Tuesday, April 24, 2012

#203 Record Breaker: Keith Hernandez

Card thoughts: If Hernandez is driving in a run here, he's doing it very awkwardly. How often do you see a batter swing and have his helmet come off?

The record: Since the game winning RBI is a meaningless statistic only tallied between 1980 and 1988, it's hard to get too excited about this feat. If it means anything to you, Hernandez also holds the all time record with 129.

Rear guard: Only in New York City do neighborhoods get their own "specific" address i.e. Flushing.

1 comment:

MCT said...

That's not actually unique to New York City -- outlying areas of Boston and Los Angeles are like that as well, and there may be other examples. Even in NYC, it's primarily unique to Queens. With each of the other four boroughs, there is one mailing address throughout the borough (Manhattan is "New York", Brooklyn is "Brooklyn", the Bronx is "Bronx" and Staten Island is "Staten Island"). Only in Queens does each neighborhood have its own.