Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Upon Further Review...

I'm not sure I made the right decision in cutting Phil Weintraub from the 25-man playoff roster. I just found out that he did something unbelievable back in the day. In 1944 in only 361 ABs, Weintraub hit .316 with a .412 OBP, 13 HRs, 18 doubles, 9 triples, and had 77 RBIs.

Here's the kicker: he had 11 RBIs in one game! The record, by the way, is 12. Only 13 players in MLB history have had 10 or more RBIs in a game. Among them are Alex Rodriguez (10 in 2005), Garret Anderson (10 in 2007), Nomar Garciaparra (10 in 1999), Fred Lynn (10 in 1975), Reggie Jackson (10 in 1969), Rudy York (10 in 1946), and Tony Lazzeri (11 in 1936). So it's a pretty exclusive/elite club.
Also, according to Baseball Almanac getting 10 or more RBIs in a game is even rarer than a perfect game (something Koufax did) and hitting 4 HRs in a game (something Green did).

If I were to add Weintraub onto the roster, I'd have to cut either Goody Rosen or Morrie Arnovich. Tough call. As always, your input would be appreciated. If enough people are pro-Weintraub, I could be swayed...

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