Tag:Records
Posted on: February 20, 2008 2:38 pm
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Ken Griffey Jr.

I was reading the article on A-Rod and one of the posters said as long as he doesnt pull a Griffey and that got me to thinking where would Griffey be if he hadnt been so injury prone.  So I looked up his stats from CBS... http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/playe
rs/playerpage/7664

and I took his avg number of homeruns for seasons under 140 games played and stretched it out over a 160 games to find out where he "could" be. 

Year

1994 - 18 more homeruns

1995 - 19 more homeruns

2001 - 10 more homeruns

2002 - 10 more homeruns

2003 - 26 more homeruns

2004 - 18 more homeruns

2005 - 9 more homeruns

2006 - 13 more homeruns

This equals out to 123 more homeruns that he couldave/shouldave had over the course of his career.  With that total it would have put him at 716 heading into this year with him possibly being the first to 800 HR.  No real point I just remember cheering for him when I was younger and wondering what couldave been if he never got injured (or never missed more than 40 games a year.

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