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04-20-2012 11:50 PM #31
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04-25-2012 05:22 AM #33
04-25-2012 07:57 AM #34
So, if Molitor had been the most durable player ever and maintained the same rate of production he would have ended up with about 3700 hits. Or somewhere between Aaron and Musial.
What was more of an impact was that he was a top-of-the-order hitter with a relatively modest 8.9% walk rate. Not too dissimilar from someone like Ichiro or Lou Brock or Willie Keeler, tailor-made to generate lots of hits. Willie Mays and Molitor had similar numbers of PAs and batting averages, but Molitor had more hits because Mays walked almost 50% more.
04-25-2012 09:46 AM #35