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Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part One

Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part One

Matt Hague made good use of that bat in 2011

The Indianapolis Indians finished the season with a team batting average of .263.  This is remarkably consistent with their team batting averages for the past few years -- .262 in 2010, 2008, and 2007, .and 260 in 2009.  While the team was third in the league in total hits (1282) and doubles (277), they were last in the league in homers with just 91.  The Indians led the International League in triples with 45, and that was 13 more than the next-highest team, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

A few Indians' batters were at or near the top of the International League in various categories.  Matt Hague led the league in game appearances -- he missed only 3 games all season, for a total of 141.  Of course, if you play in almost every game, you get up to the plate more than anyone else -- 534 at-bats.  He also led the league with hits (165), and was third in doubles (37) and in total bases (244).  Matt Hague and John Bowker finished 6th and 7th in th...

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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.

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