From the Bill Chuck Files…Nine to Know: Pedey, Pedro, Pujols, Pierre and more

  1. The Cardinals, Rockies, and Rangers all finished the 2012 season with 1526 hits, the most in the majors.

  2. Umpire Chad Fairchild had the highest percentage of correct calls on taken pitches at 89.8%; Tom Welke had the lowest percentage at 84.7%.

  3. Super Addition is an anagram of Dustin Pedroia.

  4. Over the last three seasons, Juan Pierre leads the majors with 51 sac bunts in 448 games. HOFer Joe Morgan had 51 sac bunts in his 2649 game career.

  5. Unemployed Kyle Lohse’s .842 winning percentage (16-3) last season was the major’s best since Cliff Lee’s .880 (22-3) in 2008.

  6. Robinson Cano was 0-17 against Pedro Martinez, the new pitch man for Jordan’s Furniture, with ads set to air in Boston and Providence during the baseball season.

  7. The 2012 Earl Weaver Memorial Award goes to Ike Davis who hit eight three-run homers. The two teams that hit the most, with 25, were the Brewers and fittingly, the Orioles.

  8. Albert Pujols enters the season with 2246 hits, his first hit of 2013 ties him with Edgar Martinez’ career total.

  9. Lance Lynn was 18-7 for Cards last season. In his wins his ERA was 2.09, in his losses it was 6.98.

 

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