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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brian Roberts, 2008 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts #44

Alright, I need to do something constructive after another anemic offensive performance by them O's. Melvin Mora is in his tenth season with the Orioles, and Brian Roberts his ninth. Let's check their progress on the team's all time statistical leader board, okay?

HITS

1. Cal Ripken, Jr. 3,184
2. Brooks Robinson 2,848
3. Eddie Murray 2,080
4. Brady Anderson 1,614
5. Boog Powell 1,574
6. Ken Singleton 1,455
7. Paul Blair 1,426
8. Al Bumbry 1,403
9. Mark Belanger 1,304
10. Melvin Mora 1,245
11. Brian Roberts 1,163

DOUBLES

1. Cal Ripken, Jr. 603
2. Brooks Robinson 482
3. Eddie Murray 363
4. Brady Anderson 329
5. Brian Roberts 280
6. Paul Blair 269
7. Boog Powell 243
8. Melvin Mora 236
9. Ken Singleton 235
10. Al Bumbry 217

TRIPLES

1. Brooks Robinson 68
2. Brady Anderson 64
3. Al Bumbry 52
4. Paul Blair 51
5. Cal Ripken, Jr. 44
6. Luis Aparicio 34
7. Mark Belanger 33
(tie) Brian Roberts 33
9. Mike Devereaux 32
10. Bobby Grich 27

HOME RUNS

1. Cal Ripken, Jr. 431
2. Eddie Murray 343
3. Boog Powell 303
4. Brooks Robinson 268
5. Rafael Palmeiro 223
6. Brady Anderson 209
7. Ken Singleton 182
8. Frank Robinson 179
9. Melvin Mora 152
10. Chris Hoiles 151

RUNS BATTED IN

1. Cal Ripken, Jr. 1,695
2. Brooks Robinson 1,357
3. Eddie Murray 1,224
4. Boog Powell 1,063
5. Ken Singleton 766
6. Brady Anderson 744
7. Rafael Palmeiro 701
8. Melvin Mora 629
9. Paul Blair 567
10. B. J. Surhoff 551

STOLEN BASES

1. Brady Anderson 307
2. Al Bumbry 252
3. Brian Roberts 237
4. Paul Blair 167
5. Luis Aparicio 166
(tie) Mark Belanger 166
7. Don Baylor 118
8. Jerry Hairston, Jr. 94
9. Don Buford 85
10. Corey Patterson (yes, really) 82

RUNS

1. Cal Ripken, Jr. 1,647
2. Brooks Robinson 1,232
3. Eddie Murray 1,084
4. Brady Anderson 1,044
5. Boog Powell 796
6. Al Bumbry 772
7. Paul Blair 737
8. Ken Singleton 684
9. Melvin Mora 678
10. Mark Belanger 670
11. Brian Roberts 663

Puts these recent fan favorites in a historical perspective, I'd say. Naturally, none of our current pitchers are making a dent on the all-time Orioles leaders list, but it's worth mentioning that George Sherrill passed B. J. Ryan for 12th on the saves register with his 43rd. Three more and he'll pass the #11 man...Don Stanhouse. Actually, Chris Ray is #10 with 49 saves, and I suppose the door is still open for him to come back and rack up a few more. So, even if the Birds can't right the ship in 2009, you can keep the tally going with every Brian Roberts or Melvin Mora hit...let's hope there are lots of them.

6 comments:

Commish said...

Brady Anderson is our all time SB leader? I guess I really do have a whole in my O's history.

Dinged Corners said...

Brian Roberts rocks, especially on the 2008 Legendary Cuts card. He looks like an exact blend of Dennis and Randy Quaid.

White Sox Cards said...

No, really... Corey Patterson???!!!

Kevin said...

Bob - Yeah, even I didn't realize how far up he was on most of these lists, but when you put in 14 years with a team, it adds up. How else do you explain the appearances by Mark Belanger?

Patricia - Ha, I never would have made that comparison! When it comes to the Quaids, I'm actually a Randy guy. I think he's hilarious and underrated.

Steve - Yes, really. Really, really. Not a lot of base stealers in O's history.

Commish said...

Yeah, Kevin, you're right. I never think of how long he played for the O's. I spent the second half of the 90's (post strike) pretty much ignoring all things baseball. I checked him at Baseball Reference and thought 'Jeez, that's a whole big block of years with 'Bal'.

Brian said...

I imagine Gregg Olsen leads in the career saves categories for the O's because I can't think of any other save leaders.