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Stat of the day: Multi-hit game leaders

Sep 7, 2009, 11:50 AM EDT

Courtesy of Stats, LLC

Ichiro Suzuki – 64

Robinson Cano – 59

Derek Jeter – 56

Hanley Ramirez – 52

Jacoby Ellsbury – 51

Aaron Hill – 51

Miguel Tejada – 50

Ryan Braun – 49

Chone Figgins – 49

Miguel Cabrera – 49

  1. Malcohm McGregor - Sep 7, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Not taking anything away from the rest of the leaders, but I am most impressed at second year player Jacoby Ellsbury. I thought Ellsbury should have been awarded rookie of the year lst year, but with all the media hype given to Longoria,he was given the award. Ellsbury has only improved on his impressive rookie numbers and I consider him to be one of the best all around baseball players in the majors. Offense, defense, hits, steals, damn good ball player.

  2. Larry - Sep 7, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Multi hit games mean little. On base percentage and runs produced (Runs scored plus runs driven in) are far more important. Runs win games not hits, no mater how they are scored.
    A player who gets a walk steals second and goes to thind on a ground out and scores on a Sac fly produces a run. No hits, one run.
    A guy gets a hit the next guy hits into a doub;e play and the following hitter gets another hit. The next guy singles him to third and the following hitter pops up. 3 Hits and no runs. That’s why OBP is more important than Batting Average and Runs produced are even more important.

  3. hop - Sep 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    You gotta be kidding right? Ellsbury had a .729 on base%, a terrible on base % and has no business leading off and you thought he should get the ROY over Longoria who had a .874 OPS% and had good power, decent average, knocked in 85 and played good in the field? It wasn’t even close, only a redsuk fan would have said what larry did here which backs up what i always thought about redsuk fans. They are the least knowledgable fans in baseball period.

  4. NastyNate - Sep 7, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    how can you say multi-hit games mean little. you say obp and runs produced are what matter. but if you get 2 hits in one game your obp is at least .400, and probably .500. just looking at the list, 7 out of the 10 are in the top 20 in runs (cabrera, ichiro, and tejada are not), 6 out of 10 are in the top 28 in obp, and all 10 are hitting at or above .300. (top 40 in the league). These are the better hitters in the league, most of them are guys that are all-stars year in and year out. Give them their due credit

  5. Malcohm McGregor - Sep 7, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Larry. You forgot the other skills that are required of a major leaque ball player. You only concentrated on one area of excellent baseball, hitting. Don’t forget; speed, defense, hits, steals. You are wearing blinders. Please don’t tell me you are only concerned with the offensive part of the game. Too bad. You are missing half of the game.

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