Quiz – Post-War Batters (solved)
Here are what might appear to be a random collection of ballplayers. Represented are players from each of the past 7 decades.
But, there is a common batting feat that connects the following list of players. What is that feat?
Hint: these are only retired players to achieve this feat since 1946
Congratulations to Insert Name Here and Richard Chester. INH identified these players as the only retired players with careers of 1500 or fewer hits that included a season since 1946 of 200 hits and 50 RBI. Of the 102 retired players with a 200 hit season since 1946, only 11 failed to parlay that success into a career of more than 1500 hits. Those 11 include the 10 players in our quiz plus Bob Dillinger, whose 200 hit season produced only 44 RBI. Dillinger’s career was only 753 games, the only player of those 102 not to reach 1000 games, which was the alternative solution to the quiz identified by Richard Chester.
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