Saturday, September 6, 2008
I Am Iron Man
Bart Kirby of the Durham Bulls is Mantle World's all-time iron man. Kirby has played in 1,442 games out of a possible 1,458. That's all but 16 games, folks. Check out these impressive numbers as well. Kirby has never had less than 600 at bats in a season, he's never hit less than 40 home runs in a season and he's never driven in less than 100 runs. In fact, Kirby is the league's all-time home run leader (481) and RBI man (1190) and he still has a lot of juice left in the tank. He's done all of this with a mere contact rating of 5! It's also a good thing Kirby gets to jog around the bases so frequently as his speed rating is 0 and he's 0-21 in stolen base attempts. Kirby should be a first ballot hall-of-famer when the Mantle World Hall of Fame is built.