One millón runs, twenty thousand players, five hundred Venezuelans


Bryan Reynolds of the Pirates, a former Giant, beat his old team the other night, blowing a fine start by Mad Bum. I noticed on the leading online baseball reference that he is listed as the nineteen thousand and somethingth player in MLB history(19,465). It reminded me of reading about Bob Watson scoring the 1,000,000th run, a few years back. Also, because I frequent Coupa Cafe I root for VZ ballers and noted they are up to nearly 500 all time.
Oh yeah, there was also something about Bruce Bochy reaching a career record of 1,995 wins and 2,019 losses: those numbers were also the parameters of his career, 1995-2019. A math-oriented sports writer suggested he immediately retire to preserve the oddity, and then posters quickly called the guy a nut.
Kind of reminds me of Dartmouth professor Carl Pomerance and “Ruth-Aaron Pairs” for example the number 714 and 7xx wherein you factor the number and then add those up and that’s the largest pair that that is true for, I think.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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