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Postby Arlo » Sat Jun 08, 2002 3:35 am

Name every other hitter to have hit 300 home runs by the time Babe Ruth retired with 714...
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Postby chuckr37 » Sat Jun 08, 2002 10:18 am

I would swear they were just talking about this on ESPN the other night comparing Bonds and Ruth. I am thinking there were 3 others with over 300 Ott, Gehrig, and Foxx.
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Postby Arlo » Sat Jun 08, 2002 10:30 am

Gehrig is correct - score the run. ;-D Foxx reached 300 in 1935, but only after Ruth retired (just foul...). Ott was still in the 200's...

There is a second player who had 300 - someone we don't usually think of as a home run hitter...
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Postby EugeneStyles » Sat Jun 08, 2002 10:33 am

Rogers Hornsby
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Postby Arlo » Sat Jun 08, 2002 10:45 am

Nice one! Hornsby had exactly 300 when Ruth retired, and added one more two years later.

Hmm... I didn't think that one was that easy. And how about the tight trivia race? :-D
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Postby EugeneStyles » Sat Jun 08, 2002 9:35 pm

The key points were 300 HR's and "not known as a HR hitter." That's got Hornsby written all over it, if you concentrate on the pre-Ruthian era. :-D
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