Monday, March 21, 2011
MLB Trivia: The Notorious G.I.D.P.
It's one of the most frustrating plays in baseball. A batter hits a ground ball that ends up turning into two outs, a.k.a. the ground into double play (GIDP). Fast guys tends to hit into fewer GIDPs, mainly because the slow guys give the defense more time to throw for the second out. In 1984, Jim Rice set the single season record for most GIDPs with 36. And Cal Ripken Jr. holds the all-time career record for most GIDPs with 350. Can you name who has the most career GIDPs among active MLB players entering 2011?