Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hammer Time #2

This is just the second example of an NL player from the 1958 All Star subset that I've posted. It's a favorite subset of mine and I'm slowly crawling towards completion. S-L-O-W-L-Y being the operative term.

One thing I like is the stats versus opposing teams that filled the back. Hank hit 10 homers against the Pirates in 1957. Ten! When you played 7 other clubs 22 times each in your season stuff like that could happen. But still. Ten homers in twenty two games means one almost every other game. I wonder if the Bucs' staff ever knocked Hank down?

Random Hank Aaron fact: There is a Hank Aaron State Trail. It runs between Milwaukee's Miller Park Stadium and the Lake Michigan lakefront