A few days ago I did a post titled You Gotta Score to Win. In it I mentioned finding two players: Billy Hamilton and Harry Stovey, who, for their careers had scored more runs than they had games played. I stated they were the only players with significant games played who had done so. Oops.

Somehow or other I missed George Gore. For his career Gore, who played mostly in the outfield in the 1880s, played 1310 games and scored 1327 runs, or 1.01 runs per game. He won pennants with both Chicago in the early and mid-1880s, then with the Giants in the late 1880s. He retired after the 1892 season and died in 1933.

Even genius’ make mistakes. Obviously so do I. 🙂


One Response to “Oops”

  1. glenrussellslater Says:

    Well, there’s no excuse for a mistake like THAT one.

    Seriously, though, we won’t hold it against you.

    By the way—- George Gore. Wouldn’t that have been a perfect name for Ty Cobb? I mean, well, you know what I mean. Sharpening his spikes, spiking infielders while sliding.

    I wonder if George Gore scored a lot of his runs because he spiked the poor catcher at home plate.



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