Ichiro appears three times on the below list of the top 20 players with the most hits in a season. Sisler, twice.
Most of these amazing hitters made their mark pre-1930: 13 of the 20.
Ichiro makes up three of the final four slots. He’s joined by one-off Darin Erstad who out of nowhere had 240 hits in 2000. Hmm.
Lotta lefties. Hmm again.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Ichiro Suzuki||262||L||2004||Seattle Mariners|
|2.||George Sisler||257||L||1920||St. Louis Browns|
|3.||Lefty O’Doul||254||L||1929||Philadelphia Phillies|
|3.||Bill Terry||254||L||1930||New York Giants|
|5.||Al Simmons||253||R||1925||Philadelphia Athletics|
|6.||Rogers Hornsby||250||R||1922||St. Louis Cardinals|
|6.||Chuck Klein||250||L||1930||Philadelphia Phillies|
|8.||Ty Cobb||248||L||1911||Detroit Tigers|
|9.||George Sisler||246||L||1922||St. Louis Browns|
|10.||Ichiro Suzuki||242||L||2001||Seattle Mariners|
|11.||Babe Herman||241||L||1930||Brooklyn Robins|
|11.||Heinie Manush||241||L||1928||St. Louis Browns|
|13.||Wade Boggs||240||L||1985||Boston Red Sox|
|13.||Jesse Burkett||240||L||1896||Cleveland Spiders|
|13.||Darin Erstad||240||L||2000||Anaheim Angels|
|16.||Rod Carew||239||L||1977||Minnesota Twins|
|16.||Willie Keeler||239||L||1897||Baltimore Orioles (def.)|
|18.||Ed Delahanty||238||R||1899||Philadelphia Phillies|
|18.||Don Mattingly||238||L||1986||New York Yankees|
|18.||Ichiro Suzuki||238||L||2007||Seattle Mariners|
For the first time in a while, he is the favorite to win.
Per the Wall Street Journal, “just in time for the Masters Tournament, golf superstar Tiger Woods is back at the top of the sport’s rankings.”
The BBC asks “is Tiger Woods ready to reign again?”
And Yahoo tells us “the final Masters odds have Tiger Woods well ahead of the rest of the field.”
Boy, it sounds like the guy hasn’t even played golf for a while. But if you look at Woods’ career Masters record, you can see, despite all the controversy and questions surrounding him and his game, that in 2010 and 2011 he finished fourth both times (-11 and then -10).
The bar is understandably very high for Tiger, one of the greatest to ever play the game of golf. If anyone else put up those scores in recent years, fan and media perspective would be the complete opposite. That golfer might be considered “on the cusp” of greatness.
Tiger missed only one cut of the 18 Masters he has played, winning four green jackets, finishing second twice and in the top five 10! times. Simply incredible.Follow @VinGetz
LIST UPDATED: Apr. 14, 2013 to include Tiger’s 2013 finish. That makes three out of the last four years Woods’ has finished fourth.
|YEAR||AGE||FINISH||TO PAR||MASTERS WINNER|
Jeremy Lin (5), James Harden (4) and Chandler Parsons (4) combined for 13 three-pointers tonight, and the Houston Rockets tied the all-time record for three-pointers made in a game as they beat the Golden State Warriors 140-109.
The Rockets had 23 treys, tying the Orlando Magic of 2009, who did it on the road (A).
Forty-one teams in NBA history sunk 17 three-pointers in a game. Then, the field really shrinks. Only 18 teams dropped 18 three-pointers. Then, you have today’s list – the top 20 teams with the most three-pointers in a game – or every team with at least 19 of them.
Have you noticed the increasing importance of the 3P in the NBA over the past decade, or at least the reckless abandon with which many teams are embracing the long-distance shot?
A full 22 of the 23 teams listed below made their mark post-2005, which is borderline shocking. And five are from this season, barely past its halfway point. What happened to the 1980s and 1990s?Follow @VinGetz
|1.||23||Houston Rockets||Golden State Warriors||Feb. 5, 2013||W 140-109|
|1.||23||Orlando Magic (A)||Sacramento Kings||Jan. 13, 2009||W 139-107|
|3.||22||Phoenix Suns (A)||Los Angeles Lakers||Nov. 14, 2010||W 121-116|
|4.||21||Toronto Raptors||Philadelphia 76ers||Mar. 13, 2005||W 128-110|
|4.||21||Golden State Warriors||Orlando Magic||Mar. 11, 2011||W 123-120 (OT)|
|6.||20||Phoenix Suns||N.O./Oklahoma City Hornets||Apr. 17, 2006||W 115-78|
|6.||20||Phoenix Suns||Denver Nuggets||Jan. 7, 2008||W 137-115|
|6.||20||New York Knicks||Memphis Grizzlies||Mar. 17, 2011||W 120-99|
|6.||20||New Jersey Nets (A)||Denver Nuggets||Jan. 11, 2012||L 115-123|
|6.||20||San Antonio Spurs||Dallas Mavericks||Dec. 23, 2012||W 129-91|
|11.||19||Atlanta Hawks (A)||Dallas Mavericks||Dec. 17, 1996||W 109-73|
|11.||19||Phoenix Suns (A)||Los Angeles Lakers||Apr. 11, 2005||W 108-97|
|11.||19||Los Angeles Lakers||Washington Wizards||Dec. 17, 2006||L 141-147 (OT)|
|11.||19||Phoenix Suns||Charlotte Bobcats||Mar. 7, 2007||W 115-106 (OT)|
|11.||19||Miami Heat (A)||Washington Wizards||Apr. 4, 2008||L 95-109|
|11.||19||New York Knicks (A)||Memphis Grizzlies||Nov. 12, 2008||W 132-103|
|11.||19||Orlando Magic (A)||Cleveland Cavaliers||Dec. 28, 2010||W 110-95|
|11.||19||Denver Nuggets||Minnesota Timberwolves||Apr. 9, 2011||W 130-106|
|11.||19||New York Knicks||Portland Trail Blazers||Mar. 14, 2012||W 121-79|
|11.||19||New York Knicks||Boston Celtics||Apr. 17, 2012||W 118-110|
|11.||19||New York Knicks||Miami Heat||Nov. 2, 2012||W 104-84|
|11.||19||San Antonio Spurs (A)||Charlotte Bobcats||Dec. 8, 2012||W 132-102|
|11.||19||New York Knicks||Sacramento Kings||Feb. 2, 2013||W 120-81|