Thursday, September 10, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, September 10, 2020 -- "Thinking Inside the Box, 29-9 Edition"

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"We can know that RBIs aren’t the best measure of a player while still staring in awe at a '9' in that column. There have been just 41 times in recorded baseball history that a player has driven in at least nine runs a game -- about once every three years or so. Duvall is the first since Mark Reynolds drove in ten for the Nationals a bit more than two seasons ago. He’s the second Brave to do so, tying Tony Cloninger’s team record set in the famous two-slam game in 1966."