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Old 10-12-2012, 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
Well we didn't led the league in solo homers, the Yankees did, as one might assume since they lead the A.L. in HR. Second, the Sox hit one off the lowest percentage of HR in the league with bases empty... I think only 2 teams hit a fewer percentage of HR with no one on base than the Sox. I mean, I too would like the Sox to hit nothing but grand slams, but that's just not reality.
And I think it was you who sagely pointed out that the most likely scenario in any at bat is to have the bases empty, so the most likely situation for a home run is with the bases empty. I hadn't thought of it before you pointed it out, but it makes perfect sense.

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