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Phillies Blogathon: Hour 53

As a hitting coach, Charlie Manuel helped the 1999 Indians score 1,000 runs.

Phillies Blogathon: Hour 53

In 1999, during his last season as a hitting coach before becoming the manager, Charlie Manuel's Cleveland Indians became the seventh major league team to score 1,000 runs. They remain the only team since 1950 to do so.

The four-digit seven:

Team       Year       Runs W-L     Avg.     OBA Slg. HR
Cardinals    1930 1004 92-62 .314 .372     .471     104
Yankees 1930 1062 86-68 .309 .384 .488 152
Yankees 1931 1067 94-59 .297 .383 .457 155
Yankees 1932 1002     107-47 .286 .376 .454 160
Yankees 1936 1065 102-51 .300 .381 .483 182
Red Sox 1950 1027 94-60 .302 .385 .464 161
Indians 1999 1009 97-65 .289 .373 .467 209
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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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.

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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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