Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Baseball is full of odd statistics. Here's one of them.

Manny Ramirez hit his 20th career grand slam tonight, putting him in 2nd place behind Lou Gehrig's 23. After Manny hit the homer, NESN flashed the list of top 5 all-time in number of career grand slams.

Gehrig 23
Manny 20
Eddie Murray 19
Willie McCovey 18
Robin Ventura 18

Robin Ventura?

You have three Hall of Famers in the top five, and one who will likely go. And then you have Robin Ventura, who was a nice player, but not in the same stratosphere with any of these guys.

I mean, where is Babe Ruth? Hank Aaron? Willie Mays? Frank Robinson? How did Ventura, with only 294 career taters happen to hit that many with the bases loaded? It just doesn't make sense.

But it is Baseball.


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