Clint Barmes is having a miserable year with the bat. I don’t really care, though. He could hit .000 and his glove would more than make up for his awful bat. I’m kidding. That’s a ridiculous notion. Barmes’ inability to provide any tangible offense continues to weigh this team down.
That got me to thinking about two players from the 1980s. They weren’t full time players, so their at bats were pieced together over the years, but they put up similar lines to what Barmes has done in 2012.
Heading into the game of Saturday September 1, Barmes, who was 0-3 before being lifted mercifully for a pinch hitter, posted the following numbers:
380 at bats
Mystery player #1 played for the Pirates primarily from 1980 to 1986
545 at bats
Mystery player #2 was primarily a Pirate from 1978 to 198...