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Murphy3
04-30-2002, 06:55 PM
Some intersting stats on the foxx.
he was the youngest player ever to reach 250 homeruns (barely beating a-rod)
he was also the youngest player to reach 500 homeruns (32, although he would only hit 34 homeruns his entire career).

another interesting stat..
in Nellie's top year, he hit 58 home runs.. this is just a year after many fences were moved back because of the amount of home runs being hit.. many reports said that nellie lost as many as a "dozen" homeruns due to the fences being moved back...which would have smashed babe ruth's record.

many of his contemporaries considered him the best homerun hitter ever.. and remember, this is close to the time when the babe was still playing

Drbio
04-30-2002, 08:28 PM
ARod became the second youngest to pound out 250 HR's today.

Murphy3
04-30-2002, 08:33 PM
there's no sport like baseball..such history..it's amazing to learn about that game...