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  1. ktpinnacle

    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    GAME 22 Did not play.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    It all comes down to health. I think he'll end up from top 5 to top 10 on all of these counting stats. And I think he'll have another 70+ extra base hits this year.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    GAME 21 Offensive WAR - 78.7 (39) - Passed <MR. KALINE> at 78.3. Games Played - 2,247 (T128) - Passed <Fred Clarke> at 2,246. At Bats - 8,398 (115) - Passed Paul Konerko at 8,393. Plate Appearances - 9,619 (113) - Passed <Bobby Wallace> at 9,617. Hits - 2,661 (75) - Passed <HARRY HEILMANN> at 2,660. Runs Batted In - 1,629 (33) - Passed Harold Baines at 1,628. Singles - 1,627 (143) - Passed <Kirby Puckett> at 1,626. Extra Base Hits - 1,034 (31) - Passed Sammy Sosa at 1,033.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    An alternative offered by Cuyler was that when he and others were circling under a fly ball, the shortstop and second basemen would each yell out "Cuy," which encouraged the fans to start yelling out "Cuy-Cuy." The press began spelling it out as Kiki in their stories.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    GAME 20 Games Played - 2,246 (T130) - Passed Mark Grace at 2,245. Singles - 1,626 (T143) - Passed <Barry Larkin> and <Ryne Sandberg> at 1,625.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    Johnson may not have pursued pro-baseball if his older brother, Roy Johnson, had not been signed for a huge bonus ($75K) by the Tigers after being seen on the San Francisco Seals. Bob always thought he was a better ballplayer than Roy, so he knew that he could compete at the highest level. Johnson had seven consecutive 100+ RBI seasons and was an All-Star in seven seasons, which earned kudos from Ted Williams and Bucky Harris. They recognized how few opportunities there were for Johnson to drive in runs and how little protection there was in the line-up on the post-Championship A's when they were often mired in last place. Johnson was the headliner for them after Foxx left the team - a protected player at the time when Connie Mack was selling the farm and cutting salaries. As a result, Johnson and Mack were not on the best of terms. He finally got traded to the Senators and then the Red Sox. Johnson probably had several decent seasons left in him, but the Red Sox had a group coming back from the war, and other teams had little interest in him. He reputation as a hot head and drinker didn't help - and was likely undeserved. His brother Roy, whose promising career was already over, likely earned it. He ended up running a tavern and driving trucks for various companies delivering oil, booze and sand/gravel.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    GAME 19 At Bats - 8,389 (116) - Passed <Ryne Sandberg> ay 8,385. Plate Appearances - 9,609 (114) - Passed <Willie Keeler> at 9,607. Hits - 2,656 (76) - Passed <Ted Williams> at 2,654. Runs Batted In - 1,626 (34) - Passed <Chipper Jones> at 1,623. Walks - 1,076 (87) - Passed Mark Grace, Bob Johnson and Robin Ventura at 1,075.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    Good to see that his name lives on in the town. Wonder how many know who the place is named after.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    The tracking of Miggy's stats wasn't only to document his career, but to recognize great players that might not be known by many these days. If I see a connection to Michigan and/or the Tigers, I usually throw some historical info in if I have some time.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    GAME 18 Games Played - 2,244 (132) - Passed <Ron Santo> at 2,243.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    GAME 17 Offensive WAR - 78.5 (39) - Passed <MR. KALINE> at 78.3. Adjusted Batting Runs - 639 (20) - Passed Alex Rodriguez at 637. Times on Base - 3,787 (69) - Passed <EDDIE MATHEWS> and Ichiro Suzuki at 3,785. Walks - 1,074 (90) - Passed <Ozzie Smith> at 1,072.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    GAME 16 Offensive WAR - 78.3 (T39) - Passed <Carl Yastrzemski> at 78.2 (again). Hits - 2,653 (77) - Passed Lave Cross at 2,651. Doubles - 550 (30) - Passed <Chipper Jones> at 549. Singles - 1,622 (146) - Passed <Kiki Cuyler> at 1,620. Runs Created - 1,789 (41) - Passed <Jeff Bagwell> and <AL SIMMONS> AT 1,788 (again). Adjusted Batting Runs - 637 (T20) - Passed <Jim Thome> at 636 (again). Times on Base - 3,785 (T69) - Passed <Max Carey> at 3,782. Hazen "Kiki" Cuyler was born in Sturgeon Point, MI in 1898. His dad, a naturalized Canadian, was a semi-pro ballplayer. By the age of 14, Kiki was a semipro player as well. Soon after he was married he moved to Flint, began working in the Buick factory, and gained a reputation as a pitcher with an intimidating fastball. He was signed to play for the Bay City Wolves at the age of 22, and was switched to the outfield after getting spiked sliding into second. His bat improved the following year, resulting in major league clubs sending him offers in 1922 to play at the highest level. Ty Cobb, who was in his first year as player manager for the Tigers, wanted to sign him. Owner Frank Navin, fearful that Cuyler couldn't hit the curve, declined to give an offer to Cuyler. Cobb knew what he was talking about. Cuyler rose to stardom in 1924 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and his aggressive offensive style was drawing comparisons to Rogers Hornsby. The sport recognized him as one of the first five tool players with a better glove and outfield arm than Cobb. He acquired the nickname "The Flint Flash" for being one of the fastest base stealers in baseball. Cuyler was a key member of several championship calibre teams in Pittsburgh and Chicago (Cubs) between 1924 and 1934. He certainly would have had more spectacular numbers by the end of his career, but was plagued by a number of injuries that reduced his playing time. He had several small-ball coaching jobs and assistant coaching jobs at the major league level before a heart attack and blood clot in his leg got him at the age of 51. He's buried in Harrisville, MI, where he went to high school and had his home.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    I'll have some "agains" coming up later, just for you Shelton.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    I'm guessing 2 or 3 times. I could find out easily if I could get back into my old MLB posts.
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    It's happened before on other lists, especially those that suffered after Miggy's mediocre production last season (OWAR, Position Players WAR, Adjusted Batting Runs/Wins). If it happens, and I remember to, I'll throw in an "again." Miggy is creeping up on Ichiro on the Times on Base list and I suspect they may bounce back and forth a few times.
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