Would baseball seasonal stats count if there is a strike?

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  1. Brian Perry

    Brian Perry Cinematographer

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    Barry Bonds' on-base percentage is currently .574, which would blow away the old mark of .551 by Ted Williams. At the moment, Bonds doesn't have 502 plate appearances, and may not get there by the strike, if there is one.

    Would Bonds be recognized as holding the record if he doesn't reach 502 PA, or will they go by 3.1 PA per team games played? (Which is how the 502 threshold was determined in the first place--162 games x 3.1 PA.)
     
  2. KyleS

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    No it would not count unless they complete the season. If you notice now with a lot of the records, most recently with home runs, they are in the record books with 2 numbers. 1 for where they were at when the old seasons would have ended and 2 where they finished at the end of the new longer scheduled years.

    But if they dont even finish then it wouldnt count.

    KyleS
     
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    Anyhow, it'd serve any record breaker right to go on strike, that'd be the price they paid to go on strike to kill the season, I suppose.
     

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