Twelve to the Third Powerhitter

So in case you’ve been asleep all day, today is “12-12-12″.  The VORG is celebrating by giving you the players with the most “twelveness” in a season, based on their major batting stat categories:

Let’s start off by stating that there has never been a player-season in which the homers, RBI and batting average all ended in “12” (ex. .312/12/112).

Of those who hit exactly 12 homers in a year, only six had a batting average that ended in a “12”, and none of those had an RBI total ending in “12”:

Player BA HR Year Tm AB RBI
Jose Cruz .312 12 1984 HOU 600 95
Al Oliver .312 12 1972 PIT 565 89
Joe Cunningham .312 12 1958 STL 337 57
Tommy Griffith .312 12 1921 BRO 455 71
Player BA HR Year Tm AB RBI
Jim Sundberg .212 12 1986 KCR 429 42
Bobo Osborne .212 12 1963 WSA 358 44

There has not been any occurrence of a player ending a season with exactly 12 homers and 112 RBI.

There have been two player-seasons with a batting average and RBI total each ending in “12”:

Player BA RBI Year Tm AB HR
Al Cowens .312 112 1977 KCR 606 23
Hank Greenberg .312 112 1939 DET 500 33

In terms of careers, of those who ended their playing days with exactly 12 homers, only two players ended with RBI totals ending in “12”, and neither one had a batting average ending in “12”:

Player BA HR RBI From To G AB
Charlie Hanford .280 12 112 1914 1915 232 776
Kiko Garcia .239 12 112 1976 1985 619 1470

Only three other players have career homer totals ending in “12” and only one of those (Jim Thome) was active in 2012.  None of the three have BA or RBI totals ending in twelve:

Player HR RBI BA
Jim Thome 612 1699 .276
Ernie Banks 512 1636 .274
Eddie Mathews 512 1453 .271

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