Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Damn You Fred Tauby

I thought I was witnessing history. I thought something special was happening. I thought John Bowker was the worst hitter, statistically, to ever play for the Phillies. But no, that would be Fred Tauby.

Bowker is 0-12. That's an average of .000. But he's not the first player to go hitless as a Phillie.

In 1906 Ches Crist went 0-11 in his only season of professional baseball.

In 1938 Ray Stoviak went 0-10 in his only season of professional baseball.

But the benchmark was set one year before Stoviak stunk up the park, when Fred Tauby went 0-20.

*Technically the worst Phillies hitter ever is Jim Hearn, who was a career 0-33 over three season. But he was a pitcher so he doesn't count.

*Check out this boxscore. Tauby never got a hit as a Phillie but once went 0-1 with 2 runs and 3 RBI. Obiously the guy had Ryan Howard-like ability to rack up RBI without actually hitting very much. I keed, I keed.

16 comments:

ripjgarcia said...

I salute your resilience in declaring the potential end of your blogging career if MM is our starting shortstop next year. On the bright side I could go to a blog where the his major proponent commenter on this site is banned.

GM-Carson said...

Sir Alden is still banned from Beer Leaguer? hahahaha

We're the best stie anyway. People need to recognize.

Preserve Jon said...

I expected a big 100 on the blog today, what the crap?

SirAlden said...

Not Banned. Never Post except when the Phils Prove that Pat Gillick was right and the blowhard poster who shall remain nameless was wrong.

SirAlden said...

Not a major proponent of M&M, I do not want him to be our Opening Day 2012 Shortstop.

Looks like Jimmy is heading to the Giants.

I also supported M&M as the 25th Player vs. former 25th Phillies of the last 6 years.

Boy he is fast, and a great fielder too. Mila and Corey agree.

SirAlden said...

Lee's 2011 Campaign

From Elias:

Cliff Lee, in what was presumably his final appearance of the regular season, struck out six batters and didn't walk any, to give him 238 strikeouts and only 42 walks in 232 2/3 innings this season.

Only four pitchers in major league history have had a lower walk rate in a season in which they threw 150 or more innings and averaged at least one strikeout per inning: Pedro Martinez (1999 and 2000), Curt Schilling (2001 and 2002), Randy Johnson (2004) and Ben Sheets (2004).

Anonymous said...

Tauby made actualy contact (3 rbi via sac), so swing and miss Bowker is much worse in my book. Bowker can't even spell RBI

Anonymous said...

Rollins would be stupid to go to the Giants (well, the money would be good), just ask Rowand. Those nice pop HRs to right at CBP would be lazy flies in SF - doubt he'd get a homer in that park, he'd probably hit .210.

GM-Carson said...

If the Giants sign Rollins, then you know he's on his way to being washed up (see- Aubrey Huff, Aaron Roward, Miguel Tejada, Mark DeRosa, Pat Burrell).

Gonzo Undead said...

I think Martinez is an awful shortstop. His best position is third base.

C.M.R. said...

his best position is the one he would be in after getting hit by a bus

SirAlden said...

Ouch!

Corey said...

his best position is wherever the manager of the iron pigs decides to play him.

Preserve Jon said...

This is more like it.

Breathing a sigh of relief.

Asst.GM-RK said...

Seeing Freddie Gonzalez with that blank stare in the dugout, I couldn't help but think what kind of Sept. they would have had with Cox still at the helm? Not that he could have pitched or hit. Despite bringing it up, still didn't like the guy!

GM-Carson said...

Apparently the Phils do have a magic switch that they can flip.