Today’s Sports Stat: October 5, 2017

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames was one of four players this season to slug 30 or more HRs but have less than 70 RBIs. Felix Mantilla was the first player to reach this rare stat when he had 30 HRs and 64 RBI in 1964.

The four players this year were Thames (31 HRs-63 RBI), Kyle Schwarber (30 HRs-59 RBI), Scott Schebler (30 HRs-67 RBI) and Lucas Duda (30 HRs-64 RBI).

There have now been 12 players since 1901 with 30 or more home runs and less than 70 RBIs in a season. The four this year was the most in a season.

Schwarber, Curtis Granderson and Jedd Gyorko hold the record for fewest RBIs with 30 or more HRs… they each had only 59 RBIs with 30 or more home runs. Schwarber did it this season, while Granderson and Gyorko did it in 2016.





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