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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Most records: Ruth, Aaron, Rose, ...?

Babe Ruth set a new career home run record for every homer after number 138 when he passed Roger Connor in 1921.  That's 714 - 138 = 576.

Ruth broke the old season home run record of 27 in 1919 and went on to reach 60 in 1927.  Each homer after 27 was a new record: 60 - 27 = 33.

That's 576 + 33 = 609.  Ruth had a few other records, including some in the World Series:
- most consecutive shutout innings pitched: 29.66; broken by Whitey Ford: 32
- most career home runs: 15; broken by Mickey Mantle: 18
- most home runs in a game: 3; tied by Reggie Jackson and Pablo Sandoval.  Ruth did it twice.

Hank Aaron
Baseball Digest December 1960
via Wikimedia Commons
Hank Aaron set the record for most outs in 1972 when he passed Rabbit Maranville who had 7,906.  Aaron finished with 9,136.  9136 - 7906 = 1,230.  Plus, Aaron had a bunch of positive records.  Aaron passed Ruth in career homers: 755 - 714 = 41.

Pete Rose passed Aaron in outs in 1982 and soared to 10,328.  10,328 - 9,136 = 1,192.  Rose also broke the career hit record of Ty Cobb in 1985: 4,256 - 4,189 = 67.

Rickey Henderson had 468 more stolen bases than Lou Brock: 1,406-938.

OK, you get the idea.  Who set the most records?  Beats me.  Too much work.

1 comment:

Cliff Blau said...

Ty Cobb broke Hans Wagner's career AB record by 995. He topped Wagner's career hit record by 769. Throw in another 239 for the career games record. That's a lot right there.