May 21, 2011

Everybody's Got A Record: Robin Yount Edition

**In this series we strive to prove the universal truth that every baseball player holds some kind of record.**

Robin Yount slugged the most hits (1731) of any player in the 1980s. Here's a breakdown of the players with the most hits by decade since the 1940's...the 1990's leader really surprised me:

1940's: Lou Bodreau (1578) [Remember here a lot of the elite players lost season due to service in World War II]
1950's: Richie Ashburn (1875)
1960's: Roberto Clemente (1877)
1970's: Pete Rose (2045)
1980's: Robin Yount (1731)
1990's: Mark Grace (1754)
2000's: Ichiro Suzuki (1996)

It's not technically a record so to speak but when Robin retired he was the last player to have played with Hank Aaron.  Robin and Hank were teammates during the 1975 and 1976 seasons.

2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #SS-RY Robin Yount Jersey Relic

2 comments:

Thorzul said...

Now this is a post I can get behind!

I'm Your Average Card Collector said...

Yount was underrated.