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Walks Are Not as Good as Hits


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And the fact that hitting a little white ball that dives and curvers thrown anywhere in the range of 75-95 mph typically is usually a failing endeavour... even for the best of the best.

The name of the game is to not get out. Good things happen (more often than not) to teams that make less outs per plate appearance than the team they are playing.

Right. Buck should make this compulsory reading for every hitter: http://www.amazon.com/The-Kid-Who-Batted-000/dp/B0007DWCHE
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Watching Mayberry the other night.

Andy was trying to brag about a high school no hitter he pitched. Guber spilled the beans that they lost. Gee Dad, how could you lose and still pitched a no-hitter. Guber said, because he walked 17.

Oo

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Right. Buck should make this compulsory reading for every hitter: http://www.amazon.com/The-Kid-Who-Batted-000/dp/B0007DWCHE

I read that back in elementary school maybe 47 years ago. I don't remember the name of the kid who walked all the time, but the cleanup hitter was named Bomber Scoggins. Just goes to show ya, it's the home run hitters who get remembered!

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Hits are always better than walks:

Runner on first - WALK will only advance the runner to 2nd. A HIT can move them to 3rd or even drive them home.

Runner on second/third - WALK will do nothing. A HIT will likely drive in a run.

Walks are awesome, but HITS are more superior.

However, I do love players that can work a walk, which proves they only hit hitters pitches.

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I read that back in elementary school maybe 47 years ago. I don't remember the name of the kid who walked all the time, but the cleanup hitter was named Bomber Scoggins. Just goes to show ya, it's the home run hitters who get remembered!

Damn Frobby, you even had a cool childhood...... Bomber Scoggins. How cool is that. The guy I remember from elementary school is "Booger"Bartalotta. For some reason nobody ever wanted to let him use their bat.

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I read that back in elementary school maybe 47 years ago. I don't remember the name of the kid who walked all the time, but the cleanup hitter was named Bomber Scoggins. Just goes to show ya, it's the home run hitters who get remembered!

That book was way ahead of it's time 43 years before Moneyball. BTW Bob Allison could take his walks. .358 career OBP.

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