Friday, April 8, 2016
Not Such a Great MLB Debut and a Surprising Stat
In his first MLB appearance, Pete Rose walks in the first inning and scores his first run on a Frank Robinson homer. Rose ended up 0-for-3 on this day in 1963.
Rose hit .273 as a rookie and Robinson had 21 homers and 91 RBIs. Robinson's 26 steals was double Rose's 13 even though Rose had 115 more plate appearances than Robinson.
Rose stole 198 bases in his career. Robinson edged him out by having 204. I would certainly have lost a bet if someone asked me who had more career steals between these two guys.