Seth Smith had a great season. Well, he had a great four months. We’ll get to that in a moment, but first, a history lesson.
Fewer Hits Than Kajagoogoo
Formed in Leighton Buzzard in 1979… oh, wait, wrong history. You aren’t here to learn about the masterminds behind 1983’s “Too Shy.”
A Smiths reference would have worked better, but the world won’t listen.
Smith didn’t actually have fewer hits than Kajagoogoo, but he did have only 118, which tied him for 178th in franchise history for a single season. It also led the 2014 team. Here’s a partial list of Padres who had more in a season:
In the interest of hilarity, I’ve omitted several names and statistical categories. The point is, Smith led the team with fewer hits than some awful hitters.