Baseball is a game filled numbers and statistics. It’s just a part of the culture. These stats can be useful for a variety of reasons including determining a player’s value, finding the best ways to utilize an athlete’s skill set, and much more. But every now and again, a statistic comes along that stands out, not necessarily because it breaks any records or passes any milestones, but because it applies to the world outside of baseball. This Pi Day, we thought it would be fun to share the players who, although rare, have managed to bat .314 for USA Baseball.
Brigman was drafted the following year after playing for the Collegiate National Team. Selected by the Seattle Mariners in the third round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Brigman is currently working his way through the Miami Marlins farm system.
The majority of Gascon’s base hits came in her later games as she recorded a hit in six of the team’s final seven games, including one hit and two runs scored in the bronze medal game. Gascon also finished with a .314 slugging percentage on her way to helping Team USA finish with a 9-4 record.
Gonzales also pitched for that 2012 team, posting a 2.39 ERA in 26 innings pitched, helping Team USA to a 12-5 overall record including wins over The Netherlands, Cuba and Japan. Gonzales doesn’t get many opportunities to show his skills with the bat today as a starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, but there’s always the chance that he could put up a 3.14 ERA.
In 2016, Servais was named Manager of the Seattle Mariners and has managed them to a collective 253-233 record since. Will he manage the Mariners to a collective team batting average of .314 this season?
Masse was a key contributor for that 1988 team, tallying six home runs, 34 runs scored, and 32 RBI in total to help Team USA to its first ever Olympic gold medal. Masse was drafted by the New York Yankees in the seventh round of the 1988 MLB draft and played professionally up until 1995.