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Kari Smith

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  1. Kari Smith

    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
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    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
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    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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    1-4. Last place. But...

    Those two 1-0 losses help -- or hurt, depending on what side of the argument you're on. One blowout win and four close losses makes that differential pretty respectable. The run scored looks good as well, until you consider that almost half came in one game--that they lost. The Tigers are playing the division leading White Sox -- the Tigers could be in first place by the weekend! ~k
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    MLB Forum Refugees - Introduce yourselves

    As the saying goes, "statistics don't lie, but liars use statistics". Anyone can make any point by referencing some ill-gotten stat, like Alex Rodriguez has hit more home runs on his birthday than any other player. So he's the best! As one will soon learn, I love all the so-called advanced metrics, but I just use them to augment my love and appreciation of the game. I still believe that most of the game is on gut, feel, or instinct--something I hope the Tigers can rediscover. ~K
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    Zimmerman will start opening day

    I literally LOL'd when I saw your tags for this thread!! Disaster! Refund! LOL ~K
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    MLB Forum Refugees - Introduce yourselves

    I'm a lifelong Tigers girl who started following the team in the late 80s -- I hope this rebuild won't be nearly as painful! My favorite Detroit Tiger might actually be (and don't laugh) Jim Walewander. He was soooooooooo cute and, from what I remember, quirky!! Jim Thome is probably my favorite baseball player, although I've long admired some 70s/80s players like Jim Rice, Rickey Henderson, and The Bull -- Greg Luzinski. I'm a strange duck. I'm a Spartan grad, an engineer and a total stats geek, another reason I love baseball. I'm looking forward to learning more about my fellow posters! ~K
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    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    Not that ktpinnacle needs a spokesperson, but when you see a player listed in < >, it denotes a Hall of Famer. A player listed in ALL CAPS denotes a former Detroit Tiger. Although (as of this post) the Tigers have the worst record in baseball (tied with a few others), we're only 1.5 games out of first! ~K
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