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Hey-Hey!-Holy-Cow!-Belted!- Outta-here!!!!-O-meter

Monday, May 16, 2005

Last year in about July, the collective Cubs Blog Army started whining about the number of solo home runs the cubs had hit, and so I attempted to gather some statistics... it didn't happen. Well, this year I decided to get started a bit earlier so that the catch-up wouldn't be too bad.

So, I am unveiling the "Hey-Hey!-Holy-Cow!-Belted!-Outta-Here!!!!-O-Meter" as one of the o-meters I'll be regularly updating throughout the season. I encourage you to go check it out as it has some truly cool (read: obscure) information.

For instance:

  • Derrek Lee and Jeromy Burnitz lead the team in occasions where they were on base when a home run was hit. They've each been driven in 6 times.
  • The Cubs have hit the most home runs (eight apiece) in the fourth and sixth innings. The first inning is close behind with seven.
  • The Cubs have hit 33% of their homeruns with 0 outs, 39% with 1 out, and 28% with two outs.
  • 52% of the Cubs home runs this year have been solo shots.
  • 28% of the Cubs home runs have come with a man on first base. 30% of the time, they had a runner at second base prior to a blast. 8.5% of the time, they had a runner at third.

These trivialties and many more in the "Hey-Hey!-Holy-Cow!-Belted!-Outta-Here!!!!-O-Meter"

I'm working on the "Oh-geeeeeeezzz-O-meter" to track the home runs given up by our pitchers. That might be up later this week.

Finally, the attend-o-meter has been updated to correct an error where I transposed two numbers in the attendance for April 23.

Well, I'm O-metered out.

Posted by Byron at May 16, 2005 10:15 PM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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