Thursday, September 27, 2007

One At Bat, One Base, Please.

Mike Rivera of the Milwaukee Brewers has an outside chance of setting an odd major league "record" and slightly more of a chance placing on the list for his exploits this September. I am referring, of course, to the list of players with the most plate appearances and a slugging percentage of 1.000 or more. Only 583 seasons of one or more plate appearances exist, and only seven players managed to do it over 10 or more plate appearances.

Here's the list, sorted by PA:
  1. Greg Walker, 1982, 1.000 SLG, 19 PA
  2. George Puccinelli, 1930, 1.188, 16
  3. Rick Wrona, 1994, 1.200, 12
  4. Damon Minor, 2000, 1.444, 11
  5. Mark Carreon, 1988, 1.111, 11
  6. Armando Rios, 1998, 1.429, 10
  7. Jack Roche, 1914, 1.111, 10
Rivera currently has a 1.000 SLG in 10 plate appearances. If he makes the list, he would become the second Brewers player, joining Rick Wrona. The Giants are currently the only team with two players on the list (Minor and Rios).

For the curious, the top pitchers in terms of PA were Lance Clemons (1971), Fred Green (1960) and Belve Bean (1930), with nine.

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