Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Joe DiMaggio Or Ted Williams Or... Matt Holiday?

Today I was watching High Heat, and they mentioned Matt Hollidays 45 game on base streak. Christopher Russo also brought up the fact that he thought that a hitting streak is much better then an on base streak. Then, he asked Brian Kenny who he would rather take in situational hitting, Ted Williams or Joe DiMaggio? Russo said DiMaggio and Kenny said Williams. I can understand why someone would choose DiMaggio since he was a power hitter, but he also would get on base a ton. Williams is one of the best players of all time, and he finished his career with an OBP close to .500. That's insane! So if it were the bottom of the 10th, the game tied at 4, and their were no outs, would you rather have DiMaggio or Williams come up to the plate? It's very close, but if I were to choose, I would probably rather have DiMaggio. However, I would rather have someone get on base for 84 games instead of a player have a 56 game hitting streak. Why? Because if you're down two run sin the 9th inning with one out, you can't expect to tie the game with nobody on base, so you need someone on base before that's able to happen. Matt Holliday is more then halfway to Williams on base streak of 84...
I pulled this card about 2 years ago from a box of 2007 Bowmans Best that I got for Christmas. Matt Holliday was definitely one of the names I was looking to pull, and I got just what I wanted! It's a sticker autograph, and his signature is a little messy, but Holliday is one of the best players in the game, and is looking to reach 85 consecutive games of getting on base! Hopefully Holliday can pull through, keep doing what he's doing, and get on base for the next 41 games! 
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Thank you for reading! 

2 comments:

  1. Nice post! I like Holliday's chances.. I have that same card but one of the parallel autographs. Bowman's Best is such a nice product, although I wish the autos were on card.

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