Bluegrass natives eligible for All-Time 9 Teams

Major League Baseball
SI Cover March 18, 1996

SI Cover March 18, 1996

MLB.com and Major League Baseball are running a new promotion where fans can vote on the All-Time 9 Team for each franchise.  The concept is simple, fans are offered a selection of the best individual season at each position in franchise history and vote for their favorite, in much the same way they vote for the All-Star team. A few Kentucky natives are eligible for the voting in case your interested:

  • Arizona Diamondbacks — Brandon Webb — SP — (2008) .149, 11 RBI
  • Arizona Diamondbacks — Mark Reynolds — 3B –(2009) .263, 44 HR, 101 RBI
  • Atlanta Braves — Bill Sweeney — 1B — (1912) .344, 1 HR, 100 RBI
  • Cincinnati Reds — Gus Bell — OF — (1953) .300, 30 HR, 105 RBI
  • Detroit Tigers — Bobby Veach — OF — (1921) .338, 16 HR, 128 RBI
  • Florida Marlins — Dan Uggla — 2B — (2008) .260, 32 HR, 92 RBI
  • Los Angeles Dodgers — Pee Wee Reese — SS — (1949) .279, 16 HR, 73 RBI
  • Seattle Mariners — Jay Buhner — OF — (1996) .271, 44 HR, 138 RBI
  • Washington Nationals — Austin Kearns — OF — (2007) .266, 16 HR, 74 RBI
Advertisements

BluGrass Baseball Record Book: Hits

Major League Baseball
Hall of Famer Earle Combs

Hall of Famer Earle Combs

In the second installment of the record book series we’ll look at Kentucky’s all-time hits leaders for a career and single-season.  Remember we’re following the “Lincoln Rule,” so all players have to have been born in Kentucky.

Career Hits Leaders

  1. Pee Wee Reese — 1940-1958 — 2170
  2. Bobby Veach — 1912-1925 — 2063
  3. Earle Combs — 1924-1935 — 1866
  4. Gus Bell — 1950-1964 — 1823
  5. Travis Fryman — 1990-2002 — 1776

Single-Season Hits Leaders

  1. Earle Combs — 1927 — 231
  2. Bobby Veach — 1921 — 207
  3. Bill Sweeney — 1912 — 204
  4. Earle Combs — 1925 — 203
  5. Earle Combs — 1929 — 202/Bobby Veach — 1922 — 202