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Jim Thome’s Quest to Become the All-Time Strikeout Leader

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Baseball, as we know, is a game of statistics. Lists of numbers attributed to names form a database from which many of us derive inspiration.

I have spent time analyzing what it is that is so appealing about the endless numbers of baseball.

More specifically, why do we remember specific numbers like 56, 61, 406, 511, 714, and 755? Without providing any explanation, most readers will recognize these numbers and know the story behind them.

I have finally given up trying to reach an exact comprehension of the magic of these numbers. Instead, I've resigned myself to the joy provided by the common numerical inkblot test that we share.

In an attempt to add to the pantheon of famous numbers, I submi...

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