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Old 07-18-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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Daily Craig: Gentlemen, start your stats

I was sent a copy of my baseball stats from high school. It was so long ago there were only two bases. The bats were all wood and none of my teammates wore batting gloves. In fact, having a glove in the field was a luxury. The batting average was horrible, but since I was a pitcher it wasn't important.

My win-loss record was good and in a three year period I ONLY LOST ONCE. As a lefty who threw side arm most guys playing for other teams hadn't seen much of what I had to offer. I told this story to Roger Clemens once and he said, "You must have really gone downhill after that." However, my point today is how many stats are being kept by some in a cramped room rented by MLB.

I AM SEEING 85 different statistics kept, 42 are for pitchers. The most common is the ERA or earned run average. In some cases teams are more impressed with that than the W AND L. 28 stats are for the hitters or in my case, the non-hitters. Most popular is the BA. You only have to be right one out of three times to make the Hall of Fame. OPS is another favorite. That is on base percent plus slugging. Slugging being extra base hits. Singles are cool, but only in the B.A COLUMN. Home Run ratio is kept but rarely is it a staple of the guys who announce the games. ISOLATED POWER was a stat used more in the 1950's than now. Once again, singles sort of suck, but doubles, triples, and homers rock.

For those of you keeping track of my stats for this stats story you will note I am 15 short of the above mentioned 85. The 15 remaining are FIELDING STATS. Most guys in the Bigs can field very well so almost all are higher numbers across the board. My guess is you don't care that much about fielding stats unless your fantasy guy boots one late in the game. Don't get me started on fantasy stats.

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