Saturday, December 8, 2012

Chad Murphy, Am I Missing Something?

Chad Murphy lays out the Hall of Fame case for his father, and provides the following tidbit:

"Only player in history to compile a .300+ batting average, 30+ home runs, 120+ runs batted in, 130+ runs scored, 90+ bases on balls, and 30+ stolen bases in a single season, 1983"

Jeff Bagwell in 1999

.304 BA, 42 HR, 124 RBI, 143 R, 149 BB, 30 SB. 

Maybe he needed 31 stolen bases to joint this exclusive club? Nope, just checked. Murphy had 30 SB in 83. And 90 BB. Chad, check your facts in your next open letter, okay? 


Chad Murphy responded, and claimed he meant "only player in history up to that point [1983]", and did not mean to imply it had not been done since. He apologized for the ambiguity.