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  Mendoza Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mendoza Line is a somewhat informal term used in the sport of baseball.
The Mendoza line (.200 to.215) is said to be the lowest batting average a position player can have to justify playing in the Major Leagues, despite what he does with the glove.
Another, and more popular, explanation for the Mendoza Line's origins centers around Mario Mendoza; a Mexican player who spent nine years in the major leagues (1974-82) with three different teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, and was a career.215 hitter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mendoza_Line   (323 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mendoza also rarely stole a base or drew a walk, resulting in a well-rounded offensive ineptitude that caused him to be little more than a defensive substitute throughout most of his career.
The one exception was 1979, when the Mariners, in the third year of their existence, gave Mendoza almost 400 at bats.
Mendoza's most lasting contribution to the game was giving his name to the " (additional info and facts about Mendoza Line) Mendoza Line," meaning a.200 batting average.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/ma/mario_mendoza.htm   (162 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mario Mendoza (born December 26, 1950 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico) is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1974-78), Seattle Mariners (1979-80) and Texas Rangers (1981-82).
Mendoza was primarily a shortstop, and the epitome of a "good field, no hit" player, compiling a lifetime.215 batting average and.262 slugging percentage.
Mendoza's most lasting contribution to the game was giving his name to the "Mendoza Line," meaning a.200 batting average.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mario_Mendoza   (211 words)

  
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Mario Mendoza testified that Maurice Murchison had been fired in the spring of 1991 and the Company's payroll records show that the last week he worked in 1991 was during the week ending April 28, 1991.
Mendoza was one of the employees laid off on December 10, 1991, and he was the Union's observer at the election held on December 13, 1991.
Mendoza testified that he then spoke to his immediate supervisor at Pathmark, a Green, who said that he was not aware that there was anything wrong with the pallets done by him.
www.nlrb.gov /nlrb/shared_files/decisions/314/314-36.txt   (18329 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Mario Mendoza Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mario Mendoza was a baseball player who played from 1974 through 1982, with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers.
Mendoza was primarily a shortstop, and the epitomy of a "good f...
Mendoza was primarily a shortstop, and the epitomy of a "good field, no hit" player, compiling a lifetime.215 batting average and.262 slugging percentage.
www.ipedia.com /mario_mendoza.html   (205 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza League Rules
Mendoza scoring and transaction rules are continually evolving in response to new research on performance value as well as changes in the structure of MLB.
Mendoza owners are responsible for maintaining their rosters according to Mendoza rules, and the roster rules will be enforced regardless of whether e-mail notifications are sent or received.
The Mendoza eligible player pool is established each year during spring training, and comprises all players in camp with an MLB team of the appropriate league.
www.mendozabaseball.com /rules.asp   (4160 words)

  
 The Mendoza Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In his only post-season action, Mario Mendoza made it into three games and had one RBI single in five at bats.
Mario Mendoza played with Pittsburgh through the 1978 season, mainly as a reserve to Frank Taveras.
Mario finished out his career with the Texas Rangers from 1981 to '82.
www.geocities.com /Colosseum/Field/3477/mendoza   (398 words)

  
 The Mendoza Line
As a Pirate fan, I still think of Mario Mendoza as a slick, dependable shortstop first of all.
He supposedly looked at the weekly batting averages in the Sunday paper and saw that his was lower than Mario Mendoza's, causing him to say something like "I knew I was off to a bad start when I saw my average listed below the Mendoza line" which was usually around 200.
Ramiro Mendoza pitched for the Yankees in 1996, and actually won 4 games, though he lost five and had an ERA of 6.79.
www.bostonbaseball.com /whitesox/baseball_extras/mendoza.html   (650 words)

  
 Hanging Out with Mario Mendoza - Baseball Fever
It is named for shortstop Mario Mendoza whose career (1974-1982) batting average for the Pirates, Mariners and Rangers was.215.
There is even a minority, insisting that Christobal (Minnie) Mendoza is the actual Mendoza referred to in "Mendoza line." Minnie Mendoza, a consistent.300 hitter in the minor leagues during the '60s, finally made it with the Minnesota Twins in 1970.
Since George Brett was a contemporary of Mario during Mendoza's AL days, it is conceivable that Brett would thumb through the Sunday edition of the Kansas City Star, checking to see which rivals had a lower batting average than Mario Mendoza.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=28166   (1676 words)

  
 The Mendoza Line
Mario said that when Chris Berman mentioned it and people started to laugh, he was angry, but now he enjoys the fame of the phrase Mendoza line.
While it is an exaggeration to say Mario Mendoza was born with a fielder’s glove on his hand, he must have excelled as an infielder at a very tender age.
Mario was elated over the trade, telling The Sporting News, “I know there are a lot of Mexican people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and that’s going to motivate me to play better.” Honed by a winter of Mexican League play, Mendoza was extremely sharp at spring training.
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 Mendoza's uneventful career holds everlasting legacy - PittsburghLIVE.com
Mario Mendoza Aizpuru was, according to baseball-reference.com, a 5-foot-11, 187-pound utility infielder who began his major-league career with the Pirates on April 26, 1974, and finished it with the Texas Rangers on May 22, 1982.
Most likely, the phrase "Mendoza Line" was either coined by Hall of Famer George Brett or picked up by Brett from an interview he heard involving two of Mendoza's former teammates with the Seattle Mariners.
It's been written, however, that the term "Mendoza Line" was first used by the Sporting News in 1970 or '71, referring to Minnie Mendoza.
pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/sports/pirateslive/s_341053.html   (490 words)

  
 SportingNews.com - Baseball : Time can't erase Mendoza Line
The original Mendoza Line traces back to Minnie Mendoza, a career minor-leaguer whose lone big-league experience was limited to 16 at-bats for the Minnesota Twins in 1970, when he hit.170.
He was in Seattle with Paciorek and Mendoza in 1979 and remains a suspect.
After retiring, Mendoza stayed in baseball as a minor-league manager in a variety of venues from Palm Springs and Lake Elsinore in the California League to Midland and Shreveport in the Texas League.
archive.sportingnews.com /baseball/articles/20030802/486054.html   (728 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza - Cuyo Stop
Mario Mendoza batting, fielding and pitching major league baseball lifetime statistics for each season and his career, and a list of any post-season...
Mario Mendoza profile from BaseballLibrary.com, the most comprehensive baseball history encyclopedia on the Internet.
Curt Werner Mario Mendoza was a journeyman major league infielder in the 1970s and 1980s.
www.dreamsmosaic.com /mario-mendoza.html   (241 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Mendoza's Heroes: Fifty Batters Below .200 at Epinions.com
The Mendoza in question is Mario Mendoza, a classic good field/no hit shortstop from the 1970's and 1980's.
Mendoza is mostly remembered for playing with the Pirates, although he bounced to some other teams.
Mario himself reportedly doesn't like the term that much, but Al Pepper is quite fond of the concept.
www.epinions.com /content_107627187844   (788 words)

  
 Thursday July 24
Mario Mendoza, not a good hitter, was generally at, or near, the bottom of that list.
Unable to hit in the major leagues, Mario Mendoza was generally considered a slick fielding shortstop.
That said, let’s take a look at Mario Mendoza’s career defensive numbers at shortstop (where he played 90% of the time).
www.sethspeaks.net /072403.htm   (1668 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Mario Mendoza was born on Tuesday, December 26 1950, in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.
Mendoza was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 26, 1974, with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mario Mendoza baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=mendoma01   (265 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza League Auction FAQ
Each Mendoza League team must accrue 9 * 162 = 1,458 innings pitched for the season, or else face a penalty of one run for each inning short of the required total.
XR/27 and RunAvg should give you an indication of whether he was producing at a high level when he was in the lineup.
Hitters with low walk totals and a lower than average success rate at stealing bases will look worse using the Mendoza League criteria, as will starting pitchers who play for good-hitting teams and relievers who have been given the "closer" job.
www.mendozabaseball.com /auctionfaq.asp   (1591 words)

  
 HaloScan.com - Comments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Mendoza line is named for Minnie Mendoza, a light hitter who hung around the 200 mark.God only knows what the "Bushdoza" line means since*Bozo Filtered* is the bat that came up with it.
I thought it was named for Mario Mendoza, for the same reasons?
" There is even a minority, insisting that Christobal (Minnie) Mendoza is the actual Mendoza referred to in "Mendoza line." Minnie Mendoza, a consistent.300 hitter in the minor leagues during the '60s, finally made it with the Minnesota Twins in 1970.
www.haloscan.com /comments/liberalavenger/111877328352515171   (589 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza - OOTP Developments Forums
I was wondering how Mendoza may be doing in some of the retro leagues.
You may remember Mario as the namesake for the Mendoza Line (a batting average of.200 or lessa) He should show up with the Pirates in 1974, but he played through 1982.
Mario used to live accross the street from me when I was 6-8, when he played for Texas.
www.ootpdevelopments.com /board/showthread.php?t=2691   (455 words)

  
 Roswell Daily Record News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Every summer at about this time, a battle is waged by a cadre of struggling hitters trying to push their batting averages past.200 — baseball’s dreaded Mendoza Line.
Others — especially in his clubhouse — noticed his hitting problems and invented the Mendoza Line.
For his part, Paciorek remembered Mendoza as a fun teammate, a slick defensive shortstop with a great arm.
www.roswell-record.com /archives/080303/spt05.html   (633 words)

  
 Baseball: The Biographical Encyclopedia
Management adversaries Donald Fehr and Scott Boras are granted lengthy bios, as well as media figures Jerome Holtzman, Vin Scully and pioneer TV director Harry Coyle.
Within the biographical summaries are delicious nuggets: Steve Yeager is test pilot Chuck Yeager's nephew; Mario Mendoza's lifetime batting average was above the “Mendoza Line"; and catcher Bo Diaz was killed when he was struck by lightning while installing a satellite dish.
Together with Total Baseball, the statistical encyclopedia, this book comprises the standard baseball kit to be taken to a desert island—in fact, taken together, they practically weigh as much as an island (Total Baseball comes in at 2538 pages).
www.davidpietrusza.com /biog-baseball.html   (806 words)

  
 Mendoza Line - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Athens, GA indie-pop outfit the Mendoza Line was formed during the summer of 1995 by singers/guitarists Timothy Bracy and Peter Hoffman, longtime friends born and raised in McLean, VA alongside future bandmates Paul Deppler and Margaret Maurice.
Andres Galdames and Lori Carrier completed the original lineup, so named in tribute to ex-major league slugger Mario Mendoza,..
Shannon McArdle signed on prior to 1999's I Like You When You're Not Around, released concurrently with the group's relocation from Georgia to Brooklyn, NY; the superb We're All in This Alone, the Mendoza Line's first effort for new label Bar/None, followed in the spring of 2000 with Maurice leaving shortly thereafter.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/bio/0,,678706,00.html   (261 words)

  
 OOTP Developments Forums - uh-oh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I just saw old Mario the other night.
I was attending the Midland Rockhounds game against the Shreveport Swamp Dragons (AA Texas League) and Shreveport's manager was announced as Mario Mendoza.
I thought there was no way it could be the.215 slugger, but did some research when I got home and realized it was one and the same.
www.ootpdevelopments.com /board/printthread.php?t=3274   (127 words)

  
 Ink 19 :: The Mendoza Line
Athens-based the Mendoza Line took their name from Mario Mendoza, a major league baseball player who scraped by with a.215 lifetime batting average.
True to their name sake, the group seems to celebrate failure in their lyrics and melodies.
We're All In This Alone, the Mendoza Line's third album, is a refreshingly atypical Athens record.
www.ink19.com /issues/july2000/wetInk/musicM/mendozaLine.html   (177 words)

  
 Miscellaneous Bucco Factoids
My > recollection is that the term was coined by Bob Prince while > Mendoza was with the Pirates and that the actual line was >.140.
It is named for shortstop Mario Mendoza whose career (1974-82) batting average for the Pirates, Mariners, and Rangers was.215.
USE: This is clearly an emerging term that can have two slightly different meanings (.215 vs..200), so it is important to make sure which Mendoza line is being referred to.
www.mindspring.com /~gearhard/pimisc.html   (1054 words)

  
 Siempre!: Satanás, apocalipsis tercermundista: Mario Mendoza, Premio Seix Barral. (La Cultura en México)
Siempre!: Satanás, apocalipsis tercermundista: Mario Mendoza, Premio Seix Barral.
Satanás, apocalipsis tercermundista: Mario Mendoza, Premio Seix Barral.
La prosa de Mario Mendoza (Bogotá, 1964) es hiriente, cercana a la de Jorge Franco Ramos o a la de Alberto Fuguet.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_go2228/is_200206/ai_n7029213   (176 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza | BaseballLibrary.com
League CS Books and articles about Mario Mendoza
George Brett coined the phrase "Mendoza line" to describe the point in the Sunday-paper batting statistics where the batters' averages were below Mendoza's.
Mendoza was considered a good-fielding shortstop, but the Mexican hit below.200 three straight seasons (1975-77) and five times in his nine-year career.
baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/M/Mendoza_Mario.stm   (141 words)

  
 Special to Behind the Bombers From Harvey Frommer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From Pocol Press in Clifton, Virginia comes "Mendoza's Heroes" by Al Pepper ($17.95, 250 pages).
Sometimes humorous, always involving, this paperback entry focuses on fifty batters who failed to hit above.200 in their careers.
Mario Mendoza (the "Mendoza line" originated with him)
www.allsports.com /mlb/yankees/frommer3.htm   (605 words)

  
 Mario Mendoza Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
Born December 26, 1950 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Name and misspellings: manny melvin Mario Mario manny melvin (Aizpuru) Mendoza mendosa
Statistics may come from our work, the Baseball Databank, or other sources including SABR.org.
www.baseball-reference.com /m/mendoma01.shtml   (431 words)

  
 Addict Baseball and Football Forum - View Profile: Mario Mendoza
Addict Baseball and Football Forum - View Profile: Mario Mendoza
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