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DateEdit

November 9, 2015

SummaryEdit

Ben and Sam talk about the best Barry Bonds facts with Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes Family Barbecue.

Topics Edit

  • Barry Bonds facts

IntroEdit

Kanye West, "Amazing" (feat. Young Jeezy)

OutroEdit

Cat Power, "The Greatest"

BanterEdit

  • The loud one is Jake and the quieter one is Jordan
  • The secret of happiness in life is "to hang out with people who are really good at their jobs and yet for some reason some people hate them."
  • Bonds focused episode should have been Episode 688 for his unbreakable IBB record.
  • Jake's bike lock combo: 1-4-2-2, for Bonds's OPS in 2004
  • Baseball started in 1988, according to Sam, though Bonds debuted in 1986

Play IndexEdit

Barry Bonds Facts, Records, and Stats Edit

  • 762 Career HR
  • 688 Career IBB
  • 1.422 OPS in 2004
  • 16 HR in 1986
  • 25 HR in 1987
  • More HR than David Ortiz and Hank Greenberg combined
  • Only hit more than 50 HR in one season (2001), same as Greg Vaughn and Brady Anderson
  • From 2000-2004, Bonds had more IBB than Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire in their combined careers
  • 268 OPS+ (2002)
  • 73 HR (2001)
  • 120 IBB (2004)
  • 1.200 OPS (2003)
  • From 2001-2004, OPS after a 0-2 count was .970 (2nd - Luis Gonzalez, .790)
  • .889 Career OPS after 0-1 count
  • 373 AB in 2004 (617 PA)
  • From 2002-2004, OPS after a 0-2 count was 1.042, 3rd best OPS in MLB (Helton: 1.061, Pujols: 1.044)
  • From 2001-2004, worst OPS in any 20-game stretch was better than Adrian Beltre's Career OPS
  • WPA through IBB is higher than Beltre's Career WPA
  • From 2001-2004, worst month slash line was May 2004: .250/.532/.542
  • Only member of 400-400 club (1998)
  • Only member of 500-500 club (2003)
  • One-fourth of 300-300 club are named Bonds
  • By the time of his 2nd All-Star Game (1992), he had passed HOF Jim Rice in Career WAR (47.4)
  • 3 seasons before 1st ASG, 1987-89, had WAR of 5.8, 6.2, 8.0
  • 1990 earned 1st MVP and 1st MVP votes
  • Passed 100 WAR before 2000
  • .986 OPS vs. LHP, only LHH in top 50, 14th overall (min. 1000 PA)
  • .306/.452/.551 vs. HOF Randy Johnson in 62 PA
  • 1 for 1, 8 BB (5 IBB), 5.000 OPS vs. Guillermo Mota
  • 1 for 1, 5 BB, 5.000 OPS vs. Chad Bradford
  • 0 for 6, 0 BB, vs. Geremi Gonzalez
  • Bonds in 2002 vs. HOF Pedro Martinez in 2000, using log 5 method:
    • .274/.418/.584
    • 1.002 OPS
  • From 2001-2004, vs. pitcher that would get Cy Young votes that season:
    • 138 PA
    • .327/.522/.786
    • 1.308 OPS
  • Has more IBB than Tampa Bay Rays franchise (577, as of 2017 season)
  • From 2001-2004, had more IBB than every other team (2nd, Cardinals with 24 fewer)
  • From 1993-2004, had more IBB than 14 teams
  • In 1986, (113 G) struck out 102 times, never struck out 100 in a season again
  • 165 Career GDP
  • In 2004, about half of his PA resulted in XBH or BB
  • From 2001-2004, reached base in 96% of games played
  • From 2001-2004, longest streak of starts without reaching base was 2 games (2x)
  • Had a steak of 20 games of reaching base at least twice
  • Career long hitting streak, 15 games
  • 1.441 OPS on Yom Kippur throughout his career
  • From 2001-2007, 43 SB, 6 CS
  • From 2003-2007, 21 SB, 1 CS (after Guillermo Mota bases empty IBB)
  • 1.045 OPS (2007), higher than the best seasons of Lance Berkman, Ryan Braun, HOF Vlad Guerrero, Chris Davis
  • .480 OBP (2007), led league
  • 13 IBB in 2002 Playoffs
  • .936 OPS Career in Postseason
  • From 2001-2004, accounted for 1.2% of all BB and 5.1% of IBB in MLB
  • 49.1% of career hits were XBH (1st - McGwire, 52%)
  • Bobby Bonds's best WAR (7.8) season would rank 13th best if it were his son's
  • In 2004, 1st half OPS = 2nd half OPS (1.421)
  • In 2001, when pulling the ball, 1.556 SLG
  • In 2001, vs. groundball pitchers, he hit a HR/6 AB

Bonds Facts Genres Edit

  • Batter-Pitcher Match-ups
  • Comparing him to teams
  • Comparing him to other great players
  • Clubs that he belongs to that no one else belongs to
  • Homerun facts (Consensus worst genre)
  • Intentional Walk facts (Consensus best genre)
  • Vs. LHP compared to the best RHH against LHP
  • Bonds 2001-2004 vs. other great player's careers
  • After an 0-2 count
  • Adrian Beltre
  • Bonds was amazing even before 2001
  • Reaching base
  • Stolen base stats
  • Last season
  • 2002 Playoffs

NotesEdit

  • When discussing how baseball 'lost its mind' around Barry Bonds, Sam compares it to the riots and unrest that Igor Stevinsky's Rite of Spring caused when it was first played.
  • Mike Trout passed HOF Bruce Sutter in WAR (24.5) in 2014 and HOF Jim Rice (47.4) in 2016.
  • Geremi Gonzalez was struck by lightning and killed 2 years after ending his Bonds dominating career.
  • Ben and Sam note that this is essentially an entire Play Index segment.

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