3: Aug. 22 birthday stats salute to trio of Hall of Famers-THU0822

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 Three players inducted in MLB's Hall of Fame were born on Aug. 22
2 Boston legend Carl Yastrzemski is 80; a look at his career statistics
3 Paul Molitor is 62; where he and Yastrzemski rank on career batting lists
4 Ned Hanlon played 1,270 games in 1880s, managed in 2,530 games
5 Astros' Justin Verlander has 2-hit, 11-strikeout complete game, and loses

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Three Hall of Fame players were born on Aug. 22: Carl Yastrzemski, Ned Hanlon and Paul Molitor

Three Hall of Fame players were born on Aug. 22: Carl Yastrzemski, Ned Hanlon and Paul Molitor


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Players born on Aug. 22 with careers that earned them election to baseball’s Hall of Fame

80

Carl Yastrzemski was born in 1939 in Southampton, N.Y.; made MLB debut on April 11, 1961

63

Paul Molitor was born in 1956

in St. Paul, Minn.; made MLB

debut on April 7, 1978

1857

Year that Ned Hanlon was born in in Montville, Conn.; played 13 years, managed 19 years


Career games and hits by Hall of Fame trio born on Aug. 22


23, 9

Yastrzemski played 23 seasons

from 1961-83 and ranks

9th on all-time hits list

21, 10

Molitor played 21 seasons

from 1978-98 and ranks

10th on all-time hits list

WHERE CARL YASTRZEMSKI,
PAUL MOLITOR RANK ALL TIME
YAZ STAT PM
2 Games 34
2 Plate app. 16
3 At-bats 15
18 Runs 21
9 Hits 10
9 Doubles 14
39 Home runs 255
14 Runs batted in 111
6 Walks 81
21 Intentional 136
103 Strikeouts 169
10 Total bases 26

1,157, 13

Yastrzemski’s 1,157 extra-base hits rank 13th on all-time list;

leader Hank Aaron had 1,477

953, 51

Molitor’s 953 extra-base hits

rank 51st on all-time list,

tied with Willie Stargell

17, .369

Yastrzemski played in 17 postseason games, batting .369 (24-for-65) with 4 HR, 11 RBI

29, .368

Molitor played in 29 postseason games, batting .368 (43-for-117) with 6 HR, 22 RBI

AUG. 22 A DAY TO CELEBRATE
2 HALL OF FAME CAREERS
YASTRZEMSKI STAT MOLITOR
3,308 Games 2,683
13,992 Plate app. 12,167
11,988 At-bats 10,835
1,816 Runs 1,782
3,419 Hits 3,319
646 Doubles 605
59 Triples 114
452 Home runs 234
1,844 Runs batted in 1,307
168 Stolen bases 504
116 Caught 131
1,845 Walks 1,094
190 Intentional 100
1,393 Strikeouts 1,244
.285 Average .306
.379 On-base pct. .369
.462 Slugging .448
5,539 Total bases 4,854
323 Ground into DP 209
40 Hit by pitch 47
13 Sacrifice bunts 75
105 Sacrifice flies 109

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Hanlon started his managerial career in 1889 at age 31

while still playing for Pittsburgh

  • 4: Seasons as player/manager

  • 2,530: Career games

  • 1,313: Career wins

  • 33: Rank in games, wins on all-time list

  • 1,164: Losses; 39th all time

  • .530: Winning percentage

  • 5: Pennants won

.259, 30, 518

Average, HRs, RBI for Hanlon in 1,270 games as player in 13 seasons from 1880-92


2, 11

Justin Verlander allowed just 2 hits and struck out 11 Tigers in 99-pitch complete game on Aug. 21

32, 33

The 2 hits Verlander allowed were HRs and Astros lost 2-1 to Detroit

7

Consecutive double-digit

strikeout games for Verlander,

who leads MLB


MLB strikeout leaders


MLB leaders in HRs allowed


MILESTONE TRACKER

1,817

Albert Pujols broke a tie with Carl Yastrzemski for 18th on all-time runs list; Eddie Collins next at 1,821

258

Orioles tied 2016 Reds for most home runs allowed in a season and will own the record soon

1,200

Oakland’s Bob Melvin became 44th manager with 1,200 wins;

he has 1,160 losses in 16 years


IT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE

Aug. 22, 1989

Rangers’ Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson of A’s to notch 5,000 strikeout of career

30-3

I n 2007 the Rangers routed the Orioles 30-3, most runs scored by tea in modern MLB history

200

19-year-old Dwight Gooden of Mets became 11th rookie pitcher to strike out 200 batters in season


BORN ON THIS DATE

6

Players who have appeared

in MLB game in 2019 who celebrate a birthday on Aug. 22

  • 24: Shed Long, 1995

  • 26: Braden Bishop, 1993

  • 28: Hunter Dozier, 1991

  • 29: Chris Stratton, 1990

  • 29: Ryan Carpenter, 1990

  • 33: Ryan Feierabend, 1985


Aug. 22 birthday leaders: Wins


Sources: mlb.com; baseball-reference.com; todayinbaseballhistory.com