Deep Fly-Out Leaders

National League

00#00 00000000000000Player00000000000000 00I00Team0I000 000Cht000 0000.0FD70.0000 0000.0FD8.00000 0000.0FD90.0000 000Total FD Outs000 0.00Current HRs0.00
01 Clark SF RP 18 0 0 18 21
02 Parker PIT LP 0 2 15 17 25
03 Carter MON RP 12 3 0 15 11
04 Madlock SF RP 14 1 0 15 21
05 DaMurphy ATL RP 12 2 0 14 28
06 Simmons STL SP 5 5 4 14 24
07 Garvey LA RP 12 1 0 13 14
08 Berra PIT RP 11 2 0 13 9
09 Cash MON RN 12 0 0 12 5
10 Kingman CHI-N RP 11 1 0 12 29
11 Stargell PIT LP 0 2 10 12 25
12 Winfield SD LP 0 3 9 12 28
13 Foster CIN RP 11 1 0 12 31

Notes
• Totals updated through August 26th.
• Eight NL players are tied with 11 deep fly-outs.
• Dave Winfield of the Padres bats RH, but Avalon Hill printed his player card as a LH.
• Joe Niekro of the Astros is the only pitcher to hit a deep fly-out, on August 19th.

 

American League

00#00 00000000000000Player00000000000000 00I00Team0I000 000Cht000 0000.0FD70.0000 0000.0FD8.00000 0000.0FD90.0000 000Total FD Outs000 0.00Current HRs0.00
01 Mayberry TOR LP 0 3 18 21 19
02 Carty OAK RP 20 0 0 20 28
03 Smalley MIN SP 2 15 3 20 26
04 Oglivie MIL LP 0 2 16 18 16
05 Bando MIL RP 15 2 0 17 16
06 EMurray BAL SP 2 9 6 17 25
07 Ashby TOR SP 2 7 7 16 9
08 DeCinces BAL RP 16 0 0 16 25
09 LRoberts SEA RP 14 2 0 16 26
10 Staub DET LP 0 1 14 15 16
11 Otis KC RP 14 1 0 15 22
12 Page OAK LP 0 4 11 15 18

Notes
• Totals updated through August 26th.
• Four AL players are tied with 14 deep fly-outs.

 

2 responses to “Deep Fly-Out Leaders

  1. The three National Leaguers with more deep fly outs than HRs were all stars of the ’60s, husband and wife team Johnny Cash and June Carter, and the legendary crooner Yogi Berra! The other thing I find interesting is that apparently it’s SP78-impossible to drill one to the opposite field, since the only hitters that are spraying the ball to the deepest parts of the outfield are the switchers. And what’s up with Roy Smalley? Dead center?

    • And the NL’ers who’re leading them all…Petula Clark, accompanied by Charlie Parker on sax!

      That’s the one thing that amazed me while compiling this list, and it basically holds true for all 700+ players: RH batters hit deep drives only to left, LH batters hit them only to right, and switch-hitters hit predominantly to center, with additional deep shots to both left and right. And the pitchers…I’d just assumed after compiling these stats from April through July that it wasn’t even possible for them to hit a deep drive. Then Joe Niekro hits one in mid-August…I still have to track down how that happened, and why it never happened before.

      And Roy Smalley? I guess someone bet him a significant amount of money that he couldn’t hit the center field scoreboard at Metropolitan Stadium…and he’s been trying ever since.

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