538 is THE number

by Bill Chuck on November 5, 2012

There are 538 electoral votes up for grabs in tomorrow’s election.

Here are some 538’s to have some meaningless fun.

Top nine batting averages for batters with 538 at bats

Rk Player BA Year Tm
1 Bobby Veach .355 1919 DET
2 Tris Speaker .340 1910 BOS
3 Chuck Knoblauch .333 1995 MIN
4 Ferris Fain .327 1952 PHA
5 Joe Gordon .322 1942 NYY
6 Joe Medwick .318 1941 BRO
7 Kirby Puckett .314 1995 MIN
8 Hoot Evers .314 1948 DET
9 Ed Konetchy .314 1912 STL
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 11/5/2012.
Just falling short of the list were Kevin Youkilis (2008) and Roberto Clemente (1962) who each hit .310.

These five batters had 538 career singles

Rk Player BA From To Tm
1 Hal Lee .275 1930 1936 BRO-PHI-TOT-BSN
2 Endy Chavez .269 2001 2012 KCR-MON-TOT-NYM-SEA-TEX-BAL
3 Damian Miller .262 1997 2007 MIN-ARI-CHC-OAK-MIL
4 Jim Lefebvre .251 1965 1972 LAD
5 Brian Schneider .247 2000 2012 MON-WSN-NYM-PHI
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 11/5/2012.

These five batters had 538 career strikeouts

Rk Player BA From To Tm
1 Enos Slaughter .300 1938 1959 STL-NYY-TOT
2 Al Lopez .261 1928 1947 BRO-BSN-TOT-PIT-CLE
3 Eric Byrnes .258 2000 2010 OAK-TOT-ARI-SEA
4 Franklin Gutierrez .256 2005 2012 CLE-SEA
5 Dal Maxvill .217 1962 1975 STL-TOT-OAK
6 Bobby Wine .215 1960 1972 PHI-MON
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 11/5/2012.

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