I am… Iron Man!

With the exception of a pulled groin muscle early in the 2011 campaign, Dusty Lockman has not missed a day of work in nine years. Perhaps, the WBH’s own version of Cal Ripken, Dusty is on several leaderboards throughout the hierarchy and there are many who believe that when all is said and done, Dusty will not only be bound for the Hall, but perhaps be the stick by which future generations will be measured.

Among some of the records that Dusty can lay claim to include: games played (1173), at-bats (4631), and hits (1446). Even more impressive is that Dusty has almost reached hierarchy milestones even in “split” categories. Lockman is just 24 hits shy of the 1,000 hit plateau against right-handed pitchers. Lockman is nearing 500 hits against southpaws, as well.

Against some of the greatest pitchers of the game, Lockman has actually heard his own:

– vs. Aquilino Lobez, .353 in 34 ABs, 3 HRs
– vs. Hector Queme, .278 in 36 ABs
– vs. Yo Terada, .400 in 5 ABs

… just to name a few.

There is only one vital accomplishment missing for Lockman’s resume. In his 10 seasons in the hierarchy, he has (unfortunately) failed to caputre a league championship. Throughout sports, we come across countless athletes who for extensive purposes are just missing the final prize. My hope, along with I’m sure countless others, is that Dusty gets to experience championship glory before his time with us comes to an end. In the meantime, we can enjoy Dusty’s voyage into uncharted hitting records.

  1. Matt (Bocas del Toro) 11 years ago

    good stuff. Dusty is a lock for the Hall of Fame when he decides to call it a career.

  2. Bobby 11 years ago

    Maybe Dusty shouldn’t have signed with Puerto Plata if he wanted a title!! Burn!

  3. Santo Domingo 11 years ago

    Actually, it looks like Dusty won Japan in 2007 with Erie. An impressive player, to be sure!

  4. The Ragin' Arraikin 11 years ago

    Nuuh na nuh nah nah….Neener Neener Nee nuh nuh nah nah

  5. Frank 11 years ago

    I stand corrected.

  6. Puerto Plata 11 years ago

    Thank goodness he did win a title somewhere then, because we simply couldn’t take that kind of pressure!!

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