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On Monday the Washington Post had an article in the Sports section that said that Adam Jones had become the second Oriole ever to have 25 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons, joining Frank Robinson. This morning there was a correction, pointing out that Eddie Murray had also accomplished the feat. I just sent in an email pointing out they still have it wrong! See below. Ripken from 1982-87 hit 28, 27, 27, 26, 25, 27 HR. Palmeiro from 1995-98 hit 39, 39, 38, 43 HR. Lee May from 1976-78 hit 25, 27, 25 HR.

Dear Washington Post,

The correction in the Post this morning (Aug. 20) about Eddie Murray also hitting 25 or more home runs at least three consecutive seasons for the Orioles (as well as Adam Jones and Frank Robinson) left out Cal Ripken, who did it six years in a row (1982-1987), Rafael Palmeiro four years in a row (1995-1998), and Lee May three years in a row (1976-1978). Jim Gentile and Miguel Tejada both missed it by one home run.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ripkeca01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/palmera01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mayle01.shtml

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On Monday the Washington Post had an article in the Sports section that said that Adam Jones had become the second Oriole ever to have 25 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons, joining Frank Robinson. This morning there was a correction, pointing out that Eddie Murray had also accomplished the feat. I just sent in an email pointing out they still have it wrong! See below. Ripken from 1982-87 hit 28, 27, 27, 26, 25, 27 HR. Palmeiro from 1995-98 hit 39, 39, 38, 43 HR. Lee May from 1976-78 hit 25, 27, 25 HR.

Dear Washington Post,

The correction in the Post this morning (Aug. 20) about Eddie Murray also hitting 25 or more home runs at least three consecutive seasons for the Orioles (as well as Adam Jones and Frank Robinson) left out Cal Ripken, who did it six years in a row (1982-1987), Rafael Palmeiro four years in a row (1995-1998), and Lee May three years in a row (1976-1978). Jim Gentile and Miguel Tejada both missed it by one home run.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ripkeca01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/palmera01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mayle01.shtml

He was the second Oriole outfielder ever to do it.

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He was the second Oriole outfielder ever to do it.

That's true, but that's not what the article and correction said.

Monday: "Jones has at least 25 home runs in three consecutive seasons, joining Hall of Famer Frank Robinson as the only Orioles to accomplish the feat."

Tuesday Correction: "An Aug. 19 Sports article about the Baltimore Orioles' 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies incorrectly said that Adam Jones joined Frank Robinson as the only Orioles to hit at least 25 home runs in three consecutive seasons. Eddie Murray also accomplished that feat." [Note that Murray was a first baseman.]

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This shouldn't take long to spot the statistical error

Outfielders

( Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / August 18, 2013 )

Overall, it was not a particularly impressive week for the Orioles in the outfield, though everyone who went out there played strong defense. It was, however, a tough week offensively for left fielder Nate McLouth, who managed just two hits in 22 at-bats. Steve Pearce made a couple appearances in left field and had a hit in six at-bats. Adam Jones, pictured, batted .250 (7-for-28) with a homer and four RBIs, and Nick Markakis went 5-for-27 (.185) with a homer and four RBIs. In total, the outfielders batted .181 and drove in nine of the 31 runs the Orioles scored last week. Grade: C-

source - Peter Schmuck
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On Monday the Washington Post had an article in the Sports section that said that Adam Jones had become the second Oriole ever to have 25 or more home runs in three consecutive seasons, joining Frank Robinson. This morning there was a correction, pointing out that Eddie Murray had also accomplished the feat. I just sent in an email pointing out they still have it wrong! See below. Ripken from 1982-87 hit 28, 27, 27, 26, 25, 27 HR. Palmeiro from 1995-98 hit 39, 39, 38, 43 HR. Lee May from 1976-78 hit 25, 27, 25 HR.

Dear Washington Post:

The correction in the Post this morning (Aug. 20) about Eddie Murray also hitting 25 or more home runs at least three consecutive seasons for the Orioles (as well as Adam Jones and Frank Robinson) left out Cal Ripken Jr., who did it six years in a row (1982-1987), Rafael Palmeiro four years in a row (1995-1998), and Lee May three years in a row (1976-1978). Jim Gentile and Miguel Tejada both missed it by one home run.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ripkeca01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/palmera01.shtml

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mayle01.shtml

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I'm really tired and just glanced at the thread but Chris Davis isn't on this list?

33, 53, 26, 47?

OFFNY zombie thread from 2013. I've gotten in the habit of looking at the thread start date a lot because every day or two there's birthday wishes or whatever appended to a thread that had otherwise been forgotten for half a decade.

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OFFNY zombie thread from 2013. I've gotten in the habit of looking at the thread start date a lot because every day or two there's birthday wishes or whatever appended to a thread that had otherwise been forgotten for half a decade.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds these zombies threads a pill.

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