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Sox FANatic001 wrote:and the first, and only to go 500/500...
LBJackal wrote:wkelly91 wrote:Close, but no cigar!
1956 Willie Mays 36-40
1957 Willie Mays 35-38
1970 Tommy Harper 31-38
1975 Mike Schmidt 38-29
1987 Eric Davis 37-50
1987 Juan Samuel 28-35
1995 Sammy Sosa 36-34
Willie Mays would dwarf Barry Bonds if he played in todays game.
You can't compare Mays and Bonds. Bonds is far and away the best player of his generation. How can you say somebody would be better than him? Even if Mays was the best player in his generation, that still puts him in the same class as Bonds. It's not like Mays was so much better than everybody else in baseball like Ruth was.
And 500/500 will NEVER be done again. Let alone 700/500 which Bonds will probably reach this season.
Mookie4ever wrote:I don't know how anyone could say that 40/40 is a meaningless stat. I certainly shows speed and power. It doesn't mean that the guy can hit or field but it shows power and he isn't going to steal 40 if he get's caught 50% of the time.
thehotcorner wrote:Mookie4ever wrote:I don't know how anyone could say that 40/40 is a meaningless stat. I certainly shows speed and power. It doesn't mean that the guy can hit or field but it shows power and he isn't going to steal 40 if he get's caught 50% of the time.
vlad in '02
39HR / 40SB and 20CS
Career: 123SB and 71CS. 63% success rate.
vlads got some wheels but i dont really consider him a great basestealer. if it wasn't for tryin to reach that oh so elusive 40/40 i'm sure he would normally never reach those stolen base totals.
my point being although i am a big fan of the 40/40 stat, i dont think makin outs 40% of the time on SB attempts was too good for the team during his quest for 40/40. The stat losing meaning to me when it's something you have TRY for.
Bonds was a 40/40 threat in ANY given year he played.
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