShift™ to the right side of the field to cover the nine Ortizeses, several of which would still get by “a diving Jeter’s glove.”
    After the game, the Jeters realize they can’t say “we” without referring to himselves; only crickets are heard in the interview room.
    The nine Ortizeses would be quoted in the Globe, “Don’t get me wrong – the Jeters are great players, having a great season, but he’s got a lot of guys in that lineup. Top to bottom, you’ve got a guy who can hurt you. Come hit in this lineup, see how good you can be.”

    attackgerbil October 4, 2006, 3:49 pm
  • lol, AG. I thought about that actually, what a team of Ramirezes and Ortizes actually would score per game versus what they would allow. It’s a silly exercise of course because you end up with players playing ridiculous positions (Ortiz making a throw from third or catching? Ramirez playing short?)
    Which reminds me: How well do you think Jeter can throw a fastball? That mass of right-field Jeters might not have much to do with all the balls leaving the park…

    Paul SF October 4, 2006, 3:54 pm
  • He’d pitch by getting a running start up the mound towards left field, leap off the rubber, wheel in the air and throw towards the plate. Michael Kay would say how he reminded him of Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax.

    attackgerbil October 4, 2006, 4:05 pm
  • Funny you mention Gibson AND Koufax, a righty and a lefty, because surely Jeter would be able to switch-pitch, thereby reinforcing McCarver and Kay’s belief that Jeter is the God of baseball.
    Also, David Ortiz would be called several times for spitting in his hands while on the rubber and clapping them together.

    Quo October 4, 2006, 4:10 pm
  • Quo: good read. That is exactly what I was going for regarding Gibson/Koufax/Kay.

    attackgerbil October 4, 2006, 4:12 pm

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