Saturday, September 10, 2005

Here's an interesting fact

This just in from the Elias Sports Bureau:

Atlanta led Washington 6-2 on Friday night before the Nationals rallied to win, 8-6. The Braves had won each of the last 76 games in which they took a lead of at least four runs, which was the longest current streak in the majors. That distinction now belongs to Washington; the Nationals' franchise has won the last 67 games in which it has gone ahead by four runs.

And in the category of That Cabrera Guy Is Pretty Good, Elias says this:

Here's one that slipped through the cracks Thursday night: Miguel Cabrera became the youngest player in major-league history to record back-to-back seasons of 30 or more home runs. At the age of 22 years, 143 days, Cabrera was 80 days younger than Albert Pujols when Pujols posted his second consecutive 30-homer season in 2002. There were only two previous holders of this record: Babe Ruth from 1921 to 1930, and Jimmie Foxx for 72 years prior to Pujols.

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