View Poll Results: What is most difficult thing to do in baseball?

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  • Triple Play

    7 4.79%
  • One batter hitting 4 homeruns in one game

    21 14.38%
  • Pitching a perfect game

    37 25.34%
  • Hitting for the cycle

    6 4.11%
  • Pithing 20 strikeouts in one game

    44 30.14%
  • Calling your shot and hitting a homerun the next pitch

    31 21.23%
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    Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Thought of a few amazing baseball accomplishments over the years and thought it'd be fun to see what people thought would be the hardest.


    Edit...I like the word "thought"


    Last edited by mj4cy; 05-09-2012 at 10:39 AM.
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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Joe Dimaggio i don't even know if that's a debate.



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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    I'll clarify. I meant single game accomplishments.


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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Is the triple play unassisted?



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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    complete game perfect game... 19 times since 1900 in roughly 500,000 total games played




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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    I'll clarify. I meant single game accomplishments.
    o ok.. i was going to vote for "watching it"


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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Perfect game and not even close.



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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Perfect game and not even close.
    It annoys me when people say this.

    4 home run games have happened 16 times, less than perfect games, and with more opportunities because there are 9 batters per team every game. This makes the odds against much higher for this feat.

    Even unassisted triple plays happen less than perfect games.

    Edit: Even 20 strikeouts in a game is rarer than a perfect game.


    Last edited by clone319; 05-09-2012 at 10:29 AM.

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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Perfect game and not even close.

    There have been 19 perfect games before and only 16 players to hit 4 homeruns in a game before.


    I think those are the top two. To hit 4 HRs means you have to get up at least 4 times, you have to have good pitches to hit each time you're up which would be harder and harder to face after you've hit 3. A perfect game is extremely tough and impressive but you could also get a team on a bad hitting night.

    Of course this is debating beween an A+ and an A++


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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    Thought of a few amazing baseball accomplishments over the years and thought it'd be fun to see what people thought would be the hardest.
    I suspect it is being a cubs fan !!!



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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by clone319 View Post
    It annoys me when people say this.

    4 home run games have happened 16 times, less than perfect games, and with more opportunities because there are 9 batters per team every game. This makes the odds against much higher for this feat.

    Even unassisted triple plays happen less than perfect games.
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    How many 20 K games have there been, though?

    EDIT: I think 5, with 2 being extra inning games. Is that right?


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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    unassisted triple play isn't really skill related though. It's a mixture of timing, positioning of players, reaction of runners, etc. Everything has to come together at the right time, more of a fluke.



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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    Winner.

    How many 20 K games have there been, though?

    EDIT: I think 5, with 2 being extra inning games. Is that right?
    Yeah, I didn't look that up but edited my post. Statistically speaking 4 home runs is the hardest to do.



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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    unassisted triple play isn't really skill related though. It's a mixture of timing, positioning of players, reaction of runners, etc. Everything has to come together at the right time, more of a fluke.
    Still hard to do, though.


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    Re: Hardest thing to do in baseball

    I've done the last one before so that shouldn't be on the list. 4 HR in a game is number 1


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