And so with the holiday season here, it's a good time to throw out this reminder: Don't Forget the Batteries!
Well, we may no longer have as big of a need for batteries as we once did when our kids were younger, we nevertheless still have flashlights, remote controls, smoke detectors, wrist watches, digital cameras (yes, really), and iPhone speaker systems-all of which need a source of power. My preference is the Albertsons brand; over the years I've found them to have longer life than the other brands and they cost less, too (which means more hobby money). That being said, I certainly encourage Procter & Gamble to continue manufacturing the Duracell brand-especially if they go back to putting these things in their products...
Never considered a real power threat, Pendleton did finish with 140 career home runs in fifteen major league seasons, 71 of which came as a member of the Braves. Terry's career high of 22 came in 1991 during his MVP season, as did his career high .517 SLG and .880 OPS.
More Pendleton power facts:
First HR: 8/22/84 off of Mario Soto (Cinci)
Final HR: 9/11/98 with the Royals, off of Bill Swift (Sea)
Hit most Homers against (team): Giants (17)
Hit most Homers against (pitcher): Roger McDowell (4)
Spot in Lineup with most homers: 6th (39)
Inning he hit the most homers: 5th Inning (25)
Walk-Off Home Runs: 3
**An Oh, Crap! Moment- my scanner just went belly up, so I had to use an image of Pendleton from COMC site. I purchased mine through them, so hopefully they don't mind...
Glavine's success came not from being an overpowering pitcher, ala John Smoltz or Roger Clemens; no, his success was due to his excellent control, the ability to change speeds, locating his pitches on the outside corner, and out-thinking the hitter. Despite not being a power pitcher, Glavine still ended his career with 2607 strikeouts-good for 24th on the all-time list.
Glavine 'K' Facts:
Most Strike-Outs, Pitch Count: Pitches 26-50 (688)
Most Strike-Outs, Inning: 2nd Inning (452)
Most Strike-Outs by Batting Order Position: 9th (525)
Month, Most Strikeouts: May (505)
Most Strikeouts Against (Team): Washington Nationals/Expos (282)
Most Strikeouts, by umpire: Gary Darling (111)