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Kari Smith

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  1. Kari Smith

    Bobby Higginson today

    Of course. Everything is arbitrary in the context they're presented. In this case, someone (i.e. me) is going to remember a guy slashing .300/30/100 than someone narrowly missing the mark. Specifically to 2000, I remember talk about how Juan Gonzalez's presence that year allowed Higginson to have that year and on that alone, justified Juan Gone's contract offer. I think every Tigers fan agrees that the team dodged a huge bullet. ~K
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    Bobby Higginson today

    I know this is from years ago, but when Bobby Higginson hit .300 with 30 HR and 100+ RBI in 2000, only three Tigers had done so in the same season: Hank Greenberg, Rudy York, and Norm Cash. Prior to Higgy, Cash was the last Tiger to do that -- in his mythical season of 1961 ~K
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    Quick Tigers trivia

    @Mr. Bigglesworth and @Gehringer_2 are correct. Alan Trammell's 1987 season: .343/28/21 Curtis Granderson's 2007 season: .302/23/26 I remember how many in Detroit were mad that Granderson wasn't MVP in 2007 when Jimmy Rollins had a similar season in the NL and won the award. I'm still amazed with all the great Tigers in the franchise that this hasn't happened more frequently. I mean, only seven Tigers have had a season with a .300 batting average with 15+ home runs and stolen bases. ~K
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    Quick Tigers trivia

    This is surprising to me, but only two players in Detroit Tigers history had a season in which they batted over .300 with 20+ HR and 20+ SB. Can you name them? ~K
  5. Sixxy is here! SQUEEEEEEE! I'm so glad you finally found your way back to me. XOXO ~K
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    Random baseball trivia

    Darrell Evans was one! He was one of three Atlanta Braves to hit 40+ (with Davey Johnson and Hammerin' Hank) in 1973. He then led the majors in HR's with 40 in 1985. ~K
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    Random baseball trivia

    According to Thompson's Wikipedia page, Jason was the 3rd Pirate* to get 100 RBI and 100 walks in the same season (1982, the year he hit 31 HRs). It's why I love statistics and trivia. You don't think of guys like Thompson, but they had great seasons (given the era they played in). ~K *There's 6 Pirates now who have had 100 RBI/100 walk seasons
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    Random baseball trivia

    Looking back, I guess I was something of a tomboy growing up--I've always loved numbers. I collected baseball cards and, as an example, still remember a Jason Thompson card that mentioned how rare it was to hit 30 HR in both leagues (Thompson did it with the Tigers in '77 and the Pirates in '82). I'm sure that's not quite so rare anymore. ~K
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    Random baseball trivia

    Think of this question as a refresher of how great Albert Pujols was... Pujols is one of only seven players to hit 40+ home runs in both leagues (40 with the Angels in 2015 and 6x with the Cardinals). For extra credit, name the other six. ~K EDIT: As an aside, I'm crushing on this 'spoiler' option.
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    Random baseball trivia

    As some astutely recognized, only Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols accomplished this fact. Pujols hit 51 doubles in both 2003 and 2004 in the NL, then hit 50 for the Angels in 2012. Cabrera hit 50 in 2006 with the Marlins and 52 with the Tigers in 2014. Tris Speaker had the most 50+ 2B seasons with 5. Pujols and a few others had 3 seasons. ~K
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    Random baseball trivia

    I posted this trivia question on the Detroit Tigers MLB message boards, but it's such an awesome fact that I wanted to post it again. Only two players in MLB history have hit 50+ doubles in a season in both the AL and NL. Name them. ~K
  12. Kari Smith

    2018 Movies

    Hello all! I normally spend my time in the Tigers' forum, but decided to venture out a bit more. I've been into comics as long as I could read and have enjoyed all of the MCU movies. I understand that the movies won't always capture the spirit of their source material, but unlike the recent Star Wars movies, I think the MCU has done a phenomenal job in casting. The actors and actresses feel perfect for the roles they play in (especially Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange). Regarding the recent Star Wars movies, I appreciate the focus on strong women and minority characters. I feel that the producers and directors believed that in order to make characters like Rey, Holdo, Finn, and Poe look and act amazing, they had to radically change the characters of Han, Luke, etc. Obviously, the theme of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was to ham-fist the point home of letting the past die, buy why at the expense of making the original characters do things out of their nature? Ultimately though, besides John Boyega, I don't really feel that the actors and actresses in the Star Wars sequel movies 'get it'. I really liked Rouge One and wish the producers would build stories off the original six Star Wars movies instead of tacking on the previous Star Wars movies. I'll definitely watch Solo and am hoping that the drama I've read about in making the movie doesn't translate to film. ~K
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    1-4. Last place. But...

    I didn't watch last night's game, but it's another game in which the Tigers scored 2 runs or less. For me, I'm cautiously encouraged that the pitching is doing well, recently. I mean, the Tigers have only allowed 1, 0, 2, and 2 runs in their last four. Unfortunately, they've only won half those games. Do you think the better pitching is just weather-related, or Chris Bosio's influence? Hopefully this is a trend and not an outlier. ~K
  14. Kari Smith

    1-4. Last place. But...

    Booyah! That sweep of Chicago makes me look good. The Tigers are totally feast-or-famine right now, though. 5 games in which they scored 6+ runs and 4 games in which they scored 2 or less (including being shut out three times already). We'll see if the bats start to warm up a bit more and/or the pitching becomes more consistent -- good, that is. ~K
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    MLB Forum Refugees - Introduce yourselves

    Вероятно. Я имею в виду, что этот сайт, вероятно, размещен в России. ~Comrade Kari
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