Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 43

Comparing the 2011, 2008,1980, 1977 and 1976 Phillies.

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 43

Here is how the Phillies' 2011 regular season numbers compare with the club's two World Championship teams (1980 and 2008) and the 1976 and 1977 teams that won 101 games:

 

1976 1977 1980 2008 2011
Record     101-61     101-61       91-71       92-70      102-60
Runs/Game 4.75 5.22 4.49 4.93 4.40
   Opp. 3.44 4.12 3.94 4.20 3.27
Home Runs 110 186 117 214 153
   Opp. 98 134 87 160 120
Batting Avg. .272 .279 .270 .255 .253
   Opp. .250 .263 .255 .260 .240
On-Base Pct.     .338 .346 .327 .332 .323
   Opp. .301 .323 .319 .329 .296
Slugging Pct. .395 .448 .400 .438 .395
   Opp. .368 .407 .372 .410 .361
ERA 3.08 3.71 3.43 3.88 3.02

 

 

About this blog

Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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Bob Vetrone Jr.
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