No problem on the double, I enjoyed reading it twice. Thanks for the historical perspective too. As for the 240 and 250, I believe I heard that Ichiro last night set the record for hits in a four year period by ANYONE in MLB HISTORY.
I have no problem with the 162 v. 154 game thing. For some odd reason it matters a lot to some in baseball, yet nobody career that former great football RB and current leftist idiot Jim Brown plays some 12 game seasons in the NFL compared to 16 now. MLB seasons are 8 game longer now. That is about 5 percent. In the NFL seasons are 33% longer now than in Jim Brown's day.