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Manfred did a good?

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InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
December 16 20, 10:52 am
Manfred did a good?
What's this mean for the record book?

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Re: MLB Off-season Happenings

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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
December 16 20, 11:03 am
InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
December 16 20, 10:52 am
Manfred did a good?
What's this mean for the record book?
Negro League stats are counted as Major League stats, so whatever homers Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, etc. hit in the Negro Leagues will be added to their MLB totals. It won’t change the home run king though, since Josh Gibson only has 238 known homers.

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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
December 16 20, 11:03 am
InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
December 16 20, 10:52 am
Manfred did a good?
What's this mean for the record book?

I guess it does change at least one record: Josh Gibson now holds the record for the highest single-season batting average. Hit .441 in 1943.

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MLB Off-season Happenings

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MrCrowesGarden wrote:
December 16 20, 11:17 am
Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
December 16 20, 11:03 am
InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
December 16 20, 10:52 am
Manfred did a good?
What's this mean for the record book?
Negro League stats are counted as Major League stats, so whatever homers Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, etc. hit in the Negro Leagues will be added to their MLB totals. It won’t change the home run king though, since Josh Gibson only has 238 known homers.
If I'm reading it right, Aaron only played one year in the Negro Leagues, in 1952, which is outside the remit of this change.

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Thank you, I hadn't looked closely enough.

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Re: MLB Off-season Happenings

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MrCrowesGarden wrote:
December 16 20, 11:17 am
Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
December 16 20, 11:03 am
InvincibleCakeEater wrote:
December 16 20, 10:52 am
Manfred did a good?
What's this mean for the record book?
Negro League stats are counted as Major League stats, so whatever homers Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, etc. hit in the Negro Leagues will be added to their MLB totals. It won’t change the home run king though, since Josh Gibson only has 238 known homers.
661? Mays iconic HR total could go up by 1

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Re: Negro Leagues Elevated to Major League Status

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This historic decision warrants its own topic. These posts all came from the off-season thread.

Let me know if there are any others that need to be moved.

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Re: Negro Leagues Elevated to Major League Status

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Most of the Negro players who had long careers in MLB only played a short time in NLB so it shouldn't affect the all time records that much. A lot of the NLB veterans who joined the majors like Satchel Paige only did it for a few years after debuting in MLB.

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