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bklynmike101
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« on: October 30, 2020, 11:40:05 AM »

One of the all-time greats, of course, in 1962 at age 41 he swatted .330 with 19 HRs and 82 RBIs. But alas at that age, after having been something of an iron man with a substantial consecutive games streak at one time, by 1962 he required occasional days off, limiting him to 135 games and (merely)  Smiley 505 plate appearances.

So, he would be called upon to pinch hit on occasion.

What was his batting average in 1962 as a pinch hitter?
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 01:03:07 PM »

One of the all-time greats, of course, in 1962 at age 41 he swatted .330 with 19 HRs and 82 RBIs. But alas at that age, after having been something of an iron man with a substantial consecutive games streak at one time, by 1962 he required occasional days off, limiting him to 135 games and (merely)  Smiley 505 plate appearances.

So, he would be called upon to pinch hit on occasion.

What was his batting average in 1962 as a pinch hitter?
He was one of my favourite 3 baseball players, and I don't know that figure (because it didn't show up on a baseball card). It could only ever have shown up in the cartoon on the cards in the old days that had a little cartoon with only one interesting fact about the player.  But, the Topps cards after 1956 had only stats (and never pinch hitting avg.).  Besides, the last season I bought cards was 2 years before the one that that stat WOULD have shown up IF they still had the "interesting fact" section.  I loved the cartoon of Lee Maye singing.

I would guess that Stan's pinch hitting average in 1962 was well over .300.
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 12:37:54 PM »

Roob,

In 1962, at age 41, Stash had 19 official at bats as a pinch hitter.  On 5 of these occasions he was retired - a failure. But he did manage 14 hits in 19 AB for a PH batting average of .737.

Not too bad..... Grin

In my adoption of baseball, I always thought that Musial and Ted Williams were the last of the great great all-time great hitters. No disrespect  to the likes of Mantle, Mays., Aaron and all those who followed, but the combination of HR/RBI power and batting average compiled over "20 year careers" produced by both Stan and Ted are astounding, especially in this day and age of power hitters routinely compiling 100-150Ks+ per season in order to hit 30--40+ HRs. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 12:43:16 PM »

Roob,

In 1962, at age 41, Stash had 19 official at bats as a pinch hitter.  On 5 of these occasions he was retired - a failure. But he did manage 14 hits in 19 AB for a PH batting average of .737.

Not too bad..... Grin

In my adoption of baseball, I always thought that Musial and Ted Williams were the last of the great great all-time great hitters. No disrespect  to the likes of Mantle, Mays., Aaron and all those who followed, but the combination of HR/RBI power and batting average compiled over "20 year careers" produced by both Stan and Ted are astounding, especially in this day and age of power hitters routinely compiling 100-150Ks+ per season in order to hit 30--40+ HRs. 
You're calling a City Boy like me a "Roob"!!!   Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 12:45:37 PM »

Oh my typing is terrible. My apologies to the lad from Winnipeg.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 12:52:26 PM »

One more startling stat just read this AM:

In the 1963 World Series, how many pitchers did the LA Dodgers use? Total pitchers used in the entire series. Answer below:

4 !!!!!!!!!!!

And today, we have 10 pitchers used in a single game by one team!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2020, 01:11:32 PM »

Roob,

In 1962, at age 41, Stash had 19 official at bats as a pinch hitter.  On 5 of these occasions he was retired - a failure. But he did manage 14 hits in 19 AB for a PH batting average of .737.

Not too bad..... Grin

In my adoption of baseball, I always thought that Musial and Ted Williams were the last of the great great all-time great hitters. No disrespect  to the likes of Mantle, Mays., Aaron and all those who followed, but the combination of HR/RBI power and batting average compiled over "20 year careers" produced by both Stan and Ted are astounding, especially in this day and age of power hitters routinely compiling 100-150Ks+ per season in order to hit 30--40+ HRs. 

I agree absolutely, and that's why they were my favourite 2 players, with Spahn joining them.  I guess I was partial to excellent players who displayed their excellence over long periods.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2020, 07:51:45 PM »

That's Arthur  Lee  Maye.  He was  called Arthur by Calif  & music folks  & was a very nice guy.RIP
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2020, 12:10:43 PM »

How did Lee Maye & The crowns get into the picture here?  Huh
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2020, 10:26:31 PM »

Robb mentioned the back of one of Maye's   cards with him singing.
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2020, 01:06:49 PM »

Aha! I think I also have a Jim "Mudcat" Grant with a similar cartoon on the back.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2020, 02:21:14 PM »

If a player with Mayes singing ability  were around today hed be singing before  games.  Dick Allen of all  things had a good voice.
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2020, 01:29:26 AM »

If a guy today hot like Maye and sang like Maye he probably would not have had to work as an Amtrak porter.  As a solid hitting OF, he'd be making...oh I don't know, an easy $3-5M per year once he reached hiss initial free agency period.
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2020, 11:39:12 PM »

agree mike. How did u know  he worked  for Amtrak?  He did of  course.
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« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2020, 01:46:55 AM »

agree mike. How did u know  he worked  for Amtrak?  He did of  course.

I've read it in multiple bios and/or it may have been mentioned in UGHA performances on VCR/DVD.
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