Most RBIs In A Season By A Rookie

Ted Williams

The record for most RBIs in a season by a rookie is held by the iconic Ted Williams (Red Sox) in 1939 with 145. Second on this list of rookie RBI seasons is another Red Sox player, Walt Dropo, who chalked up 144 RBIs in 1950. Only 4 other rookies have ever tallied over 100 […]

Most Hits And At-Bats By A Rookie

Ichiro

Ichiro Suzuki holds the Major League record for hits in a season by a rookie. He tallied 242 for Seattle in 2001. Lloyd Waner had previously held the record since 1927 with Pittsburgh with 223. Jimmy Williams is the only 19th century rookie on this list with 219 hits for the Pirates in 1899. A […]

Career High Slugging Percentage and OPS

George Herman "Babe" Ruth at Seattle’s Dugdale Park, October 19, 1924. (Source: Seattlepi.com file/MOHAI)

Babe Ruth holds the career record for Slugging Percentage with .690*. He also holds the career record for On Base plus Slugging Percentage with 1.164*. The leader in both categories among active MLB leaders at the time of this post? Albert Pujols (SLG .610 & OPS 1.027). *minimum 5,000 plate appearances    

Cardinals Win World Series 2011: Freese MVP

World Series 2011 MVP David Freese recorded hits in 8 of the final 9 regular-season games, setting the table for his phenomenal postseason performance.

The St. Louis Cardinals are the World Series 2011 Champions. And, the kid who grew up in St. Louis rooting for the Redbirds was named MVP of the Series. David Freese capped off the MLB championships by knocking in 2 more runs (for a MLB record of  21 postseason RBIs) to help the Cards defeat […]

World Series 2011 Game Six: Cards Freese Rangers In Thriller

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Third baseman David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals may not have the credentials of his teammate, Albert Pujols, or the Rangers’ Josh Hamilton, but he is rapidly approaching cult status among the Busch Stadium faithful! Freese, the “Big Chill,” blasted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to send the […]

MLB Championships: Cards Stack Deck–Put Brewers Into Deep Freese

David Freese goes deep early in Game 6 of the NLCS.

On Sunday, October 16th, the Cards shuffled a near perfect deck, securing their 18th National League pennant. The MLB championships are well represented with the battle-tested St. Louis crew and the very deep Texas Rangers baseball club. The Cardinals “upset” the Milwaukee Brewers with a combination of timely hitting, clutch relief pitching and the brilliant […]