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doublem23
08-26-2008, 04:43 PM
Only 350 more HR for a quarter of 1 million in baseball history.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/250_000.shtml

There have been 3,965 HR hit in 2008 and there have been 147 days since Opening Day (I know The Red Sox and A's played 3 games in Japan and the Nats opened their park March 31, but I'm still starting the count on April 1), for an average of 26.97 HR/day, meaning the 250,00th should be hit sometime on either Sunday, Sep. 7 or Monday, Sep. 8

turners56
08-26-2008, 04:44 PM
Only 350 more HR for a quarter of 1 billion in baseball history.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/250_000.shtml

I think you meant million.

Iwritecode
08-26-2008, 04:46 PM
Only 350 more HR for a quarter of 1 billion in baseball history.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/250_000.shtml

So Ross Barnes hit the first homerun? Why are they counting the one in 1876 and not the 4 he hit between 1871 and 1875?

I obviously don't know my baseball history very well...

doublem23
08-26-2008, 04:49 PM
I think you meant million.

Million, billion, same diff. :redface:

doublem23
08-26-2008, 04:51 PM
So Ross Barnes hit the first homerun? Why are they counting the one in 1876 and not the 4 he hit between 1871 and 1875?

I obviously don't know my baseball history very well...

The National League wasn't founded until 1876. Stats before 1876 count the same as stats from the Negro or Federal Leagues; interesting, important, but not official in the way stats from the NL since 1876 or AL since 1901 do.

The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League (NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball, and the world's oldest extant professional team sports league. Founded on February 2, 1876 to replace the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, it is sometimes called the Senior Circuit in contrast to the "Junior Circuit" of the American League, established as a major league in 1901.

- from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_League)

Iwritecode
08-26-2008, 05:00 PM
The National League wasn't founded until 1876. Stats before 1876 count the same as stats from the Negro Leagues or Federal Leagues; interesting, important, but not official in the way stats from the NL since 1876 or AL since 1901 do.



- from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_League)

Yea, I figured it was something like that.

DumpJerry
08-26-2008, 05:26 PM
250,000? I thought there would have been more.

doublem23
08-27-2008, 09:17 AM
25 HR hit yesterday
249,675 all-time
325 to go.

doublem23
08-28-2008, 05:26 PM
31 HR yesterday (plus 2 more that the SABR (http://www.sabr.org/) recently discovered)
249,708 total
292 to go

turners56
08-28-2008, 05:31 PM
I find it funny how the AL was the junior circuit, it's the opposite now. :redneck

doublem23
08-28-2008, 05:32 PM
I find it funny how the AL was the junior circuit, it's the opposite now. :redneck

It's still younger.

turners56
08-28-2008, 05:35 PM
It's still younger.

Yeah, I understand that, but I was referring to the talent of the teams in the league right now.

Scottiehaswheels
08-28-2008, 08:39 PM
To make things really interesting, our current lineup boasts players who have combined in their careers to hit almost 1% of that 250,000. 2,393 HR hit to date by the roster of active players by my count, and that doesn't include any from pitchers; i.e. Javy in the NL or what not.

downstairs
09-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Looks like its going to happen today. Only 4 to go. Kinda cool, if you're into geeky stuff like this.

#1swisher
09-08-2008, 07:56 PM
Looks like its going to happen today. Only 4 to go. Kinda cool, if you're into geeky stuff like this.

Yeah! White Sox/Jays postponed...it would of/could of been Uribe!

turners56
09-08-2008, 07:59 PM
Yeah! White Sox/Jays postponed...it would of/could of been Uribe!

Juan would do something like that...

joebro25
09-08-2008, 08:06 PM
Our old friend Gio Gonzalez really wanted to be part of the milestone, he gave up 249,998 to Maggs, and 249,999 and 250,000 to Gary Sheffield.

turners56
09-08-2008, 08:11 PM
Our old friend Gio Gonzalez really wanted to be part of the milestone, he gave up 249,998 to Maggs, and 249,999 and 250,000 to Gary Sheffield.

In other words, he sucks. It's too bad that a d-bag like Sheffield had to hit it.

all*star quentin
09-08-2008, 09:42 PM
from the score, looked like bp.
Congrats! Gary Sheffield

dakuda
09-08-2008, 10:07 PM
250,000? I thought there would have been more.

I would have thought the same. There goes my chance of ever catching the 1,000,000 home run.

BleacherBandit
09-08-2008, 10:56 PM
I would have thought the same. There goes my chance of ever catching the 1,000,000 home run.
Let's see, it took around 130 years for 250,000 home runs....Can you live for another 390 years?

#1swisher
09-08-2008, 11:08 PM
per Tony Kornheiser's blog
1/5 of the 250,000 have been hit since 1999 only 9 years ago