Monday, May 17, 2010

For the Record

Jamie Moyer, Philadelphia Phillie southpaw has allowed 491 homers. All-time record holder, recently passed Robin Roberts at 505.

Russell Branyan, 34-year old journeyman has 2,824 plate appearances entering 2010. At his current pace-one whiff every 2.99 plate appearance-he'll reach 1,000 K's before his 3,000 trip to the plate. Record holder is former Giant and Brewer Rob Deer who was fastest to 1000 K's needing only 3,221 plate appearances to reach that dubious honor. But Branyan has 946 K's and is on pace to shatter Deer's mark.

Ron Villone holds the dubious honor of playing on the most teams at 12. He is tied with Mike Morgan, the former hurler. Currently Villone is a free agent. Said ESPN mag, Villone better not get complacent because once Matt Stairs sees action for the San Diego Padres this year he too will join the 12-team club.

Kevin Marquez