Sunday, April 24, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, April 24, 2022 -- "Fun With Numbers: 3000"

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"Whether any of these guys, or Ramirez and Bogaerts behind them, or Juan Soto and Wander Franco behind them, reach 3,000 hits depends on factors outside of the players’ control. Remember, the problem is getting worse. The league batting average during Soto’s career is .247. During Franco’s career, it’s .243. Good luck, fellas."