Norm Cash Detroit Tigers

November 10, 1934 - October 12, 1986 | aka Stormin' Norman | 6' 0" | 190lbs. | Bats: Left
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHA AL 1958 13 8 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 0 13 .286 n/a
CHA AL 1959 58 104 16 25 18 9 0 1 4 16 1 1 .240 .372 .375 14 7 .226 n/a
DET AL 1960 121 353 64 101 65 58 16 3 18 63 4 2 .286 .402 .501 15 14 .295 n/a
DET AL 1961 159 535 119 193 124 85 22 8 41 132 11 5 .361 .487 .662 18 13 .370 n/a
DET AL 1962 148 507 94 123 104 82 16 2 39 89 6 3 .243 .382 .513 17 13 .215 n/a
DET AL 1963 147 493 67 133 89 76 19 1 26 79 2 3 .270 .386 .471 15 13 .272 n/a
DET AL 1964 144 479 63 123 70 66 15 5 23 83 2 1 .257 .351 .453 13 12 .252 n/a
DET AL 1965 142 467 79 124 77 62 23 1 30 82 6 6 .266 .371 .512 14 11 .248 n/a
DET AL 1966 160 603 98 168 66 91 18 3 32 93 2 1 .279 .351 .478 10 13 .280 n/a
DET AL 1967 152 488 64 118 81 100 16 5 22 72 3 2 .242 .352 .430 14 17 .260 n/a
DET AL 1968 127 411 50 108 39 70 15 1 25 63 1 1 .263 .329 .487 9 15 .260 n/a
DET AL 1969 142 483 81 135 63 80 15 4 22 74 2 1 .280 .368 .464 11 14 .294 n/a
DET AL 1970 130 370 58 96 72 58 18 2 15 53 0 1 .259 .383 .441 16 13 .268 n/a
DET AL 1971 135 452 72 128 59 86 10 3 32 91 1 0 .283 .372 .531 11 17 .284 n/a
DET AL 1972 137 440 51 114 50 64 16 0 22 61 0 2 .259 .338 .445 10 13 .258 n/a
DET AL 1973 121 363 51 95 47 73 19 0 19 40 1 0 .262 .357 .471 11 17 .278 n/a
DET AL 1974 53 149 17 34 19 30 3 2 7 12 1 1 .228 .327 .416 11 18 .241 n/a
Career 17yrs 2089 6705 1046 1820 1043 1091 241 41 377 1103 43 30 .271 .374 .488 13 14 .273 n/a
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Cash admitted he corked his bat in '61:
(from ESPN.com)
By his own account, Cash used a corked bat during the 1961 season, a breakout year he never came close to duplicating. In '61, Cash led the AL in batting with a .361 average, hit 41 homers and drove in 132 runs. After he retired, he demonstrated for SI how he doctored his bat by drilling an eight-inch hole in the barrel, filling it with glue, cork and sawdust.
GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Jul 17 '13
I'm kind of surprised that play by play data isn't summarized somewhere on BR already.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jul 12 '13
If someone wanted to spend 2-3 hours going thru all of a player's play by play data on baseball-reference they could come up with a crude G/L/F data for 1961 I suppose.
van wilhoite LVW
Jul 12 '13
I remember 1961 all too vividly (in my mid-teens, no doubt channeling my lack of success in other areas into a loathing of the Yankees) and can attest that Norm Cash had both kinds of hot streaks. Alas, for every homer he hit against the Yankees, Maris hit one and then Mantle hit another.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 11 '13
Cash was a cold streak in Cleveland.

In December 1959, after the Indians folded to the White Sox in the AL pennant race, the Indians made a mess of the winter as well.

First they traded Minnie Minoso back to Chicago, where they had traded him in 1951, this time in an 8-player deal that brought Norm Cash to Cleveland. So far, so good. Then GM Frank Lane traded Cash to Detroit for Steve Demeter, who would play only four more games in the majors, followed several months later by the infamous (in Cleveland) trade of hero Rocky Colavito for Harvey Kuenn.

For years, Indians fans could only imagine the Stadium on the lake rocking with Colavito and Cash in the middle of the lineup.

The baddest luck of all was trader Lane.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
Jul 11 '13
imo, there are two kinds of hot streaks ...

a - the "beach ball" kind where a hitter is crushing everything

b - the lucky kind where the ball is just finding holes to skip through/fall in

To me, a 100 point outlier in BABIP points towards (b).
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jul 11 '13
And so does a hot streak. Too bad we don't have the G/L/F data.

Roger Maris had a pretty good hot streak that year as well.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 11 '13
Huh ... a BABIP in 1961 that was almost 100 points above his career average ... leading to a BA in 1961 that was almost 100 points above his career average. Sometimes luck lasts a whole season.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jul 11 '13