Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Players with Exact Stats

A botched attempt at an interesting blog entry. I was curious to see if any 2 players in history had the exact same statistics. I figured over the years, 2 players would accidentally end up with the exact same baseball card stats. G, AB, R, H, DBL, TPL, HR, RBI.

I knew it would happen often at a lower volume of at bats but I surmised that 2 regulars would have coincidentally shared the same statistics but the highest at bat total that I could find was 87.

Year Player       Team  G AB R  H 2B 3B HR RBI
1931 Clint Brown  CLE  39 87 8 15  3  0  0   9
1993 Jeff Tackett BAL  39 87 8 15  3  0  0   9

The second highest is a pair of pitchers which makes some sense since they don't accumulate a lot of extra base hits and rbis.

Year Player            Team  G AB R  H 2B 3B HR RBI
1975 Lynn McGlothen    Stl  35 80 3  7  0  0  0   0
1991 Terry Mulholland  Phi  35 80 3  7  0  0  0   0

I enjoy delving into the stats looking for oddities and I'm kinda disappointed on this one. Sorry to waste your time.

1 comment:

Schwenny said...

Actually, the fact that this only happened twice, makes it interesting. If there were a bunch of examples, it wouldn't be unique.