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Friday, 12 October 2012 15:59

Tearing the Record Book. 10/12/13 by Brian Meyers

Bryan Jennings (of the Gentlemen) and Brian Meyers (of the Industrials) 2012 seasons had all the makings of the 1998 MLB homerun chase between Sosa and Mcgwire, but hopefully their record chase will come without the lengthy steroid investigation!  The two veteran American League sluggers broke 9 season total records and 2 single game records, combined for more than 200 Hits, 85 Homeruns, over 200 RBI’s and scored more than 160 Runs, all totals that reflect the average total of the other 14 teams in the league!

The chart below is just a cross section of the teams that had totals close to those of the two Br(y/i)an’s.

Team

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

Avg.

OBP

SLG

Bryan/Brian

415

162

226

30

1

85

207

43

80

0.544

0.587

1.236

Friars

767

176

261

18

0

42

176

145

164

0.340

0.445

0.528

Wiff This

699

190

262

25

1

74

187

105

122

0.375

0.456

0.731

Hitless

662

169

223

25

1

51

169

125

175

0.337

0.442

0.609

Glory Days

677

190

242

25

1

54

190

100

168

0.357

0.440

0.637

 

Bryan Jennings - Gentlemen

Unquestionably the league’s best hitter, Bryan hit a staggering .614 becoming the first hitter in the KWL history to hit .600+ and breaking Meyers’s previous record average of .526 dating back to the league’s inaugural season! Quick out of the box, Bryan was a nightmare to face as a pitcher.  But when he wasn’t legging out hits, he managed to demolish his previous Homerun record (26) by hitting an unheard of 47 longballs in 2012! Bryan smacked a homerun every 4.29 at bats, so if you were lucky, he was only going to tag you for 3 homeruns each week. Wow!

Records broken:
Single Season; Homeruns (47), Hits (124), Avg. (.614), Runs (91), OBP (.655), SLG (1.356) and OPS (2.011)

Bryan’s season earned him his 3rd MVP and 4th Yellow Slugger, two awards that he has never been more deserving for! Kudos on an amazing season!

 

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

Avg.

OBP

SLG

B. Jennings

202

91

124

9

0

47

91

24

31

0.614

0.655

1.356

Brian Meyers – Industrials

Playing second fiddle in this band of hitters is still no joke!  Despite finishing behind Jennings in Homeruns (38), Hits (102) and Runs (71), Brian still made his own mark on the record book! The league’s all-time run producer made no exception in 2012 as he became the first hitter to break 100 RBI’s in a season, driving in 106! Shattering his previous record of 71 set in 2008.  Knocking in runs at this clip takes some big hits, which he provided with his 21 2B’s more than doubling the previous record of 10! More than 60% of Brian’s hits in 2012 were for extra bases and if he only had an average week against you, you would only have to worry about him knocking in 7.57 Runs in the series. Wow!

Records Broken:
Single Season; RBI’s (106), 2B’s (21)  Single Game; HR’s (6), 2B’s (5)

 

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

Avg.

OBP

SLG

B.Meyers

213

71

102

21

1

38

106

19

49

0.479

0.522

1.122

Congratulations to both sluggers on an incredible season! Looking forward to 2013!

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:24
 
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