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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Almost one third of batter outs are strike outs.

​Combine that with interminable jerking around between ​each pitch results in fans being BORED.

SO to BB ratio steadily climbing and higher than ever. Sunday, May 29, 2016

National League (Conference) data is used so that years prior to the American League using the designated hitter (DH) can be compared to recent years. 1920 is when Babe Ruth started modern home run hitting by becoming the first batter to hit 30, 40, 50 in a season. Ruth broke his own season record of 29 set the previous year by hitting 54.
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The graph below:
Outs: AB - Hits
SO%: SO/Outs


200626.67%
200726.56%
200827.55%
200928.06%
201029.16%
201128.70%
201230.23%
201329.67%
201431.00%
201531.06%
201631.74%
Year% Outs SO

Ichiro Suzuki: rank in stats among top 100 in plate appearances since 1901.

Ichiro Suzuki plays for the Florida Marlins. In 2016 Barry Bonds joined the Marlins as a batting coach. The other day an announcer was saying that Ichiro and Bonds were both great hitters, just different. Let's see.
Photo of Ichiro SuzukiPhoto of Barry Bonds
From 1901 to 2016, data (requiring At least 9,663 plate appearances) using the baseball-reference.com Play Index:

The top 100 in PA range from:
To Lou Gehrig who had 9,663. Number 101 is David Ortiz, five PA behind Gehrig.

Ichiro Suzuki is number 66 with 10,193 PA. Some sluggers in the top 100 in PA but fewer than Ichiro Suzuki:

69. Albert Pujols 10,116
71. Eddie Mathews 10,100
75. Mike Schmidt 10,062
83. Mickey Mantle 9,907
87. Harmon Killebrew 9,833
91. Ted Williams 9,788
99. Jimmie Foxx 9,676

OPS+:
86. Ichiro Suzuki 108

BB:
93. Ichiro Suzuki 605

Hits:
28. Ichiro Suzuki 2,961
30. Barry Bonds 2,935

Doubles:
12. Barry Bonds 601
95. Ichiro Suzuki 345

Triples:
41. Ichiro Suzuki 91
49. Barry Bonds 77

Home Runs:
85. Ichiro Suzuki 113

Batting Average:
19. Ichiro Susuki .314
36. Barry Bonds .298

On Base Average (Percentage):
66. Ichiro Suzuki .356

Slugging average:
89. Ichiro Suzuki .405

Singles leaders among all batter, all time: