Mar
28

Stop the Presses

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Brett Gardner hit a homerun today. But the fun doesn’t stop there:¬†Alberto Gonzalez and Justin Christian also went deep. Granted, it was only a minor league Spring Training game, but these three guys have combined to hit exactly 50 homeruns in 1,218 career games. If my math is correct (and please correct me if it isn’t), the chances of these three each hitting a homer in the same game is one in 1,540,200. Great googley moogley.

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12 Comments»

  1. Greg G. says:

    Were any of them “inside the park”?

    :-)

  2. Malcard89 says:

    “Great googley moogley.”

    Only you Mike, haha.

  3. E-ROC says:

    LOL, “great googley moogley.” I have heard that saying in quite sometime.

  4. Adam says:

    mike, each individual players probability of hitting a homerun in a given game is their career homeruns divided by their career games played. thus, the probability of each hitting a homerun in the same game is the product of their individual probabilities….

    ProbGardner*ProbChristian*ProbAttourneyGeneral=
    (GardHRs/GardGames)*(ChristHRs/ChristGames)*(AttGenHRs/AttGenGames)=
    (6/287)*(34/479)*(10/462)=1/31134

    one in 31,134 chance. still seems unlikely though.

  5. Manimal says:

    Yes you do LOL, your still right though.

    And I heard Great Googley Moogley yesturday for the first time in a while. Deja Vu all over again, eh?

  6. Greg G. says:

    Tried posting this as a link, but I guess it’s waiting for moderator approval. Anyway, this is for the fans of “great googly moogly”

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=hSAXLayoMKI

  7. Senor A. Boy says:

    Great googly moogly, that thang is juicy!!!

  8. RollingWave says:

    did they borrow Kei Igawa to pitch for the other team ?:P

  9. Alan says:

    According to ESPN, Pettitte has been put onto the DL as expected.

    Also, the final bullpen slots went to Brian Bruney, Ross Ohlendorf and Jonathan Albaladejo. Link here: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3318347

    The bullpen slots are mentioned at the bottom of the article.

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