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Who in the heck was Jigger Statz?

Aug 17, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

Jigger Statz

And why isn’t that some sabermetrician’s street name?

To find out who Jigger Statz was, and to read a wonderfully entertaining list of the most interesting players to hit one and only one home run for each team, go read this week’s Power Rankings from Grant Brisbee over at SB Nation.

This is the kind of thing the Internet was invented for, people.  Well that, lolcats and rage comics anyway.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 17, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    “This is the kind of thing the Internet was invented for, people. Well that, lolcats and rage comics anyway.”

    And pointing out Ryan Howard’s faults :P

    • Sportsdrenched - Aug 17, 2011 at 10:43 AM

      and the ability to fire off unaccountable snark.

    • b7p19 - Aug 17, 2011 at 10:46 AM

      Na, Howard doesn’t need the internet to get the word out that he’s highly overrated. His play does a great job of that on it’s own.

  2. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 17, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Jigga what?

    • marshmallowsnake - Aug 17, 2011 at 12:26 PM

      I was going to say that Jay-Z stole this dudes name, but you beat me to it.

    • aceshigh11 - Aug 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM

      Jigga, please!

  3. sdelmonte - Aug 17, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Just knowing there was a player – a fairly successful one, at that – named Jigger Statz has made my day.

  4. SmackSaw - Aug 17, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    He was the oldest old timer at Angels old timer day games when I was a kid. His quote was that when he played for the Yankees, he roomed with Babe Ruth’s luggage.

    • hep3 - Aug 17, 2011 at 3:11 PM

      I think that was the Angels late coach, Jimmie Reese and not Jigger Statz.

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